Ignorance

Ig-no-rance: the condition or quality of being ignorant; lack of knowledge.

Many of my fellow Americans and even my family members are ignorant of the facts surrounding abortion.  Many believe that an unborn child isn’t a living human being until it is born.  They think that if a baby has some sort of fetal abnormality or the prognosis of a short life if allowed to be born, it should be aborted.  I’ll say again, God doesn’t make mistakes when He grants an unborn child its animating spark of life.  I don’t have the answers.  I don’t know why a child conceived by rape or incest is granted life, but it is, and it’s our moral obligation to respect our Creator’s decision.  I don’t know why He grants a child destined to die before birth or shortly thereafter the gift of life, but I accept on faith that He had a reason, and accept my calling to protect all His creations.

In America we allow over 90% of Down Syndrome babies to be aborted.  These children are killed simply because they lack one chromosome.  They aren’t what society has deemed to be perfect, so they are expendable.  If we continue on this course, at what point do we decide if a child should live or die simply because of the the color of its hair or eyes, or whether its genetic markers indicate it won’t quite be tall enough to meet its parents expectations?   If we continue to kill our own, at what point do we become what our ignorance has driven us to try and avoid?

Most Americans are probably ignorant of the fact that ISIS is now considering impalement as its preferred method of executing its captives.  I won’t go into the details of this barbaric practice; the disturbing reality of it will be saturating social media soon enough.  One method of killing human beings that won’t be getting media coverage is dilation and evacuation.  This is the abortion industry’s method of choice for killing pain-capable unborn children.  The unborn child is ripped apart, limb by limb until it dies and becomes a bloody jigsaw puzzle of tiny body parts on a surgical tray.  Just because most of us are ignorant of the fact that this goes on every day in America, does nothing to lessen the agony these children endure to satisfy our society’s quest to avoid the consequences of our actions.

Ignorance is not an excuse for allowing innocent lives to be taken unchallenged.  Ignorance is not bliss.  Ignorance demands a price that we all must pay; a price that rises commensurate to the level of our ignorance.  Telling ourselves that ignoring evil will make it go away, does nothing to serve humanity.  Choosing ignorance over action, while hoping someone else will do what we lack the will or courage to do, is nothing less than an endorsement of evil.  We all begin our lives in ignorance.  If we choose to remain in a state of ignorance, we waste the gift of life we have been given and dishonor the One who granted us the gift.

December 26, 2014

 

This time last year I was feeling confident.  Something was telling me that the end of the abortion industry was near, so I took a leap of faith and predicted that Planned Parenthood would be closing its doors in 2014.  While 2014 isn’t over yet, I may have gotten a little ahead of myself.   I still have the feeling that the end is near for the abortion industry, but I won’t put a timeline on it.

When I wrote this letter I asked Cecile Richards if Planned Parenthood gave its employees bonuses for exceeding their planned body count.  Little did I know at the time that they do.  In what kind of twisted world does an organization provide incentive bonuses to its employees for killing more innocent children?

As I wrote this letter the day after Christmas last year, I knew in my heart that I would spend the rest of my life, if necessary, to end the practice of abortion.  My determination has not wavered and I’m committed to changing minds and saving lives, however long it takes.

 

 

 

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

1110 Vermont Ave.  NW

Suite 300

Washington, D.C.  20005

Attn:    Cecile Richards

 December 26, 2013

Ms. Richards:

I hope you and your employees at Planned Parenthood had a wonderful Christmas.  I also hope you and all your employees took the time this Holiday season to reflect on what you do for a living and the suffering and death that occurs every day in your clinics.  America’s abortion industry will kill over 1.2 million unborn children before we celebrate another Christmas.  Planned Parenthood will kill over 300,000 of them.  How you and your staff can look your children in the eyes before you go to work every day is beyond my level of understanding.

Ms. Richards, as a businessman I have to forecast how much work I intend to do and how much money I plan to make every year.  Have you prepared your forecast of how many children your organization plans to kill next year?  Does Planned Parenthood give its employees bonuses for exceeding your projected body count?  What metrics, other than body count and the amount of money you manage to fleece the American taxpayers out of, do you use to determine whether you have had a productive year?

Ms. Richards, I believe in going big or not going at all.  I also believe in the power of intention.  I intend to close the doors of Planned Parenthood forever in 2014.  Just in case you’re wondering how I will close you down; I haven’t a clue. I know it will be done without violence, within the law, and with the help of a higher power.  Who knows; maybe the right person will read one of my letters and set a chain of events into motion that none of us can even imagine.  Maybe next year the pro-life movement will reach the critical mass needed to invoke unprecedented changes in our society and a quantum level of understanding of the true value of every human life.  Maybe the 56 million children aborted in America since 1973 will collectively petition our Creator to soften the hearts of the pro-abortion crowd and return our country to a place where every new life is a welcomed addition.  Whatever it takes to end the killing, we need it now.

As I enter my 60th year in a few weeks, I’m paying more attention to what’s really important.  Money, success, and material possessions are all temporal, and of no intrinsic value in the big scheme of things.  How you conduct your life and the impact and impressions you make on the lives of others are what’s really important.  Human life is the most miraculous creation in a timeless and endless Universe and dedicating one’s life to preserving and protecting it is a worthy calling.

Ms. Richards, closing your doors is my life’s mission and I welcome the fight as a happy warrior.

As always, my letters to you are published on my pro-life blog at www.prolifepoppop.com.  Write back and I’ll publish it, unedited.

 

 

 

 

Irony

I find it ironic that just days before Christmas, Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards tweets “Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year.”  Wishes of health and happiness from the head of the world’s largest child killing organization strikes me as a bit patronizing and disingenuous, but maybe it’s just me.  Maybe she really does wish everyone well; everyone lucky enough to have been born that is.  If you’re yet to be born, she’s thinking about you too. She’s thinking about how to convince your mother that having you killed, and paying her to do it, will make her life better.   For Cecile Richards, life goes on.  For any unborn child passing through Planned Parenthood’s doors, it all ends there.

I find it ironic that 2 New York City police officers are assassinated just days before Christmas, and all race-baiting, parasitic leach Al Sharpton can talk about is that he feels threatened.  The murders of these 2 men were a direct result of his racial incitement and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ongoing animus towards his own Police Department.  They’re both doing the cover your ass shuffle for the time being, waiting for this to blow over so they can move forward with their radical, self serving agendas.  Every time Sharpton injects himself into any situation, innocent people end up getting killed.  One has to wonder why Al Sharpton has visited the Obama White House over 80 times to advise the President on racial issues.

I find it ironic that just days before Christmas, the parking lot at my local Planned Parenthood clinic is full.  During what should be a joyous time of year for all children, America’s abortion mills are killing thousands of them every day.  The administrators at Planned Parenthood’s clinics are padding their Christmas bonuses with the blood of dead children.  At the end of the day they celebrate the Holiday season and celebrate their success over the past year.  Success to them is killing more children this year than they did last year.

As I write this, I find it ironic that the protesters marching through the streets of New York City are obviously clueless as to what they are protesting.  A simple examination of their body language by anyone who practices reading people, shows that they have been coached.  Watch them as they chant and then look to the person beside them for approval, hoping that they are showing the proper amount of conviction and outrage over the cause they know very little, if anything, about.  I find it ironic that the Police Department these clowns are protesting against are the very ones who are protecting them as they protest.

I find it ironic that I would be willing to die for either of my children or grandchildren while my fellow Americans allow over 3,000 of our own to be killed every day.  I find it ironic that the President golfs in Hawaii while the largest city in America is in turmoil over this week’s events.  I’m curious as to why he appears on camera to make a statement every time a black man is killed by the police, but is nowhere to be seen when a black man kills 2 policemen.

America is in need of strong leadership and a moral compass.  We currently have neither and desperately need both.   As the New Year approaches, it’s time for all of us to make our resolutions for our lives moving forward.  Other than eliminating the phrase “I find it ironic” from my vocabulary, I resolve to do more to serve my fellow man and to end the killing of our unborn children.  Merry Christmas!

 

Values

We’re defined by our values and by how we treat the weakest among us.  Millions of unborn children are killed worldwide every year, and we wonder why we see violence around every corner.  We entertain ourselves by watching people kill each other on TV and in movies and become desensitized to violent death.  Our nonchalance over killing our fellow man has allowed organizations like Planned Parenthood to flourish.  We buy into the argument that a woman has the right to choose to have her child killed.  We even help pay for it by sending hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to the abortion mills that kill them.

We’ve been convinced that our actions don’t come with consequences and that instant gratification is the easy way out.  In today’s world, many new lives are seen as simple inconveniences;  problems that can be “taken care of” at your local Planned Parenthood clinic.  As human beings we are hard-wired to protect one another.  We see someone in danger and we rush to help them.  In times of disaster we don’t stop and ask ourselves what religion, race, or gender the victims are; we just know we have to help them.  Call it social engineering, a dumbed-down education system, or just plain brainwashing; whatever you call it, all the above are tugging at the fabric of our humanity.  We blindly join in protests against perceived acts of injustice that most of us know little or nothing about, and choose to do nothing as thousands of our children are killed daily.

For far too many of us values are something you find at the local market, not a standard of conduct and ethical behavior we choose to live by.  As our values deteriorate so does the quality of our lives.  We make conscious choices to ignore universally respected principles of human behavior and act surprised when we see the results of our choices.  We riot and burn down a town when an aggressive felon is killed while committing a crime, and bask in the afterglow of our injustice as athletes and celebrities cluelessly acknowledge our actions.  We feel good, thinking we have taken action for a just cause, totally unaware of our abject ignorance.

Our President unilaterally decides to normalize relations with a communist dictatorship and everyone in his camp thinks he’s done a good thing.  They ignore the fact that this dictatorship murdered every property owner in the country when they assumed power and confiscated all property.  They ignore the fact that the ruling regime still resorts to torture and imprisonment for anyone defying their authority.  Our country’s leader is willing to ignore our founding values for nothing more than a photo op and a pat on the back.  His attitude is indicative of a large number of his constituents.  Values have been set aside in exchange for votes, money, and virtually everything else of no real value.

As this year comes to an end, we all have an opportunity to reassess our values.  We have a chance to look within and to see what’s really important.  Our gift of free will is a heavy responsibility and must be seen for what it is; a choice to do good works or bad, and to realize the fruits of our choices.  When we take this responsibility lightly we end up with inept leaders and a country that kills its unborn children by the millions. Our values are inviolable and can’t be tweaked to accommodate societal whims.  We compromise our values at our own peril and we display our values with every action we take.

 

Degrees of Outrage #7

A country that allows over 1 million of its unborn children to be brutally murdered every year under cover of law is now expressing outrage over the enhanced interrogation techniques that were used on ruthless 9/11 terrorists.  So, we don’t have a problem killing 1 million of our kids every year but we draw the line at splashing a little water in a terrorist’s face or making them feel uncomfortable.  Under Senate Democrats we spent $40 million to generate a 6,700 page report that tells every terrorist in the world what we won’t do to them.  This report, released by Senator Dianne Feinstein, will most likely result in the deaths of foreign intelligence operatives and make any country think twice before assisting us in rooting out terrorism.

As a pro-life advocate, I don’t support violence, but I’m also a realist.  I don’t have a problem with the CIA roughing up a handful of terrorists if it helps prevent another attack.  What I do have a problem with is releasing classified information to the world on our means and methods.  I still remember watching as victims at the World Trade Center were forced to make the decision to either jump to their death or burn to death.  The day after 9/11 we were committed as a nation to doing whatever it took to prevent another attack.  Fast forward 13 years, and the politicians who were begging the CIA to do anything they felt they had to in order to prevent another attack, are now throwing them under the bus, in a partisan political move.

The lives of innocent people don’t matter to the left.  It’s all about politics and it’s all about them.  They’re perfectly fine with babies being killed by the thousands every day and sending over half a billion taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood every year.  They don’t have a problem with an airman, sitting at a computer console in America, firing a hell-fire missile from a drone half way around the world and killing a terrorist and everyone else near them.    But slap a terrorist with an open hand, subject them to loud music, or water-board them and it’s torture.

Torture is intentionally killing an unborn, pain-capable baby by ripping it apart with a Sopher clamp.  Torture is a blood-thirsty terrorist beheading an innocent victim in the name of an insane ideology.  Water-boarding 4 terrorists, under constant medical supervision to insure that they aren’t harmed, is not torture.  What would you not do to protect the lives of your loved ones?  If you were the leader of the free world and your country was under attack by murderous thugs what would you take off the table in your efforts to protect your citizens?

Those expressing outrage over the enhanced interrogation techniques that helped prevent another attack on our homeland are stumbling through an ethical minefield of moral equivalency.  They place the principles that our nation stands for on par with the ideology of an enemy dedicated to our destruction.  They claim to be outraged over the harsh treatment of unrepentant killers, while looking the other way as we kill over a million of our own every year.  They compare medically supervised interrogations to torture techniques employed by the enemies of humanity.

We made mistakes after 9/11.  We can do better and we are better than those who wish us harm.  The world will be a better place when the worst thing one man does to another is place him under temporary mental or physical stress in order to save the lives of millions.

Degrees of Outrage #6

It seems like everybody in America is mad.  All you hear from the usual cast of race-baiters like Al Sharpton, who makes his living promoting racism, is that it’s open season on black men in America.  He knows, or should know, that there is no factual basis for his assertion; but facts don’t matter to him and his ilk.  He knows he can say that the police are hunting down and killing black men and that if he yells enough and acts mad enough, a lot of uninformed people will believe him.  He knows he can say the killing of black men by the police has become an out of control epidemic; that racism runs rampant in America’s police departments, and that most of those willing to listen to him won’t look into the voracity of his comments.

If 123 people out of 43,000,000 were killed by a deadly disease over the course of a year would you consider it an out of control epidemic?  Last year 123 black Americans out of a population of 43,000,000 black Americans were killed by police officers; police officers of all races.  From my perspective, if the police are trying to hunt down and kill black Americans, they’re doing a pretty bad job of it.  The numbers I’m citing are real numbers, and easy to confirm.

While Al Sharpton relies on the ignorance of his sycophants to promote himself and his false narrative of the slaughter of black men by police, a real slaughter is taking place every day in America’s abortion mills.   Of the more than 3,000 children killed every day by Planned Parenthood and its colleagues, more than 60% are black.  But you won’t hear a word from the race hustlers because the issue of abortion won’t get them in front of a TV camera.   While they’ll fly all over America to lead protests against alleged crimes that will get their ugly mugs on TV, they choose not to speak about the infanticide that occurs daily.  Stirring up anger and fanning the flames of vengeance is big business for those in the business of promoting outrage.  Taking any substantive action to solve real problems or to save the lives of innocent children is a nonsequitur for clowns like Sharpton.

If you can be stirred to outrage by flimsy evidence and an absence of hard facts, you are part of the problem.  If you are willing to blindly protest something that you know little or nothing about, you are part of the problem.  If you can be lead to civil unrest by a hate spewing knucklehead like Al Sharpton, you’ve got bigger problems than the one he’s trying to promote.

Many Americans have a hair trigger for outrage and a lack of interest in confronting hypocrisy.  They trust the media to provide accurate reporting and would rather accept someone else’s version of the truth over finding their own.  Our nation rises and falls on the waves of the news cycle and far too many of us look the other way as generations of unborn children are murdered in the womb.

If you feel you have to be outraged over something, get mad over evil practices like abortion and become part of the solution.

Viable

Vi-a-ble: able to live; specifically, at that stage of development that will permit it to live outside of the uterus: said of a fetus or a prematurely born infant.

Many of those lacking the courage to oppose abortion at every stage of an unborn child’s development hang their hat on the issue of viability.  They try to justify the unjustifiable by taking the position that a child that hasn’t developed to the point that it can survive outside its mother’s body can be killed on demand.  They conveniently brush aside the fact that the unborn child, from the moment of conception, is a living human being.  Viability is an inexact determination and a fatally flawed premise on which to base the legal execution of an innocent child.

An unborn child, totally dependent on its mother for survival, is no less human and no less alive than the mother, and deserving of the same protections as the mother, whether it has developed to the point of viability or not.  A society that allows millions of human beings to be killed, and sanctions the killings based on the human beings’ stage of development, is traveling down a very slippery slope.  At what point do we decide that someone is too young or too old to exercise their Right to life?  At what point do we stretch the definition of viability to include children who were born years ago?

My 2 grandsons, aged 1 and 3, are viable by any standard.  They are happy, healthy children, but neither could survive a week without the love, care, and support of their family and others.  Does their stage of development make them candidates for post-birth abortion since they haven’t developed to the point that they can survive on their own?  At nearly 61 years old I’m in the best shape of my life, but I know the clock is ticking.  At what point will a society that allows Planned Parenthood and the like to kill human beings for money determine that I am no longer viable and unfit to express my Right to life?

The act of living is done so without regard for human judgments of viability or worthiness.  It is set into motion by a power beyond our comprehension and represents at once the most powerful yet fragile force in the Universe.  Life is its Creator’s manifest intention of His greatest gift.  Life is meant to flourish, not to be cut short on the whims of human discretion and political expediency.  Viability and worthiness are human concepts applied to Divine creations.  The gift of life is not granted by mistake.  Every new life is created on purpose for a purpose.

Every life counts and every life is equally as priceless as any other.  When we take it upon ourselves to determine who should live and who should die we become the judge, jury, and executioner of anyone we feel doesn’t deserve the same rights we enjoy.  When we cloth these judgments in words like viability and worthiness we do so at our own peril.