Cowardice, the Hallmark of Our Age

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When news broke yesterday that Planned Parenthood have been trafficking in the body parts of babies, many of us assumed that this story would gather traction immediately. Surely this is one of the most important news stories of our age? We are exterminating our children, and then selling their body parts. I know we don’t all agree that they are children at all (though I am confident even the most ardent pro-death campaigner will cry bitter tears after a miscarriage). But I also know that many people — journalists, politicians, and influencers — are passionately pro-life.

And so I have been deeply perplexed and angry by the relative silence on this issue. Why is it that no politician wants to touch this? Why are the major news outlets turning a blind eye? Where are all those liberal campaigners for human rights?

Not so long back, when Dolce and Gabbana stated that they felt that two homosexual parents were not the ideal, the celebrity outrage and boycotts that followed bullied them into a retraction. Oh, what courageous campaigning from Elton & Co! Oh, what self-sacrifice in the name of truth and justice!

While prominent Christian leaders have been fast to pick up on the Planned Parenthood genocidal sociopathic corruptions and condemn them, surely we Christians are not the only ones who think this is heartbreakingly, breathtakingly barbaric?

Why, for example, doesn’t the BBC take an interest? In the past couple of days we’ve enjoyed breaking news stories about gay couples holding hands in Moscow, the appearance of Pluto, and a bunch of other relative non-stories. (I say relative because nothing could be more important than a story that sheds further light on how far we have fallen, how twisted and evil our hearts really are.) But no, we are not the righteous deliverers of justice that our fathers were, who fought for the end to slavery, child labour, fascism, and so much more. We are the generation that campaigns for issues that cost us nothing, whilst turning our eyes away from those issues that really matter. How ironic that the BBC has been running a story about a woman with ‘selective mutism’, a fear of speaking, when they are the corporate embodiment of that fear.

Every time I think of abortion — the brutal, relentless slaughter of the innocents that takes place on altars of the Most Holy Places in our temples to health — I grow increasingly confused as to why this is not an issue for ongoing, rigorous debate and campaign. Perhaps we have all grown tired and despairing of any hope for change. And perhaps we’ve grown a little embarrassed by the religious right and their more aggressive tactics that have slurred the pro-life cause (though strangely enough, we still love Bonhoeffer).

While Dr Nucatola continues her sterile crushing of babies’ bodies (oh so carefully, mind you), my heart cries out for justice. Break the teeth of the wicked, O Lord!

Post Script: Watch A Story of God’s Forgiveness in which Jenny speaks of her experience of God’s grace after an abortion.

Update: The BBC have now posted a news article after the decision from Congress to launch an investigation.

9 thoughts on “Cowardice, the Hallmark of Our Age

  1. Steph

    YES. YES. YES. I noticed that none of my activist friends ‘liked’ the post on Facebook. Hardly anyone said a thing. I waited for the reactions. Nothing.

  2. Stephan Luten

    Our moral compass has been destroyed. When have been blinded so much by selfishness and greed that we do not know what is relevant anymore. Yes this is an act of cowardness but it is also the tatic of confusion by the enemy so that we can’t see what is happening right in front of us.

  3. Jean Stephenson

    Abort67 are actively working to make abortion unthinkable in our lifetime. Who will join us?

  4. Maria Wendt

    The problem isn’t cowardice. The problem is despair and hopelessness and a feeling of not knowing what can actually help. I am a 20 year old woman who works two full time jobs to support myself. I am horrified and I would do something but I don’t know what to do. A phone call won’t make a difference. This facebook comment won’t make a difference. So I do nothing because I don’t know what I can do.

  5. Andrew Haslam

    I completely understand. I feel the same way. In speaking of ‘cowardice’, I meant it more on a couple of levels. First, there is a collective cowardice that characterises millennials. They have never fought for anything, and the causes they do back are only the ones that cost them nothing. Second, there is a cowardice on the part of those people in the public eye who are quick to stand up for the likes of Bruce Jenner and praise his ‘courage’, but ignore an issue like this, even when they basically agree that abortion is wrong. In other words, we like to think of ourselves as enlightened liberators, when the only liberation taking place is on behalf of selfish agendas at minimal cost to all.

  6. Maria Wendt

    This does clarify things quite a bit! I esp agree with this part “the causes they do back are only the ones that cost them nothing.” Do you have any practical suggestions for what we (young, busy people) can do to help combat this?

  7. Matt Gallagher

    I can tell you exactly why. Abortion is the blood sacrifice upon which the sexual revolution is built. To point out the flaws in abortion is to question whether the sexual powers have serious meaning. Most of society says no while those who oppose abortion say yes. Sex has both meaning and consequence. Destroy the consequence and how much easier is it to destroy the meaning. To do away with abortion is to do away with the sexual revolution and what logically followed it, the sexual relativism that eats and enslaves the modern soul. Not to mention the billions Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups generate from their actions and political alliances. I would point out there are many politicians who are calling attention to this, Russell Moore, Robert P George, Ryan T Anderson, Speaker Boehner, certainly not as many as we would like. Political courage is few and far between.

    As far as cowardice, its just as C.S. Lewis once said, “We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”

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