IF UNPROTESTING COEXISTENCE WITH INDUSTRIALIZED
MURDER IS THE SYMPTOM, WHAT IS OUR DISEASE?
By Rolley Haggard
“When we shrink from the sight of something, when we shroud it in euphemism,
that is usually a sign of inner conflict, of unsettled hearts,
a sign that something has gone wrong in our moral reasoning.”
The above is an astute observation, all the more impressive for describing in 50 words or less the chief reason we're still letting abortion flourish 40-plus years after Roe v. Wade: There's something terribly wrong with our moral reasoning.
But it came from a book titled “Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy.”
That's right, animals. Human beings? That's another story.
Please understand, I am very much an animal lover myself and often quote Jonah 4:11 in defense of my God-given affection for them. But try to find admissions similar to the one above regarding the callous irresponsibility we've exhibited with respect to the brutal extermination of pre-born people. Most of us have grown so accustomed to unprotestingly coexisting with industrialized murder that it hardly elicits the least little twitch on our moral galvanometer. If EKGs could measure emotional upset over abortion, the majority of us would be flatliners.
We've plain gotten used to babies being killed in America at the stupefying rate of two per minute. Our response to the silent screams of those being aborted has been, for the most part, to simply drown it all out by “singing a little louder.” We deem it more tolerable to let the massacre go on than to live up to our responsibility to end it.