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Reed R. Heustis, Jr.
 You're here » Christian Columns Index » Reed R. Heustis, Jr. » No Memorial Day for America's Unborn
No Memorial Day for America's Unborn
by Reed R. Heustis, Jr.
May 26, 2008
Category: Social Issues
A UNITED STATES Federal holiday, Memorial Day falls on the final Monday of the month of May. Americans all over the nation remember and honor the casualties of all their nation's wars and military battles, and well they should.

Some of America's wars may not have been fought for the noblest or most moral of reasons, but many of our nation's military participants faithfully discharged their duty to endeavor in what they believed was right, and they obediently did so unto death.

Memorial Day is their day. May they be honored.

But what about the millions of American babies who continue to be murdered in their mothers' wombs? Are they honored?

There is no Federal holiday for them. They are neither honored nor remembered. They are not even acknowledged as persons.

More American babies - both male and female - have been slaughtered right here on American soil in just one year, than all the American military men and women who became casualties of war from the inception of this republic to the present day, both home and abroad.

Whereas 1.4 million American babies are summarily put to death by abortionists every year, America has never lost more than 700,00 in a single war.

Under 625,000 died in the War Between the States of 1861-1865.

Under 117,000 died in World War I.

Under 410,000 died in World War II.

Other than these three conflicts, the United States military has never suffered casualties eclipsing six digits in any other war, battle or skirmish.

Yet, the "legality" of abortion in this nation, not to mention a generation of gutless leaders, many of whom are military veterans, has paved the way for over 3000 daily executions in abortuaries across America - murders against the most precious and defenseless among us, and without a trial or due process of law.

According to The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBER), an organization dedicated to establishing prenatal justice and the right to life for the unborn, the disabled, the infirm, the aged and all vulnerable peoples, approximately 3,700 babies lose their lives every day via abortion. The figures upon which the CBER relies are those put out by pro-abortion sources, such as The Alan Guttmacher Institute and Planned Parenthood.

As the 2008 Presidential election heats up, candidates either ignore the issue, or advocate on behalf of a "woman's right to choose" to abort the lives of their babies.

Both Democratic candidates, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, are vehemently pro-abortion. If one of these candidates win the White House, American babies lose.

However, the Republican nominee-in-waiting, John McCain, is only marginally better, pragmatically speaking; but equally as bad, and possibly worse, morally.

In an effort to woo pro-life voters, McCain advocates the overturning of Roe v. Wade by nominating "judges who understand that courts should not be in the business of legislating from the bench." His "solution" is to return the abortion issue to the states, letting each decide on who lives and who dies.

But God has already decided, and His Commandment against murder is ignored.

Many "pro-life" voters will probably vote McCain because they seem to think that Roe is their biggest obstacle to ending abortion.

However, McCain has made it very clear that babies conceived in rape and incest are not entitled to the right to life. Over the years, McCain has constantly battled the pro-life forces within the Republican Party in an effort to enlarge the Big Tent by advocating the legality of those "exceptional" cases, and making it an official Republican position.

Of course, punishing the unborn for the crimes of the father or the follies of the mother, is equally - if not more so - immoral as defending a blanket indiscriminate license to abort.

Discrimination against certain babies based solely upon the actions of their biological parents, is discrimination of the worse kind.

John McCain endorses such discrimination.

It is sad that McCain, the greatest military veteran amongst all Presidential candidates, will undoubtedly remember and honor American casualties of war before, during, and after Memorial Day; but will not twitch a finger to end the wanton slaughter of American babies on American soil.

When American voters go to the polls this November to vote for either the Democratic or Republican nominee for President, unborn American babies lose.

Some say that the "Civil War" between North and South left the greatest bloodstain on American soil. They ignore the abomination of abortion.

The greatest Memorial Day for this nation will be the day Americans repent, honor God and terminate the abortion holocaust.

Reed R. Heustis, Jr., Esq. is a Southern California native, and publisher of Christian Constitutionalist. A member of the State Bar of California, Reed earned his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego, and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of California at Irvine. Reed and his family are members of a local church affiliated with the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America.

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