When Will The Moral Insanity End?
No, I’m not talking about lying this time.
I’m talking about a bill passed by the Arizona House that will ban sex or race-selective abortions. And like the other Issue I’ve been speaking out on as of late, I have previously voiced my concern and, let’s just be honest, my disgust at the whole concept of banning abortions on these morally dubious grounds. Only way back then, it was Hillary Clinton speaking on behalf of pro-abortion feminists against sex-selective abortions; now it is an Arizona Republican (Steve Montenegro) making statements such as this:
“I introduced this bill to take a stand against bigotry and prejudice.”
What!? Is he serious? I’m still trying to figure out of this is some sort of joke.
You’ve got to read the rest of these comments:
During Monday’s debate over the bill, Montenegro pointed to the massive imbalance in abortion rates nationally between racial minorities and whites in the U.S. “Do you believe that a woman is equal to a man? That a black person is as valuable as a white person?,” he said. “Some people don’t believe that and those people don’t deserve your protection and my protection.”
“I introduced this bill to put an end to offensive and repugnant practices which have no place in an egalitarian, multi-cultural society.”
So, what is this? Is this a Republican cynically adopting the language of the left to pass a bill that will muck up the abortion mills? That’s what it seems like. It also seems like another scheme rooted in ambiguous moral principles for the sake of expediency that will not actually have an impact on the Culture of Death.
First there is the sheer implausibility of this bill actually having some sort of impact on the abortion rate. Call me crazy, but when the law is explained like this:
It also requires that abortionists fill out an affidavit prior to any abortion that says that they are not performing the abortion for reasons of race or sex, and that they have no knowledge that the abortion is being requested for those reasons.
It looks like nothing more than a meaningless and unenforcible statute. I almost hesitate to state the obvious: everyone will just lie.
Secondly I just want to focus on the moral stupidity of this entire argument. I think you have to be on drugs or just totally uninformed and unaware to utter a statement like this:
Rep. Chester Crandell, R-Heber, who supported the Arizona legislation, said this week: “Once we start selecting and we start deciding who we want to be born and who we don’t want to be born, this civilization in the United States as we know it today will no longer exist.”
Once we start!? Once again, we see a total inability to simply face the fact that we started this decades ago, that most Americans want it, they go along with it, and they don’t see a problem with it.
What is really, truly repugnant and disgusting here is that unborn human beings regardless of their race or their sex are treated as worthless garbage and alien intruders as soon as their mothers subjectively decide that they don’t want to bear them. What is disgusting is that some are giving up on the central message that all innocent human life is sacred and are trying to win the battle by playing the game of the radical left, whether they are trying to entrap abortionists for crimes other than abortion, or now hurling the absurd rhetoric of anti-racism and anti-sexism.
When you cut out the central, core message of the pro-life cause - that ALL abortion is immoral and ought to be illegal because it is murder, the intentional killing of an innocent human being – you undermine the entire movement. All of your expedient gains will be wiped out tomorrow as the public rightly condemns you out of your own mouths.
“You said the problem was that the abortionists helped pimps – we’ve cleaned up that mess. You said the problem was sex and race selection. We now have laws against that. Abortions are now being done exactly in the way you want them to be done” – that is what you will eventually hear. The killing won’t stop because there will still be a huge demand for abortion, you having utterly failed to convince the majority of people that abortion in itself is actually wrong, and abortion will still be legal.
I call upon all pro-lifers to resist opportunistic schemes and laws that undermine and corrode the foundational moral premise of the pro-life movement.