Publisher’s note: Once again, our friend Mr. Jesus Alaniz has delivered an excellent discussion on a hot topic. In very clear, concise terms, Jesus compares the horror of abortion and the politicians that heartlessly justify it for personal gain against those who stood tall against the Nazis while they murdered of millions of Jews during the Holocaust.
Jesus Alaniz: Speak up for the unborn…
I’m vexed by the politicians who attempt to justify the murder of innocents to buy votes from that "choice” demographic. Abortion a "social issue”? I suppose if a home invader can be classified as "part of the family.” If rape and incest be the instruments for its preservation I would then suggest that America has a rape and incest problem. "Her body, her choice.” Is it her 'choice’ when 'he’ demands that she either gets an abortion or he leaves? Privacy? It is if my tax dollars aren’t used to fund this heinous act. I often wonder what the world thinks of us when they see these places and wonder if future generations will ever look at them as they look at Bełżec, Dachau, or Auschwitz. Will they ask "Why didn’t they speak out?” Will we use the excuse "the law was the law at the time” to justify our silence?
Oskar Schindler took great risks to save 1,200 Jews from death in concentration camps. German and anti-Nazi theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer was hung to death just two weeks before the allies liberated the camp where he was held prisoner. Among his crimes was his refusal to write religious propaganda justifying the horrendous and murderous acts of the Third Reich. It was Bonhoeffer who warned “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
Then there’s theologian & Pastor Martin Niemöller another anti-Nazi and outspoken critic of Adolf Hitler who also criticized German intellectuals for remaining silent on the Nazi’s atrocities. It was Niemöller who said, "First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out - Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out - Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out - Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak for me.” Niemöller spent seven years in a Nazi prison before the Reich collapsed.
There are those who say that I should surrender any idea of having a political career for taking such a strong position on the subject. John 15: 18-19, (NIV) reads "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”
Our nation and the world need more Jefferson’s, Henry’s, Adams’, Schindler’s, Bonhoeffer’s and Niemöller’s and less political intellectuals who deem the killing of the unborn or infanticide as just another "demographic.” I do not support pro-choice candidates and will speak for the unborn with the hopes that someday they will speak for me if needed and if they haven’t been aborted.Add a comment