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Deadly double standards

Published on -8/1/2014, 10:57 AM

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Deadly double standards

Recently, I was informed of a man from WaKeeney who will be tried for the murder of his unborn baby. He allegedly tainted his pregnant girlfriend's pancake with an abortion drug, and she miscarried. How tragic and sad.

Out of this tragic loss, I should, at least, be delighted this baby's life is being validated by the charge of murder. Yet, I am heartsick about the senselessness of it all. This shouldn't have happened. There is no denying this case will be an atrocious mess to unravel and maybe impossible to judge justly. Why? Because our country is awash with hypocrites and laws that contradict and deny truth.

Obviously, I do not, in any way, condone what this man allegedly did -- if he killed his unborn child. Yet, if the tables were turned, our laws would allow the mother to take the same drug, achieve the same result, yet it would be perfectly legal.

Fact: It's only considered murder if the baby was wanted. If the baby is unwanted or "inconvenient," we call it abortion.

Fact: A woman can choose to end her baby's life until the day it is born, and the father of the child absolutely has zero rights regarding the child. (If you don't believe this is still happening in the good ol' U.S. of A, you are completely naive or perhaps too stubborn to seek or admit the truth.)

So, considering the freedom a mother has to take her child's life, how can our society accuse this father of the murder of his unborn child without also accusing each and every one who willingly takes the abortion drug or procures other types of abortions? How about charging the pharmaceutical companies with murder. Aren't they at least an accessory? Has the company who distributed the drug been charged? The Internet site? How about those who condone and fight to keep abortion legal. Aren't they partly culpable as well? My point is many who are pointing a finger at him never will realize their own part in the alleged murder of this poor woman's innocent child.

Whether it is admitted or not, our society has helped to foster this man's supposed mindset -- that life is dispensable. This destructive rationale has created a culture of death, encouraging an atmosphere which fed the sick mind of Kermit Gosnell -- a conscienceless abortionist who came to a point where he committed heinous and cruel acts on both the born and unborn. Apparently, after doing his legal "job" for so long, he didn't see the difference as to when or how the babies were murdered, just so long as they were killed.

Fact: It was our laws that gave him license to kill -- but only in a certain way -- and only when we say so -- for an appropriate fee of course. Sickening.

Am I calling out those who repeatedly and stubbornly have voted in favor of abortion rights, despite the overwhelming evidence life begins at conception? Yes. If the shoe fits, wear it. You should, to some degree, rightly take ownership of the attitude Gosnell and others like him have developed. It is you, through your actions or apathy, who say to this grieving woman, "The baby you carried in your womb was not really a child, but a choice." It is you who have helped contribute to the skewed thinking of this father as he weighed his options and carried out his deadly actions against his own child. It is you whose hands are stained with the blood of millions of innocent babies, whose mothers carried out their demise with the reasoning, "If it's legal, it must not be wrong."

I wonder: Will those same people who are screaming in protest because Hobby Lobby chooses not to provide the Plan B abortion drug hope to see this man found guilty of murder? Isn't that like Judas accusing Pilate? Hitler accusing his henchman?

When is this killing going to end?

My heart deeply hurts for the woman whose child was taken from her, and for her family as well. I am praying for all involved and especially for those who refuse to acknowledge their own guilt, those who refuse to repent. Unfortunately, until our country gets its act together and decides to uphold each and every person's unalienable right to life -- and not just when it is convenient, there will be more suffering, more death, more destruction -- even until the end of time, when "there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Matthew 13:42

Elizabeth Schmeidler,

Hays

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