When Murder Is Easy

Young women supporting pro-life legislation.
Young women standing up for life. Image credit: victorpanlilio on Flickr via Creative Commons.

By Katie Kieffer

Blood spilled first is more stunning than blood spilled second. Today, abortion is the primary type of murder that no longer shocks Americans. Why? Because we have – collectively – committed murder so frequently. Women accept and even laud abortion while men and religious figures have turned their heads.

We all need to recover a healthy dose of shock when an American doctor kills a sweet baby girl or boy with a fully developed heart, brain and soul—for profit.

“No one has benefited more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58% of the newly-created jobs last year!” 

In giddy elation, Democratic congresswomen wearing white jackets leapt to their feet, fist-pumped the air and cheered in unison after President Trump described the current economic boon for their gender. 

On Tuesday night, that is. By Wednesday morning, liberals were quick to “correct the record,” and claim—as The Associated Press did: “The increase [of females in the workplace] is due to population growth – and not something Trump can credit to any of his policies.”

Such broken logic. 

Trump’s policies—and those of prolife politicians before him—that protect life absolutely are responsible for more women in the workplace if the surge is due to “population growth.” On the other hand, Democrats are pushing policies that have and will continue to reduce the number of women, and men, in our population.

Two in five pregnancies end by abortion in New York City alone. And Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo increased the odds that more pregnancies will be terminated in New York City by signing the “Reproductive Health Act,” which will allow abortion at birth, including by certain non-doctor medical employees. 

“Don’t stand between a woman and her doctor!”Democrats told us for years. They just did.

Blood-red colored coats would indeed have been more appropriate apparel for the congresswomen claiming false credit for empowering women to thrive in America.

Mothers Against Life

Our pro-life President is hounded by mothers and even bishops for his efforts to prioritize the health of pregnant women and innocent babies over unvetted immigrants, many with proven criminal records. 

Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher recently stood up for life. Whereas clergy (think Bishop Roger Foys, who has since apologized) loudly chastised young men for supporting President Trump at a pro-life rally. And mother-of-four, Rep. Kathy Tran,introduced legislation in Virginia to sanction abortion at full term and during birth. (Perhaps her reasoning is that if a baby cannot cry “Me too!” it is not a victim.) 

Mothers and grandmothers who hold blatantly anti-life views (except, apparently, regarding their own families) are announcing 2020 presidential runs: 

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY): mother of two

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA): step-mother of two

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA): mother of two, grandmother of three

And pro-abortion House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently boasted more maturity than President Trump because: “I’m a mother of five, grandmother of nine.” (Using her logic, Trump—who himself has exactly five children and nine grandchildren—is very mature indeed. But no one ever accused Pelosi of using logic.)

“’When people ask me, oh, isn’t it exciting, to be on the floor of the House and to be a member of Congress?’ I say, ‘It’s wonderful, but it’s nothing like having a newborn baby,’” Pelosi recently told TIME. “My greatest accomplishment is my family.” 

If only Pelosi empowered other women—alive and unborn—to feel the same joy and accomplishment.

No Nurturers Without Protectors

Women are natural nurturers and social role models. Women ought to be last in any society to clamor for death. We have wombs; men have testosterone. But in America, women are loudest in their support for publicly-subsidized abortion and birth prevention. Because women have been telling each other for decades that abortion is not murder, but “choice.”  

Men, for their part, are natural protectors and political leaders in a society. Women are often stronger than men emotionally, but men are better-suited to succeed at conquests. Fear and laziness, however, have compelled men to hand women the reigns of every aspect of American culture—including the role of selfless protector.

Men are wired to lead; to protect and provide—especially for the vulnerable. Unfortunately, mired by fear and selfishness, many men have left this job to women—and many women, in pride and stubbornness—think they want this job to rest entirely on their shoulders. 

Men are not leading, and women have taken on too much, and consequently our society is completely falling apart. To the extent that men of the cloth are telling parishioners: God would rather that you encourage unvetted immigrants to violate our nation’s laws than to prevent fully-developed babies from being stabbed in the scull with a scissors. 

Ironically, Instagram-surfing Millennials—who love photos of cute, smiling pregnant women in tight tops caressing baby bumps—will never see photos portraying the anti-baby views of female presidential hopefuls because Instagram (owned by Facebook) will consider such facts “fake news.”

The First Murder

The reason Agatha Christie is one of the best-selling novelists of all-time is because she understood human nature. Once someone commits his or her first murder in Christie’s mysteries, it’s very likely that he or she will commit a second murder.

This is the biggest lesson from Christie. That we are all broken individuals—and after we allow our will to submit to the most horrific of evils, it will not be difficult to commit a second murder. 

The first abortion that an abortion doctor commits is the most difficult one. After the professional who is trained to be a healer has convinced himself that he is God—and has seen how very simple and socially acceptable murder really is—every successive abortion is easier. 

As a culture, we are absolutely numb to bloodshed. And this is why we have lulled ourselves into thinking that “immigration is a life issue” and a president who stands up for life from conception is an orange-haired impeachable clown. Whereas a snobbish bishop like Foys who welcomes illegal immigrants—including some unvetted, violent criminals—is a social justice warrior deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize. 

Look at any military cemetery. Row after row of identical white tombstones. Then, imagine combining all the military cemeteries from all U.S. wars. That image would roughly represent the number of babies who die to abortion every year.

Our children are gifts from God, not commodities. Children are also the visible reflection of love – the gift of self – between a man and a woman. What abortion really does is help us lie to ourselves about the value of life, and of love.

Fortunately, today is a new day. Be brave. Speak the truth about life. As Edmond Burke warned: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” 

“Little Rosie” by my sister, artist Amie Kieffer.  Copyright Amie Kieffer 2019. See her inspiration below in the famous image of “Rosie the Riveter. If this art touches your heart, please consider donating your time or resources to a good pro-life organization, or to praying and sidewalk counseling outside of an abortion clinic.
Rosie the Riveter. Circa 1942. No known copyright restrictions.

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  1. Dale Dissmeyer says:

    Another good one Katie! And you’re right. Men have let go, but the left has succeeded in demonizing the natural states of man and woman and for that matter just about everything has been turned upside down.

  2. Platt Brabner says:

    Your article brought a tear to this ol Marine’s eyes. I am appalled by this law created by what I thought was the most civilized society in the world. Not anymore! God help us to defeat this pure evil.

  3. Guy L Womack says:

    Katie: As always, your column was well thought out and proved worthwhile to read. I always look forward to your work. And this is a genuinely terrible topic that should not be tolerated in a modern society — except that perhaps we’ve become so modern we are racing towards our own extinction. Semper fi

  4. Lodzia says:

    Great post, Katie:)
    Love you sisters artwork image of “Little Rosie.”

  5. Peter Smernoff says:

    Wonderful column, Katie. Your words of wisdom and inspiration uplift us all. In an age of dumbed-down and trivial conversation, you are a true light in the darkness!

    With respect,

    Peter C. Smernoff

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