Having taken the time to educate myself upon some of the uglier, more despicable aspects of our society, I often consider myself beyond being surprised by anything. However, regardless of how much vileness I witness, I still manage to occasionally be surprised. Today was one of those days.
As a tribute to the late Dr. George Tiller (recently murdered physician known for performing late term and partial birth abortions) The Philadelphia's Women's Center gave away free abortions on Tuesday. Any pregnant woman who visited their facility from the time it opened until late afternoon got treated to a complimentary abortion in honor of Dr. Tiller.
Disturbing, horrific....but also very, very fitting. What more appropriate tribute could there be to a man who dedicated much of his medical profession to the aborting of late term babies than to offer up the termination of the unborn for free? Very, very fitting.
Now, I'm not interested in debating pro-life or pro-choice here and regardless of where you stand on Dr. Tiller's abortion practices, ANYONE should find it horrific to see life treated in such a cold and callous fashion. It's a little hard to empathize with the pro-choice arguments about 'poor women, all alone, devastated by the horrific choices they have to make.....' when the Philly clinic is giving abortions away like door prizes to the first lucky customers of the day.
Here's an article on the matter.....hat tip to Elusive Wapiti and his Friday Roundup.
"Every noble impulse, every unselfish expression of love; every brave suffering for the right; every surrender of self to something higher than self; every loyalty to an ideal; every unselfish devotion to principle; every helpfulness to humanity; every act of self-control; every fine courage of the soul, undefeated by pretense or policy, but by being, doing, and living of good for the very good’s sake—that is spirituality." -David O. McKay
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12
"Civilization can only revive when there shall come into being in a number of individuals a new tone of mind, independent of the prevalent one among the crowds, and in opposition to it- a tone of mind which will gradually win influence over the collective one, and in the end determine its character. Only an ethical movement can rescue us from barbarism, and the ethical comes into existence only in individuals."
"Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace."-Albert Schweitzer
Human existence contains only two defining instants,
which are conception and death.
And this is not a matter of “religion” but of biology.
All other milestones, no matter how dramatically recognized in society,
amount to transitional phases in the human life cycle.
So despite all of the grandiose but empty oratory,
any individual who does not advocate the defense of
all innocent human life between those two landmarks
is an individual who holds no regard for the sanctity of human life
on the whole.
I pass this modest piece on. I recieved it from Jennifer Morse; and if she recieved it from someone else it is a Greek King's Gift* worthy of giving to you.
I do not hold with abortion.
But not without exception.
Most things in life have exceptions.
But as a gerneral rule, I take it as undisputable, despite the vigour with which life-deniers tout mendacious and often quite stupid arguements to the contrary.
The sheer commercialism inherent in a 'free abortion day', a 'loss-leader', is as clear as a bell - or a circus drum. I wonder if they offer free steak knives with it.
This is disgusting.
*(Greek King's Gifts: The value of the gift is dependant on who gives it. This is from the practice of Greek Kings giving quite modest presents to others - presents which they in turn had recieved from honourable people.)
When in need of a drink to fill the soul
Drop into the Knight & Drummer Free House.
Cum dilectione hominum et odio vitiorum
Love the Sinner but not the Sin.
“ For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against Principalities, against Powers,
against the Rulers of the Darkness of this world, against Spiritual Wickedness in high places. “
(and within ourselves)
(Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
A Feminist is a human being who has lost her way and turned vicious.
If you meet one on the road as you Go your Own Way,
offer kindness but keep your sword drawn.
If people stopped following and lending legitimacy to the US Constitution/Supreme Court, then we might not have this problem.
The US Constitution/Supreme Court gave us Roe vs. Wade yet many "conservatives" and "patriots" and some MRAs still think it's the "key to freedom".
No it's the key to Liberalism.
murdered physician I prefer the term assassinated abortionist
and in my opinion not a moment to soon
the swear the Hippocratic Oath don't they
Last edited by shaazam; 20th-June-2009 at 10:22 AM. Reason: spelling