Last night, Michelle Obama gave a beautiful speech praising Hillary Rodham Clinton, in part, for her “devotion to American children.” She noted her advocacy for disabled children as a lawyer. I was happy to hear that Ms. Clinton worked on behalf of the vulnerable as a lawyer, but to praise a person who supports abortion for any and all reasons (including disability) and gruesome forms of abortion at that, including partial-birth abortion, and who further vows to repel the Hyde Amendment, as an advocate for all children is disingenuous in the extreme.
“If we have no peace it’s because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
Clinton’s form of extremism is indicative of the sickness of our society — a society that is increasingly violent — because it looks at the pre-born child, systematically denies her humanity (despite all scientific evidence to the contrary), and says that she does not deserve to live. This logic extends, like a cancer throughout the body, coarsening our ability to see the humanity of the poor, the sick, the elderly, the prisoner, the immigrant, the child killed by U.S. drones in Syria. Our country’s growing disdain for life at all stages cannot be separated from our widespread practice of disposing of the unborn for any reason whatsoever at any point in the entire nine months of pregnancy. We are what we love, and a society that loves abortion, will never be a peaceful one.
– Jessica Keating