Thanks, wafflehouse. I don’t want to read it wrong and apologize if it sounded as such. They sure as hell succeeded with Terri and are on their way to a largely unopposed success with Lauren. It is hugely important to them although not so deeply impassioning to the public eye.
As it stands for now, I agree, they are on the path to success.
Believing abortion is a stand-alone issue is like believing egg yolks appear by themselves without egg whites, shells, and male and female chickens. My greatest mistake as a pro-life person was in thinking Roe v. Wade arrived by itself. I didn't want to link abortion to other controversial subjects, which scared or confused me, detracting from the obvious atrocity of butchering a living, unborn child. Because of my narrow focus, I ignored the horrific world-view and the socio-political-financial machinery fueling abortion.
While reading the newspaper in May 1999, I noticed a headline about an evolution controversy occupying the Kansas State Board of Education. I flipped the page without reading the story. Like many pro-life people, I felt that the origin of the species was a matter of God's choice of methods--but not a pro-life concern. Busy in local pro-life matters, I believed evolution was an "education dispute," a controversy I could, gratefully, sit out. When a metro-area newspaper reporter sought my opinion on the proposed science standards, my cautious response was, having not read them, to remind the reporter that evolution in the wrong hands had supported the bloodiest regimes in history. The reporter urged me to read the science standards, assuring me there was "nothing to offend."
I did read them, and went on to research the history and content of the "national science education standards," a national model on which the Kansas science standards are based. I realized that evolution by natural selection has been the fundamental pro-life issue since Darwin himself. His argument that biologically inferior people threaten to deprive intellectually superior people of food and resources established a scientific-sounding rationale for genocide, which is used today by the abortion-based population control and family planning establishments, as well as others bent to this day on improving the race by laboratory methods.
I contacted the reporter, and gave her some disturbing preliminary research to pursue about the groups involved with the science standards, in the belief that she would do investigative research, whereas I would continue my humble attempt to prevent abortions through our agency's maternity home, and likewise help people recover from the anguish of abortion aftermath through our post-abortion counseling.
But the reporter rebuffed me. So, perceiving the newspaper's political commitments were set in concrete, I decided to document some basic information. The facts bear directly not only on my day-to-day efforts against the culture of death; they also concern public policy matters in science education, "family planning" and a host of issues about which the public has the right to know, and the duty to make right.
In 1871, Darwin argued that Thomas Robert Malthus' earlier theory of scarcity was the mechanism that drove human evolutionary "progress." In his book, The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Darwin wrote:1..........................................