(Article by Michael Brown republished from TownHall.com)
But we’ve seen this madness before.
Earlier this year in Virginia, Rep. Kathy Tran introduced two new bills, one removing virtually all restrictions on abortion, the other protecting cankerworms. To quote her directly, the goal of the bill is “help save … butterflies by protecting the fall cankerworm (caterpillar)” from deadly insecticides.
This led to headlines like, “Kathy Tran cares more for butterflies than babies in the womb” and “Kathy Tran (D-VA) defender of the cankerworm, baby killer advocate.”
So, Tran was able to see that the cankerworm has the potential to become a butterfly, but unable to see that the baby in the womb has the potential to become a fully-functioning human being outside it.
Now, New York is showing far more compassion for a kitten than for a baby, far more concern for the minor suffering of a cat than for the violent slaughter of an unborn child.
What confusion. What delusion.
As reported by the New York Times, “The measure is for people who ‘think their furniture is more important than their cat,’ a supporter said. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo would have to sign it.”
So, it’s wrong to say that your furniture is more important than your cat, but it’s fine to say that any number of things – as simple as personal preference – are more important than the life of a child in the womb.
As I’ve often pointed out, this is what happens when we lose sight of the uniqueness of human beings, of the fact that we alone are created in the image of God, that we are fundamentally different than cats and dogs and birds.
That’s why I wrote in 2017, “Isn’t it ironic that the very people who would oppose the pro-life, Personhood Bill, which provides ‘that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization,’ are the same ones who would advocate for the ‘personhood’ rights of animals?” (Specifically, in 2017, the focus was on chimpanzees.)
And that’s why, in response to the two Kathy Tran bills earlier this year, I noted that, “Years ago, representatives from the far-left Greenpeace organization were going door to door in my neighborhood, soliciting contributions to ‘save the baby whales.’
“They knocked on the door of my friend’s house and gave their pitch. He responded, ‘I’m interesting in saving the baby humans.’
“They left instantly, and in a huff.
“Why the love for baby whales but no love for baby humans?”
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