Again the gate is opened and we're off on the idea that death is the worst thing that could ever happen to a person. Regardless of the belief system or lack of it, those who hold dear the idea that death is the greatest tragedy have yet to suffer alongside the millions of their fellow human beings born into/with hunger, neglect, abuse, poverty, addiction, fetal alcohol syndrome, and aids, to name but a few. Waxing emotional about seemingly one-sided applications toward life without any mention or regard for the quality of that life is shameless, myopic, and self-righteous. How dare they get up on their pulpits (religious or not) and proclaim their regard for innocent life when their regard so blatantly stops at the sound of a baby's first cries?
Call a spade a spade: "Pro-life" is just a pretty way to dress up the hypocritical and unholy selfishness of those who are nothing more than Pro-Birth. As soon as that child is born, pro-lifers don't give a rat's ass what happens next and this is painfully evident in the laws they propose, the funding they cut, and their curious absence from the maternity ward. Those who believe it is their calling to seize other's reproductive responsibilities and bring all conceptions to term are the same people who step out for a cup of coffee before you can say "Ten fingers and ten toes!", dumping that responsibility at the door on their way out.
There is but a fraction of the people in line to contribute to a child's life as there are those who would force children into this world and then abandon them before the umbilical cord is cut. With no fundamental, moral, legislative, or personal concern for the quality of that little person's life or even for how or when they will die later, those who would force birth are the epitome of human abandonment. All that trash talking and nary a helping hand in sight — look around at how many of them have turned loitering and harassment into a lifestyle choice with their judgement, arguing, yelling, holding up their signs bearing savage slogans and enlarged grotesque pictures, hiding like the cowards they are behind their glaring lack of lawful protection for children to include food, shelter, shoes, clothing, education, healthcare, and compassion. Those not parading their energy and resources in front of clinics are in Washington peddling right to birth bills in on the heels of cuts to every program providing for children to include their food, shelter, daycare, education, and protection from those who would and/or already have hurt them. At the same time comes no law that would permanently incarcerate sexual predators (or put them to death outright, my personal preference) and that would provide for and guarantee a child's safety and welfare after being removed from an abusive home. The rest of them ply their
moral high ground on the internet, in bible study, and in conversations that still don't result in the betterment of even one child's life.