I sit sadly hearing about the tragic death of Cecil the African lion, quietly sipping tea, until I am interrupted by another news report about “babi …” (Oops, almost said “babies”) “fetus” parts being sold for cash, and medical research, by Planned Parenthood.
It brought to mind prior reports I’ve seen, such as:
“The remains of 17 babies in medical Ziploc bags – with their mothers’ names labeled on the outside – were found in a dumpster at a Woman’s Choice abortion clinic in Lansing, Michigan. (Under current Michigan law, these aborted babies and other biohazard waste can be placed in the trash as long as they are dipped in formaldehyde beforehand.)”
“In Lufkin, Texas, a 19-year-old man was convicted of murder after being found guilty of stomping on a mother’s stomach, at her request (she was carrying twins). Interestingly enough, though she had asked for his help, she was not prosecuted because ‘she could have had the same result by paying for an abortion.’”
Silly me! I was more outraged when I read the two above news stories than I was while being inundated with TV reports about Cecil the lion being killed by a dentist. Here was “poor Cecil” (himself a hunter who exercised his “right to choose” and killed other live animals for food) being killed by another hunter. Plus, the killer of Cecil used another dead animal to trick him into coming within range of his weapon. So, what about the animal that was killed to lure Cecil within range of the hunter? (Probably just some poor, unfortunate antelope.) Are we not upset about him, too?
Zimbabwe (along with some of our illustrious Hollywood celebrities) is now demanding that the “murderer of Cecil” be extradited and punished for his “crime.” I agree that Cecil was a magnificent creature. It is, indeed, a shame he was recklessly killed for no good reason. But really – we need to get some perspective here.
We now have a federally funded killing machine reaching unspeakable heights of depravity by not just killing babies at any and every stage of development, but selling their parts to the highest bidder. This is a mind bender.
We are having high-decibel national discourse about the fact that Planned Parenthood is selling baby body parts, yet we are unmoved that they are killing the “baby people” in the first place. And on top of that, everyone is enraged about a dead lion. A lion – not a human being! What is wrong with this picture?!
Babies are not some zygote/morula/blastocyst/embryo/fetus thingee inside a pregnant woman. A “fetus” is conveniently not identified as “human” – which makes it easy to debate away the “right to live” argument for the woman’s “right to choose” option. However, a woman’s “right to choose” legally permits something even more horrendous than the killing of Cecil; it is called a “partial-birth abortion.”
For the unenlightened minority, a partial-birth abortion is a procedure in which the abortionist pulls a living baby feet-first out of the womb and into the birth canal (vagina), except for the head, which the abortionist purposely keeps lodged just inside the cervix (the opening to the womb). The abortionist punctures the base of the baby’s skull with a surgical instrument, such as a long surgical scissors or a pointed hollow metal tube called a trochar. He then inserts a catheter (tube) into the wound and removes the baby’s brain with a powerful suction machine. This causes the skull to collapse, after which the abortionist completes the delivery of the now-dead baby.”
Will someone please explain to me the difference between removing a baby via C-section, where they enable it to live, and a partial-birth abortion, where they terminate a fetus? In both cases, the “thing” is out of the womb, so please tell me, what is the difference?!
Scientifically proven techniques, developed in the mid-1990s dealing with DNA, “have proven that each human being is totally unique immediately at fertilization [conception]. A human being at an embryonic age and that [same] human being at an adult age are … the same; the biological differences are due only to … maturity. Science has further discovered that the human being is fully programmed for human growth and development for his or her entire life at the age of one cell.”
Hmmm, as I ponder the tragedy of Cecil, it almost makes me wonder: Should I be as upset about the 6,828,378 abortions by Planned Parenthood since 1970, or the 58,128,431 abortions in the U.S. since Roe vs. Wade (thus far) as I am about Cecil?
Then, on the other hand, since Cecil is an international figure, should the worldwide figure of 1,343,355,594 (and counting) abortions since 1980 be of concern to me? And, since Cecil was from Africa, killed by an American, what about the almost 18 million African-American babies aborted since 1973?
Should I be upset? I guess not. After all, there was only one Cecil.