January 22, 2009

What if it gets this bad?

I have often wondered how different things would be if the generation before ours had stepped up to the plate when abortion was made legal and had cried out with a loud voice: "This is not right! We will not allow this to happen." How much different would the world be today? How many diseases may have been cured had millions of potential doctors not been slaughtered? How many wars might have been stopped had the millions of potential diplomats not been killed? How much different might the world be if our nation was not murdering her children at the rate of 1.5 million per year?

It's easy to point the finger at those who went before us and did not make as much of an outcry against this terrible sin. But what are we doing to stop it now? Because it's not going to get better on its own.

What if your children have to view ads like this because you did not get involved in the fight for every life of every innocent unborn child?


  1. Did you think of this idea?

    This is actually quite brilliant--the pretend ad. It reminds me of the letter about "sending a child back") that went around a few years ago. You probably remember it. The family has decided to "send back" their four-year-old (or something like that) son, because it will be "best for the family," and they are taking him to the "clinic" soon. The mother is writing to her parents to explain their decision.

  2. The initial idea for the text in the ad came from a message preached by Rev. Flip Benham, president of Operation Rescue/Operation Save America. I was struck by the idea and mulled it over for a while. Eventually, about a year ago, I made this fake ad based on Flip Benham's rhetorical device.

    I agree - I think it's very powerful. And, unfortunately, I think this is one of the "Changes" the Obama administration is going to bring us closer to.

  3. Has the fake ad appeared anywhere else? If I blog it, I will link it either here or wherever you think would be best.

    Have you ever read that letter I was mentioning about sending the child back?

    I would imagine that Obama himself thinks kids should be protected when they're up, running around, and cute--the typical sentimental approach of the Left. "Born" obviously doesn't do it for him by itself, as you know. Wesley Smith is excellent at keeping one informed about where we are going, and his opinion is that health-care rationing for the disabled will be the route by which infanticide comes to the U.S.

  4. Lydia - I have not posted the ad anywhere else other than this blog and the phrasing of the text is mine as well, so you can link it here if you'd like to use it.

    I've been too busy this week and had not checked your blog until today. After 71 comments about praying for uneasy nights, the conversation had turned to the point that I didn't think it would help for me to join the conversation. However, I think you misunderstood my resistance to praying for a specific action of God. My only resistance is to the exact request for how God should handle the situation. Uneasy nights may very well not work for our new president. We need to leave methodology up to God. But I do think that we should ask God to provide the impetus to turn Obama toward righteous paths. And that may very well be unpleasant for Obama. So be it.

    And I, for one, will definitely speak up when I think he makes a wrong move. Although I don't think we should be mean-spirited toward our president, we absolutely should be involved in the dialog about public policy. And when he is wrong, I'm going to say, "he is wrong."

    I also think that respect for the office is a separate issue from how we respond to the man. We need to show respect to all people. This is part of the dignity of humanity that is so fundamental in a proper understanding of the sanctity of life as concerns abortion and infancticide. Obama is not any less important than a baby in the womb--both should be treated with respect. But respecting Obama's humanity and respecting the office of the US Presidency does not keep us from saying he is wrong and using strong language to do so.

    I'm sorry I wasn't able to express that at an appropriate time on your blog. I'll try to keep up better in the future.

  5. Oh - I did receive that letter about returning a child in an email a few years back when I worked for American Life League. It's a good letter. I'd like to read more of Wesley Smith's take on things. Where may I find that?


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