The 2020 election season in America has thus far demonstrated that not only is there a radical divide between Leftists and conservatives in politics but there exists such a divide in culture as well. Nowhere is that divide more exhibited, nor the contrast so stark as between the Leftist and conservative camps’ views of families and especially their views concerning children.
In the next few articles, we will explore how the Leftist treatment of children is not only the opposite of the conservative view but amounts to an attack on many fronts to the child’s life, identity, and necessary place within a family. The Left is ruthlessly waging war on children in America, and around the globe.
The single most incriminating evidence of this is found in the vast gulf between each camp’s views and actions concerning legalized abortion. A piece of this evidence was on display on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building on March 4, 2020.
Leftist Protest for More Abortion No Matter What
There is a case currently before the SCOTUS concerning a Louisiana law that requires abortion clinics and personnel to operate with the same standards as other health clinics in the state. This would mean that many abortion clinics would close because neither the clinic conditions or the abortion “doctors” can meet those requirements.
A lively protest by the pro-abortion crowd at the Supreme Court last week was demanding the Court rule this law unconstitutional under Roe v Wade. There was a time not that many years ago when the plea from the “pro-choice” crowd was that abortion should be ” safe, legal, and rare.”
With this protest, the Left has publicly announced that the only part of that three-word phrase remaining is that abortion should be “legal.” ‘Safe’ and ‘rare’ are now less desired than legality when it comes to abortion according to the Left.
Leftist pro-aborts have demonstrated that this is the case with increasing fervor in the last few years. These so-called ‘feminists’ have been arguing in recent times that abortion is not really a necessary evil but is, in fact, a positive moral good!
This argument goes beyond words mouthed by extremist advocates of abortion on demand. Witness the case of abortionist Kermit Gosnell just last year, who before being finally brought to justice was allowed to operate with impunity for decades even though his clinic, his personnel, and his practice was manifestly harmful and even deadly for many women.
What enabled such a predator as Kermit Gosnell to remain in practice for more than 20 years prior to 2010? It was the complicity of left-leaning bureaucrats and elected officials who believe abortion is so sacrosanct that death, injury or sterilization of women is just the cost of defending the ‘right to choose.’ Kermit Gosnell was convicted of three counts of murder on May 12, 2013, for killing babies, “who authorities say were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy clinic,” He was sentenced the next day to two life terms in prison. He avoided the death penalty by agreeing not to appeal his conviction.
This reveals the Leftist belief that legalized abortion under any conditions no matter how horrible is to be encouraged at all costs. It also means that the humanity of the unborn child is not even to be considered by the “woke” protestors favoring a woman’s so-called “right to choose.”
The devaluation of the child’s life in the abortion procedure is now second-nature among Leftists. In fact, in most cases when one hears the pro-abortion rhetoric tossed out by Leftists today the fact that a human child lives within the womb at whatever stage of gestation is simply ignored.
The Academy and Political Arenas Are Relentlessly Pro-Abortion
There are those in high standing within the academic establishment who will claim that even if the child in the womb is a living human being, he or she can and should be killed if the mother wishes it to be so. Moreover, this is still considered an ethical action if the child happens to survive the abortion attempt and is alive after exiting the womb!
Here is part of an account given by a student at Harvard University in 2010.
I walked into my “Ethics” class the next morning prepared to have my comment on the case be this: “There is no ethical dilemma here. Dr. Chin did exactly what his professional ethics (not to mention his humanity!) would require him to do—save the baby. The nurse called him in to be a physician to the new-born child—not because the mother needed care. He had been summoned for the baby and thus was professionally obligated to help the child. He did.” …I was stunned by the responses that followed, the essences of which were “HOW DARE the physican treat that baby!” He mentions that during an hour-long discussion there were only three others beside himself who thought it was right to save the baby. 92% of students in an ethics course at the most prestigious University in the nation, perhaps in the world believed the baby should have been left to die. Those students weren’t taught that at Harvard, they already believed it when they got there. They brought those beliefs into the first day of class. The professor himself was with the 92% opinion. He justified letting the child perish, by saying: “The only thing that matters here is: Who are the decision makers? …Can the fetus make a decision?”
This horrid philosophy is being manifested at the political level, as was demonstrated by the governor of the state of Virginia just over a year ago. Governor Ralph Northam is the most notorious figure in this matter.
His clear admission that the new bill proposed in his state would allow the killing of a child already born has shocked many. However, that shock wasn’t found within his own party. Truly the unthinkable of past times is being boldly proclaimed as a righteous defense “of women’s rights.” That is how New York Governor Andrew Cuomo characterizes his state’s new abortion till birth law.
Governors are not the sole proponents of such evil. The aforementioned protest in front of the Supreme Court building on March 4th was joined by a very prominent Democrat U.S. Senator from New York, Chuck Schumer who said the following,
Here is an example of a Leftist Democratic politician jumping into the war against children with the intention of visiting death upon them at the start of their lives, and harboring no qualms about announcing his intentions, even going so far as to threaten SCOTUS justices by name. It is evident that Leftism as a whole, culturally, politically, and in practice regard pre-born and even some already-born children as enemies and the more of their blood spilled the better as far as they are concerned.
Yet the battlefield doesn’t stop at the Planned Parenthood clinic doors or the Supreme Court steps. The Leftist war against children is waged on those who survive the abortionist’s knife further into the childhood years as will be discussed in part two.
Men of bloodshed hate the blameless, but the upright are concerned for his life. Proverbs 29:10 [NASB]
Sources: The New American Standard Bible, The Lockman Foundation,1995
Last night I told my mom. when she said she was grateful 2019 was almost over, there were good things which happened in 2019.
Be grateful for the good things in 2019 and leave behind the rest.
I say again: BE GRATEFUL FOR THE GOOD THINGS IN 2019 AND LEAVE THE REST BEHIND.
Going further, be grateful for the lessons learned from the bad things that happened in 2019.
Overall, move in 2020 with a grateful heart. Forgive the events, people, and perhaps most importantly, yourself. Gratitude for the what was and gratitude for what will be. This is the best way to progress into the next decade.
I end with my favorite Scripture. Philippians 4:4-9:
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Some people are good at BEING IN LOVE While Some people are good AT LOVE.
Two very different things – Being in love is the romantic part — midday naps together, the jokes, the laughs, the fun, long conversations with no pauses, overwhelming separation anxiety… Just the best sides of both people, you know? But Love begins when the excitement of “being in love” starts to fade: the stress of life sets in, the butterflies disappear, the physical contact not so often, the tears, the sadness, the arguments, the cattiness; the worst parts of both people. But if you still want that person by your side through all of those things… that’s when you know— you are “good at love”.
Sometimes You Just Gotta Accept that Some People Can Only be In Your Heart, but Not in Your Life.. !!!
There is always a Hope that Someday Someone is going to look at you like “you are the best thing in the world” …… Even though I can’t have you but still I love you !!!
Energy Flows where Attention Goes.; Everything in our Universe is Energy. We human beings are also Energy; So it is very important to learn how Energy flows from from us & how it effects our lives…
You always have a Choice – Choose to be Negative and you will find plenty of reasons to stop and frown; Choose to be Positive and you will find plenty of reasons to step forward and Smile !!!
When you say: “ I don’t want War.” You are giving your attention to War and where you give your attention, your Energy will flow there. Law of Attraction will match your Energy with that and bring it in your Three Dimension reality. So instead of saying, “ I don’t want War.” you should say “I want Peace.” Then your attention is more on Peace, so you are giving your Energy to Peace and the Law of Attraction will now match your Energy with Peace and your life will be Peaceful.
This Universe works on Vibrations. So similarly change your statements –
– Instead of saying “ I don’t want to fail.” say “I want to Win”
– Instead of saying “I don’t want to be fat.” say “I want to be slim”
– Instead of saying “I don’t want to have a struggling job” say “I want to have a happy and exciting job”
– Instead of saying “I don’t want to fight with my husband” say “I want to have a happy relationship with my husband”
and so on..
Positive thoughts generate positive feelings and attract positive life experiences !
Our thoughts are very powerful because Energy is transmitted through our thoughts. If you think and speak about what you don’t want, you will attract what you don’t want !! But if you stop talking and thinking about what you don’t want and change your vocabulary and only think and talk about what you want, then you will start attracting what you want, and what you don’t want will gradually vanish away from your life.
Right away you must stop thinking and talking about things that you don’t want.
Remove a few words from your dictionary : Depression/ Hatred/ Failure/ Illness / Disease/ War/ Fights/ Anxiety/ Struggle/ Debt/ Enemies/ Terrible/ Accidents…
Changing your thought patterns will help you to channelize your Energy and your Life will Change accordingly. This will then create a Future with Abundance of Happiness, Joy, Peace & Prosperity…
The classic film “Anatomy of a Murder” was released in 1959. It stars the great Jimmy Stewart, my personal choice for the best actor ever. Stewart portrays a lawyer defending a suspect charged with killing a man as revenge for that man raping and killing his wife.
60 years later the atmosphere in America has been tainted by a different sort of homicide. It is the most malevolent form of killing known, snuffing out the life of infants on the verge of birth…and even after exiting the womb.
The Scene of the Present Crime
The murder trial must navigate through the scene of the present crime and discern clues to decide just how the killing unfolded.
A similar process can be used to discover how the present moral crime of promoting infanticide has seemingly sprung to the forefront of culture. The scene of the crime is the video of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s interview in which he calmly describes and endorses killing a child already born.
The statement shocked many when it appeared. The resulting righteous outrage was tinged with surprise as if the deadly sentiment appeared from nowhere.
Murder investigations use forensic evidence from the crime scene to trace the timeline of the killing. Scientific measurements are taken of fingerprints, footprints, debris at the scene and from evidence found on the victim’s corpse.
The forensic evidence for this particular moral crime is not found through scientific instrumentation. It is found through tracing a long and winding historical trail of anti-human life philosophy and ethics which began ‘trending’ around a century ago.
Sanger, Socialism and Planned Parenthood
The trail begins with the personage of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood. Ms. Sanger led a life of rebellion against sexual norms, the family, and marriage.
She funneled that into an obsession to eliminate anything impeding feminine liberty or license, especially the burden of children. From a young feminist activist to an abortion-rights icon, Sanger traveled the path enamored of Socialism and its lifelong companions such as the philosophy of Eugenics.
belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction by
persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits
(negative eugenics) or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have
inheritable desirable traits (positive eugenics).
Sanger promoted the goals of eugenics throughout her life, and it led her to associate with truly evil movements such as National Socialism, otherwise known as the Nazi Party. Author George Grant writes,
Because of her [Sanger’s] Malthusian and Eugenic connections, she had become closely associated with the scientists and theorists who put together Nazi Germany’s “race purification” program. She had openly endorsed the euthanasia, sterilization, abortion, and infanticide programs of the early Reich.
Her legacy was the creation of Planned Parenthood. Sanger, like most early 20th century elitists, desired that those of “inferior” races and classes be eliminated and that those better suited to ‘liberation’ should advance.
A quote from her 1920 book “Woman and the New Race,” is an alarming precursor to what is happening today.
The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.
Planned Parenthood grew slowly at first due to moral outrage upon the discovery of Nazism’s horrors in Germany. Their power came into full flower during the 1960s and resulted in strongly influencing the legalization of abortion throughout the land.
The Next Step Toward Oblivion: Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton
January 22, 1973, the most famous step toward infanticide was taken with the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.
Roe was accompanied by a lesser-known decision, Doe v Bolton, which was also decided the same day. The two combined to effectively impose legal abortion on the entire nation regardless of the age of the unborn child in the womb, and for virtually any reason.
The stories behind the decisions of Roe and Doe are not as well known as what has happened since. It began when Norma McCorvey, aka “Roe”, with the aid of feminist lawyers Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee, sued the state of Texas in 1970 to overturn the law.
In March 1970, Weddington and her co-counsel filed suit against Henry Wade, the Dallas district attorney and the person responsible for enforcing the anti-abortion statute. McCorvey became the landmark plaintiff and was referred in the legal documents as “Jane Roe” to protect her identity.
Abortion was illegal in Texas except for saving the mother’s life at that time. That same year, 1970, Hawaii became the first state to legalize abortion for its own state citizens.
[Also in 1970] New York legalized abortion, with no residency requirement. By the time of Roe v. Wade in 1973, abortion was also legally available in Alaska and Washington.
The case of Doe v Bolton involved another anonymous plaintiff called “Mary Doe.” Her real name was Sandra Cano. Sadly, she passed away in 2014.
The most amazing facts surrounding both Norma McCorvey and Sandra Cano have been that both women never had an abortion and both later became staunch pro-life advocates. McCorvey announced her change of heart in 1995 when she accepted Christ through the ministry of Operation Rescue’s Flip Benham.
Norma McCorvey said that Flip Benham talked to her and was kind to her. She became friends with him, attended church and was baptized. She surprised the world by going on national television to say that she now believed abortion was wrong.
One of the darker facts here was that both McCorvey and Cano were taken advantage of by their lawyers. McCorvey was sought out by Weddington specifically because she was too poor to travel to another state to legally have her abortion.
Cano claimed to her grave that she was directly deceived by her lawyers. She wasn’t an activist for or against abortion, but she came out strongly pro-life after the deception was discovered.
She said she sought help in 1970 from the Atlanta Legal Aid office because she was unhappily married, unstable and pregnant with her fourth child. She also insisted that she thought the papers she signed for Ms. Hames and other lawyers were about divorce and child custody, not abortion. Ms. Cano, who never had an abortion, said she learned the full truth about her case when she went to court in 1988 to have records unsealed.
In 2005, Ms. Cano attempted in vain to get her case reheard before the Supreme Court. Her valiant efforts failed to change the law, however, her last wishes showed her heartfelt conviction.
Her dying wish was for people to “pray for the end of abortion in America and pray for her family,” [said] Allan Parker, president of the Justice Foundation in Texas, which represented Ms. Cano for 14 years
The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
The results of Roe and Doe were that abortion was now legal nationwide, and a new effort of advocates against abortion came to be known as the ‘pro-life’ movement. Various organizations, from the National Right to Life Committee targeting legislation, to others such as Operation Rescue that targeted abortion clinics themselves, came to national attention.
Despite these efforts, the practice of abortion grew at an enormous rate. As this became more common, newer methods of killing the child in the womb also developed until a particularly heinous one called, ‘partial-birth abortion’ began to be used.
This gruesome method is still in use at some abortion facilities. It involves inducing labor and delivering the baby feet first.
Once the child’s body has been removed except for the head, a pair of scissors is stuck in the neck behind the skull. The scissors are opened, creating a large hole through which the brains are sucked out and the baby is killed.
After the “Reagan revolution,” stalled the progress of the pro-death zealots, the election of Bill Clinton started the conveyor belt toward destruction moving swiftly again. The realization that partial-birth abortion, though rare, was being used to terminate life galvanized pro-life opponents to attempt to stop it by passing “The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.”
On April 10, 1996, President Clinton vetoed this measure, which meant allowing the macabre practice to continue unabated. The death march was renewed with fresh vigor by the stroke of Clinton’s pen.
That day was recorded in my personal journal as the “blackest day for the soul of America,” and a host of horrors were put in motion which set the stage for unthinkable evil right under the public’s nose.
The preeminent example of such was the bloody house of terror run by Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Gosnell and His House of Horrors
Ann McElhinney and Philem McAleer chronicled the astounding true story of the monstrous abortionist in the 2017 book, “Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer.” The book was made into a movie and released in October of 2018.
Gosnell’s body count was inconceivable and included a grotesque collection of jars containing parts of aborted babies preserved and stored in refrigerators! Perhaps most revealing about the real attitude of the Left concerning women’s health is this description of Gosnell’s abortion clinic when it was raided in 2010,
Instruments were not sterile. Equipment was outdated and rusty. Women recovering from their abortions sat on dirty recliners covered with blood-stained blankets that employees said they “tried” to have cleaned weekly.
Gosnell was charged with various violations of Pennsylvania law, including aborting babies beyond the state’s legal limit of 24 weeks gestation. His case went to a Grand Jury who met for nearly a year before compiling a 261-page final report and releasing it on January 14, 2011.
The report was a shocking indictment of not only Gosnell, his wife, and the clinic staff but also,
in some cases recommended charging [with murder] …officials in numerous state government agencies, all the way up to the governor.
These recommendations from the Grand Jury were put forth because the investigation revealed that almost everyone involved in city, county and state government agencies were guilty of negligence. They had overlooked numerous health violations and even brushed aside the deaths of women that came to Gosnell.
What enabled such a predator as Kermit Gosnell to remain in practice for more than 20 years prior to 2010? It was the complicity of left-leaning bureaucrats and elected officials who believe abortion is so sacrosanct that death, injury or sterilization of women is just the cost of defending the ‘right to choose.’
Kermit Gosnell was convicted of three counts of murder on May 12, 2013, for killing babies,
who authorities say were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy clinic,
He was sentenced the next day to two life terms in prison. He avoided the death penalty by agreeing not to appeal his conviction.
Infant Murder Promoted in American Academia
Infanticide began to make serious inroads in American academia 20 years ago when Princeton University hired Peter Singer as a Professor of Bioethics.
Singer teaches and promotes ethics from an atheist, utilitarian perspective. That philosophy views human life as valuable provided it is useful to others.
In 1993 he delineated his views concerning infanticide in the book “Practical Ethics.”
Singer argues that newborns lack the essential characteristics of personhood – “rationality, autonomy and self-consciousness” -and therefore “killing a newborn baby is never equivalent to killing a person, that is, a being who wants to go on living.”
In other words, he promotes the killing of human beings if they are unable to show those qualities to others and thus ‘prove’ themselves worthy to live.
There are many Universities where anti-life ethics are found. An account by a student from a 2010 ethics class at Harvard illustrates how pervasive these attitudes are in the University system.
The class began with the assignment to read an actual case from a Singapore hospital involving potential infanticide after an abortion. An abortion was performed and the 24-week old baby survived after being left on a table.
A nurse saw the baby was struggling to breathe 20 minutes later. The abortionist had left so she ran and found the only other doctor at the small hospital to ask what should be done.
The doctor chose to save the infant. After seeing the baby, the parents decided to keep their child.
The students were told to be prepared to comment on whether the doctor took the ethical action. The next day the professor asked for the responses.
In a class of about 50, the overwhelming majority of the class said the doctor was wrong to save the baby.
The student’s account of that day is instructive.
I walked into my “Ethics” class the next morning prepared to have my comment on the case be this: “There is no ethical dilemma here. Dr. Chin did exactly what his professional ethics (not to mention his humanity!) would require him to do—save the baby. The nurse called him in to be a physician to the new-born child—not because the mother needed care. He had been summoned for the baby and thus was professionally obligated to help the child. He did.” …I was stunned by the responses that followed, the essences of which were “HOW DARE the physican treat that baby!”
He mentions that during an hour-long discussion there were only three others beside himself who thought it was right to save the baby. 92% of students in an ethics course at the most prestigious University in the nation, perhaps in the world believed the baby should have been left to die.
Those students weren’t taught that at Harvard, they already believed it when they got there. They brought those beliefs into the first day of class.
The professor himself was with the 92% opinion. He justified letting the child perish,
by saying: “The only thing that matters here is: Who are the decision makers? …Can the fetus make a decision?”
Abraham Lincoln is credited with having said,
The philosophy of the classroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
Which brings us back to the present moral crimes now promoted at high levels of state government. Perhaps it isn’t so surprising to see these demonic policies come to life after all, given the sordid past century or so.
Perhaps something may be learned by examining this past which would help stop the pro-death advance. One thing is certain. Unless the presence and power of God are with whatever efforts may come about, they will crumble before the anti-life assault.
Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute? They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death. But the LORD has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge. Psalm 94:20-22 [ESV]
Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001
George Grant – “Grand Illusions, The Legacy of Planned Parenthood,” Wolgemuth and Hyatt, Publishers, Inc., 1988.