Given enough time for the timbers to rot in a culture, and anything can become allowed by law. Still doesn't mean that it's right though.
As they do every year on this day, thousands of pro-life supporters had a rally in Washington D.C. President Bush called them, and told them that he's opposed to abortion and will work to end this barbaric practice.
Except, he won't. He really, really won't.
As I said here a few days ago, Bush could do away with abortion in a single moment. But the Decider has apparently decided that this is something that is beyond even his "mighty abilities". Either that or he really doesn't give a flip about abortion.
People who believe in ideals do something to uphold them. If they do not do the right thing when it is presented to them, then it can't be said that they have ever demonstrated that they really did believe in doing the right thing at all.
Do you know what abortion really means to George W. Bush, and to a lot of others in government and "public policy" positions, especially those who consider themselves "conservatives"?
Lean your head this way, I'm gonna tell you...
Abortion is just something to keep millions of poor saps happy and voting on the Republican plantation.
If abortion was to really be done away with, the "religious right" - those self-professed "Christians" who abuse the name of Christ to achieve worldly power - would not have the vast numbers backing it that it does. And without that, the GOP doesn't have a solidly committed bloc that will keep automatically voting straight-ticket "R".
It goes beyond the confines of a political party too. Too many "pro-life organizations" have a vested interest in wanting - even though they'll never say that - abortion to stay legalized. If abortion went away, there would be no more money flowing into the coffers. Indeed, opposing abortion is a multi-million dollar full-time industry. If there were no more abortion, then people like James Dobson would have to let go some of the staffers in order to keep a healthy profit margin.
I can't believe that I very nearly went to work for that guy at Focus on the Family...
...which is a story that I may or may not share someday. All I'll say about that is: I'm damned glad that God had other plans for me.
I really feel sorry for those who deep in their hearts, honestly do believe that abortion is evil and is one of the things that is most destroying this country. I feel sorry that they have pinned their hopes on politicians and "righteous men" who are exploiting their sincere efforts for worldly gain.
The abolition of abortion will not come by trusting a political party, or a wealthy group of evangelicals.
The abolition of abortion will only come when we look to God, and not to men, to give us the resolve to stand tall and say "no".
Until that time comes, abortion will continue to be what it actually is to the thousands of people who rallied against it in Washington:
A measure of control.