WASHINGTON, D.C., December 20, 2012, (—Politically motivated arguments are infuriatingly illogical, but none more so than special pleading for abortion providers.

Earlier this month, Rush Limbaugh told his that audience Roe v. Wade had “made us insensitive to killing.” 

His words took on a new prescience as the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre claimed the lives of nearly two-dozen young children – often referred to in the media simply as “babies.” 


But not everyone was convinced. His caller’s statement that abortion deserved an honorable mention in decimating the black community brought howls from the Civil Rights industry, one of the pillars of the Democratic Party with the abortion industry, labor unions, and homosexuals. Seeking to exonerate its political bedmate, the website posted a 2011 speech given by Rep. Gwen Moore, D-WI, during congressional hearings to defund Planned Parenthood:

I just want to tell you what it’s like not to have Planned Parenthood … You have to give your kids Ramen noodles at the end of the month to fill up their little bellies so they won’t cry. You have to give them mayonnaise sandwiches. They get very few fruits and vegetables, because they’re expensive. It subjects children to low educational attainment because of the ravages of poverty.

She concluded, “Planned Parenthood is healthy for women, it’s healthy for children, and it’s healthy for our society.”

Planned Parenthood is indisputably not healthy for the unborn children variously dismembered, suctioned, or given lethal injections in every one of their affiliates

Poverty, though never good, is far from the worst evil. (Wanton dismemberment of the innocent might qualify for that.)

American culture long believed overcoming the ravages of poverty or deprivation built character. School books lionized the initiative evident in Horatio Alger stories and the ingenuity of real-life figures from Abraham Lincoln to Andrew Carnegie. Before church philanthropy was replaced by government entitlements, people helped their neighbors – and a kindly parson might point out the destructive behaviors that led the recipient into his impoverished state. He would wipe away tears, give them a sense of purpose, and gently point the way to a future filled with hope.

The church might even condition its aid upon the person’s giving up vices like drinking, gambling, and being a bit too loose with his or her affections. 

Unlike certain denominations – which fund abortion with tithes – churches equipped struggling parents with the skills they needed. If necessary, a relative, a Christian family, or an order of monks or nuns, would adopt the children produced by those who could not care for them.

Generations of people grew up just this way – poor, perhaps raised by someone other than their birth parents, but determined to fulfill their potential.

People as diverse as Clarence Thomas, Steve Jobs, and Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan shared a history of overcoming abandonment, indifference, and hardship to reach the pinnacle of success.

The next generation might appreciate the same opportunity, pork ‘n’ beans notwithstanding.

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