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Roe v. Wade at 40 ^ | 1/22/2013 | Cal Thomas

Posted on 01/22/2013 9:26:33 AM PST by Servant of the Cross

At last week's signing of "executive actions" designed to combat gun violence in America, President Obama, flanked by schoolchildren, said, "...when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now."

There's no doubt that children, especially schoolchildren, are vulnerable to all kinds of threats, but are they "the most vulnerable," as the president claimed, or is there another category of human life that qualifies for that designation?

Forty years after a Supreme Court majority opened the door to legalized abortion, the number of aborted babies has reached roughly 55 million. Think of that. Fifty-five million potential what -- doctors, athletes, mothers and fathers who would add branches to family trees?

There are no new arguments about abortion and most of us can probably recite the old ones by heart.

It's a woman's right. It's her body.

No, it's a separate life that is initially dependent on the woman for nourishment, but is independent of her in that it is a separate human being.

Who will take care of the unwanted child if it is born? Meanwhile, adoptive parents wait desperately for a child to love.

If one adopts the utilitarian view, the 55 million aborted in the U.S. robbed America of potential taxpayers. Pro-choice liberals may have lost a good chunk of their political base, as well as a large revenue source.

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is a pro-choice liberal. In a column last week about the availability of guns in America, Kristof wrote, "When I travel abroad and talk to foreigners about the American passion for guns, people sometimes express a conclusion that horrifies me: in America, life is cheap."

He doesn't say why he thinks foreigners believe life here is cheap, but let me try to explain it. I believe it begins with the killing of unborn babies. Once the value of life is diminished in the womb, it seems to be a short step to devaluing life at other stages; such as killing someone for their sneakers or gunning them down in the street for no reason.

If one wishes to stretch the point even farther, add easy divorce, neglected children, out-of-wedlock babies (which is better than aborting them), spousal abuse, sex trafficking and pornography. All of these -- and more -- contribute to a cheapening of life and of what it means to be human.

For many, pleasing self and not wishing to sacrifice for another were hallmarks of the tumultuous '60s, which led to what's often called the "me" decade of the '80s. The growing secularization of America has also contributed mightily to the cheapening of human life. If there is no Creator, Who made us and endowed us with a right to live, and if we are mere evolutionary accidents without purpose, direction or destination, then we might as well eat, drink, and be merry and abort at will.

Sophisticated ultrasound technology didn't exist 40 years ago. Today, it gives pregnant women an opportunity to be fully informed about what it is they wish to terminate. According to the Guttmacher Institute, "Since the mid-1990s, several states have moved to make ultrasound part of abortion service provision." As of Jan. 1, 2013, it reports, "Six states mandate that an abortion provider perform an ultrasound on each woman seeking an abortion..." It is the ultimate empowerment tool. I have talked to many women over the last 30 years who've changed their minds about abortion and have given birth with no regrets, once they've seen their developing baby.

Kristof says that even if President Obama's "modest" gun control proposals reduced deaths by one-quarter, he calculates it could mean 7,500 lives saved a year.

Ultrasound, if made a requirement nationally, could save millions at a time when we have made life cheap.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 40; roe; wade
Cal Thomas exposes the hypocrisy and evil of liberals and how their absolute allegiance to the vultures of the abortion industry and culture of death has made life cheap - at all stages.

Dear Father in Heaven, pray for us.

1 posted on 01/22/2013 9:26:41 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross

Abortion is America’s Holocaust and people just don’t see that. When Roe v. Wade came into effect, instead of the American people pushing back with a forceful “NO!,” it was allowed to happen. And now we’re at 55 million babies slaughtered and counting. Prayer was allowed to be taken out of schools. Gay marriage has been allowed to expand. The Ten Commandments have been removed from tons of public places. And people wonder where God is? God isn’t gonna hang around sin; He lifts His hand and its no fault other than our own.

2 posted on 01/22/2013 9:32:48 AM PST by wk4bush2004
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To: Servant of the Cross

How many more children would have written to Obama/attended the signing if not for Roe v. Wade?

3 posted on 01/22/2013 9:44:43 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The Tech will some come to fruition where a baby can be taken out of the womb and incubated to term and/or even accelerated in growth as well as brain/computer interface.

We may soon reach the day where we can provide a technologically superior alternative to abortion and use it to increase our numbers.

Imagine 500,000 “abortions” each year where every baby is saved and raised in a virtual childhood of decent values and morality and within a few months of their mother abandoning them in their womb they enter society as accredited voting adults.... Not sure how you could legally prorate an adult who is biologically a few months old but physically and mentally in their mid 20’s.... but that is a legal issue.

Within 20 years those saved would outnuber the liberals and then we would restore the balance using their own vanity and cruelty against them.

Just need to develop the tech, maybe i should start a kickstarter project as such...

4 posted on 01/22/2013 9:50:30 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Servant of the Cross

Coverage of this anniversary on my local NBC TV affiliate:

A mention that today “marks the 40th. anniversary of Roe v. Wade, in which the US Supreme Court established a woman’s right to choose”

(cut video from a shot of the SCOTUS building to a close-up of 8 “Keep Abortion Legal” protesters)

“Planned Parenthood marked the date by announcing a renewed drive to preserve a woman’s right to choose”. End of report. No mention of March for Life or anything on the opposite side of the argument.

You just can’t be in the tank any deeper than that.

5 posted on 01/22/2013 10:35:42 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends

If not at conception, libtards, then...

Please Support Pro-Life Free Republic and Only Pro-Life Candidates

Thank you all very much.

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To: GraceG
Very Astute there Grace.

Your post reminds me of this

and also this

Don't you think Militaries around the world would like something like you described?

500,000 disposable people with no human rights.

I have actually thought of something similar.

Back in 2007 our beloved Malamute passed away.

My Sister (in all her brilliance) thought it would be a good idea to call the Animal Control and haul her away. I would have much preferred to bury her out by our Oak Tree.

But I wasn't there so Bye Bye Beauties Body. :(

I was irate with her and I would later only slightly joke about how Animal Control sold her to some R&D firm and turned her into a Cyber-Dog with a Missile Pod on her back.

Turns out other people come up with that idea too.

7 posted on 01/23/2013 10:55:53 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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