Our nation was shocked and grief stricken early last week by the horrific and evil actions of a madman in Virginia whose callous disregard and utter disdain for the value of human life tragically robbed the world of 32 precious souls.
The sky seemed a blanket of darkness that mournful day, reminding us all that our lives on this earth are merely a candle’s flame, utterly vulnerable to the slightest and most unanticipated gust of wind.
Although we continue to grieve for the friends and family of the Virginia Tech victims, the darkest of clouds seemed to part toward the middle of last week — if only ever so slightly — to allow a single ray of light to pierce the veil of unfathomable violence.
It is a seemingly forgotten, self-evident truth that all of God’s children have tremendous value amid each of life’s changing seasons. Those who honor that reality received a long overdue boost in the arm on Wednesday when the Supreme Court in Gonzales v. Carhart upheld the ban on another gruesome and evil method of violent mass murder — partial birth abortion.
Although no one but Seung-Hui Cho is specifically to blame for last week’s Virginia Tech massacre, his horrific actions unfortunately reflect a larger society that regards human life as cheap and disposable.
There is much gnashing of teeth on the left right now because the court, for the first time since the infamous Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, has allowed a restriction to be placed on the phantom “right” to unfettered abortion-on-demand. Converts to the unholy church of “choice,” whose sacraments are death and violence, are fuming that the court would allow any restraint to be placed on their ability to sacrifice children at the altar of convenience.
But exactly what “constitutional right” is the pro-abortion community so steadfast to preserve?
During a partial birth abortion, the abortionist pulls a fully “viable” child — often kicking and thrashing — feet first from her mother’s womb, leaving only a portion of her head in the birth canal. The abortionist then stabs her through the skull with scissors or some other sharp object, piercing her brain until her kicking and moving about suddenly and violently jerks to a halt. Her brains are then sucked out — collapsing her skull — and her now limp and lifeless body is cast away like so much garbage.
Matt Barber is founder and editor-in chief of BarbWire.com. He is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war. (Follow Matt on Twitter: @jmattbarber).