Skip to comments.Roe v Wade, Forty Years After
Posted on 01/14/2013 3:00:31 AM PST by Kaslin
The number forty has great significance in the Bible.
Perhaps best known is the forty years that the Israelites were condemned to wander in the desert before being permitted entry into the Promised Land.
Maybe this mystical quantity will bear significance as we note, this month, the fortieth year since the Roe v Wade decision legalized abortion in America.
Forty years we have lived with the silent, and sometimes not so silent, holocaust in our midst as the lives of 55 million innocent and unborn children have been killed, plucked from their journey to enter this world.
Who were they? Who would they have become?
The unmarried graduate student who gave birth to hi-tech impresario and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, may well have aborted this child had her pregnancy occurred in 1973 rather than 1955.
This past week former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, recovering victim of a crazed gunman, visited, along with her husband Mark Kelly, Newtown, Connecticut, site of the latest horrible shooting incident.
In their public remarks, they expressed concern that our society has become desensitized to acts of violence.
Appropriate words, I think, that certainly should be considered in the broadest possible sense in our effort to grasp our willingness to tolerate, even nurture, the open and flourishing presence of evil in our society.
It takes a deadening of the soul to permit this, a state of being desensitized.
We know it because when those senses are awakened, our indifference and willingness to tolerate evil is pushed back.
When William Wilberforce fought to abolish the slave trade in England, he moved a boatload of the elite into proximity of a slave ship to smell the stench. Their senses were awakened and a major step forward was achieved to end the horror.
Reformed slave trader John Newton composed Amazing Grace, with the unforgettable line Was blind but now I see.
If there is good news, it is that, slowly, America seems to be coming to its senses regarding destruction of unborn children.
This weeks Time Magazine cover story announces 40 years ago abortion-rights activists won an epic victory with Roe v Wade: Theyve been losing ever since.
But in noting that ultrasound has reduced the willingness of Americans to tolerate abortion, author of the story Kate Pickert misses the key point when she writes, Thanks to prenatal ultrasound, Americans now understand what a fetus look like and that babies born as early as 24 weeks can now survive.
The key point is that the graphic ultrasound picture, showing the growing and moving fetus, has raised awareness that this unborn child is alive and that abortion is murder.
Ultrasound is sensitizing a desensitized American public that has been willing to tolerate this horror over these forty years.
Wars are not won overnight. Victory is achieved battle by battle.
Wilberforce did not stop slavery, but he stopped the slave trade.
Lincolns first aspiration was not total abolishment of slavery in America, but making it illegal in new entrants to the Union.
A battle before us now, as the American soul awakens to the evil of abortion, is to end the expropriation of US taxpayer funds, which now provide almost half the budget of the nations largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.
According to Rep. Marsha Blackburn(R-Tenn), Planned Parenthoods latest annual report shows receipt of $542 million from US taxpayers. This is outrageous, particularly when every other day we witness a new confrontation in Washington to find ways to cut our trillion-dollar budget deficit.
Rep. Blackburn has introduced legislation to end this funding to large abortion providers. Every American should support this and help win this battle.
And we must continue to work to win the war and awaken the American soul, so that forty years after Roe v Wade we bring an end to the scourge of legal abortion in America.
Abortion is the most heinous atrocity man has ever unleashed against mankind. It is rooted in evil, satan’s choice attack against mankind.
Any woman or man who would willfully murder their own unborn child is someone whom I don’t want in my gene pool, so good riddance to them.
55 million. That would be equivalent to wiping out the entire west coast. California, Oregon, and Washington in 40 years.
It is, and child sacrifice was one of the reasons for the ONLY time God did not forgive Israel.
Well; we COULD have been paying into SS.
The left will praise pictures of a man clubbing a baby seal to death on tv.
They'll scream to high heaven if an actual abortion is shown on tv.
Liberals seized on this as a political issue and the emotional argument of a woman having the right to make such a decision tugged at the hearts of many Americans.
During the debates that followed, liberals who are always several moves ahead of conservatives and "never let a crisis go to waste" came up with the mantra of "a woman's right to choose". They knew if their bumper sticker saying could take hold they would control a huge voting block of female voters forever. They were right.
But, their fight was not in the publicized battle over a right to choose it was bigger than that. Those who supported the idea of abortion for emotional reasons never dreamed it would come to the day that 13 year old girls would be able to have abortions arranged at school without parental consent ... BUT THE LIBERALS DID. They are always well ahead in their planning and strategy when it comes to deconstructing the family and destroying America's spiritual roots.
I have noticed that many women who have had abortions know in their heart they have committed a mortal sin and are desperate for anyone to tell them that their killing their baby is OK, and these women will vote for any politician who will tell them so.
"Never let a tradgedy go to waste..."