Shakespeare wrote in Julius Caesar: “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.”
We are a society made up of individual people, each with individual souls. The human mind is governed by our souls, which are given to us by God. It is through the actions we take that we are defined: good, evil, ambivalent, thoughtless, cruel, kind, hero, villain. As the United States drives into the future with no sign of slowing down, we have lost sight of our own humanity. We have lost our souls.
According to Breitbart:
“A bill that would allow non-physicians to perform abortions in the first trimester of pregnancy is awaiting signature by Gov. Jerry Brown of California by Sep. 30. The bill, AB 154, passed both houses of the state legislature with strong support from Planned Parenthood and pro-choice groups. Planned Parenthood stands to benefit most directly from the bill, as non-physician staff at its clinics would be able to obtain abortion licenses.”
First, this is dangerous. Allowing non-physicians to insert instruments into a uterus could lead to profound injury and death. They say that this bill is for the good of women; they say that it will protect womens’ right to abortion access. But the only thing this bill does is increase profit for Planned Parenthood and other abortion practitioners. In the pursuit of more money, California is willing to risk the lives of women.
But more than that; more than the bill and the legislature and Planned Parenthood, this news is about us as Americans. Not to disrespect those who actually do fight the fight, but generally speaking, we have absolutely turned our backs on the abortion debate. Many of us have no interest in getting involved. Many of us think it’s not up to us, either because of our gender, or our faith, or Roe V Wade. Whatever the case, we just close our eyes, and turn our backs. Let me tell you, this is a debate for our national soul.
All you have to do is look at a single photograph [warning: disturbing] of an aborted infant to have perfect clarity. We are passively supporting a practice that involves removal of limbs, beheadings, brain removal via sharp suction devices, and lethal saline burns. We have to act. We can no longer read the news and tell ourselves it’s ok to stay uninvolved, because that’s a lie.
Shakespeare said that the bad things we do live on in history, while the good gets left behind. What are we giving to history? What are we telling future generations? As our souls go dark, we are leaving behind a legacy of death and vile actions. But more than that, we are leaving behind a legacy of ambivalence, which is just as cruel.
It is up to us to stand up, look steadfastly ahead, and scream as loudly as we can for those who cannot even speak. It is up to us to pull back the curtain, and show the world the truth.