Monday, January 24, 2011

The Two Rulings And A Judgment

Saturday marked the 38th. anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the two landmark Supreme Court decisions which allow unrestricted abortions to be legally performed in this country. This weekend, the usual annual demonstrations around the country took place, with the march in Washington, DC happening today. So let history note these events.

It is my custom to make some kind of remark about the gravity of this remembrance. This year, I will let someone else speak in my place. Fedora doff to the Recovering Choir Director, Aristotle A. Esguerra, via a post on his Facebook page, for the information.

No matter which side of the debate one takes, events in Philadelphia, PA have cast a large shadow over this weekend. A grand jury in the City of Brotherly Love has indicted a doctor with eight counts of murder: seven babies killed after they were delivered live and a female patient who sought his abortion service. (Note: PDF file containing 281 pages; graphic details are in the indictment.) The gentleman who 'blogs at Fallen Sparrow has his take on the proceedings.

This is a very sobering situation. It makes one wonder if this is only the tip of the iceberg. Will it serve as a wake-up call to all involved in this on whatever level? Will the nations' eyes now become perfectly wide open at this glimpse of hell created by us? Do we as a country start regretting this?

William Shakespeare through his character Hamlet asks if we wish to exist. In the content of the play, he is speaking of suicide. I extend this metaphor to all of humanity.

Why is humanity choosing the second option?

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