The chaos and tumult erupting over President Trump’s travel ban have resulted in large protests at airports, ad naseum news coverage, endless debate, violence, and the destruction of property and possessions. Politically liberal proponents are claiming that the U.S. is losing its soul, turning its back on the Statue of Liberty and what she represents - America’s offer to “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”
The selective and discriminatory outrage of the modern liberal mind should not cease to amaze us. They want an America where borders are always open, no walls are ever built, and refugees from anywhere are allowed to enter at any time. Anything less is un-American.
They believe we should be able to declare any gender, any race, or any religion at any time, as long as it makes us happy. They want unfettered, unencumbered freedom for anyone at any time. In other words, they want America to give up its sovereignty and rule of law so that anyone can come and go, and anyone can be whom they please.
Unless the person in question is a child in the womb. In that case, we can kill him or her at will. And we do – to the tune of 1 million per year.
The Left cries, screams, and demands that all people, regardless of what country they come from, should have all of the privileges and freedoms that being a citizen of the United States entails. Unless the person is still in the womb. In that case, she has no rights, no privileges, and no access to any of the freedoms that America offers.
Why is a movement so bent on giving everyone and anyone all rights and freedoms (real or imagined) so bent on killing an entire class of human beings for convenience sake? To say you want to desperately and compassionately rescue vulnerable, voiceless refugees attempting to enter the country and, on the other hand, demand the right to kill vulnerable, voiceless human beings in the womb is the height of hypocrisy. It is selective compassion in its worst form – protecting one class of people while mass murdering another.
Here’s an idea for abortion advocates who claim that America has turned its back on defenseless and vulnerable refugees:
Let’s call babies in the womb “pre-born refugees.”
By definition, a refugee is “a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.” There are striking similarities between people trying to get into American and babies trying to survive the womb. Let’s break down the definition of “refugee” to articulate what those similarities are.
“A person” – here the left will passionately inform us that a pre-born human is not a person (unless the child is “wanted,” of course, in which case we give her endearing names and care deeply for her as soon as we know she exists in the womb). American legal history teaches us that the “personhood” label is a made-up distinction created solely to discriminate against a class of human beings – i.e., those too young to defend themselves. There is no such thing as a non-person human.
“Forced to leave their country” - abortion, the leading cause of death in America, forces nearly one million American children out of the womb before they are ready to leave every year. After all, every child, aborted or not, is technically born. One comes out alive; the other comes out in pieces.
“In order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster" - the abortion war has caused the deaths of almost 60 million pre-born American children since 1973. This is more than 25 times the number of American soldiers who have lost their lives in every military conflict since the Declaration of Independence was signed. This war, however, is not between two armed aggressors; it is a one-sided battle between a deadly aggressor and a victim who has no weapons, no ability to negotiate, and no strength to defend herself.
Pre-born children - persons who are forced to leave their homeland in order to escape certain death - therefore, quite accurately fit the definition of “refugees.”
Therefore, pro-abortion Americans who clamor for the rights of foreign refugees cannot be taken seriously. To argue for the rescue and protection of one vulnerable group of human beings while passionately arguing for the death of another vulnerable group of human beings is nonsensical, hypocritical, and a true destruction of American values.
Brian Fisher is President of Human Coalition.