Monday, January 24


It's interesting how the Pro-Choice crowd goes into fits of public outrage when the "intimate sorrow" of a "personal, private matter" is perceived as being used as a tool to advance the sanctity of life. Yet that righteous indignation that they parade in front of the media is not itself seen as a tool for their own cause, as they callously persist in the morally blind notion that no dignity should be afforded the unborn, sentient child whose life has been taken at the hands of the abortionist. It's as if the abortion itself were not reprehensible enough. Now the immorality of it all must be compounded by the way in which the remains are handled. In their minds, the dignity of a religious service and burial is not needed for that which was never life, never God's creation, in the first place.

So they were up in arms over this past weekend -- the thirty-second anniversay of Roe v. Wade, I should add -- because a Catholic Church in Boulder, CO, chose to provide a proper burial for 1,000 aborted fetuses and to memorialize that wanton loss of life in a Catholic funeral service. Well, good for that church, that priest, those parishioners, and the Archdiocese that supported them in the face of the avalanche of abuse that was predictably to follow.

Seems the abortion mill's contract with the mortuary (where the fetuses were cremated) stipulated that the remains could not be used in a religious ceremony. In a convoluted use of the word, the Pro-Choice folks term a Catholic burial of aborted fetuses unconscionable. There's a purposeful mindset at work here: what's out of sight is out of mind. That's why there is always an eruption of indignation, as an example, when a Pro-Life group uses photographs of what occurs in an abortion to advance its cause and, as many would argue, the cause of God. But the Choice advocates want the grissly procedures kept under wraps. They do not want "guilt inflicted." Morality is anathema to them. They want the human remains ushered away to a medical waste dump site, not to a church of all places, because to acquiesce in the latter is tantamount to acknowledging that the remains had once been sentient life.

Just the fact that this article quotes a "solid waste disposal expert" should cause all of us to pause and reflect on the tragedy that is abortion when the life of the mother is not at risk or her health compromised by the birth of her baby.

This post from the blogger at IrishLaw puts some perspective on the whole abortion debate and her additional post should touch the heart, as it did mine, and bring some quiet reflection amidst this shrill debate.