The Democratic Virginia delegate who has recently come under fire for sponsoring a bill in the Virginia House of Delegates that would allow the termination of a pregnancy up to 40 weeks old, is also the chief patron of a bill that would protect the lives of “fall cankerworms” during certain months.
Democratic Virginia Del. Kathy Tran introduced “House Bill No. 2495 – Fall cankerworm; spraying prohibited during certain months” on Jan. 9, the same day as “House Bill No. 2491 — Abortion; eliminate certain requirements.”
Now let’s just make sure we fully understand the ramifications and implications of this fact. This women, and those that support her, value the life of a worm more than the life of a viable human baby. That some value animal life more than human has been true for some time – but this, this takes the cake. This is not a cute kitten or a furry bear, this is worm for cryin’-in-the-sink! These people value a worm more than a baby.
Did you listen to the Governor of Virginia? (WARNING – this is graphic) He talks about allowing babies that are living outside the womb to die! And he doubled down on it. His rationale for that double-down? Why women’s rights, of course. Where does that end? If a woman has a neighbor that keeps her up at night playing loud music so she is too tired to perform at school and therefore cannot achieve her career goals – does she have a “right” to end that neighbor’s life?
Last Sunday I wrote about the myopia that can infect some environmental law, that people cannot see the forest for the trees. This is kind of like that, but it is so horrible and awful that you cannot muster a snicker. Back in the day we used to consider being nearly blind sort of funny. But the blindness in evidence here cannot be corrected by glasses, contact lenses or lazik. This is a blindness that reaches deep into souls. This is not a problem with the eyes, it is a problems with the heart. I have written about this and written about it, and I have done so less articulately than I would like because the oxymoronic nature of talking in reasonable tones about laws to allow the killing of viable human babies simply robs me of speech.
I can usually understand the thinking of someone I disagree with, but here I cannot. Sure I can argue with their stated reasons for wanting to do these things, but those stated reasons are mere window dressing – cover for something very deep and very disturbing that drives them to want to end human life. Knocking down those reasons will only cause them to invent more reasons. This desire to destroy is primal and beyond reason. Take for example this NYTimes op-ed by Michelle Goldberg that attempts to defend the law because the questioning was about “absurd scenarios” and the governor and representative were “taken aback” and fumbled their responses. To posit such a response you have to assume no woman would ever claim that having a baby would be a mental health issue, while pretty much every mother I know has claimed it at some point. Ms. Goldberg seems so set to defend this law that she fails to understand that just a few years ago its introduction would have been considered absurd.
I commented yesterday about how the Vice President thinks these are the dying thrashes of the abortion movement. The primal nature involved here would indicate such, but it also reveals just how deeply flawed we humans are – how much we need God’s touch not to be reduced to the purely animalistic – or apparently in Rep Tran’s view less than animalistic.
I have had a few applause lines in my life, very few. But the biggest came when I was a discussion leader at something called “GodBlogCon” a long time ago now. I said that there were two ways to end abortion. One was through law, the other was by reaching every single human with the gospel. If the latter happened, abortion would end regardless of permissive laws. These new laws in NY and VA make plain that the only way this atrocity will end is through the gospel.
Please put this topic at the top of your conversation list at church this weekend. That babies are dying is tragic enough, but the souls polluted in the process is beyond tragic.