The horrors surrounding the deeds of Dr. Kermit Gosnell should be a front-page story (and The Atlantic agrees). And yet it’s not—yet. Yet, thanks to modern technology and other news outlets that see the atrocities of this and the entire pro-abortion movement—not the least of which is the documentary 3801 Lancaster (warning: extremely graphic material).
When James Holmes opened fire on the theatre in Aurora, claiming 12 lives and injuring 59 others this past August, I had friends from Trinidad & Tobago ask me if I was all right—showing that the news had made it to a tiny island off the coast of Venezuela and all over the world.
When the Sandy Hook Elementary atrocities happened in Newtown, CT, the news coverage continued for days—even bringing it to some significantly graphic levels.
The results from our politicians and various anti-gun groups were swift, effective, and by some accounts kneejerk. But something was done. They didn’t justify the murders—they sought restitution and legislation to keep this from happening again.
Where is the outrage from these same groups in regards to something that is happening that is more horrific than Aurora or Newtown?
“More horrific?” you may say! “Now, preacher man, aren’t you overstating the issue just to prove your pro-life point?”
So my aim is simply political—hoping to sway everyone to my side of the aisle? That argument is tired as much as it is lazy. Read an excerpt of the grand jury report:
“This case is about a doctor who killed babies and endangered women. What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors. The medical practice by which he carried out this business was a filthy fraud in which he overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels – and, on at least two occasions, caused their deaths.”
This on the heels of the Planned Parenthood testimony before the Florida legislators, given by Alisa LaPolt Snow (representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates) who, when asked by Rep. Jim Boyd, “If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is struggling for life?”, she responds essentially that it’s up to the doctor and the patient (to which another legislator noted that the patient is actually now the baby lying on the table).
The Marked Inconsistencies in our Culture of Death
While the Aurora and Newtown shootings dominated our airwaves and Washington legislation for the past year or so—all under the auspices of preserving life—what is being done to preserve the lives of those being butchered under the cold callous hands have been protected under the law since 1973 and under the banner of “women’s rights.”
Yet, we see that it’s impossible to spin this story away from what it really is. And we have to truly take stock in the inconsistencies of our journalists and politicians whose consciences have been so seared and numbed as to only move forward based upon political expediency.
- Is the desire to preserve this political ‘right’ worth the cost of the Holocaust taking place right beneath our noses?
- Are we really so superficial that the only live we believe is truly life and worth preserving is that life which we can see?
- Do we see the inconsistency epitomized in this picture?
- Do we really believe that pro-life people are bigoted and hateful because we, like civil rights people of the past, seek to give a voice to those who have no public voice or recourse? Why would so many be willing to stand up for those who do have some sort of defense, but refuse to do so to those who have the least ability to speak up for themselves?
As was quoted by the African-American protestors outside Gosnell’s clinic, “Abortion is a civil rights issue.”
And Christians must be standing up, those who know the Author of Life Jesus Christ, and speak for those who cannot speak, for those in the womb who possess their own DNA, who do live and have life. Those in the womb are just as much imagebearers as the most elite of our culture.
Thankfully, those aborted babies’ souls are with their Creator in heaven now. I wonder if they may be saying, “How long, O Lord, will this continue?” Slavery horrified us. The Holocaust horrified us.
Where’s the horror here, church? Where’s the horror here, politicians? Where’s the horror here, journalists?