January 22, 2009

Here's hoping for true change

This momentous week marked three events that show how Americans suffer from a major disconnect regarding the value of human life.

On Monday millions celebrated the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who championed the cause of human equality. On Tuesday, the nation celebrated the inauguration of President Barack Obama with prayers that Americans will treat each other with the respect we deserve.

But today, Americans mark the 36th memorial of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion in America. Some who celebrated the legacy of Dr. King and the presidency of Mr. Obama will even celebrate this moment.

Therein lays the disconnection with reality and the hypocrisy. While advocating for social justice on one hand, many—including much of the media—ignore the greatest injustice of our time.

Abortion devalued the lives of an entire class of human beings, and as a result nearly 50 million innocent boys and girls have been brutally killed by the most horrific means imaginable. Humans in the earliest and most vulnerable stages of life do not enjoy the equality that Dr. King advocated nor are they afforded the respect that Pastor Rick Warren referred to during the Inaugural Invocation.

Abortion has also degraded women, encouraging men use them as objects then leave them to deal with the consequences, because without protections for all, we are all left vulnerable.

Equality and respect for all is still a dream.

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