Abortion: Sunshine on a rainy day or not?
We come back to asking why an abortion proponent would want abortion to
be rare, a dangerously moralesque view first expressed by Bill Clinton.
The Obama administration is trying to build on this. According to
abortion advocate Christina Page in the Huffington Post April 7:
Some historic moments are short and sweet. That was the case last
Friday with a call the White House organized on common ground in the
abortion conflict. In a never before attempted event, the Obama
administration merged dozens of leaders from the pro-choice and
pro-life movements onto one conference call line and, wisely, muted us.
[T]he intent is to focus on the areas in which, theoretically, both
sides share a common interest. And there are many: preventing
unintended pregnancy (including teen pregnancy), reducing the need for
abortion, strengthening supports for struggling families with wanted
pregnancies, making adoption an option as accessible as any other, and
saving lives by improving maternal and child health.
Actually, not to nitpick, but as far as I know only two pro-life groups
were invited on the call, Concerned Women for America and Democrats for
Whatever – the dicey (pardon the pun) question for the other side is
why care about "reducing the need for abortion"?
"The Emerging Brave New World" covers the gradual dehumanization of
human beings that has invaded American culture
If abortion is morally neutral, even morally superior – a "blessing"
and "holy work," according to new Cambridge Episcopal Divinity School
pro-abort President Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale – why aren't
proponents working to increase the need for abortion? It makes no sense
to decrease it.
Recognize this is a concession. If America is as pro-abortion as the
other side likes to say, there is absolutely no reason to "reduce the
need for abortion." So don't let them gloss over this point. Stick on
it. Solutions can't be determined without understanding the problem.
What exactly is the problem with abortion?
If they state the problems are merely financial or inconvenience, they
lose, because they alienate the vast unwashed they are trying to woo by
denying what the vast unwashed consistently polls it knows: Abortion is
the taking of a human life.
If they admit there is a moral problem with abortion, they lose by
opening a can of worms with both the public and the abortion industry.
The next question obviously is, "What is the moral problem with
abortion?" And they never ever want to be pinned into going there.
(And by the way, as CWA President Wendy Wright wrote me, don't use
their terminology. "Say 'number' rather than 'need,' because 'need' is
subjective, whereas 'number of abortions' is quantifiable," stated
Even the title of Page's column is questionable: "The call for common
ground on abortion." Why seek common ground? If our side holds the
losing position, why give a whit?
Always remember, the ones seeking compromise know they are losing, and
Obama knows his radical pro-abortion position is a loser.
This is why, even as Obama behind the curtain is living up to our
pre-election analysis as the most pro-abortion president ever, he is
still trying to conceal himself, now by attempting to pseudo-engage
Obama is continuing a public relations campaign launched – successfully
– prior to his election to placate those uncomfortable with abortion.
So even as we know Obama's radical pro-abortion position is a loser, we
must acknowledge Obama may continue to entice the masses by subterfuge.
Our opposing worldviews on abortion and its common antecedent, sexual
relations outside of marriage, are irreconcilable. We can only continue
to make the irrefutable case that moral behavior is healthiest and
But this position is not popular. Thousands of fallen cultures
throughout history testify to this sad fact from the dust. As Dr. Laura
Schlessinger recently wrote, "[I]n the overall scheme of humanity, why
do so many people wish to push away the enormous protective power of
I know I am not alone in experiencing an uncanny and increasing sense
of urgency, as if we are running out of time. This means we must work
ever more vigilantly to draw as many to the narrow path as we can while
Remember the abortion issue is but a vehicle to show people The Way.
Date: April 8, 2009
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