I am pro-life across the board. I always have been. The thought of ripping a child apart and sucking it out of it’s mother gives me the same feeling as seeing children blown to bits by war. It’s absolutely horrible. It’s a billboard for human depravity.
That’s out of the way now.
My question to pro-lifers is: what’s the end game? What exactly are you wanting to accomplish with the pro-life movement?
Do you want abortion doctors convicted of murder? That would seem like a logical conclusion. But, I don’t see that being pushed.
Do you want it simply made illegal? If so, then on what basis is it an illegal action? Because the basis for it’s illegality determines what type of punishment is going to be tied to it. Again, I don’t see that discussion.
Do you want the women who have abortions to be convicted? If so, convicted of what? Murder? I haven’t seen an answer to that.
Do you want it to be a constitutional amendment? Because if it’s not, then it’s a state issue. And you don’t seem to want that.
Questions like these don’t seem to be generating any answers because the abortion issue has been so thoroughly politicized that it has morphed into something new that’s hard to nail down. The morality questions haven’t changed, but the politics have cause the whole argument to lose it’s framing. In a way, when you strip a question like this down to only it’s moral components, you’re left with an end that has no means.
So what’s the answer? Depoliticizing the argument. Abortion can’t be fought as an “issue” any more. There’s only one way to eliminate abortion, and that’s in the heart of yourself and your children. It’s not laws that will keep my daughter out of the abortion room. It’s me. It’s what I teach her. It’s her moral vision. It will never be a law that will keep any woman out of that room. It will always be what’s inside them that will make the choice. Government doesn’t help. Like with everything else, it just muddies the water with empty rhetoric.
Congress hasn’t declared a war since 1941, but hundreds of thousands of war dead since then prove that laws are meaningless. Making something illegal doesn’t stop it. The thing that stops sin and crime is what’s inside a man’s heart, not what a group of people I’ve never met before write down on some paper.
I’m pro-life to my core, but I also see the futility of modern law. We can’t look to government for any kind of redress or to mete out justice of any kind. They aren’t in the justice business any more. I choose liberty instead. And I’ll fight my battle in the heart, not in the court room.