On another thread today posted by Kaslin, the same word was used by abortion proponents in connection with another related matter. My post there was:
To see a live image of a child in the womb challenges the mother to rethink a position that represents the status quo among those who are in power today.
The fact that counterfeit ideas about life and its meaning have been promoted for several decades makes the decision for abortion a difficult one.
Many of us struggle with the questions, "What is my purpose for being?" and "Am I fulfilling the 'purpose' of my being?"
During the 2008 Presidental campaign, seeing little Trig Palin on television, a compelling thought came to mind:
"This child is achieving a purpose which far exceeds anything many of us will work for decades to achieve."
Without saying a word, but just by being, his bright little face rebukes and challenges. Carried by a proud and loving father, a mother, a sister or brother, he confronted in a way that no pious words from a pulpit or podium can confront.
And, that is why they hated the mother.
During the Christmas Holy Days (holidays), there are reminders of another innocent and guileless child whose very birth challenged a King, and whose simple message as an adult could not be tolerated, because it challenged the status quo and power structure of His day. And they hated him. Today, in America, His name simply must be removed from the title of the season.
A 240-pound quarterback Heisman Trophy winner publicly thanks his mother for allowing him life. From that point on, as a highly visibly college and pro player, he publicly acknowledges his Creator, and their attempts at ridicule are shrill and hateful. What he represents is "abhorrent," because he is a living symbol for what may be millions of outstanding athletes, world leaders, healing physicians, discoverers, musicians and artists whose lives were interrupted before they began.
Allow technology to reveal that a child is being created inside the womb, and those who have foisted the idea of a mere bit of flesh being called a "fetus" cannot contain their anger. To them, such knowledge is "abhorrent" because it exposes the fraudulent idea they call "choice."
It is a choice made by more than a million women in the United States each year.