It seems like every time I pull up Twitter or Facebook the death of innocent children is floating atop my newsfeeds. No, I’m not talking about the horrific acts of mutilation the Islamic terrorist organization ISIS or Hamas are committing right now in the Middle East. These crimes against human rights are unfolding here in the United States. And for what? The sake of blog hits, fame, and pleasure.
We’ve known for decades now that abortion is a huge money-maker. But now the pre-meditated slaughter of the unborn is being used as leverage to launch writing careers and stardom by documenting abortions in headline articles, you tube videos and Hollywood movies.
Recently, Jenny Kutner penned, “I’m Having an Abortion this Weekend” for Salon.com. As the title expresses, Kutner planned to have an abortion on Saturday, August 2nd. According to the article, she wrote because, “when I went looking for other women’s stories, they were all about the aftermath. What about the week before?” Contrary to what a quick skimming reader would think, Kutner is not a desperate young woman reaching out for help and support. No, conveniently Kutner is an editorial assistant for Salon.
Then there was the movie “Obvious Child” that attempted to reconcile the killing of the unborn with Hollywood comedy featuring actress Jenny Slate. Courtney Obrien over at Townhall reported that, “Slate told [TV hosts] Hoda and Kathie Lee that the message of the film is, ‘Everyone, male or female, should make choices that are good for them.’ She never mentioned abortion, yet reiterated that the film is a ‘romantic comedy.”
Back in May, 25 year-old Emily Letts filmed her abortion procedure. Posted on YouTube, Letts wanted to show that abortion was a “positive” experience. Thankfully, YouTube has since removed Letts’ video. But according to Slate.com, on film Letts declared, “I don’t feel sad. I feel in awe of the fact that I can make a life.”
That’s right, women are gifted with the tremendous opportunity and responsibility to create and birth life. But instead women are choosing to destroy life without cause or care for the dignity and justice of her unborn baby. Each of these young women’s sad documentaries of death are examples of continuing efforts in America to destigmatize abortion. But let’s call it what it is: downplaying the loss of life.
Each one of these is a reminder to every follower of Christ-conservative or self-described progressive-that we must keep speaking up for the innocent and the vulnerable. It doesn’t come any more marginalized than 4,000 unborn deaths per day in America.
How far from God can we be when the life givers of this earth destroy that life for the sake of popularity, money,and privilege? Our society is no more progressive than the ancient Aztecs who murdered children for the sake of ritualistic sacrifice to appease their idols. Our only difference is we are sacrificing children to appease our selves.