Cripple: Something flawed or imperfect
The most recent case of America’s denial that the preborn child is a person once again reminds us that, culturally, our ability to deal honestly with our fellow human beings is so twisted that it becomes hideous to those with eyes to see. When a New Jersey court ruled that a woman who had cocaine in her system was not guilty of abusing her preborn child, the major media—with the exception of Bill O’Reilly—yawned and moved on.
To his credit, O’Reilly, who has his own problems including at times calling the preborn child a “potential” human being, focused on the case in his “Are We Crazy” segment telling viewers, “If this isn’t neglect, nothing is! We are not a humane society in America, we treat babies like garbage!”
Yes, and we see this as the expected result of 40 years of dehumanizing others. But frankly garbage is handled with more respect than human beings. We respect “mother earth.” We recycle to protect the environment and we process wet garbage to create compost that is then used for the farming of fruits and vegetables. But when we deal with inconvenient humans like preborn children, the disabled, or the dying, we disregard all manner of reverence for human life in favor of crass disdain.
Below are snippets from around the nation that exemplify what America is thinking when it comes to the value of a single human being’s life.
A few days ago, Canadian researchers “found a clear link between induced abortion and a much higher risk of subsequent pregnancies ending in preterm birth.” Not a single mention was reported anywhere in the United States other than pro-life news reporting services.