Wednesday, July 03, 2013
The Abortion Debate Rages in Texas – Big Money versus the Health of Women and Religious Conviction – the Battle over Late Term Abortions.
The pro-abortion activists in Austin - photo contains children holding poster with pro-abortion theme, including a coathanger - image from victorygirlblog.com
The Texas Capital has been under siege by pro and anti life activists the reason simply because the State of Texas wishes to restrict late-term abortion and insure that the abortion providers run services that are up to snuff. According to the Dallas Moring News the House has approved the measure, which will most likely steamroll straight to Govenor Rick Perry’s desk for signature. Meanwhile, in the streets of Austin, the situation is getting a tad tense. Those Christian’s and other religious that prefer that life remain, rather than allow for abortions, are peacefully protesting. One or more websites are offering videos and audio of a clash between pro-life and pro-abortion forces which feature those who prefer life, singing Amazing Grace, a universal Christian Hymn, while those who prefer abortion, (while surrounded by their children), are chanting “Hail Satan”. (The Blaze).
For what it’s worth, one might consider that those chanting “Hail Satan” have no clue as to what they are doing other than attempting to upset a bunch of Christians. However, one might wonder why that tactic must be taken at all? Since there has been an uptick in the persecution of Christians globally, those who are anti-religious must find this all a great joke. They also must not give a rat's behind for the health of women and children, and they are most likely ignorant of the facts surrounding the decision to restrict abortions in several states. The reasoning is simple – those legislators are attempting to help, not hurt women, by keeping standards in clinics. The Gosnell Trial which took place in Philadelphia recently featured graphic images of babies born alive, and then casually murdered.(Philly.com) Gosnell, some would argue, was an anomaly in the filthy clinic where a woman died, however, that is not the case. The defense of Gosnell was simply that abortion was legal and he did nothing more or nothing less in clinks everyday. Abortion is a violent act, as violent as birth and that is what compelled the jury to convict. It was not just a conviction of the practices of Gosnell, but a conviction of the practice.
The above photographs were introduced as evidence against Dr. Gosnell - this is the type of practice (late term abortion),that is being fought for and against in Austin - image from exposethemedia.com. (The media gave almost zero coverage to the Gosnell trial as it was considered a "local story".)
Texas has its own Gosnell, in one Dr. Douglas Karpen, who was attempting to be the second coming of Gosnell. (Daily Mail). Therefore, how many dirty, abortion mills, or for that matter, clean abortion mills, that have employees, smother, ice pick and otherwise murder, babies unfortunate enough to survive the abortion?
It is certainly naive to consider this may be the case, even more so, with those activists with their children in Houston, chanting Hail Satan and pro-abortion slogans (whatever those may be), have to be paid. It is inconceivable that a woman would want to subject herself and her child, to the filth and psychological and physical damage that is associated with these clinics performing late term abortions.
Why does the abortion lobby push so hard? Simply put, Planned Parenthood does not just exist on the Government dole, although it does receive funding. Planned Parenthood is paid through insurance companies, and insurance companies cover abortions. Those claims are paid quickly and the beat goes on. Both the abortion provider profits, as does the insurance provider. Simply put the cost of an abortion is much lower than the cost of a live birth, especially if there are complications. To employers, and those who self-insure, the savings in health care costs, retraining and hours is startling. Consider the cost to an employer, as a woman chosen to go to term with the child, the time off, and the replacement of the employee, who, will no longer be able to perform up to an efficient level, especially if there are hours necessary to fulfill the position. The additional claims incurred, from both mother and child, are also a factor. We might be talking cattle her, however, it is how a woman who is pregnant is considered – the cash value of the abortion – far outweighs the losses of a live birth. Now, with the father able to take time off to care for the child, an extra incentive has been added to prefer the abortion.
Hail Satan indeed. If one is looking at this from a religious standpoint, one might consider that in this case, money is the root of all evil. The billions of dollars made (and saved) by the abortion providers as well as the corporations, far outweigh any real health and or emotional risks of the women. Who by the way are stupid and sheepish enough to get out there and lobby for more abortion! Perhaps they’d be smarter to lobby for equal pay – since we’re still earning less to the dollar than the proverbial male counterpart.
Those women, men and children involved in the protest are really not at issue, other than being either full of righteous conviction on the one side, and or full of rhetoric and a healthy coat hanger fetish on the other side. – They are both, nothing more than a diversion.
In realty, the battle lines are being drawn between big money and a government that has the best interest of women and the health of women and children in mind. Should the state’s ban late-term abortion, the legal “slippery slope” is pushed to the front of the minds of those profiting from abortions. The deep fear is that abortion will, someone, and magically overnight, be outlawed. However, one with any sense understand that the abortion issue is guided by the Supreme Court and in forty years abortion has not been seriously challenged, and is not being challenged at that level now. Therefore, one surmises given the history of the industry, that late term abortions are just as profitable, or costs savings, than the early trimester abortions.
Rather than think things through as individuals, those with a cause, pro-or anti- are, as usual, going about things with emotion rather than logically attacking a source. Whatever happened to voting one’s way to a cause, or writing heated editorials, to the local paper expressing one’s point of view? Or investigating which clinics, are owned by which corporations that are profiting from abortion, and which large insurance companies are doing the same. One might want to target those industries. On the left, one merely needs to go home and be quiet, unless of course, one is being paid to show up and shout “Hail Satan” or scream at someone for signing Amazing Grace. Those on the left have the courts in their corner, as well as Big Corporations, which, in a twist of fate, as one will, is a bit of irony. Yes indeed, if one is inclined to read that book – one might find that there is forgiveness and mercy and love above all, and a certainty that money is the root of all evil. In the verse of the pivotal Christian Prayer, the version which speaks volumes:
Our father who art in heaven
Hallowed by thy name
Thy kingdom come Thy will be done On earth as it is in heaven (paradise)
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our debts
As we forgive our debtors
And lead us not into temptation
But save us from the evil one.