As this year comes to an end I’m reflecting on some of my past work on behalf of the pro-life movement. On August 21, 2009 I wrote a short piece titled Calling Murder What it is. I knew at the time that I wanted to do my part to end abortion and save our children. In the years since I wrote this piece my life has changed in so many ways. I’m now the proud grandfather of 2 priceless little boys. I no longer go to work every day just to get a paycheck. I see the fruits of my day job as a means to provide for others and to be able to contribute to worthy charities. As I near my 60th year of life I look forward to the time when I can dedicate all my time to helping others and hopefully fulfilling the silent promise I made to both my grandsons that I would leave them a world that was better than the one I was born into. What follows was written on a steamy August day nearly four and a half years ago. If you’re counting the days by the Planned Parenthood method, that would be about 5.5 million dead babies ago.
Calling Murder what it is:
The abortion mill at Planned Parenthood’s Sioux Falls, South Dakota clinic may be running a little slower today. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier ruled that under South Dakota law women are required to be told by their health care provider, prior to having an abortion performed, that abortion ends a human life
Judge Schreier’s specific ruling was that doctors must make the biological disclosure “that the abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being.” From where I’m sitting that pretty much sums it up. Anyone not understanding this disclosure, or worse yet, not understanding that life begins at conception, should not put themselves in the position where a child may be conceived if they are unwilling or unable to do everything in their power to insure that the new life in their control is allowed to flourish. More importantly, any doctor not understanding the ramifications of performing an abortion should revisit the very first statement in the Hippocratic Oath: “First, do no harm.”
As I’ve written previously, over 50 million babies have been murdered in America since that dark day on January 22, 1973 when the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade protected a woman’s right to have an abortion.
Our country needs to realize that the senseless murder of innocent babies does not come without consequences, both moral and societal. Planned Parenthood gets millions of taxpayer dollars every year to run its abortion mills, making every taxpayer involuntarily complicit in the murder of millions of innocent children. I, for one, am outraged that even one dime of my hard earned money is used to kill babies, and beyond outraged that a supposedly civilized society could condone these grisly procedures.
My friends, we are better than this. The rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as granted by our Creator; the very core principles that our country was founded on, are diminished, diluted, and ignored every time another baby meets its fate at the hands of an abortionist. All Americans need to realize that you cannot break these principles; you simply break yourself against them.
This ruling is one more chip out of the abortion wall and hopefully is one more step towards reversing Roe v. Wade, and an irreversible move back to an America where every baby is guaranteed its God given right to life.