… [T]he vast majority of Americans do not consider children to be vermin. They value children highly and are devastated when children are slaughtered. They just don’t make the connection between the visible child in the playground and the invisible child in the womb….

[Abortion providers] make no connection whatsoever between the child-killing that they devote their lives to and the lives of the baby in the stroller or the second-grader on the playground, any more than a Nazi would make a connection between the Jewish grandmother he’s shoving into a mass grave and his own grandmother.

So we need to take this real value that they place on the children that they can see and work with it.

… [I]t’s so heinous to kill children… because those children had their whole lives ahead of them. They were robbed of Little League games and trips to the zoo; they were robbed of getting their driver’s license and going to the prom. They were deprived of falling in love and getting married and having children of their own….

So, isn’t it terrible to rob somebody of every single life experience? Of a single moment of being snuggled over her mother’s heart? Of a single moment of warm sun shining on his face? Of the jingling of car keys and the mushy sweetness of that first bite of banana? The child killed in the womb gets denied even the few life experiences those precious schoolchildren had before their lives were horribly cut short.

We need to start with the profound sense people have that killing children is wrong, make them articulate it, and then ask them, at what point is it no longer wrong? At what point are you not depriving somebody of the rest of their life?

Just ask. And let them stew on it.

~ Christina Dunigan, Real Choice, December 19

[HT: ProLifeBlogs]