From February 10 to March 20, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life … a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city [Glasgow] — and beyond. Source
In the Scottish print media, the above pro-life event is being portrayed as a militant US style attack on women going into hospitals/clinics for abortions. Not so, of course, it’s a peaceful, prayerful vigil, that’s all, but, hey, when did any media hack let the truth get in the way of their bigoted bias, if you get my drift…
This article in The Scotsman is a classic example of the shallowness of the pro-abortion industry and its supporters. Penned by Muriel Gray, who passes for a “celebrity” or “personality” in Scotland, it is full of the daft hyperbole that presents the pregnant woman as a wee, mousy, terrified gal, who is likely to buckle when she sees a handful of folk fingering their rosary beads outside the place where she is about to take the life of her unborn child. Legally, of course. Don’t get me wrong. She’s not doing anything criminal in the eyes of the law in Scotland today. It’s just not legal to smoke in a restaurant or say something “offensive” about same-sex “marriage” but killing an unborn baby? Nope, that’s fine. That’s legal.
I decided to post this thread after reading the (at the time) two comments underneath Mzzzzz Gray’s Scotsman piece. The second comment handed out the old chestnut, “what if the woman had been raped” [it’s then OK to abort the baby…]
I remembered seeing the headline “Why Do We Kill Babies Instead Of Rapists?” on a Lifesitenews report some time ago and thought, what the heck, let’s reflect on that sentiment here to challenge the oppressors, not just of free speech, but of free prayer and free movement. Mzzzz Gray thinks it’s OK to protest, as long as the protest takes place outside Parliament, not outside hospitals. My reply: mind your own business. I’m not taking orders from you and your ilk as to where I pray my swears… Gerragrip wummin!
Rape is a truly terrible crime. Everyone agrees on that, and we know that death is a highly likely outcome for one of those involved. But why should it be one of the innocents; why, in fact, the most innocent of all human beings, the most vulnerable, the baby in the womb? If someone has to die as a result of rape, why not the guilty man – the rapist?