At the close of the President Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, in full view of those assembled and a national television audience, proceeded to tear up a written version of the President’s speech.
This incident was a powerful visual reminder of the increasingly poisonous atmosphere of our nation’s political discourse. Reactions to Pelosi’s theater ranged from mild amusement to seething outrage.
My reaction? I thought of German chemical and pharmaceutical conglomerate IG Farben.
The Nazi’s and IG Farben entered into a partnership in 1942 that would provide the company with prisoners to keep costs low and profits high. IG Farben used slave labor to build a factory concentration camp near Auschwitz called Monowitz to create materials and products necessary for the Nazi war effort.
What to do with those prisoners too sick and exhausted from starvation rations, physical abuse, and disease to work productively? Most were killed by a lethal injection of phenol to the heart. It is estimated that 10,000 prisoners lost their lives.
IG Farben’s partnership with the Nazis would lead to even greater crimes against humanity. IG Farben bought the patent for Zyklon B, originally developed as an insecticide, and later used it to poison and kill millions of Jews and other prisoners in the gas chambers of Nazi concentration camps.
Learning the Lessons of History?
“After the war, I.G. Farben would change its name and become known as Hoechst AG. Today, Hoechst is a gigantic multi-national corporation with subsidiaries all over the world including the United States…one of Hoechst’s subsidiaries, Roussel Uclaf, is the French company that developed [the abortion pill] RU486.” (From Lifenews.com)
How does RU486 work to end a pregnancy?
RU486 initiates a process utilized by IG Farben and the Nazis in their Monowitz slave labor camp to hasten the demise of their prisoners – starvation:
“RU486 fills the chemical receptor sites normally reserved for progesterone, but does not transmit the progesterone signal. Failing to receive that signal, a woman’s body shuts down the preparation of the uterus…The child, deprived of necessary nutrients, starves to death. The baby detaches and is swept out of the body along with the decayed uterine lining.” (National Right to Life)
RU486 is now the method used in close to 40% of all abortions – the numbers are projected to rise. RU486 abortions are often a traumatic experience for the women who experience the process and their partners.
Life: A Sacred Gift from God
As abortion poisons, starves, and dismembers the innocent boy or girl in the womb – it also poisons our political discourse and darkens the minds and hearts of a political party that has become the Party of Death.
President Trump shared in his State of the Union address:
“Born at just 21 weeks and 6 days, and weighing less than a pound, Ellie Schneider was born a fighter…Today, Ellie is a strong, healthy 2-year-old girl sitting with her amazing mother Robin in the gallery. Ellie and Robin: We are so glad you are here.… That is also why I am calling upon the Members of Congress here tonight to pass legislation finally banning the late-term abortion of babies.”
President Trump goes on to state something that you would expect all people of good will could agree with:
“Whether we are Republican, Democrat, or Independent, surely we must all agree that every human life is a sacred gift from God!”
Sadly, for Nancy Pelosi, and all those that support abortion rights, the President’s words are an emotional trigger, a dangerous threat that must be destroyed, like the President’s speech. They hear in the president’s words an affirmation of life and a challenge to the ideology of abortion rights.
This ideology blinds them, as it blinded the Nazi officers in the concentration camps, to the ugly reality that abortion ends the life of an innocent boy or girl in the womb. It blinds them to how abortion hurts all who are complicit in the death of these children, and those wounded personally as parents, grandparents, siblings of those lost to abortion.
It also helps us to explain some of the scandalous amount of time and taxpayer money devoted to attack and destroy the presidency of Donald Trump. Trump’s opponents are complicit in the death of millions of children and are embracing a more radical pro-abortion ideology.
Politicians like Pelosi and her allies are threatened, and emotionally triggered by the prolife actions of The Trump administration; appointing conservative judges, Supreme Court Justices, and in the many ways his administration is advancing the protection of children in the womb and their mothers.
It’s not the only factor feeding the current poisonous political atmosphere in our nation. But having worked for over twenty years as a professional counselor helping women and men hurt by abortion – I believe it is a powerful contributing factor.
A Hardening of the Heart
If we fail to repent of our participation in the death of innocent life, and grieve the loss of these children – it leads to a darkening of the mind, of moral reasoning – and to a hardening of the heart.
The Democratic Party has become increasingly more radicalized in its abortion ideology.
“The Democratic presidential field has coalesced around an abortion rights agenda more far-reaching than anything past nominees have proposed, according to a New York Times survey of the campaigns.”
Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Norman had this to say about a child born alive from a botched late-term abortion procedure:
“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen,” he continued. “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”
Governor’s Norman’s words perfectly reflect the position of the Democratic Party and its Presidential Candidates. How about the abortion pill? Do they want to restrict or expand the use of this fetal poison?
Democratic Presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Michael Bennet, and Tom Steyer, want the dangerous RU-486 abortion pill available over the counter to minors and all who are tempted to use this method when facing an unplanned pregnancy.
A Nation at the Crossroads
Saint Teresa of Calcutta said that the 1973 Supreme Court Decision to legalize abortion “has deformed a great nation.”
This was a prophetic warning and we are seeing the fruits of this deformation increasing as the Political Party of Death not only promotes abortion up to and immediately after birth, but is also promoting the diabolical ideology of the transgender movement. A movement that also exploits the bodies, minds and souls of vulnerable children, youth and young adults.
We are at a crossroads in our nation’s history. We have two paths we can choose leading up to Election Day 2020 and beyond.
- We can vote for a political party that wants to continue to expand a radical abortion rights agenda as our nation becomes more divided. We will see an ever increasing poisoning of our political and social discourse, morally confused citizens, and a nation vulnerable to internal and external attacks.
- Or we can continue to expand the legal protection of the children in the womb, educate the public about the consequences of abortion on parents, families and communities, and offer emotional and spiritual healing programs for those wounded by their participation in abortion.
We can heal the divisions in our nation, create a healthier and more productive political climate, and bring peace and God’s abundant blessing to our great Republic.