Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Mother Bear's Take on Hypocrisy

I was sitting at a light on my way home from the grocery store yesterday, not really paying attention to what I was doing, flipping through the radio stations preset in my car. The car next to me started to roll forward, so I looked up to see the color of the light. The image that met me was unspeakable.

What I saw was difficult for me to comprehend as the violent image smashed into my brain. It was an enormous picture splashed across the back of a truck. It was the image of two little bloody and dismembered legs laying on a quarter.

I passed the truck, partly because it was moving slowly and partly because I didn't want to stare at that picture for three blocks until I got to my street. Painted on the side of the trailer were even more graphic and horrific images of more broken and dismembered little bodies accompanied by the words  "This is the choice you make."

If you know me at all, it is not a secret that I am vehemently pro-life, pro-adoption, etc. But that isn't what this post is really about.

Several things struck me about that trailer that some well-meaning but extremely misguided group paid to have hauled through town. The first was that I really didn't need to see those images to know that how I feel about abortion was the right choice for me. The second thing is that if I had had my almost-three-year-old in the car, I would have been pissed.

How dare anyone put those images out there for innocent children to see? How could anyone that supports the idea that all life is precious and begins at conception take actions to corrupt children, possibly scarring them for life?

What does a mother say to a young child who looks up from his car seat at those bloody pictures and says "Mommy? What's that?"

If you want to protect children, you should want to do it across the board. I have NEVER been more offended.

Such blatant hypocrisy turns my stomach. I just thank God that my son was not in the car, or I may have been performing a post-birth abortion on the person responsible for that truck.