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Abortion and America's Dirty Little Secret
Friday, January 25, 2013 - By Judie Brown

Not too long ago Bill O’Reilly made the astute observation that Americans are the ones responsible for the chaos that is currently enveloping this nation.

While O’Reilly was not talking about moral chaos, the fact is that the national crisis of conscience is at the foundation of all that ails America.

For example, we cannot blame the Obama administration for our own failure as pro-life Americans to enunciate honestly how to confront a fundamental moral error like that of sanctioning the direct killing of innocent children. We are as a culture blind to reality, preferring instead to label deadly actions as mere personal preferences. If this were not so, Bill Clinton would never have been chosen “Father of the Year,” President Obama would not have been chosen “Person of the Year” and Vice President Joseph Biden would not be calling himself Catholic and having a private Catholic Mass celebrated in his home prior to being sworn in as vice president this past Monday.

Presidents Clinton and Obama are poster boys for decriminalized abortion, as is the vice president who has also distinguished himself as being capable of defying Catholic doctrine without a single word of admonishment being uttered by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It would seem that no disgrace is worthy of attention these days.

And who is to blame for such flagrant abuses of humanity and Christ Himself? We are; the people are responsible. Here are the facts.

America just reelected the most pro-abortion president in the history of our nation—and more than 50 percent of Catholic voters helped make this happen. 

Yet today, January 25, thousands of Americans will defy the chilling cold temperatures in Washington, D.C. to stand in solidarity with the preborn baby and decry the act of abortion and the Supreme Court decisions that have facilitated it.

The thought that comes to mind is not a pleasant one, for I have to ask myself how many of those who stand in the freezing cold are really against every single act of abortion, every act of contraception, and every in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure. I would hazard a guess that there are not many at all. 

Whether it is because of ignorance or political posturing, even the term pro-life has become meaningless. And that is our fault.

As Pogo once said, we have met the enemy and he is us.

It’s the people who are responsible for the disconnection between what is true and what is public perception. Pro-life apologists have muddied the waters. Each of us as a united body of leaders has not been definitive in explaining that whether a surgical abortion is the result of rape, incest, or described as necessary to save the life of the mother, no abortion is acceptable.

We have not spoken about the evils of contraception as being the taproot of the abortion culture in this nation.

We have not moved heaven and earth politically to stop the practice of in vitro fertilization, which results in the deaths of only God knows how many preborn children during their first moments or hours of life.

So as we mourn the demise of countless millions of our fellow brothers and sisters on this tragic day, we must also resolve to stop the madness, the deception, and the politicking within our movement.

No more fabricated claims such as the polls stating that most Americans are pro-life. The right questions are never asked! 

My heart aches for this moral crisis and for this nation. My suspicion is that America’s dirty little secret—lack of faith in God—is robbing us of our ability to be courageous and demand honesty from ourselves and others.

We are weak because we have failed to put our trust in God; instead we placed it in ourselves and our own perceived intellectual prowess.

On this 40th commemoration of the nation’s most deadly Supreme Court action, it is time to ask ourselves what it will take to achieve victory. 

We may well find that the answer is quite simply prayer, fasting, and revival. 

IN GOD WE TRUST, NOT IN OURSELVES.

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Timothy Smith | 2013-01-26 22:26:29
Well said. Too much flesh. Do we belive the bible or not? We live way too much for this world, not the next or we won't collectively tollerate this evil. Thanks for all you do for the Unborn,Timothy Smith - LifeBeat Ministry.
Rich Newhouse | 2013-01-26 16:07:20
The soul of our Nation is battered and abused. It has no more love and care other than "self". It is being taught from all sides that the relativistic self is all that matters.It starts in our homes, emphasized in our schools at all levels and fortified by the government and all forms of media and entertainment, the love and care for all people has been replaced by the satisfaction of "self". Lord we pray desperately for true leaders in our families, our faith and government. On bended knee and bowed head we seek your strength and forgiveness.
James Howard | 2013-01-26 01:41:18
Judy, Excellent article. Yes, our people have abandoned God and their Faith in Him. We have become a nation of IDIOTS. A new DARK AGES has decended across this land. We cannot ask God to bless our nation as long as we kill innocent babies. Equal rights for the unborn babies. I said that over 40 years ago when I joined the Pro-life movement as a young teen. It took almost 100 years to stop slavery after this nation was founded. God forbid, but it might take almost as long to stop the Silent Holocaust of abortion. Thank you Judy. Blessings, James
Paul A. Byrne, M.D. | 2013-01-25 20:59:26
Dear Judie, Thank you, but please do not forget those living persons who have their vital organs taken, which causes their death or makes them weaker.