Monday, January 23, 2012

Day of Shame and Repentance

Yesterday Our Glorious Leader issued a statement celebrating the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.  According to Steven Ertelt of LifeSiteNews, the statement says:

As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this Supreme Court decision not only protects a woman’s health and reproductive freedom [bulls***], but also affirms a broader principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters [double bulls*** and a side of fries].  I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right [that for some reason isn't mentioned in the Constitution, professor ... not even in any of the 27 Amendments; oddly enough, the right of life is mentioned — twice — as not to be taken "without due process of law"].  While this is a sensitive and often divisive issue — no matter what our views, we must stay united in our determination to prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant woman and mothers, reduce the need for abortion [what, reduce the income stream for your biggest supporters, Planned Barrenhood?  You're talking through your hat], encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption.  And as we remember this historic anniversary, we must also continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.

I'm no longer angry as much as I am sad — sad that so many children's lives have been taken, sad that so many women have been either killed or damaged (physically and psychologically), sad that so many other women are driven by a collective neurosis of self-hatred and false autonomy, sad that our view of children, sex and reproduction has been twisted by hedonism and self-centeredness.

One day, when we have finally recovered from our national lunacy and put an end to the Great Western Atrocity, I hope that Congress passes and the President signs a law making January 22nd forever a Day of Shame and Repentance, requiring the closure of all but the most necessary businesses and services, flying the flag at half-mast, and some sort of ceremony such as a memorial burial at Arlington with full military honors.  Perhaps at that time we will also mourn the victims of slavery and racial discrimination, as well as the wrongs done to the Native Americans.  We're quick to shove the Holocaust in German faces; we should never be so quick to forget our own genocidal efforts.

Update: Later, same day
Writes former pro-abortion feminist Barbara Curtis:

My prediction is that someday the slavery/abortion connection will be so obvious that Roe v. Wade will be as shameful a part of our past as the Supreme Court’s 1857 Dred Scott decision, which dehumanized another group to deny them the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
 Amen, Barbara.