Let the history books record that we didn’t all sit by silently while the pro-abortion movement carried out their long and deadly pogrom. I dare say most of us could do far more to fight this evil, but decrying the wickedness is a start.
I speak, of course, of the laudable recent actions of the Oklahoma state legislature. They have a couple of bills in the works right now; one, as I understand it, would revoke the medical licenses of doctors who perform abortions, and the other, which goes even further in the right direction, would establish abortion as murder.
The latter effort, of course, is more correct; loss of medical license is far too little punishment for the abortionist’s murderous deeds. But I’m enough of a pragmatist to settle for the former measure – far more important to put a halt to the killings than to bring the killers to justice.
Sadly, the typical analysis I’ve seen is that neither bill has much chance of being effective, since they almost certainly will be struck down by the supreme court. It is the price we pay for allowing our nation to be shackled with an over-powerful judiciary; there’s very little a noble state government can do when the judges of four decades have somehow found killing babies to be a mother’s right.
But let us not think that protest is worthless, just because the mighty strike it down. In a free society, men and women and local and state governments ought to do what they can against injustice. We will not condone this evil, we will call it out for what it is – and who knows, someday we may win.
But win or lose, this kingdom is on the way out. We must endure – and fight – the kingdom of death only for a moment. The future belongs to life.
Another King is coming.