Excusing the Indefensible

Judie Brown
August 25, 2023
Reproduced with Permission
American Life League

As I read the account of Dr. Austin Dennard - an obstetrician/gynecologist who is awaiting the birth of her third child - I was dumbfounded by her commitment to seeing abortion protected by law. She has joined a lawsuit challenging Texas abortion laws, saying, "Standing alongside some incredibly brave women talking about abortion - which is such a taboo subject - and really putting it all out there in such a raw way, is difficult to say the least."

If the words taboo and raw make no sense, just read on to find out what makes this doctor tick.

Dennard is part of a powerful nationwide lobby that wants abortion protections enforced at all costs. But here is the thing. As we have indicated previously, the state's fetal heartbeat law is already flawed.

These folks and their allies in the media are fighting hammer and tongs to defend the indefensible act of killing innocent preborn children.

In Arizona, Planned Parenthood is claiming that protecting a preborn child from viability on should not be allowed because viability is a "moving target." Interesting since Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona's advisor Chris Love is using the very same words former president Barack Obama used 20 years ago when he was an Illinois state senator. He too advocated abortion for any reason, and he too had children of his own.

My point is that no matter what year it is or who is making the statements, the integrity of such language is nonexistent because a human being's entire preborn life is not based on someone's opinion; it is a basic fact of science. She is an individual from the beginning, and that means she is viable. If that were not the case, she would not grow.

This is a scientific fact that has been known since at least 1963, even though various culture-of-death miscreants continue to deny the science. Note:

In 1963, the generally accepted definition of "abortion" was "all the measures which impair the viability of the zygote at any time between the instant of fertilization and the completion of labor" (Public Health Service leaflet No. 1066, United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW], 1963, page 27). Two years later, the definition of the beginning of pregnancy had magically changed to "the implantation of a fertilized ovum" (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology [ACOG]. Terminology Bulletin, "Terms Used in Reference to the Fetus" [Chicago: ACOG], September 1965).

The so-called magic was a sham. Welcome to the mentality of those who favor child killing. What we have here, as is always the case, is a question of honesty. And we know all too well that the very act of abortion is a lie.

Abortion is a criminal assault on another person. Its purpose is to kill that person. And frankly if someone will lie about the intent of the act he is defending, what else can we expect but more of the same?

Yet abortion these days is something worse. It is a metastasizing wound that has gripped citizens in ways that have debilitated their ability to understand what the word actually means. It is as if folks have freely chosen to be blinded to the truth.

Otherwise how could an expectant mother who is also an accomplished physician who has carried and birthed babies proclaim her support for abortion? Perhaps it is because Dennard herself had an abortion in Texas "after learning her fetus had a rare genetic disorder known as Noonan Syndrome." This is a rare condition but not fatal. In fact, "almost all children with Noonan syndrome reach adulthood and most are able to lead normal, independent lives."

This saddens me even more. I have to conclude that because of her decision to abort her own child, Dennard is driven to encourage others to choose the same fate for their children. For women like her, abortion is not a stigma, it is a defensible healthcare option, much like viability is considered a movable target.

As long as such attitudes of disdain for the preborn exist, there will be death and sorrow. Where there is no room for unconditional love, there is always plenty of room for evil.

Let us pray, "Lord, I do love You and know that I am loved by You. Help me to be open to Your love. Help me to let that love sink in so that it may also overflow from my heart to others. Jesus, I trust in You."