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Friday, November 30, 2012

Silence the "Trouble-makers"?

The film “Amazing Grace” tells the story of how, despite being labeled a royal pain-in-the-neck, British MP William Wilberforce refused to be silent about the Slave Trade. For 26 years, Wilberforce introduced and re-introduced legislation and petitions calling for an end to the Slave Trade. Among other challenges, he was fighting a social and political belief that slaves were not “persons” possessing value and rights equal to those of British subjects. His first parliamentary motion to abolish the Slave Trade in April of 1791 went down to defeat 163 - 88.

Fast forward to 2012 and we watch Canadian MP Stephen Woodworth’s Motion 312 requesting the formation of a parliamentary committee to study when human life begins go down to defeat by a similar 201 – 91 count. Today, pro life MP’s like Woodworth are battling the social and political belief that unborn babies are not “persons” possessing value and rights equal to born people.

So while Manchester and others lament the presence of “trouble-makers” in Parliament, and how they ought to be permanently silenced, they fail to see the bigger picture.

German philosopher Arthur Shopenhauser famously said, “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

Pro lifers are fully aware the truth of abortion is in its initial stages, and we see clearly what that truth is. An unborn baby is a person and abortion is an act of violence that kills her. We also see that one day this truth will be self-evident.

Future generations will look back in astonishment and shame at how we could have allowed such an injustice to occur, and how we could have insisted trouble-makers like Woodworth, vis a vis Wilberforce, be silenced.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Legalize in Ireland?

Predictably, the abortionist cabal is arguing that the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar is reason to do away with Ireland’s ban on abortion. Even before the investigation into Halappanavar’s death is complete, they are jumping to the conclusion that removing her unborn child earlier would have saved her life and thus the laws must be changed to allow abortion on demand.

Meanwhile, a perfectly healthy and pregnant Tonya Reaves went into a Planned Parenthood facility in Chicago for a “safe” legal abortion and was pronounced dead at a hospital a few long and brutal hours later. Ms. Reaves was left to bleed profusely for 5 hours on a Planned Parenthood abortion table.

The autopsy reported that pieces of her unborn baby were left inside of her and that her uterus was badly punctured. It was proven that the “safe, legal, and rare” abortion that Ms. Reaves chose was the direct cause of her death, but no demands to change the law from the choice crowd in response to that tragedy.

No, Reaves' death was largely ignored by the media. Pro abortion groups had few or no comments on it, if only to complain that pro lifers were "exploiting" her death to advance their cause. I venture to suggest those same observers are not about to accuse abortionists of "exploiting" Halappanavar's death to advance their cause.

Despite Halappanavar’s tragic death, Ireland has it right. Abortion kills a baby and killing babies ought not be permitted by any society that dares to call itself civilized. When a mother’s life is in danger due to complications in pregnancy, the appropriate interventions to save her, and hopefully her child, must be carried out in a competent, ethical, and timely manner. Whether or not this happened in Ireland is yet to be determined. If it didn’t, steps must be taken to ensure such a tragedy does not happen again, but those steps do not logically include instituting unborn child-killing on demand.