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Horton Hears a Pro-life Argument

horton.jpgI was thinking of this post today with all the Dr. Seuss news going on. 

Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss was written in 1954.  Did the author mean it as a pro-life book?  Probably not, as apparently he and his wife were pro-choicers. Seems like if nothing else he would have wanted more youngsters to have the opportunity to read his books.   “Pro-legalized abortion childrens’ author” seems oxymoronic to me.

But I think the book is a great metaphor for the pro-life position.  Consider the theme:

A person’s a person, no matter how small.

The ones in danger in the book were called Whos, not whats.  Horton the elephant was mocked and reviled for wanting to save the ones no one could hear.

All the rationalizations can’t change the simple scientific fact that the unborn are living human beings and the simple moral fact that it is wrong to kill them just because they are unwanted.  The size of a human being is irrelevant to her worth.  The “morning after pill” kills a human being after reproduction, as does every other form of abortion.

Matthew had a good point in the comments: The world needs a lot more defiant faithfuls like Horton – 100%!

P.S. The Foot Book was really about gun control and Green Eggs and Ham was about traditional marriage.  Probably!

Hat tip: Apologetics.com radio show

Roundup

Hat tip to Matthew for this important literary analysis.  It is a real time saver, as now you don’t have to read the book.

The Shaft: How Some Companies Prey on the Poor — read about these common but legal scams.  The solution is solid education on financial basics.  Junior Achievement does an amazing job of building financial literacy.

Christian preacher arrested in UK for saying that homosexuality is a sin — coming soon to a country near you.  This is the logical conclusion of granting civil rights status to sexual preferences.  The preacher was right, of course.

Why didn’t the media cover the new CDC study on HIV transmission? — Seriously, when a preventable disease rate is 44 times higher for one particular group (gay and bisexual men) shouldn’t that be more newsworthy?

Glenn had a thorough and thoughtful post on women and hair coverings.

Edgar shared some good tips on what to say and what not to say when others are grieving.  The gift certificate idea is very practical.

What TO say:
• “I love you.”
• “I am so sorry.” You don’t have to explain. Anything.
What TO do:
• A wordless hug.
• A card that says simply, “I grieve with you.”
• Instead of bringing cakes, drop off or (better) send gift certificates for restaurants or pizza places.

Super creepy: Planned Parenthood is now encouraging people to not disclose their HIV-positive status to sex partners until they feel ready to do so. (Hat tip: Roxanne)

Stan addresses a common objection to Calvinism — predestination and Hell.

Dan did a great piece called “Poisoning my children’s well.”  Don’t worry, it isn’t like it sounds.  It is excellent advice for Christian parents.

Abortionist’s Hypocrisy: Infant Survives Abortion, Found Alive 2 Days Later — moral schizophrenia on display.

Once the baby was found still hanging onto life after “doctors” tried to kill it, thehospital made a sudden, vain attempt to bring it to health. To complete the circus atmosphere, after the child passed, police in Italy began a homicide investigation of the incident. Why? Because in Italy infanticide is illegal.

Confused? You should be.

This incident really shows the utter, scornful hypocrisy in the pro-abortion position. How is it that one second a child is something to be so contemptuous of that it might be killed in an abortion, yet the next a victim of homicide?

Planned Parenthood targets minority communities.  Listen to this former Board Member: