“The same far-right Christian fundamentalists who favor outlawing abortion and overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision of 1973…” blah, blah, blah.
I came across an article – it really doesn’t matter who or where – and immediately I am bothered by the above small excerpt. The thing that gets to me the most is the assumption that you have to be a radical far-right Christian to believe that murdering an unborn baby is wrong and should not be legal.
This whole thing has been on my mind for some time and it just doesn’t make sense to me. Why do you have to believe in Jesus to believe killing a baby is wrong? Shouldn’t you believe killing a baby is wrong, whether you are Jewish, Hindu or even just a sane human living on Planet Earth? Isn’t it murder, taking of a life, killing a human person, no matter where you spend your Sunday morning?
Here’s a hopeful fact: there are over six million non-religious pro-lifers in the United States.
SIX million people who value life, who believe murdering an unborn baby inside a mother is wrong and who don’t associate with any religion.
Since the late 1960s, abortion advocates have deliberately framed abortion in religious terms. Why? Because it pegs ALL pro-lifers as crazy radical religious nuts, scaring away secular people from taking sides and standing up for our unborn babies. Americans under the age of 30 are both the least religious and the most pro-life generation to date and yet leftist liberals even today are constantly portraying pro-lifers as religious lunatics. We need more secular people standing up, being vocal and pushing against this stereotype.
I am a Christian and I have been for my entire life. And maybe I am a bit “radical” about it (mostly just Jesus). BUT…this goes beyond faith or a set of beliefs right down to the core of our conscious. I really believe that – apart from being a crazy “radical” Christian – there is something inherently good in the human soul that recognizes what a tragedy abortion is. That realizes how insane and deranged America is for legalizing then promoting and celebrating the killing of 50 million of our own people, helpless innocent babies.
You don’t have to be a follower of Jesus to understand how incredibly devastating this situation is. Being a human with a moral conscious is enough. At least, you would think, it should be enough.
So enough already. For the sake of us all, this whole “crazy religious lunatic” bit is over-done and exhausted so I think it’s time for them to change their tune.
PS – You have to read this testimony from an ex-Planned Parenthood employee. It’s incredibly haunting, raw and powerful.