[Thanks to Rowland Cocks at Men’s Fraternity for pointing me in this direction.]
This Tuesday will be the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade ruling, and I very much appreciate President Obama’s words in preparation for the anniversary, mourning that tragic ruling.
“I think about … the life that lay ahead of her. And most of all, I think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now.
“So what we should be thinking about is our responsibility to care for them, and shield them from harm, and give them the tools they need to grow up, and do everything that they’re capable of doing. Not just to pursue their own dreams, but to help build this country. This is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. This is how we will be judged. And their voices should compel us to change.”
In truth, those are his words, but the context was different. President Obama spoke eloquently last week about the twenty young students tragically killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, not the 55 million babies, six years younger, who have been killed by abortions over these forty years. More will be killed today.
Although he talked about the twenty Sandy Hook children’s goals and aspirations, he did not mention the potential of 100 million or more citizens, contributors, workers, even taxpayers represented by the equally real children, and their children, lost to abortion.
Our God is the God of personal transformation. He utterly changed me. I pray that God will transform our President and those who think like him. Since the President is clearly committed to protecting the most vulnerable among us, I pray that in his second term he will help stop abortion as well. Surely there is no one more vulnerable than a baby in his or her mother’s womb.As terrible and outrageous as it is to imagine children being killed by a gunman, how much more outrageous is it for children to be killed by their mothers?
We must do everything to stop both. Not one or the other.
May God connect, as only He can, our leaders’ reaction to the tragedies of Sandy Hook and abortion, to create good from what others intend for evil.