Mass shootings on rise since Roe v. Wade: Planned Parenthood as the NRA of Abortion?
By Jeffrey Lord
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And so it was with Adam Lanza on Friday.
Shooting his mother in the face, then systematically killing 20 innocent children, not to mention the other adults, Adam Lanza had no ability to distinguish between good and evil and the basic value of human life.
Ronald Reagan was right back then. As was Pope John Paul II.
And as events from State Senator Obama’s long-ago statements on the Illinois Born Alive Act to the shootings at Newtown and all these horrific events that have repeatedly occurred since the advent of Roe v. Wade show… Reagan and the Pope would be even more right today.
What is unfolding in Newtown at this very moment is as heartrending as it is chilling.
One cannot possibly fathom the grief.
Nor can one possibly imagine what must run through the minds of those who, as the events of Newtown recede into the rear-view mirror of time, silently realize that the so-called “pro-choice” movement has in fact resulted — yet again…and again and again and again — in a culture of violence that engulfed yet another troubled young mind and heart and leading him to his own “pro-choice” action.
There was another irony in that Newtown ceremony with the president. It was opened by the pastor of the Newtown Congregational Church, a member of the larger United Church of Christ denomination. Which happens to be my own denomination. The UCC says this on its website:
The United Church of Christ is one of the founding faith groups of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, formed in 1973 as the Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights.
One has to ask when my church will begin to question itself on the connection between its stance on abortion — and the culture of violence that has taken so many lives in Newtown.
The other night Fox’s Geraldo Rivera said “imagine the children screaming.”
In 1984 a documentary called The Silent Scream was produced. Hosted by an obstetrician named Bernard Nathanson, a chastened founder of the National Abortion Rights Action League, the film was a graphic video of a baby being aborted and silently “screaming” as it the abortion “provider” went about the task needed to “dismember, crush, and destroy” the baby.
A screaming child indeed.
When Ronald Reagan was talking about values in 1983, he did not hesitate to mention the disturbing disrespect for human life he believed was flowing from Roe v. Wade.
Decades later, Barack Obama is talking about values. Will he discuss abortion?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?