In 1962, Rachael Carson published a book, “Silent Spring,” – which was basically a treatise, where Ms Carson contended that the entire ecosystem was adversely affected by the indiscriminate use of pesticides, particularly, DDT. Using “Silent Spring” as a metaphor, her premise was that the adverse environmental effects were so catastrophic that conceivably, some day, spring, when new life begins, would be silent.
It’s likely that few people don’t know the volcanic impact that book had on the social-environmental movement of the 1960’s – but the result was explosive – leading to the banning of DDT, and restricted use of pesticides and chemicals in general. This post isn’t, of course, to debate DDT, but it is to speak of another Silent Spring.
The Silent Spring of the unborn. The cries of babies we’ll never hear.
On Jan. 22, 1973, eleven years, and four months after the world began to worry about Nature’s creatures, the Supreme Court (Jan 22, 1973) issued their decision in “favor” of Roe, from Jane Roe v Henry Wade (Dallas District Attorney). America was now allowed to kill its unborn children.
The Court ruled 7–2 that a right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman’s decision to have an abortion, but that this right must be balanced against the state’s interests in regulating abortions: protecting women’s health and protecting the potentiality of human life. Arguing that these state interests became stronger over the course of a pregnancy, the Court resolved this balancing test by tying state regulation of abortion to the third trimester of pregnancy.
The original Roe v Wade ruling has since been expanded by subsequent court rulings which solidified women’s rights to privacy, and a woman’s “right” to abort – even through the third trimester.
It appears that the Supreme Court no longer has a vested interest in “protecting the potentiality of human life,” or even the needs of the State (survival of society).
We’ve watched for decades failed measure after measure, in the hallowed halls of Congress, defeat of any ability to restrain and pull back the so-called “Safe, legal and rare” mantra the Lefties shouted with glee that dark day in 1973. Safe, legal and rare has turned into 46 years of almost unfettered abortions. Worldwide, abortion was the leading cause of death in 2018, 42 million murdered infants.
In 2012, when I wrote this article: “King Herod, Obama and the Genocide of the Unborn” – the number of aborted American babies was 50 million. Today, 6 1/2 years later, the number stands at 61 million. Go to the counter, and watch it change in real time. It should shock you.
Every uptick of those counters represents an innocent life destroyed, a silent scream not heard.
Mother depressed, mother/father not ready, parents want a boy, not a girl, parents don’t want a Down’s syndrome baby – these are the people who demand, and the current law says they’re entitled, to get an abortion. Essentially, it is the mindset of those of the Left who believe in killing those who are unacceptable in their eyes, imperfect or inconvenient. Yet, the Left constantly tries to keep hidden the truth about the murders of the unborn, doing everything they can to keep the pictures and the stories out of the public’s view. If abortion was a good thing, a clean act and not a horrific one, then they wouldn’t have to hide the stories or prevent the pictures from being shown. They wouldn’t lie in court and say the videos were “doctored.” Only evil deeds have to be kept hidden and in darkness.
How evil is the practice of abortion? Well, evil enough that pro-abortionists fight against showing expectant mothers ultrasounds of their babies. It means they fear that a woman might understand that she holds a precious life within her, and an abortion will END that life. Right now, the state of Virginia has a Democrat, a woman, trying to end required ultrasounds before abortions. What are the pro-abortionists afraid of? That someone might see the image of their baby and decide to choose life? Why are the Democrats so intent on killing children?
Have you seen the movie, “Gosnell, The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer”? He killed thousands of babies, and was ultimately convicted for killing several after they were born alive. He was also convicted on a manslaughter charge; a woman died after an abortion. Gosnell’s story is considered horrific, for those who know about it. But the media hid as much of it as they could. In fact, Gosnell was actually found out because he was being investigated for illicit drug trafficking.
What’s incredible to me, and should be to anyone who has an ounce of humanity in them, is how rabid the pro-abortionists are. That term, “pro-choice” – let’s not let them get away with fancy phrases – that’s a conscience soother, an absolution from the State for murder of an innocent. These rabid abortion supporters literally spew hate, and foam at the mouth when they see babies, or anyone trying to save the life of the unborn. Else why would they do this:
This past week, Democrats blocked a bill that would have defunded Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood’s name is a misnomer. Planning means preparing in advance, and making mature choices. It is not supposed to mean the local factory where you stop by and get an abortion because a baby might be a “mistake” as former President Barack Obama said.
In previous Congresses, efforts were made to pass a fetal pain bill, recognizing that infants can certainly feel pain by 20 weeks, though we actually know they can feel pain much earlier – 10 weeks. Why didn’t it pass? The pro-abortionists in the Senate filibustered it. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has reintroduced the bill this legislative session. President Trump addressed late-term abortions in his message to the Annual Right to Life Gathering. These were his words from 2018:
“For example, in the United States, it’s one of only seven countries to allow elective late-term abortions, along with China, North Korea, and others.”
This great country, founded upon the ideals of freedom and liberty, the right to life, the right to pursue a good and righteous life as our Founders intended… this great nation has the blood of millions upon its hands – the blood of the innocent, the blood of the unborn, the blood of future generations who will never have the chance for life – or experience the same gifts our Founding Fathers bequeathed to us, under the guidance of the Great Creator – that’s a stain tainting the soul of this Nation.
Per the National Review article, there is a quote:
‘You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” These words were spoken by English politician William Wilberforce on the floor of the House of Commons in 1791, as he argued for the abolition of the slave trade.”
As regards the genocide of our unborn, some may choose to look away, but you can never say you did not know about the Holocaust of the Innocents. The screams of the unborn cry out to be heard.
Picture credit: Omega-level.net
4-D Scan of a fetus yawning in the womb.