Sunday, January 21, 2001

Wind of Change

The future's in the air
I can feel it everywhere
Blowing with the wind of change

January 22, 2001 marks twenty-eight years of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion. The infamous decision has resulted in over 43 million dead unborn children. Beyond those grisly numbers and the countless walking wounded victims of abortion, the value of life has been dramatically cheapened. Almost weekly the sorry headlines assault the heart. A quick searchof headlines reveals the depth of the problem:
Woman who killed baby in microwave gets 5 years in prison;
Man sentenced in death of 5 month-old son;
Baby's body found in shallow grave;
4 month-old suffocated;
Man denies murdering baby;
Child left in van by sitter dies;
Father arrested in death of infant son;
Mother of baby found dead remains in jail;
Infant found dead in tribal septic pool;
Teen admits role in death of newborn;
Tot tossed from car;
Infant's body found in laundry;
2nd dead newborn washes up on beach;
A "woman's right to choose" today a sacred right, that held so much promise for the liberation, salvation of women has become a cruel joke. A cruel joke on women because abortion devastates women both emotionally and physically. Latest examples include a recent Finnish government funded study found that women who abort are approximately four times more likely to die in the following year than women who carry their babies to term. Research evidence has resulted in even pro-choice researchers acknowledging the reality of Postabortion Syndrome. Team leader Dr. Brenda Major found PAS in 1.4% of a sample of women who had aborted two years earlier. Even at this underestimated rate it could mean over half a million women afflicted. Yet another study reveals a link between abortion and breast cancer. "BreastCancer: Its link to abortion and the birth control pill" is a new book of the six year study by Chris Kahlenborn, M.D. Most ironic is that many men avoid the responsibilities of fatherhood by using abortion as a tool. Women are coerced and pushed to abort their babies by their boyfriends, husbands or fathers. It is no coincidence that statistics document the most pro-abortion group to be young men ages 18-25, not women.
The election of George W. Bush signals a wind of change to come. A nation weary of the pro-death Clinton administration longs for the hope of life to shine. These signs are reflected in the latest Zogby poll that found a majority of Americans believe abortion destroys an innocent life and is manslaughter. The new President Bush has the opportunity to set the tone of his administration to respect all human life. Bush can begin the national healingby immediately turning around those Clinton policies the have made the US oneof the most pro-abortion countries. He can reinstate the Mexico City policy that bars the use of American funds for groups promoting or performing abortions around the world. He can sign the bill banning the horrific procedure of partial-birth abortions. He will be able to promote families by encouraging adoptions and parental notification in cases of abortion for minors.
Twenty-eight years of abortion on demand has brought us horrors few imagined possible- abortion for reasons of gender selection, late term abortions, partial-birth abortions and live birth abortions. Thankfully, the American people have had enough and look forward to a restoration of that most sacred right- Life.

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
Blowing with the wind of change

(Wind of Change, Scorpions, Klaus Meine)