Some days, the news raises very troubling questions...like whether to defecate or go blind. At least, that was our reaction to the news story that the National Network of Abortion Funds has used "Bowl-a-thons" to raise over $400,000 for abortions.
And not just any old abortions. No, their George Tiller Memorial Abortion Fund, set up in memory of the murdered abortionist George Tiller, only coughs up money for late-term abortions in which the fetus to be dismembered is five months old...or older.
The group's website recently listed one of the happy recipients of abortion funding- a 14 year old girl named Darcy, who embraces their philosophy that "getting an abortion is getting a second chance."
"I'm pretty smart for 14, I think" writes Darcy, adding "I love biology." Frankly, we question her self-assessment of being smart, but think the sad facts absolutely reflect her love of biology. “Y’all were just so nice,” the girl gushed to the abortion group. “I mean, you gave me like more than a thousand dollars. There’s no way that me and my mom could have come up with that much.”
Other than doing something unpleasant like, oh, working or something. Or maybe Darcy could have just waited a few (a very few) more months and simply given birth to a child that someone would want to adopt. But thanks to the Bowl-a-thon, this young genius didn't have to make those confusing choices about whether the child she was carrying also deserved a "second chance."
It's not lost on us that there's an ugly irony in using a game of "strikes and spares" to raise money for abortion.
After all, it's a procedure that strikes down millions of lives each year, spares no unborn child, and demonstrates all too clearly that our nation's morality has thudded into the gutter.
PERSONAL NOTE: I'm feeling particularly impassioned about the issue of late-term abortions because I have a Facebook friend who has been sharing pictures of her newest family member: an infant who had to be delivered at 31 weeks, weighing only a little over 3 pounds.
He's been fighting hard for his life (and as of this writing is doing well). The idea that some people consider a 31-week old fetus as just a mass of cells and not an unborn person is offensively and demonstrably wrong. The distinction doesn't require a committee of scientists, theologians, philosophers, and politicians to determine.
It's as easy as looking at that little fighter's baby pictures.