Saturday, September 12, 2009

Anti-Abortion vs. Anti-Life

This blog post if for my husband who is pretty frustrated with the media in our country.

We went to Mass tonight, instead of tomorrow so that we could leave Sadie with Nani and Grumpa and hopefully avoid exposing her to the flu (just in case that isn't what's already been going around our house). Paul and I felt completely better today and Sadie is up and running around (which is such a relief, again, thank you for all of the prayers). Our parish on most Sundays is packed full of people and while we love to bring Sadie along it's just too risky right now, especially since she already has an ear infection, although you wouldn't know from the way she was bouncing off the walls. On our way to Mass, which was about forty five minutes away, we were talking about all sorts of topics when the murder yesterday of Pro-Lifer James Pouillon came up.

My husband was outraged, for more then one reason. He had grown steadily more irritated as we watched the news last night and I'd had to listen hard to hear anything that was being said on TV. The reason (aside from the obvious, which you can read about on pretty much any pro-life blog right now)?

It appears that "Pro-Life" is no longer the P.C. term. Every single channel that reported the story talked about the "Anti-Abortionist" that was murdered. Not once was the term "Pro-Life" used. I didn't think "Pro-Choice" is an ugly enough name for the reality of what that stance supports, but apparently they didn't like being contrasted with the name "Pro-Life" because it made them look like they were actually "Pro-Death" (imagine that!).

So our uber-liberal press is no longer using the term "pro-life." We are now "anti-abortionists." While the term is technically accurate it shows the negative way that most of the media outlets in this country want to portray the people who are fighting against the tide to stop the slaughter of innocent unborn children. When you put a thing or a group in negative terms it sounds much more...well... negative for lack of a better description. There's anti-Catholics and anti-semitism, oh and there are those crazy anti-abortionists.

They've let our adversaries name us. It's only fair to let us return the favor. Pro-Choice probably isn't P.C. anymore. How about Pro-Death (my husband's favorite)? Or, if we're "anti-abortionists" they could always be "pro-abortionists." Even with the "pro" in front of it, it doesn't sound very pretty. Or maybe if we're making everybody "anti-" something we could make them "anti-life." I think that fits nicely.

We're "anti-abortion." They're "anti-life." It doesn't seem like there's much ground in between...

"I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing; not knowing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind and naked." Revelations 3: 15-17


  1. I'm quite happy to be considered 'anti-life' if it means separating myself from crazy people (i.e. you). :)

  2. How very, very sad! It's a sad commentary on our society when people are proud to support the murder of innocent, unborn children. I will pray for you!


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