May. 19, 2019

Conflicts of Interests

“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.”  James 3:17-18

I need to be careful.  I’m committed to seven days with no complaining. I need to ask some difficult questions. Can one be curious without complaining? We shall see.

She is the Governor of Alabama. She proudly announced her state’s decision to eliminate abortion for the women of Alabama. She’s done several news conferences proudly declaring that, in the state of Alabama, “all life matters?”

Does it?

If you’re Pro-Life, you commend her, applaud her state and thank God for a victory. “One for our side - the Red side.” You proudly harbor feelings of great confidence for every life saved in the state of Alabama. You believe it’s just the start since we now have a Pro-Life President. Or so they say....

Do you remember the women? I’m just curious, Governor? Do you remember the women that will carry a baby as the result of rape and incest? Do you think about their lives? The pain they’ve endured? The ongoing victimization because of the constant reminder of the trauma? Is lessening her value and her feelings worth your bragging? Oh, I’s all about the baby.

But, does her life matter?

I’m wondering about my Pro-Life friends. Does it matter to you that you support punishing a woman or young girl for your political platform’s success and victory? Does anyone care that a doctor who follows through with the wishes of a traumatized victim and the victim herself will face more prison time and stiffer sentences if they break the new law than does a rapist or father who impregnates his daughter? Just confirming - you’re okay with that since all life is valued?

Once again, Alabama proves the South is alive and well. Boys will be boys and girls pay for it. But I’m not complaining.