Babies and Cankerworms – Odd Combination
It’s the beginning of a new year. Winter has set in. Snow is currently falling outside my window covering my yard in a deceptively beautiful blanket of white. It’s the perfect time for reflection – and soup.
In late January, 2019, New York’s governor signed into law a bill that allows a fully formed baby to be murdered seconds before its birth. I am pro-choice. I’m pro-choice not because I believe it is okay to kill babies when they are small, but because I don’t believe life begins at conception. Reasonable people can debate this maturely and agree to disagree while co-existing.
What I think 99.9% of us will agree on is that life is without a doubt there at 40 weeks. At this point it isn’t an “abortion,” it’s “murder.” We can all agree “life” is unquestioningly there during months 7, 8 and 9 of a pregnancy. The debate begins somewhere at the end of the first trimester. That’s between you, your God and your conscience and not the subject of this column.
Until January 31, 2019, when State Delegate Kathy Tran, of Fairfax County, introduced a similar bill in Virginia, I had no idea how many states allow the murder of babies. Alaska, Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont and the District of Columbia all have similar, no restriction abortions. How?
I use the word “murder,” because that’s what it is. Anyone who is using the phrase “late term abortion,” is kidding themselves. No reasonable and sane person would question “life” being present. What they are really questioning is “quality of life,” including for the mother. That should scare the crap out of everyone.
At her 9th month, hours before delivery, she could decide she cannot mentally handle raising a child. She could choose to murder it and face no legal consequences. The law was changed to accommodate that. The law was also changed so that a certified physician didn’t have to commit the murder. Because, how many licensed doctors would be willing? Dr. Kermit Gosnell is no longer available.
Here I sit on a beautiful winter day unable to understand why more people aren’t outraged? We are addicted to outrage; we have an outrage culture. You can’t wear a hat without someone being outraged. How did America get to where we are outraged about a red hat but complacent about killing babies?
The same day she introduced her “abortion” bill, Delegate Tran introduced legislation to save the lives of fall cankerworms. (Google it. I wish is was a joke.) These insects can destroy a forest. Habitat, food, oxygen and babies aren’t high on her list of things that need looking after, but the life of the cankerworm is. How am I supposed to process that?
It’s getting harder and harder to defend my Democrat friends. It’s also getting harder and harder to defend Republicans. Democrats run around implementing policies destroying American culture, customs and norms, Republican’s let them do it. Well, to be fair, Republicans talk a lot about stopping them, but, given the opportunity, they’ve proven to be useless.
Both parties only exist to exist. Whatever they do, it’s with an eye toward self-preservation. They both love American misery and chaos. The more misery and chaos the better their odds of survival. There is no incentive for government to fix anything. Why would they?
I’m going to spend the remainder of the winter reflecting on where I fit in. I can’t be the only person out there who sees the hamster wheel we are on.