An abortion ends a human life. I don’t think even the most willfully ignorant supporters of [a woman's right to choose] denies that these days.
a human life.
We’re not talking hardened criminals who have killed children, raped grannies, and violated election laws. We’re talking humans who haven’t even been allowed the opportunity to spill some milk. Abortion kills them.
It’s the sort of thing that a somewhat healthy society might tolerate if it didn’t interfere with the regular operation of the other organs of society, but would rightly and quickly jettison when it became messy and a major roadblock.
It’s the “peculiar institution” of our day. It’s the sort of thing that the professional politicians try to ignore as long as possible for the sake of pats on the back, comity, and getting other things done, until the day comes when the respective parties’ bases and the national condition will not allow it to be ignored.
That day, apparently, nearly came. And those beholden to Big Abortion could not bear to jettison today’s peculiar institution. They nearly forced a government shutdown rather than agree that government-funded abortion is in some way inappropriate. “Government-funded,” of course, means funded by you and by me and by millions of others who morally, deeply, viscerally oppose abortion with every ounce of our being, or at least find abortion unpleasant and wrong enough that it is not the sort of thing the government ought to be spending our tax dollars on. But that doesn’t matter; today’s abolitionists should just get over it, apparently.
But no, our president, the Senate majority leader, and many others in our government think it okay to regard an entire class of human persons as unfit for basic rights, and they seemed to think it is more important to preserve the right license to summarily kill those persons in utero than to keep the federal government operating. A late-hour deal that mostly defers the question to a guaranteed later vote seemed to be all that brought about a deal.
Then you add in the irony that the president most supportive of and beholden to the modern “peculiar institution” would have been in a very different life situation in this country had he lived during the reign of the previous “peculiar institution,” and this just become amazing.
We live in interesting times, indeed.