Monday, April 18, 2011

Human Potential

I don’t normally post “political arguments” on my blog, but I’m making an exception concerning the ongoing debate about the public funding of Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in our country.  I am anti-abortion and I do not want my taxpayer dollars funding Planned Parenthood.  

This commentary, Human Potential, was picked up by Live Action News and published on their site.  I'm re-posting this  on my blog with the link to Live Action News mainly because a woman just recently posted her "positive abortion experience" on YouTube.  I find this abhorrent on so many levels - not the least of which is that YouTube did not remove this offensive posting.  Anyway, I believe it is imperative that people who are pro-life take a stand now for the unborn.  So, here is the post again with the link to the Live Action News website.
My first question to the pro-abortion folks is; “Just what is ‘it’ that is conceived?  Is ‘it’ an amphibian (since it lives in water) or perhaps a primate?”  I would argue “it” is a human; nothing else.  Can any of you convince me otherwise?  Now, I know that many of you might argue “it” is not human yet; “it” is just a potential human.  True - “it” is a human with potential.  So, to this I say; a two-year-old child is a human with potential.  A fifteen-year-old child with Autism is a human with potential.  A forty-year-old man is a human with potential.  We are all humans with potential!  Why, then, do we single out a particular group of humans (the unborn) and pronounce that their “potential” is somehow not protected under the same laws that protect every other human in our country?  The Declaration of Independence is clear: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”  These unalienable rights are endowed by our creator; not by government.  Creating human beings starts at the moment of conception; it is the first human experience of our lives.  From that point on, we are endowed with human potential.  As a tax paying member of society, I want to pose the next question to everyone; pro-life and pro-abortion advocates.  “Why should my taxpayer dollars go to fund the ending of human potential against my wishes?”  

Right now our government has determined that the unborn are not protected because they are just potential humans who have not yet reached their human potential.  So, who will be next?  Who will be deemed “less than human?”  Will it be the aged who are too much of a drain on our wonderful government funded health care system?  Will it be the child with autism or Down syndrome?   

We seem to think that all children that are born should be perfect; that human potential can only be realized by perfect humans.  What a sad world this would be without all those “imperfect” humans we meet every day.  Wait a minute: We are all imperfect humans!