Our Government considers the exercise of two enumerated rights under the Constitution to be acts of violence.
For instance--in Maryland, Charles B. Martin just got sentenced to life in prison. The reason for this is that he put a contract out on his girlfriend, and provided a silencer to the trigger man, because she refused to have an abortion! This isn't the only murder of a woman who refused to kill her unborn child in the last year or two, either. It's a dismally frequent occurrence, and the motivation for the violence--the refusal to kill an unborn child is seldom, if ever reported in the MSM. I wonder though--if someone killed a woman for having their unborn child murdered, how much airplay and print space that would get? If you remember, there was a case where two people kidnapped their adult daughter, tied her up, and dragged her to get an abortion against her will. She escaped, bound, and wasn't helped by passersby. And the parents weren't charged wit the crime. And she was forced to have an abortion. Forced abortions, and coerced abortions are very common. 60% of all women having abortions report, force, coercion or pressure to kill their baby.
Who protects and cares for these women? Not very many people that I know of. Certainly not the governments of the several states, or the Federal Government. And not the Government of Canada. You know Canada--the place that is so often held out as a model of what we should do in the US. Well here's what they are doing about he problem of forced and coerced abortion: Bill C-510 in the Canadian Parliament was decisively shot down by that august body and the Canadian PM. This bill would have made it illegal to force or coerce a woman into having an abortion by threats of violence, withdrawal of financial resources or support, or denial of a place to live.
The thing is, existing laws are not working to protect women from this scourge. But the parliamentarians of Canada didn't want to extend a specific protection to pregnant mothers. (They have specific protection for homosexuals that have resulted in ministers being arrested for sermons delivered in church!) This law was introduced after a young woman who refused to have an abortion was severely beaten and left in a snow drift to freeze to death--which she did.
And Canada is one of the exemplars we are supposed to look to for progressive legislation on human rights, gender issues, public standards of morality, health care and other issues. But they can't make it illegal to tell a pregnant woman that if she doesn't abort, you'll beat her up, kick her out of the house and leave her broke and homeless.
Of course, one of the better kept secrets about our neighbor to the north is this--the per capital rate of violent crime, sexual assault, and property crimes are all higher than that of the US. people tend to quote raw numbers, rather than the percapita rate, because it make them look better. i guess they think we don't realize how few Canadians there are. or maybe they don't know it. Canada isn't a good roll model for us--it's a really unpleasant place, these days.
Here in the US the killing continues unabated. One disturbing trend is the "selective reduction" of twins, it's common in Canada too. This is something I won't even pretend to be thoughtful about: I am the father of twins, and I think people who do this should be punished severely, their children removed from the home and given to good couples who will adopt them. This is evil so extreme I can't come up with words for it. Try to imagine it as a hypothetical conversation--"Well Ginny, I know being an only child is lonely, but you don't have a sibling. Well, you had one, but mommy and Daddy had him killed, because it would have ruined Mommy's figure to carry twins, and been too much work and trouble to raise you both. Besides, Daddy would have had to give up his beer drinking and bass fishing trips with the boys to afford you both." The most common reasons given for this procedure are expense, parental work load and interference with life style. It's evil, pure and simple, and a graver evil perhaps, than simple abortion, if that's possible.
Then of course, much of this wouldn't be possible without the
Or take the physician in Massachusetts, who pled guilty to manslaughter in the death of a woman he was providing with a "safe and legal" abortion at 13 weeks of gestational age. He was released early from prison. OK--lots of people, most in fact, get an early release from prison. But this guy, who killed a patient and didn't call for help in time to save her in an attempt to keep his 'business" from looking bad, demonstrated no remorse for his actions, and the Parole Board recommended that he not be given early release. Apparently he blames everyone else, including the State, for his actions and lack of judgment. By the way, the medical Board has barred him from practicing medicine or teaching--the death was the result of criminal level malpractice.
So we no longer have a legal system that will protect the rights of the unborn, or of mothers, and our pressis firmly committed to enabling murder, and our government thinks that if we object, we are somehow violent, even though we can document that we are the objects of violence. And one of the countries held up as an example of what we should be doing refuses to protect mothers and their unborn children from violence,coercion and pressure to murder them. It's a hate crime in some places to say that homosexual activity is sinful. But it's OK to coerce a woman into an abortion.
To close this up--I expect us to be punished by God for this. After all, every time Mary appeared in the 20th century has warned us of this. But I keep having priests tell me that God won't punish us. I know who i will trust in this matter.