Abortion advocates: Morally Schizophrenic
by David Krueger
Schizophrenia is a mental disease characterized by the coexistence of disparate or antagonistic personalities in the same individual. The word is derived from two Greek words that literally means "split mind." It’s a disease that is marked by impairments in the perception or expression of reality. This describes the current state of mind of most pro-abortion advocates in America today. They are morally schizophrenic.
On Monday of this week in Kansas City a 20-year-old-women delivered her premature baby boy in a McDonald’s restaurant restroom and tried to flush him down the stool. The mother, who worked at the McDonald’s, reportedly appeared to be in pain and said she needed to use the restroom. When she had not returned in 15 minutes, another employee checked on her and asked what was wrong. Fearing that the woman was having a miscarriage, the co-worker called 911.
When the Paramedics arrived, and talked to the woman she told them that she had "flushed three times but that it would not go down." A Paramedic asked her to stand and then saw a baby face down in the water. The 32-week-old baby was rescued and resuscitated, and is doing well at a local Kansas City hospital.
We all recoil at such stories. We are shocked and horrified. What would induce a woman to attempt such a reprobate act?
All of us can sympathize with a young woman who has an unwanted pregnancy. The various difficulties associated with an unwanted pregnancy can create enormous pressures for a young woman. When an unwanted pregnancy does occur, the church ought to be a place where a woman can find encouragement, support, and ministry – not ostracism.
Sympathy ends, however, at attempted infanticide.
But consider this: If the day before her bathroom delivery this same young woman had visited the local Kansas City Planned Parenthood – a.k.a. abortion clinic – and aborted her baby, our culture would not have given this baby boy’s death a second thought. The same pro-abortion advocates who recoil at this botched infanticide, turn around and triumphantly defend her right to abort the very same baby.
Is there something wrong with this scenario or is it just me? Is it not morally schizophrenic to decry a mother’s attempted murder of her baby moments after its delivery, but champion her right to abort the same child just days before its birth? Such thinking, in my opinion, is characterized by a disparate train of thought in the pro-abortion advocate: It’s a ‘lump of tissue’ on the day of the abortion, but a "child" only after it’s birth. Nope, I just don’t understand that kind of thinking.