The fact that I did not always do the right thing in life is well-documented on this blog. In fact, one of things that motivates me to write publicly about some very personal issues is the hope that it might lead a stray home.
This morning when I came downstairs, the television had been turned on by Mr. Y Chromosome, who must have constant background noise, and it was tuned in to some political talk show where people were scoffing at Rick Santorum and the backlash about the recent HHS decision.
I heard women talk about birth control and abortion as healthcare issues. I heard women talk as though killing your offspring is something normal. I heard smart, educated, sophisticated women discuss the Catholic church's stand on abortion and contraception as some kind of misogynist plot to kill women.
Wouldn't it be nice if someone was permitted to ask these women, point-blank, what is so normal about murdering our own children? The Big Lie has so permeated our society that we don't even blink about the fact that so many think it's OK to have a baby torn from the womb in so many pieces. I feel like I'm listening to a political version of the "Stepford Wives" as these sad, misguided ladies perpetrate the lie that abortion is a "right" women should have. In fact, it's a horror so beneath our dignity as women and human beings that I begin to believe these women are not very smart at all. All the education, degrees, and experience in the working world mean nothing if you are willing to throw away your greatest gifts as something to be prevented or destroyed, like cancer or heart disease.
I know this is a question a lot of us have been asking these past weeks, but it bears repeating: When did pregnancy become an illness that needed to be prevented?
I once got into a spat with a columnist at Huffington Post who aborted her child after learning she'd been exposed to a known teratogen. She talked about how, prior to conceiving, she and her husband decided that they wanted to limit the size of their family so that they did not take more from the earth than they were entitled to have. I find this is a prevailing belief among many on the left, that somehow we should limit procreation to preserve the earth's resources.
Of all the wonders God created, nothing means so much to Him as His people. He didn't send His Only Son to save the whales, the trees or the ozone. He sent Him to save us, His children. And yet we have this mindset that thinks we should limit His most precious creation - humans - in order to "save" the planet.
Abortion is the only medical procedure performed that intentionally leaves a human being dead at its conclusion. In America, women have the legal freedom to kill their own children. It's so horrible it is difficult say it.
Those are the cold, hard facts someone needs to remind these intellectuals the next time they want to mock Rick Santorum or anyone else who upholds the sanctity of life. Abortion is a sick, demeaning, destructive act that is so beneath our dignity as women that no self-respecting feminist should ever talk about it as anything other than what it is - slavery to sin, the wages of which is death.