One of the American left’s great lies is that they value human life. This claim is manifested primarily in their opposition to the practice of executing violent criminals and the prosecuting of wars against evil nations and their rulers. There are reasons for thinking people to take these positions; however, for a liberal American to then support unfettered access to abortion, a mandatory position in liberal circles, is nonsensical.
Abortion is probably the greatest evil of all time. Tens of million American babies have been sacrificed on the alter of easy abortion and with them a portion of the soul of this country. The left, abortion’s champions, deny this obvious truth.
In logical terms it’s unthinkable for a supporter of partial birth abortions to oppose the war in Iraq on humanitarian terms given the vast disparity in the number of lives lost to each cause. Yet they do and demonstrate their lack of critical thinking.
At Comments From Left Field, Kathy proudly flouts the absence of this trait in her latest post, an attempt to cut Sarah Palin down for her moral beliefs, specifically her rejection of abortion.
For Palin, it’s not human life that’s precious — it’s innocent human life. And “innocent,” of course, is defined in this context as “not born yet,” or, stretched to the definition’s limits, just born.
This is what makes it possible for her, and others like her, to blather about the “right to life of the unborn” while ignoring or, worse, denying, the right that every human being on this planet has to their own life. Just consider, for one moment, how extraordinary it is that someone who calls herself “pro-life” could utter a sentence like the above: “In times like these, with wars and a financial crisis, it’s easy to forget even as deep and abiding a concern as the right to life.” I mean, it almost robs me of the power of speech (not quite, though). Could it be any clearer that Sarah Palin thinks of “the right to life” as a subject separate from war, unrelated to it?
Actually, yes, it could be quite a bit clearer. It’s impossible that Sarah Palin – or George W. Bush, for that matter – considers war to be without consequence. But the numbers, Kathy! Have you considered them at all?
There is also the question of innocence. To my way of thinking there were many innocent lives lost in Iraq. That needs to be stated up front to dispel the obvious anti-war retort. But it’s ridiculous to put those deaths at Sarah Palin’s feet. Neither are they the responsibility of President Bush, though it’s certainly true that his misjudgment provided the killers in Iraq the excuse and opportunity to implement their murderous plans. Most of the dead in Iraq belong to the Muslim terrorists who choose to execute them to further their vile agenda of civil war in that country.
Returning to the subject of abortion, is there any doubt that the most innocent lives among us belong to the youngest? No. By definition the termination of such a life is the most abhorrent.
This logic too the left often seeks to evade by attempting to place the beginning of life at the first breath of air, an transparent falsehood, as demonstrated by the survival of premature babes the world over.
The most honest among them will admit that abortion is the cold-blooded ending of a human life, most often done for the convenience of the mother. But this position, while completely truthful, is not one that can hope to garner support with the populace at large, hence the subterfuge.
Kathy calls Sarah Palin’s support for the war in Iraq truly deplorable given her call for the right to life. But she, like so many of the liberal left, leaves the truth and consequences of her own beliefs unexamined, thereby missing the true evil that such relativistic values allow to come into the world.