by Daniel T. Zanoza, Executive Director
"He's too much of a self-promoter," said one pro-life activist. "His 'in your face' style may be harmful to the pro-life cause," said another. Who are these pro-lifers talking about? Randall Terry, Founder of Operation Rescue www.StopObamaNotreDame.com
Some believe the wishy-washy approach regarding the fight for the lives of the innocent unborn is the way to go in our society which is driven by political correctness. But, in reality, too many people are wishy-washy when it comes to the battle against the mass genocide which has taken place since the passage of Roe v. Wade into law by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973.
Some estimates put the number of human lives destroyed through abortion at 50 million or more since our nation's high court legalized the procedure. When will Americans come to the realization that abortion is more than a "choice"? The practice includes the spilling of real blood and real human beings are destroyed to the tune of 1.5 million babies per year. Abortion is the true Holocaust of our times.
President Barack Obama told Notre Dame's graduating class of 2009 that those who represent both sides of the issue should find common ground regarding the debate of one of the most contentious issues of our time. Obama's words brought to mind the Old Testament story of King Solomon where two women were claiming parenthood of the same child. Solomon, in his wisdom, suggested the baby be literally cut in two, in order to solve the dilemma, knowing full well the real Mother would rather give up her child than see its demise, quickly giving up her claim, whereby Solomon knew who was the true parent. The issue was settled and the baby was given the life it deserved.
Under Barack Obama's suggested "compromise", we can use Solomon's dilemma as a template which leads us to the understanding there can be no middle ground between those who see abortion as a matter of "choice" and those who know the lives of real human beings are at stake.
During the many protests leading up to Obama's Notre Dame visit--where he was given an honorary degree from the Catholic University--Randall Terry was criticized for what some say was an uncompromising position on the issue of abortion. However, if we look at the carnage which is the result of so-called "choice", Terry's tactics were hardly radical.
Some demonstrators pushed carriages with baby dolls covered with stage blood to emphasize what takes place in abortion mills across the country every day. But Terry's mock depiction of these horrors were mild in comparison to the very real scenarios which are common place in abortion mills.
Norma McCorvey was one of those arrested while protesting at Notre Dame. McCorvey, who was the plaintiff called "Roe" in the Roe v. Wade case, is now a staunch advocate for the rights of the innocent unborn. McCorvey, who at one time worked in a Planned Parenthood abortion facility, saw something that changed her life. One day, after hours, McCorvey opened a locked refrigerator which contained hundreds of aborted babies; some were in pieces, some of these children could hardly be recognized as human beings, while others were nearly whole as they were aborted mere hours before the chance to experience life. McCorvey's experience was something right out of a horror film, but the image that was seared into her mind forever was real. McCorvey's experience, which helped to change her opinion on abortion, makes Terry's bit of theatre look mild.
There are those who see Terry's tactics as being offensive. In reality, abortion itself is offensive. The silent screams of unborn children are real, even though society refuses to hear them. Perhaps it is time to expose the truth. Abortionists have successfully sanitized what is truly barbaric. Even their terminology denies the human carnage which takes place in America every day.
Is Randall Terry's "in your face" approach to the subject of abortion offensive? Yes...and it should be.
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