It has been an incredible week. Unbelievable, really.
We saw a convicted perjurer paraded before the American public to speak before Congress as if he were a highly trusted witness.
We heard 2020 presidential candidates tell us they would increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court, presumably to tip the scales toward their political ideology.
We heard support for – and even celebration of – a proposed bill that would redistribute wealth, provide funding for all those in America who don’t want to work, shut down air travel, force homes to be retrofitted, and rid the world of dreaded cow flatulence.
It was like a never-ending cycle of the National Enquirer.
Oh, and we had that, too, with the world’s richest man living out the proverb, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul,” right before our eyes.
Is it just me or does it seem like part of the world really is going crazy?
Yet, it was the way the week began that was most disturbing.
The United States congress voted on a bill that would ensure a baby, born after a botched abortion, would be kept alive. That’s it. Nothing invasive. Just keeping alive a living baby that has already exited the womb.
As you know, they voted against it.
Our congressional leaders - the representatives of the people - voted that babies born alive after botched abortions do not have to be treated as a living being, meaning legally, those babies could be killed or left to die.
Does that represent your view?
It was a watershed day in this nation of ours. And not one in which either the water or the shed were good.
Predictably, it became a moment that quickly was passed over when Cohen, Kraft, Ocasio-Cortez, Bezos, Sanders, Smollett, and all the other shiny objects stole our attention.
I think it is worth setting our gaze back on it for another moment… or seven.
Obviously, there is deep passion on both sides of the abortion issue, whether pro-life or pro-abortion. But abortion is not the issue here.
While some lawmakers declared the bill an unjustified attack on abortion rights and women’s health, and a “dangerous government intrusion into private health care decisions,” it was all just a smokescreen.
Said New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen from the Senate floor, “This bill is just another line of attack in the ongoing war on women’s health.”
Umm, I don’t think this bill was about abortion rights, government intrusion, or women’s health at all.
It was about infanticide.
A child – a living and breathing human being – having been delivered from the uterus and OUTSIDE OF THE WOMB, born alive following a botched abortion, would be offered no medical care or assistance for survival. He or she would be left to die or even assisted in that process.
Is this really the country we have become?
If so, what comes next?
We’ll have to wait and see. It’s only Friday.
Without a vision, the people perish is an old biblical proverb and one that shows we are losing our way every day. Regardless of political ideology, we profess that all life is precious and yet, we don’t treat it that way. We are becoming less and less our brothers keeper and when asked who is our brother, we don’t have a good answer. You’re my brother as long as you meet these conditions is not brotherly. Abortion is not the issue, it’s our selfish natures and our arrogance in thinking we can provide quick, easy, painless fixes as long as we can sweep the pain under the rug. We know what this is and yet, many are afraid to take a stand publicly. The fear of being called intolerant seems to be more than we can bear (sarcasm). Wisdom sounds like foolishness to those lacking wisdom and run on pure emotion. May God bless those children born in those circumstances.
Great piece, Steve.
You know, it just goes to show, if these people can keep the focus on ‘all things Trump’ they can actually get away with things like Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS Targeting, Clinton Private E-mail server and, yes, even INFANTICIDE.