It’s always interesting to me when I get into debates about abortion. For one thing, the majority of the time nowadays seems to be spent actually trying to define the terms. You see, science is tending to leave those that are pro-abortion without much ground to stand on. And that’s not counting the fact that more of the next generation considers itself pro-life.
Nevertheless, it seems that every one of these discussions hinges on what is in the womb and what you think about what that is. And it takes a long time for pro-abortionists to admit that the entity in the womb is alive, that it is human, and that abortion kills it.
You see, regardless of whether it is what they truly believe, people do not like to think of themselves as baby killers.
And this concept baffles me on one level. Surely they understand what they are doing. It’s not a mystery to them. And if there’s no moral problem (or the greater moral good is served by ending the life of an innocent child) then what’s the problem. Why avoid the truth about what’s really happening when salt is introduced into the amniotic fluid to burn the child alive, or a vacuum cleaner is sent into to suck up the body parts, or forceps are sent in to dismember the child… I’m getting carried away, but you understand the question. Why avoid the truth?
Is it because the babies are innocent and killing them is so repulsive– and that only villains do it? I mean Pharaoh did it and so did Herod. They certainly weren’t stand up guys.
I know there were Greeks that left their children out on the hillsides to be eaten by wolves– but no one sugar coated it then.
The problem, I believe, is that there is a moral compass inside of all of us, one that knows that killing innocents is not something that we should condone. We certainly wouldn’t want an innocent child outside of the womb harmed1 and yet when it’s in the womb we want to turn a blind eye to the selfish actions of the mother.
Why is this? Is it because we can’t see the baby, therefore there is no baby? Does it really come down to this, and is this the reason that 4-D ultrasounds are having such a huge effect on women? Then by all means we should mandate them in every clinic– especially those that perform abortions. Since it shows the obvious.
What do you think? Why is “Baby Killer” repulsive, and how can some turn a blind eye to the innocents that are dying to protect someone else’s pleasure.
- We go to great lengths letting the government invade homes and take children away from the most well meaning parents because someone reported something– we take and ask questions later.