As we prepare for the Supreme Court’s decision in the landmark Dobbs vs. Jackson case that will most likely dismantle Roe v. Wade, we’re seeing an increase in violence from the pro-abortion side. Life-saving maternity centers are being attacked, pro-lifers are being attacked, death threats are being made against Supreme Court justices and pro-life leaders, and there are calls for riots across the country.
Ironically, as the pro-life goal of ending violence in the womb gets closer to reality, the other side advocates violence of all kinds. Of course, it is well known that acts of violence have disrupted our movement, and I have always spoken out against it, as have the vast majority of pro-lifers. The fact is that we cannot use force in our efforts to end the violence of abortion.
Abortion is violence, no matter how hard the other side tries to portray it as health care, an act of love and compassion, or a basic human right. It is a direct attack on a person in their most vulnerable stage, resulting in death. It is the literal definition of manslaughter – when one person causes the death of another. Every single act of abortion ends at least one human life. Sometimes the mothers of these murder victims also die from the complications of a botched abortion.
The news contains stories of death, murder, war, and hatred. Mothers and fathers are shown in agony as they wonder if their children are still alive in the latest school shooting. We follow law enforcement officers investigating spouses or significant others suspected of murder in the deaths of their loved ones. We see the horrors of war as so many lose their lives because of political disputes between and within countries.
Violence is everywhere, and nowhere seems safe. But the place that should be the safest on Earth is a mother’s womb. But in our country alone, doctors and other health professionals perpetrate the most brutal acts of violence against these innocent unborn people more than 2,000 times a day.
For nearly 50 years, we in the pro-life movement have been raising our voices to end this act of violence. We have prayed, marched, convened, legislated, debated, taught, and more to end abortion. With the ever-expanding understanding of human biology, we can see beyond a doubt that what develops in a woman’s womb is a human being, not a potential life, but a life. Now, with the Dobbs decision, we may have finally reached a point where the highest court in the country will confirm that undeniable truth.
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We will see the beginning of the end of abortion violence as we move closer to a time when all innocent human lives will be protected and the brutal and violent act of abortion abolished.
This should be a time of great celebration and joy as our world becomes safer. Instead, we see outrage and utter madness taking shape as those who support and revere the violent act of abortion pose a threat to anyone who would oppose it.
Abortion advocates shout that pro-lifers only care about babies who haven’t been born yet. Thousands of maternity centers run by pro-lifers across the country are being firebombed, vandalized, and threatened. On the other hand, when we approach mothers outside abortion companies to offer alternatives, we are called terrorists because they plan riots and various ways to attack us.
Do you see the irony already? They use violence to claim the right to end a baby’s life violently so they have the right to live without consequences. It is violence that breeds violence, and it must be stopped.
They can hide behind words like choice, health care, rights, autonomy, or any other buzzword they choose, but ultimately abortion is an act of murder and will be abolished. Future generations will look back on the abortion holocaust with horror and horror in the same way we look at other great historical travesties where different groups of people dehumanized one group.
For example, I will hold my head up, knowing I will be able to tell my grandchildren what I did when innocent people were slaughtered in the womb. I can say that I raised my voice, stood in the chasm, and never shied away from the fight to abolish abortion.
Can you say the same?
LifeNews Note: Bryan Kemper is the youth ministry leader of Priests for Life and the founder of the youth ministry Stand True. He is the author of Social Justice Begins in the Womb and Pro-life is the New Punk Rock.