Sunday, June 7, 2009

Only Sperm is Sacred

The murder of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas and subsequent comments from anti-abortion people have made it very clear that they care nothing about any post-partum human, the sanctity of the church, or the constitution and laws of the United States, and, since they murder lawful citizens and blow up buildings, they really are indistinguishable from other terrorists. While I'd like to see all the supporters of anti-abortion violence hauled of to Gitmo, what I find most disturbing is that the so-called pro-life advocates obviously don't give a crap about what happens to any life after it has left the womb.
An on-line forum my wife follows contained a thread about abortion attitudes and after a lot of the usual back and forth some one posted this:

"In every abortion thread I've ever been apart of I always ask the same questions and get ignored...

If you are anti-abortion how many children have you adopted or will you adopt? Do you donate money to helping children who have been given up by their parents?

Does anyone know the statistics of how many anti-abortion people adopt children in the US every year?

If you are going to offer no solution to the problem...

Because really, who is going to take care of these unwanted children? The already overburdened system?"

As predicted, all those previously chatty pro-lifers suddenly forgot how to use a keyboard and I don't think it was because they all rushed off to adopt a child. Most of them just want to spit venom and brag about their moral superiority but when the living, breathing children that their actions created needs help, they're too busy picketing clinics and threatening staff to step up to the plate.

A little post-script: My wife has a cousin who actually walks the walk. He and his family are pro-life evangelicals who have adopted a lot of these unwanted children, so they're not all hypocrites, but this cousin is obviously a rare exception to norm.


Anonymous said...

First off, look up the treaty of Paris, signed when the US was officially declared independence. It stated the God both countries worshipped was Trinity God (which is mainstream Christian God view).

Secondly, your post reveals you do not know much about pro-lifers. Uh, World Vision, Habitat for Humanity, Salvation's Army, Harvest, Compassion, etc., etc., are many Christian groups that are set up to reach out to the poor, the widows, the orphans, etc., etc., etc. And made mostly of pro-lifers going to third world countries or to inner cities. Or pro-lifers offering shelters, food, and clothing. Or adoption and pregnancy help groups.

Try another line of attack on pro-lifers.

The Empirical Infidel said...

Anonymous, the treaty did not state that the God both countries worshipped was Trinity God. It only begins with "In the name of the most holy and undivided Trinity." which is a standard beginning for English treaties, because the king is the head of the church. The 1st Amendment would have superseded that anyway.

Secondly, while I applaud and admire those who do the great works you mention, they are not uniquely pro-life or, in some cases all Christian (I have volunteered to help Habitat for Humanity, for instance) but sadly, actions done specifically in the name of Pro-life tend to be less constructive. As a voting block, they support the elimination of social programs to help the poor, the widows, the orphans, etc., etc., etc. and oppose education, counseling, and contraception. There also is a tendency to shun the single parent families created when women choose to keep their children. You, like my wife's cousin, sound like a very good person, but the fact remains that when the writer asked in the forums who was helping, no one answered.