"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." The woman responsible for these words is the same women who inspired the racist theory of eugenics, popularized by the Nazis during World War II. She is additionally responsible for the millions of babies lost at the brutal hand of Planned Parenthood. She is Margaret Sanger, and the proclaimed inspiration of present presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
When awarded the Margaret Sanger award in 2009, Clinton, beaming, announced that she was in "awe" of Sanger and admired her "vision." In the 2016 presidential debates, she declared that she has always been a proud supporter of Planned Parenthood, and that that fervent support would by no means end, adding that "...as president, I will always have your [Planned Parenthood's] back."
in stark contrast to her opponent, Donald J. Trump, who promises to support Life by defunding Planned Parenthood and reversing the 1973 Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade, Hillary Clinton responded in support of Partial-Birth Abortion with solemn solidity: "I do not think the United States government should be stepping in."
This support would represent a landmark since the partial-birth abortion ban enforced by former President George W. Bush.
Clinton went on to add, "Politicians have no business interfering with women's personal health decisions. I will oppose efforts to roll back women's access to reproductive health care, including Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. As president, I'll stand up for Planned Parenthood and women's access to critical health services, including safe, legal abortion."
Hillary Clinton spouts the godless theory of Existentialism in which morality is subjective and is determined by the greater good for the greater amount of people. It would be a grave error to forget that this very same philosophy also governed the horrors of the Holocaust. When asked if abortion should be legal, the previous First Lady rationalized her judgment in favor of the greater involved:
But for me, it is also not only about a potential life; it is about the other lives involved. And, therefore, I have concluded, after great concern and searching my own mind and heart over many years, that our task should be in this pluralistic, diverse life of ours in this nation that individuals must be entrusted to make this profound decision, because the alternative would be such an intrusion of government authority that it would be very difficult to sustain in our kind of open society. And as some of you've heard me discuss before, I think abortion should remain legal, but it needs to be safe and rare.
As the Church, it is a vital point to remember that while the Gospel alone can change hearts and reap internal conversion, restraint, both personal and collectively, is a powerful gift of the Church, enabled by the Holy Spirit. Throughout history, countries were judged most harshly for the shedding of innocent blood; indeed, it is an abomination to the Lord. While we cannot change the world, we are to act as His ambassadors on earth, loving the things He loves and hating the things He hates. May God give us the willingness to act in truth and love.