Advocating for the Unborn

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The unborn are a difficult demographic for which to advocate. They make no demands on anyone. Morally, they are uncomplicated, as they have committed no sins nor no good acts. Unlike people in prison, drug addicts or impoverished people, they do not complain nor resent condescension, and never complain about anyone not being politically correct.

They don’t need childcare, education or money. Unlike illegal aliens, they are not accompanied by any racial, cultural or religious baggage that seems to upset certain demographics so much. In fact, they enable everyone to feel good about themselves without having to form any kind of real relationships, and when they are born, you can forget all about them. You don’t have to support them, feed them or watch over them, because at that point, they are no longer unborn.

You can love the unborn without any of the complications that are associated with loving the born. It doesn’t change one’s wealth, power or privilege. You don’t have to rearrange any social structures, apologize nor make any reparations to anyone. The unborn are, in fact, the perfect ones to love if you love Jesus and hate people that are already born and conscience.

Prisoners? The sick and infirm? Widows? The poor? Immigrants? People whose views of life or religions differ from yours? All the groups that are specifically mentioned in the Bible? Those are the ones the defenders of the unborn are so ready to throw under the bus. The “them vs. us” mentality isn’t what MY Bible was about.

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”

George Washington Carver

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