By Dave Andrusko
As my wife put it this morning, we are re-entering the world we had blissfully ignored for five glorious days while we prepared for and then celebrated the marriage of our middle daughter. Talk about going from the high-highs to the low-lows.
I guess everyone but us was familiar with what is, even by the standards of the abortion crowd, tasteless. They are shamelessly attempting to piggyback on the “ice bucket challenge” that is raising awareness of ALS (and funds for research into finding a cure) by encouraging people to eat Tacos and drink beer and then donate money to fund abortions!
“What do ice buckets have to do with ALS?” Andrea Grimes, who writes for the pro-abortion blog RH Reality Check, asked rhetorically. “I don’t know. What do tacos and beer have to do with abortion? I don’t know that either.”
Let’s see if we can help Ms. Grimes understand some of the differences between the two campaigns.
ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or “Lou Gehrig’s disease”) is a particularly cruel disease that progressively robs individual of voluntary muscle control and movement. “Patients in the later stages of the disease are totally paralyzed, yet in most cases, their minds remain sharp and alert,” according to the ALS Association. More than 5,600 people are newly diagnosed each year with ALS with an average life expectancy of two to five years from time of diagnosis.
Abortion (tearing apart a helpless unborn child using a battery of instruments whose cruelty is matched only by the demented ingenuity of the Abortion Industry) progressively robs a culture of respect for life and children of their lives.
More than a million innocent babies will feed the insatiable hunger of the likes of Planned Parenthood. Their average life expectancy is measured in months. In the latter stages of when an abortion is performed—say after the 20th week—the victim is capable of experiencing a level of torment that is literally unspeakable.
Raising awareness of ALS awakens a society to the painful tragedy our fellow members of the human community are undergoing and to the need to find a cure. Funding the slaughter of unborn babies anesthetizes our consciences and put to sleep our instinct to protect the vulnerable. Its “cure” is to obliterate the victim.
Grimes tells us that she started her campaign last week “as something of a Twitter joke” after hearing about the ALS ice-bucket challenge. Then she figured out that just as abortion perverts real medicine, the Tacos and Beer challenge could pervert/co-opt the ALS challenge all to further the “destigmatization” of abortion.
After all abortion is “normal” and “common,” Grimes tells her readers. So, too, is child and spousal abuse but only the Abortion Establishment would encourage us to hoist a few in order to multiple the number of victims.
Grimes concludes, “The only way to fail the Taco or Beer Challenge is to not donate to an abortion fund. I believe in tacos, I believe in beer, and I believe in you.”
Most people with no particular stake in the abortion debate might wonder if there is a depth to which the abortion apologist will not sink.
Those of us who have fought them for 40+ years could tell those uneducated in the ways of the Abortion Establishment: no, there is no bottom.