Sex-Selection Abortion and China's Brutality: Shall We 'Gulp and Get Over It'?
they held her down," said Mr Deng to All Girls Allowed, a Christian organisation in the United States that campaigns against the One Child policy. "They covered her head with a pillowcase. She could not do anything because they were restraining her," he added. He said his wife had tried to kill herself after the abortion.
Mrs Feng told All Girls Allowed that she could "feel the baby jumping around inside me all the time, but then she went still"..
Chai Ling, of All Girls Allowed, said officials had "launched a campaign of forced abortions". Li Yuongjiou, of Ankang's family planning department, told Caixin, a magazine, that the town had missed its targets under the One Child policy for two years, and this year there was an emphasis on stricter enforcement."
So, shall we still "gulp if we must, and then get over it"?? But that's China, you say, not the United States. We don't forcibly abort here! We're all about choice!
Look at those pictures, and see our future. Actually, look at that baby and see our present. No, our government doesn't hunt down pregnant women, abduct them off the streets, drug them, beat them, and then violently kill their babies against their will, thank God.
But the instinctual revulsion and horror we would rightly feel at the thought of tearing the arms and legs off a baby or stabbing a baby in the heart has been diluted in our hearts and silenced in our consciences for 40 years now. We've been told we have to allow abortion even if that thing in the pit of our stomachs won't leave us in peace. We've been told to disregard that voice in our heads screaming that it can't possibly be okay to kill a child.
We've been told abortion is a good thing for women and society, and those unsightly remains of bloody babies are just anti-woman propaganda. Yeah, it's not pretty to look at, so do yourself a favor and stop looking at it. Forget the baby; it's not human anyway.
All we're left with is a mere feeling of uneasiness and discomfort at the idea of targeting girls in the womb, and now that discomfort, we're told, we must swallow down and "get over"
Babies like Feng Jianmei's are killed in our cities here in wonderful America every day, and we call it our "right." Children are ripped from the womb in pieces and we call it our "choice." We are well on our way to becoming China. If people heed Ms. Benedikt's directive to just "gulp, then get over it", the only possible destination is China.
Ms. Benedikt, take a good, long look at the photos of Feng Jianmei and her dead baby. Be horrified, if you still can be. Look at the baby. That's no blank slate. That's a child. That's what your precious "choice" destroys while you play deaf, dumb, and blind to everything but your sacrosanct "right".
All of you who insist you can personally be opposed to abortion but cannot "impose" your beliefs on anyone else, take a good, long look at that child. Now tell that child you just couldn't "impose" on anyone else. Sorry, baby.
Is there anything left that will shock our numbed sensibilities? Fr. Frank Pavone is absolutely right when he says America will never reject abortion until America sees abortion.
Well, America, I dare you. Take a long, hard look at Feng Jianmei and her murdered little baby. That's abortion. Don't just gulp and get over it.
Jennifer Hartline is a grateful Catholic, a proud Army wife and homeschooling mother of three children. She is a contributing writer for Catholic Online. Visit her online at Wake Up, Deborah!
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.
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