You know how to stop abortion? Require that each one occur with a gun. ~ Rush Limbaugh, show archive, Jan. 16, 2013
I know some of you, even some of my friends here on the Evangelical portal here at Patheos won’t like me saying it — but Rush is right on this one. Lost amid all the clamor about gun control efforts to supposedly protect children is the fact that we brutally kill thousands of children every day via abortion, children who never even make it to Kindergarten.
One reason we have become so tolerant of the horrific slaughter of our children is that those responsible for the decision (mothers and fathers) don’t have to actually pull the trigger or even see the jarring consequences of their life-ending decision. We have sanitized the process to hide the simple fact that a child dies when an abortion occurs just as surely as by a bullet.
How many parents would “have an abortion” (a euphemistic salve if ever there was one) if it had to be done with a Beretta 9 millimeter?
It’s the same reality behind the Old Testament requirement that parents must be the first to cast the stone to execute their own rebellious children. Talk about incentive to “train them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord!”
I’m not advocating that we return to that approach or even evaluating the wisdom of it here as it applies to parenting and societal justice. But the fact is that when we have to come face-to-face with the consequences of our decisions, we make different decisions. It’s the same way with abortion.
Rush is right.
I know we’re all supposed to be loving these days, which means to some people of faith that we should not be pointing out the horrific consequences of the evil of abortion in away that doesn’t play well with a God-despising media. But showing pictures of charred Jewish bodies or starving children in concentration camps would not have been all that seeker-friendly either.
Still it might have saved a lot of children. Children like yours and mine and those precious souls at Sandy Hook.
If one abortion — one — got the media coverage given to the massacre at Sandy Hook, we would all likely puke — and then hurl Roe vs. Wade away in furious disgust.
Someday. Soon. Merciful God, may it be soon.