There I was, minding my own business…
President Obama attends the national convention of Planned Parenthood. (He was the first U. S. President to do so, signalling his dismissal of notions of common decency.) Then he made a speech, saying in part, “… [Conservatives have] been involved in an orchestrated and historic effort to roll back basic rights when it comes to women’s health.”
There is a full article about this at http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/26/obama-tells-planned-parenthood-abortion-foes-want-return-to-150s/#ixzz2RhUuSBWB
I find his wording odd. “Women’s health” seems to begin and end with killing a baby. If anyone reading this has missed this bit of reality – Planned Parenthood is an abortion mill. Nothing more – well, okay, they counsel women to have abortions too and burn up federal tax money – and nothing less than killing babies at every turn is their goal.
But the President has this rather naive idea Planned Parenthood deals in ‘women’s health’? Nothing to do with colds and flues. Nothing to do with broken arms or ingrown toenails. Nothing to do with cancer of the breast, uterus, lymph nodes or bones. Nothing to do with ‘self-image’ or psychosis (perhaps contributing to some) or mental stability. Just killing babies.
At taxpayer expense, I might add.
I’ve known several women who have had abortions. None of the women who ever mentioned having an abortion were happy about it. (None of the children involved were mine, I’m relieved to say.) I can’t recall any of the decisions to abort were done lightly; at least not as was told me. The women all felt they had little or no other choice at the time. All the women involved were sad at some level about the event. All expressed some sign of regret in the decision.
I say all this somewhat in defense of women who are unhappily pregnant. I have a great sympathy for women (and men for that matter) who are trapped and cannot see a way out. There are a couple of ways out, actually, but it doesn’t seem like it at the time.
However, modern society does two things simultaneously in the matter of pregnancies and abortion. One is to actually encourage women (and men, but men don’t get pregnant) to engage in casual sexual activity. Even with ‘protection’ – typically condoms, pills or other contraceptive means – pregnancy follows casual sexual activity. Women and the men they have get caught in pregnancy all the time.
So the second thing modern society does is to make it simpler to kill the result. After all, we’re all ‘free’, right? Free from consequence, free from responsibility, free from moral boundaries, free from – ourselves? Have all the sex desired and one can kill the resulting baby. After all, no one wanted a baby in all this sex, right? How dare that baby intrude on someone’s ‘fun’?
So Planned Parenthood runs a national organization dedicated to the murder of babies.
And President Obama wants not only to keep funding Planned Parenthood with tax money to insure “women’s health”, but he wants God to Bless them as well.
Just a bit of history: God gave the land of Canaan to the Israelites. In doing so, God displaced or destroyed a number of indigenous peoples. One of the main reasons given for that displacement or destruction was those peoples sacrificed their children to pagan gods. The distinction between sacrificing a child to Molech to earn favor with ‘those powers’ and sacrificing a child to abortion to allow sexual promiscuity is rather subtle. God destroyed those cultures who did so ‘back in the day’. Why would God consider blessing them now?