As I watched the television news coverage of the tragedy at Virginia Tech and the simultaneous headline news story about the partial-birth abortion ruling, I was overcome by the insanity of ALL of it!
On one hand we, as society, are bemoaning the horrific tragedy of a sick adolescent who attempted to relieve his own torturous experience of life by massacring his peers. We are asking ourselves and each other what brings a person to do such a thing? We are asking ourselves and each other what is going wrong with our society? With our youth? We are seemingly desperate for answers as to what to DO about this "condition" we have found ourselves in. We can't seem to figure out why our youth are so troubled. We are mysteriously puzzled as to why they do not value themselves and others and sacredness of life more. We cannot see the forest for the trees!
On the other hand, so many of the same people who are asking these questions are ranting and raving in protest about the ruling against partial birth abortion. As if it should be acceptable to pull a living human baby from his mother's womb, and in spite of his beating heart and gasps for breath, stab him in the back of his skull with a pair of surgical scissors and suck his brains out while his feet are kicking. I'm fighting the urge to throw up as I re-describe the court descriptions of the so-called "procedure." This cold blooded act of murdering a baby who would have otherwise potentially lived is called a "procedure"????????????? If a baby the same age was ripped from his incubator and stabbed through the skull before sucking his brains out it would be called murder. It would be unthinkable. I don't get it!!!!! Have the people who are in protest of abolishing such a "procedure" ever held a newborn baby in their arms? Can they really look into the faces of their own children and still think this is somehow acceptable or right?
We fight for the legal "right" to so coldly disregard human life while we are baffled as to how a young college student could possibly be so capable of the same????????????
Indeed, to quote Walt Kelley, "We have met the enemy...and he is us."