Many of us in the CauseACTION community count ourselves as the new Abolitionists in the battle for the hearts and minds of pro-abotionists. It is also true that many folks stay away form the conversation, are “on the fence” and chose to be quiet as abortion is far “too personal” a subject. A good many of these folks do that because they count themselves part of an American minority opinion. After all, many men and women did chose in the past to abort their children or we know and love family and friends who have.
While I have never bought into the Roe v. Wade legal pretext that a right to privacy somehow trumps equal protection under the law and the right of all Americans to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”, I understand that we are dealing with deeply personal matters that are also integral to the deepest (and sometimes darkest) matters of our sexuality. In fact, I believe that abortion is the equally ugly cousing of sexual abuse and violence.
Now I am surely in trouble. You see, I believe that abortion is not simply the removal of “tissue”, it is the taking of a life which left unmolested in the womb can be expected to be a life fully lived outside the womb. I use the word “unmolested” very deliberately. You see having dealt with thousands of victims of sexual violence and so-called “prostitution” then it seems to me that when a doctor reaches into a woman’s womb and tears a child apart ther is at least a 50% chance that child is a woman. We know that has happened billions of times over the course of history. And just as obviously, cutting and shredding a child into pieces is performed in and through the very same parts of a woman’s body that we as sexual human beings express love and affection between a man and a woman.
Now before some of you lambast me as a “man who has no right” or hand me “my body/my choice” or babies “conceived by rape” arguments of babies who won’t have “lives wotrth living”, please spare. As a man, father and friend I count myself a responsible player in the wonder of making and raising babies – some my “birth” children and some (and no less) my foster and adopted children. And you should know that I likely know by their first names more “whores” (most often sex-trafficking victims), victims of sexual violence (young and old and male and female) then you have “friends” on Facebook.
Am I something special? Heck, no. I know just as many other people by first name who will attest to my flaws. No, I’m just tending to the field I was given in life… just like you. Sometimes, I even resent my field, especially when I am asked why CauseACTION doesn’t deal more with kitty-cats, puppies, rainbows and those ever-elusive Unicorns.
But here is the point of this Rant…
As opinionated and logically and morally opposed as I am to abortion, I don’t have an ounce of condemnation or “judgement” in my heart for anyone who has had or participated in the ending of a child’s life through abortion.That isn’t my job. I am here to plant and water seed and I leave it to my merciful God in Heaven to gather the Harvest. I really do believe that whatever your spiritual convictions are, you can be “so Heaven-bound that you are no earthly good”.
So let me plant or perhaps water some seed with some testimony that you might not expect or have known about. There are many others. In my view, these are just a few of the folks who nuke the usual pro-abortion arguments. Consider and think about it, perhaps share this Rant or the images below with others but by all means don’t “go dark” on the subject with those around you. Be mindful, respectful and an example of mercy, forgiveness and caring.
And at the end of this Rant, you will find a link to what is in my view, the most complete compendium of the issue of abortion and the prolife Abolitionist movement. Put together by my good friend Troy Newman, himself an adopted kid.
P.S. Another personal note if I may – not long after I first came into my full understanding of the abortion decades ago, I dared to gently suggest to the young woman who was cutting my hair that she choose to keep the baby. I ran into that baby the other day who is now a very much grown-up young man. Whether she ever told him or not I do not know but as I offered him the man-greeting of his generation (“Hey”) we caught each other’s eyes. My soul was smiling from ear-to-ear.
Combat veterans have told me that along with being scared you never feel more alive then at the moment you hear a bullet whiz past your head and miss. Perhaps it was just my way of interperting but there was a glint of recognition in his eyes at that moment… almost as if he understood that he had once heard the bullet whiz by his head… and miss.
And now, neet my friend and Prolife warrior extraordinaire (himself an adopted child)
who has closed dozens of aborion mills without violence and through perfectly legal means.
If you are interested in this complete compendium, please visit http://abortiondocs.org.
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