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One Dead, Two Wounded.

— Posted by Christina (July 7, 2008 at 11:34 am)

You’ve most probably seen the pro-life slogan that runs, “Abortion: One Dead, One Wounded.” I think that this slogan is wonderful for exposing the ruin that abortion brings to both mother and child, and it is a beautiful expression of our compassion for the mothers who are victims of abortion and not just the babies.

But you know, while I see it as truthful and beautiful, I also see it as incomplete. Every abortion does kill a baby, and every abortion does wound a mother, but in this slogan that mentions only the baby and his/her mother, we have again forgotten the father.

If we forget the fathers who are, along with the mothers, victims of every abortion, who will remember them? And if no one remembers them, who will help them?

We cry out indignantly against the pro-abortion movement’s constant downplay of fatherhood’s rights and dignity, and we accuse them of trampling a sacred and irremovable part of every family. And rightly we should. But do we also often forget fathers? Do we, through our forgetfullness, unwittingly assist the abortion industry in burying the importance of fathers in the lives of their children?

Abortion in America is built on two main pillars: lies and silence. One of the favorite lies is, of course, that fathers have no rights or say in the lives of their unborn children. And silence on this issue greatly helps to furthur the lie. Now if we too forget to speak up constantly in the defense of fathers and offer them help, what are we doing to combat such an evil combination of lies and silence?

It’s easy to forget the fathers, in our efforts to reach out to the mothers whose babies are threatened by abortion. But if we do, we only furthur the anti-fatherhood cause that the pro-abortion movement has worked so long and so hard to uphold. They know that once fathers are given back the rights that are theirs, abortion won’t stand a chance. Because it is the nature of fatherhood to fiercely protect their children.

Why else would the pro-abortion movement so tenaciously guard the lie that fathers have no rights in regards to their children? Without the shield of this lie, abortion is pretty much gone.

So we can’t for one moment forget the importance and rights of every father in the lives of his children. Not only must we expose the pain of abortion for fathers, but also the responsibility and rights that they have, and that no one can take these away from any father.

They abortion problem is, if we think about it, largely a father’s issue, since in every family it is the father’s duty to protect and guard his wife and children.

Notice the almost unbelievable skill of the pro-abortion movement in effectively furthuring their cause: one of the first things they did in legalizing abortion back in 1973 was too strip fathers of their rights!

It’s up to us to come back in full force against the lies that are destroying the sacredness, duties, and rights of fatherhood! Lies that use a most despicable way to furthur the murder of innocent children! Terribly SHAMEFUL!

But what else would be so effective a shield for the pro-abortion movement? It is one of hell’s worst deceptions!

Let us do our best to constantly combat one of abortions most supporting lies. And so, it is not, “Abortion: One Dead, One Wounded.” It is, “Abortion: One Dead, Two Wounded”!

God bless.

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7 Comments on “One Dead, Two Wounded.”

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  1. RSD says:

    Wonderful observation, Christina. I seem to remember reading or hearing that the Father, aside from being the head of the family, is also its SPIRITUAL head. It’s not the mothers job (although, in current culture, it is the reverse) to lead the family spiritually.

    If only we, fathers, can take back that role and set an example for our sons…our future generation would have the spiritual backbone to stand up to the evils in society.

    Comment posted July 7th, 2008 at 1:27 pm
  2. Mike says:

    I like the thinking that two are wounded – both mother and father.

    However I think it is more than two that are wounded. How about the grandmothers, grandfathers, uncles, aunts, cousins, sisters, brothers and so on. How about the prospective adoptive parents and their families? Think of all the interactions you have with everyone throughout your lifetime. These are interactions that will never take place.

    So isn’t the number wounded actually an infinite number?

    Mike

    Comment posted July 8th, 2008 at 3:49 am
  3. Em says:

    You are very right that many fathers are also injured by abortion. Though I have to agree with Mike – “One dead, many wounded.”

    Comment posted July 8th, 2008 at 11:55 am
  4. Mike says:

    Many have also made the argument that Abortion is the main reason for our Social Security crisis.

    At one point I believe the ratio of the number of people paying into the social security pool to the number of benefactors was 50 to 1. The Social Security system works when we have a continually growing population. In the near future our ratio is supposed to be as low as 5 to 1 or 3 to 1. One of the main reasons is we are killing our unborn babies in the mothers womb.

    Not only do surgical abortions hurt this ratio but chemical abortions also hurt this ratio. For some reason our government still gives large portions of our tax dollars to Planned Parenthood which kills our babies through both surgical and chemical abortions.

    Therefore as you can see, abortion also hurts society as a whole.

    Mike

    Comment posted July 8th, 2008 at 1:14 pm
  5. Christina says:

    Mike and Em,

    It’s very true that many people are wounded by the death of one baby through abortion. I believe, in fact, that every one of us is affected in some way, however small, by abortion.
    But in this post, I am talking only about parents, who give their children life and who are the most closely related to them and who suffer the most when they are aborted. Parents of children are in a catagory all by themselves when it comes to who else is related to their children. Both the mother and the father of a child are equally important to their child, have equal rights regarding their child, and were both necessary to give their child life. It would be inconsistent to put the mother in her own catagory alone, and lump the father into the same catagory as all the other relatives of the child. The mother and father are together in their catagory; the other relatives come second.

    God bless.

    Comment posted July 8th, 2008 at 1:17 pm
  6. Mike says:

    Christina,

    I agree with you last post!

    Mike

    Comment posted July 8th, 2008 at 1:22 pm
  7. Em says:

    “I believe, in fact, that every one of us is affected in some way, however small, by abortion.”

    “parents, who give their children life and who are the most closely related to them and who suffer the most when they are aborted.”

    “Parents of children are in a catagory all by themselves”

    All very true.

    Comment posted July 9th, 2008 at 6:05 pm

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