Grassroots Commentary

Humanizing

Rona Swanson · Sep. 5, 2014

PBS (federally subsidized with your tax dollars and mine) has spent treasure and talent to produce a documentary regarding late term abortion providers. It hopes to humanize them and let people see what they face by the anti-abortion crowd. The purpose is to extract sympathy and compassion for the “brave man and women providing these needed services.”

Something is wrong with this picture.

Humanizing means to make something more humane or civilized. Do we really need a program that will teach how ending a life that could now survive outside of the mother’s womb is humane or civilized? Should we dub those skilled in ending those precious lives as heroes? It is impossible to humanize destructive actions. To endeavor to do so warps something inside of us.

The sonogram has allowed everyone to see the little one before they are born. If parents choose to reveal it, we know whether to buy pink or blue for the baby shower. Why wouldn’t sane and caring humans object to the routine dispatching of little lives? A slick and glossy televised production will not change the fact that with each one of the procedures, a life is forfeited.

Hating and hurting the abortionists is not the answer.

Humanizing the defenseless child should be the goal.

May we, once again, remind ourselves that every single human is of immeasurable worth. (The world seems to be running a little thin on that concept!) We are all made in the image of God.

Let’s pray for those who have produced and those who are featured in the documentary.

Let’s pray for women forever wounded by abortion.

Let’s pray for the helpless and silent little ones who face death because they would be inconvenient.

This world can be heartless, brutal, and ugly.

Let’s pray for us all…that our hearts will be full of love, that our actions will be gentle and kind, and that the beauty of God’s grace will shine in and through us!

Luke 17:1-2, The Message (MSG): "He said to his disciples, ‘Hard trials and temptations are bound to come, but too bad for whoever brings them on! Better to wear a millstone necklace and take a swim in the deep blue sea than give even one of these dear little ones a hard time!’“

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