[April 9, 2021] We hear every day that the leading civil rights issue in America is the fight against racism. We are told, no greater problem exists, and our failure to stop racism is an existential societal crisis. I disagree.
The greatest civil rights issue of the 21st century is saving babies that otherwise would be legally and voluntarily aborted. Beware, those outspoken that babies inside their mother’s womb have any kind of rights are called sexists, heretics, stooges of ultra-right nationalism, chauvinists, and religious bigots.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade (1970), abortion is available at will, often up and including the moment of birth. Philosophically, the idea that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare was never achieved. Think what you will about the court’s decision, our political and court establishment has failed to grasp the magnitude of the moral and psychological implications that surround abortion.
I predict almost every American will disagree with me. Frankly, I do not care whether someone agrees with me on this or not. I believe saving the lives of babies is a civil rights issue, not unlike the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s when most people believed racial segregation was acceptable.
I’ll get to the point. All lives matter and unborn lives matter as well, regardless of race, sex, mental condition, etc. No one, regardless of their position in society, should be viewed differently in the eyes of the law, and there is certainly no moral difference.
We do not get a vote on where life begins. No human has the moral standing or authority to decide to kill the innocent. Babies are not some amorphous blob of cells, propaganda notwithstanding.
Let us draw a bright line in the sand. Life begins at conception. Life is not a social construct; it is a biological fact and one often ignored in the face of our slippery slope arguments to the contrary. Ideology, political belief, and what’s in vogue at this moment can never change reality.
Do we want to be known forever as killers of the unborn? Do we want to be suckered by the news media, Hollywood celebrities, neo-Marxists, atheists, and government bureaucrats? Can we even distinguish between right and wrong? Even if I need to do this alone, I will stand for the yet unborn.
You too can make a difference. There is no higher calling in life than to stand guard over the lives of those who cannot protect themselves.