Star Parker

This also is a world that exists for the convenience of the elites and in which the poor are its victims. Putting aside for a moment the central issue of sanctity of life, let's consider simply the issue of so-called choice.

For the liberal educated elite, mistakes are merely an inconvenience. An unwanted pregnancy here or there is not going to change a path that will lead to marriage, family, and a stable middle class existence.

The lives of the poor are far less forgiving. Wrong choices and bad decisions set the vector of one's life on a course that probably will never be turned around. The sandbox the liberal elite want to play in is quicksand for the poor.

It's not an accident the main customers of the abortion clinics that NOW finds so important to operate are poor black women. The cultural reality that NOW chooses to sustain makes the hope of redemption of a poor, black community increasingly remote.

Despite the world toward which NOW aspires, fortunately there are good Americans who appreciate that without the integrity of law, there is no freedom. And without right and wrong, there is no life.

The abortion activist defendants in Scheidler vs. NOW were not racketeers. Nor was Dr. King. They are idealists non-violently expressing truths in a free society that we all should know and hear.


Star Parker

Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can do About It.