Commentary

A Nation Stunned by Display of Soullessness in NY, VA on Life of Unborn

By Rabbi Aryeh Spero | February 19, 2019 | 2:17pm EST
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On a conference call to faith leaders last week, President Trump spoke of “recent events that have taken place that have shocked the conscience of the nation.” He was speaking about the New York State Legislature’s newly passed, open-ended abortion law, as well as Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s calm endorsement of partial birth abortion. As he did during the State of the Union speech, Mr. Trump expressed to us his utter dismay at seeing legislators applaud and celebrate a procedure allowing abortion up until the very moment of birth.

Though not mentioned to us during the call from the president, this obscenity continued with Governor Andrew Cuomo lighting up in pink the skyscrapers of New York City, rejoicing over a law that allows anyone, anytime, for whatever reason to terminate a baby at nine months, when the only thing separating the baby inside from a baby outside is a mere moment in time.

No doubt, both governors are pleased with these positions, as are their Planned Parenthood funders and radical feminist supporters. Indeed, many in the radical feminist movement see abortion as a type of sacrament to their “liberation.”

I and tens of millions in this God-fearing nation were stunned and sickened by this display of soulless-ness, by this cavalier glorification of barbarism and cruelty. It halted us in our tracks for a few days, similar to a victim of a personal assault.

Only because people have been brainwashed for decades by catchy and fashionable slogans such as “a woman’s right to choose” do people construe this as a civil rights issue as opposed to the defilement it is, especially when dealing with a fully grown baby that threatens no one except for being an inconvenience. The so-called “right to choose” is devolving into a sanguine right to choose murder. 

Many on the left are celebrating their “sophistication,” while we, rightfully, are revolted by this lack of humanity and morality. Their “sophistication” has made them a people with no shame. They openly and proudly proclaim that which should not be done, that which people with a sense of embarrassment would hide.

Those who have warned us for years about the inviolability of Roe v. Wade and its status as “settled law” have now abandoned and overturned Roe. Those who have insisted that Roe was a remedy against back alley abortions have now passed legislation expanding and allowing a whole battery of people to perform abortions.

Let this be a lesson to us all: when leftists try to justify and convince us with lofty reasons to go along with their proposed legislation, it is but a ruse. It is a cover for the naked reality they wish to hide. They use their reasons to curtail and stop others, but not themselves. They later do whatever they wish, without consideration of the reasons they used previously to silence us.  Once assured of the power needed to go beyond any limit, they no longer bind themselves to the rationale they previously used in silencing others.

Another example of liberal sloganeering used to conceal their true beliefs is their opposition to a protective border wall. For them, saying a border wall is “immoral” is a ruse, simply a facile phrase to hide and cover the fact that they really do not want a protective wall at all. It is not about morality, but their wish to radically transform the demographics and values of America.

Those who have railed against states’ rights are using state legislatures now under liberal control to override the “settled law” they insisted upon previously. Just as liberals have sued every conservative state legislature for trying to place restrictions on unlimited abortions, so should caring people begin suing their state legislatures and governors for passing laws that infringe upon and extinguish the right to life of a living entity, the murder of an innocent baby for no other reason than its inconvenience.

It is becoming apparent that we are no longer living in a bygone world of superficial or reconcilable differences between liberals and conservatives over such matters as tax policy and highway bills. Something impure and demonic-like has overtaken the political left, a neo-pagan and hedonistic outlook on life – this in contrast to the moral, religious, and historic view of life we conservatives possess.  All that remains is the sharing of a particular land, not, however, the sharing of a worldview or the principles that constitute civilization. 

Their left liberalism is stifling their humanity and compassion, and they are dangerously lording it over the rest of us. They have chosen to jump off the moral cliff and insist on pushing us over with them in moral suicide.

It is not a coincidence that those who wished to take God out their party’s platform and take his name out of our oaths now celebrate the deliberate murder of a baby seconds away from birth, or even outside the womb while already in the birth canal; the disintegration of male and female genders; a redefinition of marriage; hatred of Israel and, for some, hatred of America; or the placement by the Speaker of the House of anti-Semites onto committees and positions of power and great influence. It is all part of an unwholesome view, sewn from the same fiendish cloth. 

Today’s political and social leftism is the most dangerous outlook and movement that has confronted America since its founding. It is a shocking departure from decency and an immersion into that which is monstrous. It is antithetical to America.

Rabbi Aryeh Spero is president of Caucus for America, author of Push Back: Reclaiming our American Judeo-Christian Spirit, and spokesman for the National Conference on Jewish Affairs.

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