This morning a Facebook friend posted this picture;
and it kinda through off my groove.
I try to stay out of Facebook arguments (because obviously) but my entire walk with Maroussi I spent thinking about that picture and what it means, and what it means when someone posts something comparing the holocaust to abortion.
Post-edit; it’s been graciously brought to my attention that I’m a dork, and mis-understood the above picture. Its obviously comparing the lives of American soldiers lost in WW2 to aborted babies, NOT victims of the Holocaust. *sigh*
My bad. Honestly, I am just so used to the holocaust/abortion comparison now, especially after that Dugger chick made the news with her dumb comments, that its the first thing I thought when I saw that graphic. My apologies.
…sorta…because still, that is the dumbest comparison I’ve ever seen. Wtf.
Besides being absurdly offensive to actual victims of the holocaust, the picture makes me assume a couple things about the poster.
Obviously, you’re posting this picture because you’re pro-life, right? Which means you’re all-the-way pro-life and are suuuuuuuper supportive of those babies after they’re born, right? Let’s just talk about what I assume about you if you’re pro-life, mmmkay?
I’m just going to assume from now on that if you tell me you’re pro-life, you’re so pro-life that you vote against blowing up civilians in other countries. You believe that a person’s value is not determined by their location, nor their race, gender, religion, socioeconomic standing, future potential etc.
I’m going to assume you offer free childcare to parents who need a hand. You’re aware that many mommies are single and work full-time, often more than full-time, and can’t really get ahead in life because they’ve gotta pay someone to watch their children. You know the stress of this is often debilitating, so you’re eager to sacrifice your own free-time to help.
You’re so pro-life, you vote for higher taxes so as to pay the hospital bills for unwed, under-served mothers who already have four children at home. You probably volunteer your time in after-school programs for all those kids whose parents’ work full-time and have no one waiting to greet them at home when they finish with school. You vote to raise minimum wage so these teenage single-mothers can actually support their families, right? You must be more-than-willing to pay higher taxes so these beloved, precious infants, now middle schoolers, receive healthy meals at their public schools, because you know that without adequate nutrition a child’s behavior and mental health suffers. And you love these children. Pro-lifer, you’re obviously there either to counsel or pay a counselor to walk with the terrified twelve-year-old pregnant with her father’s kid through her blessed gift from God, right?
Because obviously, if you’re posting statistics about the holocaust in relation to abortion, you also know the statistics involving lowered crime rates twenty years after abortion was legalized. And you’re not dumbfounded by the correlation, because you’re aware that babies born unwanted into a corrupt system often grow up corrupt. If life seems dead-end, and hopeless, and injustice prevails, maybe, just maybe, that’s how people reach the point where the only option they really see available is something illegal. Maybe.
You’re all for sex education classes being taught to young children and you vote yes on schools offering free condoms to its students in full confidentiality. You’re pro-life, right? So care so deeply about the lives already here.
You love life, so you have voted for equality in marriage, because you know that usually gay and lesbian couples aren’t making babies; they’re adopting them. And if girls and women aren’t aborting their babies, and they’re unfit to raise them, you obviously support adoption in a very real, financial, political way.
You didn’t go see and support American Sniper because if glorifies a twisted individual who enjoyed taking the lives of others, who claimed that actual human beings were “savages”. You love babies so much you were appalled to learn he murdered children.
^Chris Kyle, everyone.
And your nationalism halts at defending him. “He was just doing his job”, but so were the Nazis you’re comparing women in need to.
Most of all, pro-lifer, your church must be flooded with adopted and foster kids, because you all take very seriously the command your God gave you to care for those orphans. (James 1:27) You know that faith without works is dead, (James 2:14-26) so you obviously do more for these babies than post an emotional status about them, yeah? You know that American churches outnumber children in foster care by three-to-one, yet there those children wait. In the broken foster care system.
You remember that you were adopted into God’s little family.
I’m so proud of you, pro-lifer, for your moral standing. Now what are you doing with it?
Prove to me that what you’re advocating for isn’t some high and lofty rhetoric and that you actually care about those babies, and their parents.