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More Dead for More Rights

November 9, 2006

It seems abstinence proclamations aren’t very effective. It also seems it is just easier for everyone if the law entitles the sinner to his and her wages: the death of another.I think abstinence proclamations are silly. Governments don’t have faith; the Holy Spirit never lighted on a government, nor did our Lord ever promise faith to any political entity. Yet our government goes about proclaiming values that are the fruits of faith, without force of law, encouraging cooperation of impulsive youth driven by a feeding frenzy of environmental stimuli to do quite the opposite. I mean really, get real.

Abstinence works where there is spiritual discipline over the flesh, upheld by faith and an environment of faith. Without faith, a “just say no” proclamation is burlesque.

Teen sex is one more thing the government has tried to take over where parents lacked competence. This is one more time the government looks very absurd. This is one more time the government has completely failed to protect preborn infants.

A flow chart of safety nets would look like this: Just say “no.” But if you don’t say “no,” don’t have unprotected sex. But if you do have unprotected sex, or if your protection fails, you can get an abortion. But if you get an abortion, don’t wait too long. But if you do wait too long, well, it’s messier, but you can still have an abortion. Even in states that were formerly mean-spirited about reproductive rights.

You can read for yourself which states voted to make abortion easier in what ways. Just notifying one’s parents of one’s intention to snuff their grandchild was considered in two jurisdictions to be unduly burdensome.

But don’t worry, the Supreme Court will soon be weighing in and defining rectitude and repairing timelines that bend around rectitude to carve out rights. The Court will likely redefine “state interests” in the lives of children. Bitterly, if these children were permitted a matter of hours to be born, the “best interest of the child” would kick in. But while there is any tissue still in utero, it’s the state that has the interest in whether their lives will be lived or snuffed.

It is actually maternal death rates that are worrisome to public health wonks. It seems that legal abortions have a much lower incidence of maternal death and injury than illegal abortions. ( CDC Blocks Publication of Abortion Research, Christopher Wanjek, LiveScience’s Bad Medicine Columnist,, Tue Nov 7, 3:55 PM ET) Therefore, legal abortions are safer. Um, okay, this might not be obvious to everyone, but the infant mortality rate in abortions, whether legal or illegal, is 100%.

I don’t expect government to deal rationally with all matters of sin, notwithstanding its charge to define and punish crime. My state just reelected a Senator who identifies herself as “Roman Catholic” and as “one hundred percent pro-choice.”

I oppose the idea that government has a choice in who is a person worthy of its protection and who is not. God has set before us life and death, blessing and cursing, that we and our seed might live (Deuteronomy 30:19). He intends future generations to proclaim his glory (Psalm 78:6). We are cursed indeed to give ourselves the right to choose death.

Posted by Mrs. B at 6:37 AM

Ryan S. said…
I wish the government would declare its “abstinence from wasteful and unconstitutional spending appropriations.” Though, I suspect time would prove such a proclamation as hollow as the Tenth Amendment is now.

8:35 AM
Mrs. B said…
Ha, not on my Congressional delegation’s watch it won’t. My 30-yr congressman just got sent up to the Wasteful and Unconstitutional Spending Appropriations Cardinals Dugout. He’s waited all his life to become a red-capped drone. Hold your breath–literally–his No. 1 priority is global warming. You can never spend enough to eliminate something that doesn’t exist.

8:59 AM
Mike Pitzler said…
I once had a little movie of a third trimester abortion. Watched it once, and it made me sick. I started trying to get ‘pro-death’ advocates to watch it, but they were predictably unwilling to see what they promoted. Not one would ever permit me to show it.

John 3:19-20 19 And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his works should be reproved.

10:15 AM


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