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Friday, April 12, 2024

Abortion: We Really Do Need Clarity!

When it comes to abortion, pragmatism and morality have nothing in common!

By Rich Kozlovich 

Since Donald Trump's politically expedient but morally ambiguous statement on abortion came out saying:   "This is all about the will of the people,"....."You must follow your heart, or in many cases your religion or your faith. Do what's right for your family and do what's right for yourself",  the media has exploded with views.  From the left, I find them disgusting.  From conservatives, I find an unwholesome lack clarity, and courage.  

Andrea Widburg is one of my favorite writers, and is usually right on, but not this time.  Trump nailed it with his statement today about abortion.  It's all about pragmatism and winning the 2024 election, and I commented saying:

I understand the pragmatic approach, and so often pragmatism and morality have nothing in common. There really is such a thing as good and evil, and there really is such a thing as right and wrong, and abortion for any reason is the murder of the innocent unborn, making it both evil and wrong. Definition leads to clarity. That's clear and that's absolute. And among believers something else should be clear. Someone is watching. 

The the Arizona Supreme Court came out and said with Roe v Wade being overturned, Arizona's 1864 law banning abortion was the law of the state and must be followed.  That was a time when America knew right from wrong, but that time is not our time. 

How Democrats responded was a predictable as day follows night:

But how did many of Arizona's citizens, Republicans, and various conservatives respond?  

Hannity wants it overturned, Kari Lake wants "state lawmakers to push for the repeal of Arizona's Civil War-era abortion ban, according to a Republican legislator who spoke about receiving a call from her",  Arizona Republicans blast the court's ruling.  And there's all this discussion about the political stakes.  Where's the discussion from these "champions of conservative values" on the morality of abortion? 

Definition leads to clarity.  Clarity leads to understanding, Understanding leads to wisdom.  Wisdom leads to good decision making.  But that all take guts, and just like morality, guts and pragmatism don't always go hand in hand.  In order to make sure everyone has clarity on what abortion really is all about, let me state this as clearly as possible.  Abortion is the murder of the innocent unborn! 

 I ran some articles over the years to establish that incontrovertible fact. On March 6, 2012 there was an article entitled, Analyst Infanticide argument shouldn't surprise, discussing a position being propounded in the Journal of Medical Ethics, titled:

“After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?” 

Shocked yet? If not…give this a little time…more's coming.  In this article the author outlines the views of abortion supporters saying:

“They claim the child is not a person until they are capable of understanding they are a sentient being and until then “the interests of actual people over-ride the interest of merely potential people.....the statements in the article should not shock to anybody, as they have been the same views advocated by Peter Singer, a bioethics professor at Princeton who also has argued for the right to kill infants.”.....“Jones pointed out that Singer is a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied .....said. “A person is a being with some awareness of who they are, existing beyond simply the physical organism.”  “When asked if that would exclude a four month old baby, he said, “Possibly. I don’t think that’s problematic to say a four month old baby is not actually a person, that’s simply true.

This isn’t some new and startling view and it gets worse as in 1979 this moral misfit claims that since:

“Human babies are not born self-aware, or capable of grasping that they exist over time. They are not persons.” In 1993, he stated that newborns should not be considered a person until after at least 30 days after birth and doctors should kill some disabled babies immediately.”

Everyone snickered at the slippery slope warning and yet concern for this kind of moral insanity was not unfounded after all. 

 “The logical conclusion of saying that someone’s life is worth less at one month after birth rather than later is where do you draw the line. You either have the right to life or you don’t.......the authors were simply following the logical progression that began when abortion was legalized in the 1970s” 

“In the beginning abortion advocates said the child was simply a lump of cells. Then with ultrasound technology it became obvious that wasn’t so,” ......“Then the argument moved to suggesting that it was acceptable to abort a child out of the womb such as partial birth abortion, to finally refusing medical care for a child who survives a ‘botched’ abortion.”
"While some in the pro-abortion community would deny it, a key element in the movement to move personhood beyond birth is a lack of belief that human beings are unique creatures made in the image of God."

Do you remember The Gosnell Outrage?  If not, try this.  Gosnell Trial Witness: Baby Abortion Survivor Was 'Swimming' in Toilet 'Trying to Get Out'.  How can someone read something like this and not have tears in their eyes and a sick feeling in their stomach?  How can any rational person's heart not break over such vile practices?   What is the outcome of such thinking?

The terms Pro-life and Pro-Choice are misnomers adopted by the media. Pro-Life people are not pro-life. They are anti-abortion. The media and the left are so fond of pointing out how as a group seem to support the death penalty, claiming hypocrisy. They are opposed to the murder of innocent life. Those who face the death penalty are not innocent, they're being executed for heinous crimes.   They are not "innocent" and they are not "murdered".

Those who support abortion are not Pro-Choice, they are pro-abortion. They support the murder of the lives of the innocent unborn, all the while emotionally and dramatically opposing the death penalty for those who lack every vestige of innocence due to their actions. 

Who are the hypocrites? Which group sounds insane to you? Let’s not have any mistakes over this:

There is only one reason to be in support of abortion.  You don’t believe it is murder.
There is only one reason to be against abortion.  You believe it is murder! 
If it is murder on any day, then it is murder every day.  It isn’t murder on Monday and an option on Tuesday because of unpleasant circumstances.    
There is only one reason to believe that abortion is murder.  You believe in God!
There is only one reason to believe that abortion isn’t murder.  You don’t believe in God!

Of course it really depends on who your God is, isn't?

In ancient times it was common practice to sacrifice infants to the various Baal gods of the ancient Canaanites, and this was even common practice in first century BCE when the Carthaginians fought the Romans. It is believed that Hannibal had an older brother sacrificed in such a manner. Why? Because they believed this would guarantee good harvests and good fortune for their people. It was an economic issue.

Why is society presumably doing this today? Because if may impact the lives of the women economically or emotionally if the child is born. We moderns with our scientific rhetoric and psycho babble are just as guilty of murder as were those ignorant ancients. I have said this in the past and I will repeat it here.   

In ancient times pagans murdered their newborn children for economic and political reasons by throwing them alive into burning pits as sacrifices to their gods.  Today we are murdering our innocent unborn children for economic and political reasons to prove we have no God.

Our minds are so clouded with secular liberalism that we can’t see reality clearly that leftism is a neo-pagan secular religion and abortion is a secular religious rite.  Leftism is an unstable philosophy for which we have abandoned traditional values.  A concept where nothing is right and nothing is wrong.  A value system that isn’t much more that the latest philosophical flavor of the day leaving untold damage to humanity in its wake.  Then we wonder why society is getting so out of control, especially among the young.  

Traditional wisdom is based on values that have stood the test of time, and are foundational to a stable society.  Conventional wisdom is merely what people have chosen to believe right now based on immediate expediency. There is no historical or moral foundation to conventional wisdom, and generally is based on warping traditional values.

An article by Fred Lucas appeared entitled, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards speaks at the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 5, 2012. The article went on to say that:

“Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards announced Friday she is taking a break from running the nation’s largest abortion provider to volunteer full-time for the re-election of President Barack Obama, because, “Our daughters’ and our granddaughters’ future depends on it.”  

Does anyone beside me see the fallacious logic of her statement?  The 2012 article also showed that the woman promoting abortion makes $400,000 a year and:

“the Internal Revenue Service shows that Planned Parenthood got $487.4 million from federal and state governments, up from $363.2 million the previous year, making up about one-third of the organization’s $1 billion budget” for 2010.    He went on to say that because of the government putting the public’s money into this organization they perform “over 320,000 taxpayer funded abortions a year, making the group the abortion industry's top abortion provider nationwide.”     

That is obscene!  Let's get this right.  This is really a matter of defining the issue properly and having the courage to say so.   Abortion supporters promote murder and anti-abortion people fight murder.  When was the last time you read the U.S. Constitution?  When was the last time you read the Bible? That's where the foundational values of America were formed. 

Ignorance is the answer. Since so few read, understand, or even values the very foundational works that created American exceptionalism, why wouldn’t we think society would easily abandon the values espoused there-in? We don't read them, we don't understand them, we don't live them, we don't value them, we don't even know what those values are, and we have no idea what is being lost as a result. 

The left has promoted ignorance, mediocrity, consensus and complacency, making it easier to get society to accept the unacceptable, and they have been successful because the media, academia and political leaders are corrupt, and this must include many in the religious community, who must bear a huge burden of blame for this. The traditional institutions have become so corrupted they've come to the point there's nothing so degenerate they can't find acceptable.

 Around 30 years ago a study came out saying that 80% of all children under 18 years old had no religious all. 80%!   If that is the case then the very foundation for a stable society based on firm moral principles is lost. Can any society fix itself if it doesn’t understand itself? Can any society fix what is wrong if it can’t even define wrong?  Can any society fix what is wrong if they only believe in what is convenient and there is no right or wrong?

 No! And now we are being washed back and forth like the ocean’s waves crashing against the rocks. We are left with no stable structure for our thoughts and values. We have lost our minds because we no longer have clear definitions of right and wrong. 

The day will come when our descendants will look back on this and marvel at the selfish insanity promulgated by the left and accepted by society as a whole.  If we can’t see the immorality of abortion then it won’t be long before we'll fail to see the immorality of the euthanasia of the elderly, the infirm or the mentally retarded and those who "cling" to their Bibles, who the Soviets declared as mentally incompetent.  In the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics anyone who differed with the state was many times declared insane, and put away, worked to death, or outright killed.  Human life means little to the left. 

We live in a house with a foundation built on sand.

  • UPDATE - Maher: Abortion ‘Kind of Is’ Murder, ‘I’m Just Okay With That - By Ian Hanchett On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher said that it’s wrong to argue that pro-life people are sexist, and pro-lifers believe abortion is “murder, and it kind of is. I’m just okay with that. I am. There [are] 8 billion people in the world, I’m sorry, we won’t miss you. That’s my position on that.”.....

My Take - So can we assume he's okay with the euthanasia of old people, along with the chronically ill, along with the retarded who need constant care. None of which he'll miss, because, after all, there's 8 billion people in the world 

Make no mistake, this is the slippery slope that was warned about years ago, and we're already seeing this euthanasia theme being played out in countries around the world.  Or how about this.  We not only should these poor souls die, we should use their organs for medical transplants.   You know, like China is doing to their Uyghur Muslim population, and others.  It's called forced organ harvesting, and it's a almost a one billion dollar a year industry.   But hey, after all, there's 8 billion people in the world.  

So, that bodes well this question.  When do we reach a point where something is so degenerate it disgusts us?  Well, if the world is controlled by leftists, there will be no moral boundaries for the left.   RK


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