Cecil the Lion, Ed Hetherington Photography
This article appeared in the West Side church of Christ's weekly bulletin on August 16, 2015. Eddy Gilpin (minister) is the author. I thought it was too good to not share this on my blog.
No, it was not an old disease or plague that reared its ugly head again to claim all these lives. It was not a new epidemic that swept through some third-world country, under the radar of the media in the first-world. It was not a ploy of ISIS or some other terror group that was responsible for all these deaths last week. However, it was the result of a "terror organization," and one that has been around for quite some time. The taking of the lives of these 19,230 individuals last week came at the hands of abortionists in this country!
By now, most of us have heard Cecil’s story. You know, Cecil the Zimbabwean lion that was killed by an American dentist, Walter Palmer. Mr. Palmer received a flood of hate mail; activists posted his private details online for all to see, and spraypainted the words "Lion Killer" on the garage of his vacation home in Florida.
Last week, customs officials in Zurich found 478 pounds of ivory (estimated to have come from 40-50 elephants), 21 lion fangs and 35 lion claws in transit from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to China. The three Chinese men were arrested and, again, there was outrage over their actions.
Meanwhile, last week 19,230 of the most innocent of the innocent were murdered, butchered within their own mothers’ wombs. This was not only sanctioned by the government of this nation, but in many cases also paid for by the taxpayers of it (you and me). Where was/is the outcry for these human lives, taken so violently and savagely? When will the "all lives matter" mantra expand to include the unborn as well? How long before the cry for killing human infants rises to the level of killing the "Cecils" of this world?
Hopefully, the current stir arising from Planned Parenthood’s selling of the body parts of so many of these infants has raised some of that much needed awareness, and awakened the consciousness of a nation. But, alas, we shall see. How many more must die before we come to the realization that abortion is murder- pure and simple?