The Problem With Abortion

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.

 

 

 

It is What it Is

But only if we accept that it is what it is.  I refuse to accept that electing to have your unborn child killed in America is deemed to be acceptable behavior. The fact that it’s legal doesn’t make it right.  As I’ve written before, everything that happened in Nazi Germany’s World War 2 concentration camps was legal at the time; but that didn’t make it right.  If an unborn child is determined to have Down Syndrome in America there’s a 90% chance that it will be aborted.  It is what it is if we accept it and choose to do nothing.

When I hear someone say “it is what it is” I often hear resignation.  When I hear a pro-abortion politician say they want abortion to be safe, rare, and legal, I hear BS.  It’s easy to justify killing innocent children if you call it anything other than what it is.  If you truly believe that a woman should have the right to have her unborn child killed, you should have the courage to call it what it is without hiding behind words like abortion, pregnancy termination, and reproductive health care.   If you don’t have a problem with over 1 million unborn children being killed in America every year, speak up and tell me why those of us who were allowed to be born should be deciding who shouldn’t be afforded the same accommodation.

Life is what it is.  It’s not created by a man and a woman; but a gift that is granted by the Creator of the universe. When we refuse to accept His gifts we are saying that He has made a mistake.  When we intentionally end the life of one of His new creations we bear the consequences of our actions.  We all received our animating spark of life for a reason, just like we all were given the free will to chart our life’s course.  I feel confident in my assumption that none of us were created to kill children.

Abortion is what it is; the killing of innocent, defenseless children for money.  You can call it whatever you want, but in the end, it is what it is; millions of dead children for no good reason.  None of us can imagine the consequences of allowing nearly 60 million children to be killed in America since 1973.  We’re all accountable for how we treat the weakest among us, and those of us who choose to do nothing to stop the slaughter are just as culpable as the ones doing the killing.

Reality can be hard to take at times, but once again, it is what it is.  I will work until my dying breath to change the status quo where killing a child that’s not quite perfect or killing one that showed up at a bad time is done thousands of times every day in the country I love.  When I say it is what it is I’m not saying it in resignation.  I’m saying it in acknowledgment of an evil practice that must be ended and with determination that I will do everything in my power to see that it is.

Letter to President Obama #103

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, D.C.  20500

Attn:    President Barack Obama

 March 3, 2015

 Mr. President:

A true leader, a man of honor and integrity, addressed a joint session of Congress today; and you were nowhere to be seen.  As a matter of fact, you had put the word out days ago that you would be watching ESPN or listening to Jay Z as Benjamin Netanyahu spoke.  Your petulance and disrespect for one of our staunchest allies is breathtaking; but we’ve come to expect no less from an American administration that’s become the laughing-stock of the world.

Mr. President, while Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting for the survival of his nation, you seem to be hell-bent on destroying ours.  In the process, you are negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran that essentially gives them everything they want, including the capability to produce nuclear weapons.  A skeptic could conclude that you don’t care about Israel.  For the record, count me as a skeptic.

Then again, there are lots of things you don’t seem to care about; like the lives of our unborn children, their security and financial future if they’re lucky enough to be born, and the rule of law in a country that’s supposed to be governed by the rule of law.  Come to think of it, about the only thing you really seem to care about is exercising your obsessive narcissism and trying to appear competent in a world that sees you as a joke.

Mr. President, if I’m coming off as disrespectful, then I’ve made my point.  While I wish you no harm, I just want you to go away.  Spend the next 2 years on the golf course; travel the world on my dime, or just hang out at the White House with Al Sharpton.  Just stop trying to be something you’re not; a leader.

Mr. President, in spite of all the damage you’ve done as the worst President in our history; most of it can be undone as soon as you are shown the door.  What can’t be undone are the deaths of over 8 million unborn children who will have died in America’s abortion mills during your tenure.  You can’t take back your ringing endorsement of Planned Parenthood and you can’t get a redo on your inaction as millions of innocent children died.

Sir, while I’m profoundly embarrassed that you are the leader of the free world, this too shall pass.  If you choose not to take my advice to do nothing for the next 2 years, put on your big boy pants and dust off your pocket constitution.  Reread your oath of office and think about the welfare of your country for a change, and not yourself.  After 103 letters to you over the past couple years, I’m expecting to be audited any day now.  I’m confident however, that the IRS is just as screwed up as everything else in your administration, so I’ll take my chances.

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.

cc:  Planned Parenthood

 

 

Find Your Song

Henry_David_ThoreauHenry David Thoreau said “The mass of men live lives of quiet desperation, and go to the grave with the song still in them.”  He knew that every human being represents unlimited potential, and that very few of us are able to find our true purpose.  I believe most of us feel deep down that we are here at this time, at this place to do great things, and that all that stands between each of us and greatness is fear.  Most of us are afraid to take risks, afraid to move outside our comfort level; afraid to take the leap of faith that is necessary to do great things.  Many of us will live our entire lives in quiet desperation, and only at the end realize what we could have done.

Thousands of unborn children die every day in America’s abortion mills; never getting the chance to bring their universally unique songs to the world.  We could save them all if enough of us had the courage to stand up for every human beings’ inherent right to life.  The abortion industry could be shuttered tomorrow if the demand for their deadly services was no longer there.  The demand for abortion would disappear if every mother contemplating having their unborn child killed would ask themselves what they would want if they could trade places with the tiny human being living inside them.

I was well into my fifties before I realized I was living my life in quiet desperation and accepted my calling to end abortion. I would be less than honest if I didn’t say that fear of failure is still standing between me and taking the leap of faith that I know I must take in order to work full time for the cause I believe so deeply in.  I seek the courage daily to leave my well paid job behind and to risk everything for the world’s unborn children.  My fear is not for me, but for those who depend on me.  Knowing this, I also know that if I commit fully to my cause, I can do great things.

I feel in my heart that abortion will end in my lifetime, and I don’t want to leave this world with my song still in me.  I want to feel a sense of satisfaction as I draw my last breath; a sense of satisfaction that I gave my all for the children of the world, and that my body of work on their behalf made a difference.  I hope to be able to look down from Heaven and to watch the children I played a part in saving, as they live long and happy lives, serving their fellow man.  Our individual legacies live on long after we’re gone.  Find your song and make the world a better place.