Why Men Ride Front-Saddle and Women Kill Babies (Or, how logic doesn’t tolerate injustice.)

“If the world were a logical place, men would ride sidesaddle.”

We women may laugh, but guys – I see you grimacing from bad memories of painful rides – right now you really wish the world were a logical place, don’t you? You’ve got an unusual advocate.

The quotation above comes from a witty lesbian activist, Rita Mae Brown, who writes risqué screenplays and feline novels. Yes, the self-titled “Literary Rabble-Rouser” is proof that even people of unsavory character can recognize injustice.

So why don’t we recognize other illogical injustices in this world?

The fact is that Brown’s statement, though funny, is incomplete. The sidesaddle humor sidesteps front-saddle issues we should hoof through. Like abortion.

Why are we so illogical that when a girl gets pregnant and the situation is less than desirable, we react as though the baby were a disease requiring immediate surgery instead of celebrating God’s supernatural gift of life? Why do we excuse ourselves from conversations with people of unsound ethics who advocate abortion instead of witnessing for life? Why do we wiggle uncomfortably during newscasts about demonstrations when the annual “Roe v. Wade” week comes around instead joining the candlelight vigil ourselves? And why am I afraid to type the next two quotations, knowing women won’t laugh – though guys may grimace?

Abortionist and author Dr. Magda Denes writes about abortion’s injustice in “Performing Abortions.”

“I look inside the bucket in front of me. There is a small naked person in there, floating in a bloody liquid — plainly the tragic victim of a drowning accident. But then perhaps this was no accident, because the body is purple with bruises and the face has the agonized tautness of one forced to die too soon. I have seen this face before, on a Russian soldier lying on a frozen snow-covered hill, stiff with death, and cold.”

In her book, “Ex-Abortionists: Why They Quit,” former clinic worker Hellen Pendley describes abortion’s illogical twist.

“I walked in the laboratory every day. I saw dead babies every day for three years. If I could see fifty, I was so happy. Because, you know what? That meant I was really gonna have a good bonus in my paycheck.”

Okay, all right. This IS gross.

But just because it’s gruesome doesn’t mean we shouldn’t grapple with the fact that 3,300 lives are taken every day in our nation, snuffed out by murderers masquerading in white lab coats. Approximately $2.3 million dollars daily are handed to accomplices acting as receptionists in abortuaries. And a population equal to the inhabitants of Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Nevada and Arizona have met an untimely death since 1973.

Noting such obliteration, perhaps we should change the statement to read: “If the world were a logical place, men wouldn’t use a woman for pleasure and then either abandon her or deliver her and her unborn child to a facility and fork over between $400 and $11,000 dollars to office workers who fill out papers scheduling licensed doctors to tear children apart limb by limb with nurses standing by to count the body parts to make sure all the ‘products of conception’ are removed from the empty shell of a mother who later leaves the building.”

Why am I so illogical that I pretend abortion is not an injustice?

I give the unborn lip service, but go through daily life as if nothing were the matter, when just 21 minutes away from Biola, kids are being brutalized. I say I care for unwed moms, but wait to befriend such Biolans who are scared of being shunned, vulnerable to consider abortion and lonely in facing their dilemma.

I know this is uncomfortable, controversial and edgy. But Jesus didn’t come to make us comfortable, mainstream and hassle-free. He said the devil “comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10 NIV).

Revision time again. I must say: “If the world were a logical place, I would welcome every child and celebrate every mother.”

Wanna help me make it logical?

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