January 22nd marks the 37th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Roe vs. Wade. In the New York Times, President Obama has praised the ruling, saying it was a symbol of the broader principle that government should not intrude upon private family matters. As if life and death is in the power of mere humans; as if we decide who is sacred enough to be allowed breath; as if we are God! And as if government funded abortion initiatives are not vulger intrusions.
The number of cumulative deaths from all the US wars is 1.19 million. Since this ruling in 1973, 50 million children have been killed in the womb and millions of women are wounded for life. I know some of these women, you know some of these women, you are some of these women. We are appalled at the oppression of women world-wide, yet here on US soil our worldview is just as warped. As I wrote earlier, I am convinced we cannot deal with the oppression of women globally until we deal with our own.
In spite of all the studies and testimonies that give proof that abortion not only kills, but is anything but beneficial for women, it continues at alarming rates. But we will not turn our faces; we will look at it and see it for what it is. While the construction of the abortion super center being built by Planned Parenthood of Houston takes place, so are weekly prayer vigils happening right alongside of what will be the second largest abortion facility in the world.
With the largest in China, this US-based late-term (up to 6 months) abortion clinic will be the largest not only in the United States, but also in the Western Hemisphere.
It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish. ~Mother Teresa