Cecil the Lion. Thousands of media & news articles out there right now. Internet outrage, memorials covering the final photographs of the beloved animal and countless social media and celebrity reactions surrounding it’s death. This is a BIG deal.
I love lions, they are great, but allow me to shift gears to a 24 week old human child still in it’s mothers womb. A child who started reacting to touch at 8 weeks. A child that neurologists say can feel pain more intensely than adults due to its newly developed neurological system. A living, beautiful baby boy or girl. Not a lion. Not an animal. A person.
Unbeknownst to this child, he or she just so happens to be one of the 3000 babies that will be aborted today in the US. “Abort” is an extremely kind and civil word for what really happens. Here are the two most commonly used abortion procedures today:
Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) abortion: Sharp-edged instruments are used to grasp, twist, and tear the baby’s body into pieces. This continues until the child’s entire body is removed from the womb. The child, in many cases, dies just as a human adult or child would: It bleeds to death as it is torn limb from limb.
Digoxin abortion: A drug called digoxin is injected directly into the baby’s heart or into the amniotic fluid using a needle, giving the baby a fatal heart attack. The dead baby is then removed from his or her mother by dismemberment.
Our country allows this. Excuse my seeming lack of concern, but to hell with Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. Where is our moral compass as a nation?
Abortion is the single biggest social issue facing our nation today. It’s not animal rights. It’s not woman’s health. It’s not religious freedom. It’s not gay rights. It’s abortion, and it’s time to act. Sign a petition or help fund the cause.
3000 children in our country will be aborted today using the techniques described above – one every 29 seconds. You have a voice. Use it.