Contrary to popular opinion, the problem with abortion isn’t that it’s legal; the problem is that otherwise rational people don’t have a problem with it. Abortion is the end result of a systemic erosion of basic values in our society and a conditioned response to a no consequences mindset. We got to this point by entertaining ourselves with senseless acts of violence, and in the process became desensitized to senseless acts of violence; like abortion. We’ve abandoned the concept of personal responsibility and bought into a herd mentality that we’ve been tricked into thinking will absolve us of the consequences of our individual actions.
In January of 1973, five out of nine old white guys in black robes declared that Roe v Wade was the law of the land. Over the last 42 years nearly 60 million unborn children have been legally killed under cover of law. The law isn’t the problem. The demand for abortion is the problem. Legal or not, if the demand for abortion wasn’t there, there would be no Planned Parenthood or the parasitic leaches like NARAL and the NAF that depend on them. If the demand for abortion wasn’t there, another unborn child wouldn’t be killed every 26 seconds of every hour of every day in America.
We all share in the blame for the thousands of children killed every day in our nation’s abortion mills. Those of us on the pro-life side could have worked harder on behalf of today’s innocent victims. The citizens of America making a living in the abortion industry, could have gone home and looked into the eyes of their own children, and realized the shared humanity between their children and the ones they helped kill today. Our elected leaders could look inside their hearts and realize that, like it or not, they are looked upon by those they lead as role models. The positions they support and the behaviors they endorse are deemed the norm by the ones that put them in office.
The problem with abortion is its definition; the act of killing an unborn child. The problem with trying to justify killing an innocent child is that there is no justification. I can continue to write about the horror of killing innocent children and the moral ramifications to a society that allows abortion on demand until my fingers wear to the bone. If my actions don’t save lives or help end the practice of abortion, I’ve accomplished nothing. If I give up and hope that someone else will take my place, I’ve wasted the gift of life I was given and turned my back on the calling I feel in my heart.
The problem of abortion won’t go away on its own. Neither will I.