“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Bill Clinton's little outburst

While campaigning for his wife’s Democratic nomination, Bill Clinton, was confronted by pro-Life demonstrators. One protester held up a sign that said "Abortion is murder." Bill Clinton lost his cool: "I gave you the answer. We disagree with you." He continued,

"You wanna criminalize women and their doctors and we disagree. I reduced abortion. Tell the truth, tell the truth, if you were really pro-life, if you were really pro-life, you would want to put every doctor and every mother as an accessory to murder in prison. And you won't say you wanna do that because you know, that you wouldn't have a lick of political support. Now, the issue is who, the issue is, you can't name me anybody presently in politics that did more to introduce policies that reduce the number of real abortions instead of the hot air putting out to tear people up and make votes by dividing America. This is not your rally. I heard you. That's another thing you need is a president, somebody who will stick up for individual rights and not be pushed around, and she won't."

No, Mr. Clinton, you are wrong.

I have been involved with the pro-Life movement for a quarter of a century and have spoken from coast to coast in both Canada and the United States. I’ve met literally hundreds if not thousands of pro-Lifers.

I have never known any pro-Life advocate who thinks women should be jailed for having an abortion. Not one. The former President’s outburst of temper is patently absurd.
Abortionists in jail
I am “really pro-Life”. I don’t want to put “every” doctor in jail, just abortionists. As for women who have abortions, they are victims as much as their babies. Why would I want to see them in jail?

Mr. Clinton, please let me “tell the truth, tell the truth.” I have no interest in criminalizing women. As co-founder of a crisis pregnancy centre for women in crisis pregnancies, (of which there are hundreds across North America) my intent was to provide women complete, accurate, and current information about abortion and prenatal life. It was never my desire to see any woman put in the bloody hands of some low-life abortionist. It is abortionists who should be in jail, Mr. Clinton. Most doctors (and certainly those of a Hippocratic tradition) have very low opinions of abortionists.

In response to the sign "Abortion is murder" Clinton said "We disagree with you." Why would he disagree when decades ago biology established that human life begins at conception? Ideology and bigotry. He does not accept the humanity and personhood of the unborn child. To people of his liberal ilk, access to abortion is more important that the universal human right to life declared by the UN's Declaration of Universal Human Rights. (In 1998, his own administration celebrated the 50th anniversary of that lofty document.)

Selective human rights
Yet he agrees and champions the freedom to choose the death of one's own offspring before birth, or in the birth canal by partial birth abortion. He considers it a woman's right. By his behavior we know he does not really believe in universal human rights at all. Bill Clinton believes in selective human rights.

Bill Clinton spoke about “real abortions.” All abortion is real. It is not pro-Life advocates who “tear people up.” It is the abortionist who literally tears people up; the abortionist knowingly tears up the littlest and youngest members of humanity. With grisly precision of suction aspiration or dilation and Curettage (D&C), the abortionist tears up preborn children.

One day, perhaps years from her abortion, the mother will learn about the marvel prenatal life; the reality of her earlier abortion will tear her up and break her heart. It may even break the heart of the father of the aborted child. I know, I am one.
Lies and abandonment

The woman who chooses abortion is often as much a victim as her child. She may have made a terrible decision out of desperation, or abandonment, ignorance or listening to the lie that her baby is just a blob of tissue.
Where will the Clintons and their sophistry be when the reality of abortion hits home for the post-abortive woman? They will be far away probably denying that post abortion trauma even exists. It will be pro-Life people who will comfort the post-abortive woman in her sorrow, helping her pick up the pieces and rebuild and reconcile with God and herself.
Mark Pickup

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