Monday, September 2, 2013

President Obama, Can't You Hear the Irony?

The latest soundbite from President Obama really strikes a nerve with me.  He asked the members of Congress to consider "what message will we send if a dictator can gas hundreds of children to death in plain sight and pay no price."  The President is talking about Syria of course, but we Americans - and especially us Catholic Americans - need to be publicly making this point to him and the hundreds of other lawmakers who support abortion.

He is morally outraged at the thought of Syria's President Assad using chemical weapons against the children of his nation.  Obama understands, and expects all of us to understand, that the killing of children is especially heinous and cannot be tolerated.  And yet, he supports the ongoing atrocity of legalized abortion, even going so far as to ask God to bless Planned Parenthood, our nation's largest abortion provider.

Why can't he see, why can't so many of us see, that when we support the killing of  unborn children, we degrade the lives of all children?  If Assad did use chemical weapons on the children of his nation, then he only took the evil we perpetrate upon our own children to its logical end.  We speak of the innocence of children, human dignity, and inalienable rights; and yet our nation has killed 53 million of its children since 1973.  We stand agasp at events such as the chemical strike in Syria and the shooting in Newtown, never stepping back to consider how abortion insidiously, subconsciously, lessens the value of all human life.

Mother Teresa saw this clearly and warned us:

"Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion ... if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?"

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