Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Emperor Has No Clothes

Trying to explain to a child why abortion is legal feels like trying to explain why everyone thinks the emperor has clothes on even though it's obvious he's naked. Sometimes the truth is so plain that even a child can see it.

Yesterday there was a demonstration at one of our Planned Parenthood clinics (corner of Austin Bluffs and Academy.) As we were driving by Isaiah was moved by the pictures of unborn babies and was asking me why abortion was legal. I told him that many people believe the babies are not persons because of their size and location in the womb. He was incredulous and decided to write this letter to Senator Obama. The argument in the letter he came up with totally on his own as well as all the wording:
(Click on the picture to enlarge)


Laura said...

I can't wait to hear the response!

Mary Anne said...

"Sometimes the truth is so plain that even a child can see it."

You know, perhaps a good litmus test for lots of our public policies would be to run them by children, and see if they are horrified or not. Abortion, the environment, war, taking care of the poor, health care-- I think you're right that children can see the truth about these things better than adults can.

It would really be an interesting research study. Hmmm....