Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What Do They Mean By the Word, "Choice"?

Count us in for the 3rd Annual Ask Them What They Mean By “Choice” Blog Day.

We'll be having some posts on that day (and leading up to it) which take on the challenge given by pro-life blogger extraordinaire, Jill Stanek, and her team of champions.

Look for 'em.

In fact, let's start right now with this illustration I recently read on the FaceBook page of Scott Klusendorf, the President of Life Training Institute. The story makes a vivid emphasis of how inane are all demands for "choice" which refuse to address what choices are being made, what's at stake, and what values, if any, are in competition. Great stuff.

Joe found the girl unconscious in her upstairs closet. By the time he got there, the structure was a raging inferno. No one else dared go inside. Scooping the girl up, he took his only exit, straight out the second story window and into the bushes below. 

Joe broke the fall with his legs and the girl lived. 

For his part, Joe sustained three cuts and two sprained ankles—and an avalanche of questions. 

The media wanted to know how he planned to pay for the girl’s food, clothing, and health care now that he’d rescued her. 

The evangelical pastor asked if the time spent saving the girl from temporal flames might be better spent saving people from eternal ones.

The social justice leader of the Catholic parish insisted that if Joe truly cared about saving lives, he’d care about all life and spend equal time rescuing poor workers from corrupt corporations. 

The local Congressman asked if he supported tax hikes to support federal programs aimed at reducing fire risk. 

Joe just kept looking at the girl.