MAYHEM, MADNESS and MEANNESS
Here is an excerpt from Judie Brown’s excellent commentary on the election:
Recently, in Colorado, as you know, the media assisted organizations such as Planned Parenthood in confusing the public by using innuendo and half-truths to accomplish their goal of defeating the personhood amendment. As attorney and noted pro-life expert John Archibold commented in the Colorado Steamboat Pilot & Today newspaper,
The first paragraph of your news story re Amendment 48 states that fertilized eggs won’t be given the same rights as human beings – this implies that there are two distinct categories – fertilized eggs and human beings. But there are not two categories since fertilized eggs are a subcategory of human beings just as are zygotes, embryos, fetuses, infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, and adults are. The Colorado Supreme Court, prior to the legalization of abortion in 1967, said that a child includes the unborn from the moment of conception. Amendment 48 merely wanted to return to that protection. Amendment 48 said nothing about unborn children having to have passport, get drivers’ licenses, being able to vote, and the myriad of other “issues” of like kind that opponents threw up to muddy the waters.
Clearly, members of the media writing about the proposed amendment undermined the public’s understanding of the personhood principle by their lack of clarity in describing it. My guess is that such mayhem, madness and meanness will continue. After all, abortion is big business and the head of the business, or at least perceived head, is now going to occupy the White House.
The average American, particularly the American Catholic, is utterly confused on this point because of the disinformation spread by the “mainstream” media. If these people were not totally divorced from reality, 54 percent of Catholics would not have voted for Obama!
The average American Catholic voter has not honored his obligation to make the preborn child’s fate his primary concern. He has chosen not to listen to the voices of reason, but rather has chosen, as did most Americans, to heed false prophets and promises, fearing a downtrend in the economy more than a disastrous decline in morality. Read the entire post at Judie’s blog.