I see that my conservative friends are mostly expressing outrage, both moral and religious, but this has little effect on the actual dynamic of what is happening in society.
People are, for example, changing their online profile photos to a symbol of pro-life solidarity; again this accomplishes little because the pro-abortion crowd and the media could care less -- their eyes will simply glaze over. About all it does is to make many of my online friends look the same to me.
The real issue here is not the expression of outrage or solidarity but to understand what is happening in society, and to actually be willing to take constructive steps to fix it.
We could have new legislation tomorrow that makes it 100% illegal for a woman to have an abortion, and yet the issue would still be far from solved. The challenge is to deal with the societal beliefs that allow and even encourage young people to have sex without worrying about the consequences, because today the woman can have an abortion, paid for by Obamacare. The challenge is to educate young people to be willing to take responsibility. And the challenge is to provide a system where not only can a developing human being be safely brought to term, and the family unit be supported, but if the mother and father are unable or unwilling to keep the baby, we will have structures and programs in place that will enable that child to be adopted, to grow up in a loving and nurturing environment, and to become a productive human being.
So we can rant on with the outrage over baby killers such as Gosnell. We can talk about how abortion is morally wrong and reprehensible. And I'll agree.
But until we start actually tackling the real issues, none of this is going to make much difference at all. That's my Sunday morning rant. Thank you. Also see:Peter Bromberg The Scientific Argument For Pro - Lifehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/114085939943834183247/posts/5nbCqSLsZu9