HYPOCRISY SURROUNDING THE ISSUE OF ABORTION
Modern Western nations boast of how they have reduced infant mortality.
In reality, through abortion, they have increased it. Although refusing to
admit harm to the innocent, their leaders - by their unwillingness to
criminalize abortion - have actually dealt it out lavishly in a manner that
makes King Herod look like
a benevolent monarch.
Is it just me, or has logic taken a holiday? Here are just four items
to show how schizophrenic, if not hypocritical, our society has become.
1) A woman shoots herself in the stomach in order to kill her
unborn baby (not enough money, she claimed, to pay for an abortion). This
woman is then charged with murder of her preborn baby. An abortionist could
have terminated the child and this would have been viewed as a "surgical
2) Baby Jason was born in Manitoba at 25 weeks, weighing 461.3
grams. Yet, in Quebec the law dictates that anything (not "anyone") weighing
less than 500 grams (1 pound) be considered "surgical waste". Baby Jason can
surely thank his lucky star he wasn`t born in Quebec!
3) A father saves the life of his 900 grams (2 pounds), 20 cm (8
inch) long, premature son by shaking him to initiate breathing. This
heart-warming story is ironically featured in the same newspaper edition
which enthusiastically announces a buffer zone shielding abortion clinics
from pro-lifers attempting to save babies. An amazing paradox in which pride
and absurdity appear hopelessly confused.
4) A single mom is convicted of drowning her two infant sons whom
she felt were resented by her boyfriend. In the eyes of the law, her only
crime was bad timing. Had she decided just a few years before during her
pregnancies that her children would
be an inconvenience, she could have killed them without any legal
consequences. In Canada, in truth, it`s legal for a mother to kill her
children as long as her timing is right. And she can do it for the same
reasons this distraught woman killed her`s. When
we listen to the outrage over the deaths of her two sons, we can`t help but
see the great hypocricy we are guilty of, for we as a nation allow over
100,000 preborn babies to be killed and think of it as a mother`s right -
simply because the timing is
better than this mother`s.
We label the preborn a fetus when referring to an abortion, but use the
term baby when the expectant mother intends to keep the child. When it comes
to the preborn, individuals base their concept of reality solely on
convenience - how the situation
suits them at the moment.
How can a population become so schizophrenic that it thinks it is not
good to kill your enemy but it is good to kill your own baby? How can a
society become so chizophrenic that it expresses concern regarding the
violation of women`s bodies, while
remaining silent on the violation of the bodies of preborn babies? Can`t
people see the glaring contradiction, for instance, in saving the life of a
premature baby in the emergency room, while aborting another down the
We live in a schizophrenic society in which it is perfectly legal to
'choose' to kill a baby delivered up to its head (in a partial-birth
abortion), but punishable by life imprisonment for a woman to 'choose' to
kill that same baby minutes later after
the birth is completed.
We hear our politicians mouthing platitudes about Canada`s greatest
resource being her children, while they legislate against the birth of said
resource. Who hasn`t noted the irony in the efforts to introduce a bill
criminalizing spanking by MP Svend Robinson and Senator Carstairs who are
also strongly pro-abortion, an attitude which poses the greatest possible
violence to the unborn?
One wonders how long our hypocritical society would allow the continued
atrocity of abortion if the results of each abortion were found in the
garbage cans of our land. For a nation which now accepts the yearly
destruction of over 100,000 of its unborn citizens, maybe longer than we think.
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