Opinion- Abortion Debate: Morally Defining Moment For Nation
June 25, 1996
America is at a morally defining moment.
Last month Bob Dole chastened Bill Clinton for vetoing
a bill banning the killing of a late term baby by the
horrifying partial birth abortion technique.
Abortions are so shocking that only minimal details
can be printed. Used in late term abortions at 32 weeks
or more, this procedure pulls the unsuspecting child from
the womb intact, not to the birth she has patiently waited
for, but to the death she never imagined. As forceps pull
the legs from the womb, the skull is punctured and a suction
tube is inserted to remove the contents of the head so
the baby can pass through the cervix in one piece. Roe
v. Wade makes abortion legal until the moment of birth.
The brutal, calculated killing of an innocent person
makes abortion the most flagrant human rights violation
in the world today. It is killing for convenience. Abortion
is the choice to destroy the body and soul of a baby boy
Abortion law allows humans no rights until they can
breathe. Even a fetus with its legs kicking
outside the womb before the abortionist kills it is not
a child with rights. Is there any abortion that is immoral
and must be punished by law? Have preborn children no
protection even at 8 or 9 months?
The answer is no because to say any abortion is wrong
makes all abortions wrong. Allowing the preborn child
rights and personhood at any point prior to birth jeopardizes
Our nation was dedicated to the proposition that all
people are created equal and possess unalienable rights.
These rights depend on no one because they are natural
rights which are ours from the moment of our creation.
Governments are instituted to secure those rights.
This proposition caused us to progressively and inclusively
realize and enforce the rights and equality of all people.
Roe v. Wade reversed the progress of inclusion and excluded
the preborn child from the human family. Stripped of her
humanity, it was easy for the court to take away her right
to exist and subject it to the will of her mother. Partial
birth abortions were inevitable.
Placing personhood and rights into the hands of other
humans is dangerous. It allows one group to justify its
inhumanity to others. One group stripped of rights means
others can be too.
Abortion is a moral riptide sweeping us out to the sea
of inhumanity. A generation raised on choice is coming
of age. Little children are beating, shooting and throwing
other children from high rises to death. There is no difference
between a partial birth abortion and a newborn run over
and buried by her teen age father. If late abortions are
not wrong, we cannot convince the young that any killing
Saddled with an enormous national debt and raised on
the quality of life/choice ethic, how will the young view
us in our old age?
This is a defining moment. The preborn child is pleading
her case. Will you find the courage to acknowledge
my humanity and my unalienable right in your society,
or will you give my life away to the convenience of abortion?
Our answer must be yes before our increasing inhumanities
destroy our nation. Humanity denied anywhere, threatens