Legal vs Right

On January 22, 1973 the Supreme Court issued its ruling on Roe v Wade, making it legal for a mother to have her unborn child killed in America.  It’s legal but is it right?  The ovens at Auschwitz and Dachau were operated under the law in Nazi Germany.  It was legal but was it right?  Ask any worker at Planned Parenthood why they help kill children every day and they’ll say they’re just doing their job.  They’re just following orders.  When asked why they helped kill 6 million Jews in Nazi concentration camps, the former soldiers who served there replied that they were just following orders; they were just doing their job.

My references to America’s abortion mills and Nazi Germany’s concentration camps, and equating them as one and the same are absolutely intentional.  Killing millions of innocent human beings for any reason, whether it’s legal or not, is an aberration, is morally reprehensible, and is simply wrong.  While America’s abortion mills operate mostly under cover of the law, nothing they do is right by any rational standard of human behavior.  Since 1973, Planned Parenthood and their colleagues have killed nearly 10 times as many human beings as died in the Holocaust.

Museums and monuments stand as testimonials to the Holocaust.  The murder of 6 million Jews is recognized universally as a crime against humanity.  No such commemoration has been made for the 56 million children killed since Roe v Wade.  As thousands die every day, most Americans go about their daily lives, oblivious or even worse, ambivalent to the slaughter.  Both the Holocaust and the daily killing of thousands of children, while sanctioned by law, were and are barbaric acts of violence with no moral foundation.  Just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s right.  Just because a psychotic moron with a really cheesy mustache decided it was legal to murder 6 million Jews, it wasn’t right.  Just because 5 out of 9 old men in black robes decided it was legal in America to kill children for money, doesn’t make it right.

We all know instinctively when something is right or wrong.  If we see someone in danger we run to help them.  We don’t pause and ask ourselves if it’s legal to save their life.  We know it’s the right thing to do and we take action.  The world looked the other way during the Holocaust and only after millions had already been killed did they move in to end it.  Most of my friends, family, and fellow Americans are doing the same thing as over a million unborn children are being killed every year in America.  Most of them know in their hearts that abortion isn’t right, but it’s legal.

Declaring that something is legal doesn’t confer the moral authority to do it.  Calling a crime against humanity reproductive health care, a woman’s right to choose, or abortion care doesn’t make it any less a crime against humanity.  You can call terminating a pregnancy in a Planned Parenthood clinic anything you want, but the end result is always the same; a dead child.  It’s legal, but it’s not right, and no amount of spin and avoiding the truth will ever make it so.