As it is proverbially argued that "silence gives consent," I am compelled to express my heartfelt sorrow that the majority in our society fail to speak up for the rights of unborn.
Many well-intentioned people will express outrage over mistreatment of animals; they will volunteer time at animal shelters and stand on turtle watch to protect our animal friends. They fight to change laws in support of animal rights.
We are outraged when reading about child abuse, but stand silent as millions of pre-born children are aborted. Silent when we allow body parts of precious babies to be harvested.
We wear blinders and use euphemisms, such as pro-choice, as we harden our hearts to immutable truth that as a nation we sanction the killing of the most helpless. Their blood is on our hands and cries out to us.
One of my granddaughters was born after 27 weeks in the womb, and today is a smart, sassy first-grader. I can assure you when she was born, her tiny body felt pain and reacted to stimuli. She was not a blob or an assemblage of body parts. She was a beautiful child created by an almighty God.
In Texas, we are now punishing those who exposed the dirty underbelly of Planned Parenthood, another euphemism, and we gloss over the truth that was brought into the light for all of us to see. Where is your outrage? Where are your petitions? Where are your Letters to the Editor?
"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness." -- Isaiah 5:20.