Jan. 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the beginning of the "War on Women," legalizing abortion for almost any reason. It's hard to rationalize celebrating the mass murder of 54 million unborn babies.
Commemoration of this "war on the womb" with no mention of its cause, honoring of its dead, memorializing of victims' names or public sorrow or repentance for this, our shameful failure, is an arrogant, prideful testament to our "right to choose" atrocity over righteousness. Do you know we murdered 1.3 million unborn babies in 2012, and paid Planned Parenthood $500 million taxpayer dollars for this abomination?
It's difficult to imagine calling the murder of unborn babies a "valid choice" and one worth fighting for. To think that women and men alike manipulate our reproductive systems with birth control pills, abortifcients and other cancer-causing drugs; tubal ligations, vasectomies, abortions and hormone therapies. Then, when suffering and "courageously battling" the resulting impotence, cancers and other side effects, we wear pink ribbons, pins and T-shirts handed out by the very Planned Parenthood that provided the abortions and drugs in the first place. Often this is done while these sick people are participating in fundraising activities that raise more money to put right back in the hands of the abortionists.
So we wonder, "Why all the bloodshed and violence?" It's not hard to put two and two together. When men abandon their families and men and women abort their kids, what can we expect from those within our sphere of influence — watching and being influenced by our example? Violence is the repercussion of violence. It is written, "The son can do nothing of himself but what he sees the father do: for what things the father does the son does likewise. For the father loves the son and shows him all things that he himself does."
Our children will emulate what they see and hear us do and say — good and evil. It all begins in our heart and then in our home. My dear old dad used to say "you get what you give."
William Van Amber Fields