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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Quick Links: Pro-Life

I'm not going to have time to comment on these extensively. Here are a few posts, articles, etc. all loosely about the pro-life movement.

First, there's a comparison between Carthage and the pro-abortion left. Some people complained in the comments that the Carthaginians knew they were murdering human children and that for them this was a big sacrifice of something they valued to obtain something else they valued; whereas today that is not the case, in abortion the sacrifice is of something not valued and not loved, and not recognized as a human life. The last, at least, is increasingly becoming a non-starter even among those who claim to be "pro-choice."

Second, there's Archbishop Charles Chaput's homily at the National Shrine for the March for Life. He opens strong and doesn't let up:
When evil is strong, real tolerance gets pushed out the door. And the reason is simple. Evil cannot bear the counter-witness of truth. It will not coexist peacefully with goodness, because evil insists on being seen as right, and worshiped as being right. Therefore, the good must be made to seem hateful and wrong.

The very existence of people who refuse to accept evil and who seek to act virtuously burns the conscience of those who don’t. And so, quite logically, people who march and lobby and speak out to defend the unborn child will be—and are—reviled by leaders and media and abortion activists that turn the right to kill an unborn child into a shrine to personal choice.

And on a related vein, might we see an increased amount of persecution against Christians in America? I suspect that the so-called "gay rights" issue (or front in the culture wars) will increasingly turn to this, especially if the nation turns more and more pro-life. The Left (which, in this case, is not merely human powers and principalities) may lose the abortion front, only to pivot and turn the "gay rights" front into a victory which crushes Christianity in the public square, then (with those voices silenced) return to propagandizing for abortion. Or, it may be that we suffer some acute political set-backs (as in states like New York or California, or the passage of something like the evil FOCA bill which was narrowly defeated a few years back).

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