On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, the 41st anniversary of the infamous Roe and Doe decisions, I stood on the doorstep of President Obama’s neighborhood abortion mill (Downtown DC Planned Barrenhood) and reflected on the shallowness of the pro-aborts rhetoric.
And the sheepishness of those of us who would claim to oppose what abortionists do to unborn children.
41 years later the abortionists still have the same old tired shallow rhetoric.
I kid you not.
College professors who pride themselves on their intellectual depth: same tired rhetoric.
U.S. Senators? You got it.
How about the leader of the free world? Same, same.
And with that, abortionists and their apologists have been given a free pass to kill almost 57 MILLION human beings.
So I asked the Deathscorts there, whose rhetoric is so old even the words “pro-choice” on their vests is faded, “What choice does your abortionist offer these moms?”
Maddeningly they know they don’t have to answer.
Least of all the media, who are not only in bed with the abortionists they are also incredibly intellectually lazy.
Here’s the simple, indisputable fact.
The abortionist offers a mom the “choice” of……
a dead baby
a dead baby.
What kind of choice is that?
No offer to pay utility bills. House payments. A place to stay. Free medical care. Job training. “Anything you need today.”
Guess who offers all of that and more?
You got it, the “anti-choice” people.
And perhaps worse is all the time and effort pro-lifers put forth trying to counteract the “anti-choice” label. A label which comes from those who claim to be for “choice” but offer no choice. Such efforts are, in the words of Gianna Jessen, “silly”.
The fact is that we already offer “Whatever you need today” which is what I promise EVERY abortion minded parent and grandparent I encounter at the mill.
And we deliver on that promise. Every time.
The worst part is not only is it a waste of time, it leads to silly infighting.
No graphic images, we’re told: trading images of what was done to the victims whom we would claim to represent for our own “good” image.
As a movement.
No harsh language. Really? How do you gently describe what abortionists do to unborn children?
The irony is that you end up with pro-lifers who have the same answer as the pro-aborts when asked if they’ve ever seen what an abortionist does to an unborn child: silence.
And how have all those image conscious efforts worked out?
For the movement?
The 57 million dead and counting?
If an abortion bound mother, abortionists like Nathanson, and even Abby Johnson were turned away from abortion by an IMAGE, why in the world do we think that American won’t be turned away from abortion by the image of what abortion actually is?
There is no pretty way to present it.
It is violent.
It is bloody.
And IT is graphic.
To portray it otherwise is to wittingly or otherwise betray the reality of abortion.
Putting a pretty face on a holocaust is a lie.
Kind of like calling an abortion mill a “clinic”. Or saying an abortionist “performs” an abortion. Really? Last time I checked “clinics” were places of healing. And murderers commit (and do not “perform”) murder. The pro-choice-people-who-offer-no-choice also call a mill a “clinic.” And would say their abortionists “performs” abortions. How is it, 41 years after the Supremes unleashed the abortion holocaust on America that pro-lifers and abortionists end up with so much in common?
Doesn’t that at least make you squirm?
Well it should. And then some.
So here’s the shocker: maybe we don’t want to display the graphic images because if we did then WE would be forced to see, and upon seeing, forced to rethink our response to this horrible bloodletting.
Maybe we would be forced to come to grips with the fact that whatever we’ve done, it hasn’t been enough. Not by a long shot.
It would seem that 41 years is well past time for a little soul-searching. Both as individuals and as a movement.
For all the good that’s been done, the fact is that every year in America well over a million children continue to be victimized by abortionists and the culture which fails to protect them.
And like it or not, we are that culture.
So what to do?
We could decide to learn from history.
If we’re willing that is.
By the 60’s Blacks had made some progress in fighting the scandal of racial segregation. But many in the Civil Rights movement urged caution and restraint. Lest the risk the minimal gains they had already made or hurt the image of the movement.
But Dr. King saw it differently. There was room for strategy of course but his bottom line was “Enough!”
For King knew and preached that those enslaved by racial segregation “TODAY” would not benefit from some hoped for change in the future.
That what was lacking in the movement was the kind of tension necessary for such major change to occur in a culture so seeped in an injustice.
That tension came in the form of putting a face on racial segregation. Making the culture “see” its ugly face. By bringing the reality of that injustice to the streets of America. Putting it in our face.
King did it peacefully, but there was a price to be paid, for the perpetrators of such injustices are not the least bit peaceful.
Like the adversaries of unborn children today.
It was violent.
It was bloody.
It was graphic.
And the last great civil rights struggle in our country took a dramatic turn. It was the beginning of the end of that shameful chapter in our history.
Are we willing to learn from history?
Not only did Dr. King give us a blueprint for how to face down such an injustice, his legacy is also brought to mind considering that abortionists readily admit that they kill Black children at five times the rate of white. That’s shorthand for genocide. Against the same race Dr. King sought to free from the shackles of racial segregation.
I said to some of the Benedictine students with whom I marched that day, as the March for Life bottle-necked at the Supreme Court, “Maybe this will be the year we all just sit down and refuse to leave this city until they stop the killing.” I got an immediate supportive response and yet….we left. Once again.
So here’s something to ponder.
Do we seriously believe that the government will lock up every Christian and/or person of good will who would claim to oppose what abortionists do to unborn children so that holocaust can continue?
But even so, shouldn’t they have to lock us all up before such a holocaust can occur?
Just imagine if the small fraction of Christians and people of good will represented by those of us at the March for Life had just refused to leave. Sat down in the streets.
We would likely still be there. Perhaps in jails. Wherever they could find room. Perhaps they would still be trying to find room for all of us. Parents would be worried about their children. Spouses about their loved ones. Friends and parishioners concerned likewise. Even the media would show for that one. And much tension, the kind of tension King knew was necessary to end such and injustice, would have finally have been created. For everyone.
Abortion would have a face.
Now that’s pretty radical.
Racial segregation was pretty radical.
As is what abortionists do to an unborn child.
Thinking and acting as if we can end such a massive injustice with anything short of a will to do the radical, gets you…..?
41 years of bloodletting and counting.
So the bottom line is this: are we willing to pay the price?
And if not us…who?
And if not now…when?