When will we rec­og­nize hor­rors of abor­tion?

Cecil Whig - - OPINION -

FROM: DER­MOTT J. MUL­LAN ELK­TON

The movie “Gos­nell” is now show­ing in the­aters near Ce­cil County. It de­scribes the 2013 trial of Dr. Ker­mit Gos­nell, who op­er­ated an abor­tion clinic in Philadel­phia. Dur­ing the trial, ev­i­dence was pre­sented con­cern­ing un­be­liev­ably un­san­i­tary con­di­tions in the clinic. The Penn­syl­va­nia Health De­part­ment had not con­ducted an in­spec­tion of the premises for more than 15 years. The doc­tor, con­victed on three charges of killing ba­bies who were born alive, is now serv­ing a life sen­tence.

I be­lieve that a ma­jor so­cial is­sue of our time is the strug­gle to de­fend the right to life of those who can­not speak for them­selves, namely, un­born ba­bies. But when I at­tended a movie show­ing, there were only seven peo­ple in the the­ater. I couldn’t help ask­ing my­self: why is there so lit­tle in­ter­est in such a heart-rend­ing topic?

Dur­ing the Civil Rights cam­paign in the 1960s, there was a hugely pop­u­lar song “Blowin’ in the Wind” in sup­port of the move­ment to lib­er­ate African Amer­i­cans from op­pres­sion. One of the phrases in that song went as fol­lows: “How many times can a man turn his head and pre­tend that he just doesn’t see?” These words may un­for­tu­nately now be ap­plied to de­scribe the un­will­ing­ness of many Amer­i­cans to con­front the re­al­ity of abor­tion in our coun­try.

In Elk­ton, we are blessed to have the Ce­cil County Preg­nancy Cen­ter (CCPC). The cen­ter is lo­cated at 126 E. High St., in the very build­ing which, prior to July 2010, used to house a clinic sim­i­lar to Gos­nell’s. The CCPC pro­vides emo­tional sup­port and prac­ti­cal as­sis­tance to preg­nant women and their fam­i­lies in need. All ser­vices, in­clud­ing ul­tra­sound imag­ing to al­low a mother to see her un­born child, are pro­vided free of charge, re­gard­less of race or creed. If you are in­ter­ested, please stop in to the cen­ter so that you can see for your­self. killing of de­fense­less chil­dren in the womb?

How about the shoot­ing of Repub­li­can Rep. Steve Scalise who al­most died from his wounds by a mad­man who started his ram­page ask­ing if the ballplay­ers were Repub­li­cans?

How about the so-called “car­a­vans,” or more ac­cu­rately “mobs,” march­ing to in­vade our south­ern bor­der? That pic­ture of the mob on the bridge is a per­fect sym­bol of the Demo­cratic Party. I don’t know who came up with the word “mob” but it per­fectly de­scribes the lib­er­als.

Do you re­ally want this mob in charge of Congress? They are pos­si­bly qual­i­fied to run the gov­ern­ment of Venezuela. What the pres­i­dent re­ally means by “fake news” is false news that the me­dia makes up and real news that might fa­vor him they cover up. And Mr. Trump is ex­actly right for call­ing them out on it. They are re­ally opin­ion hacks pre­tend­ing to be ob­jec­tive jour­nal­ists. In that re­spect, the “fake news me­dia” with the “mob” men­tal­ity are “en­e­mies of the peo­ple.”

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