Casey Anthony, Abortion, and the Culture of Death
I'm not "outraged" at the verdict - for as far as I can tell, the prosecution did not make a convincing case.
I do feel sad for her.
Here we have a woman who has lost a daughter. If she didn't do it, the loss will likely haunt her - as the loss of a child haunts so many parents who lost a child due to miscarriage. And if she did do it, then that will likely gnaw at it, as such a loss does women who have aborted their children.
Indeed, the verdict made me think of abortion.
Some of the arguments made by the prosecution for why Anthony may have done it sound a lot like arguments forwarded for getting an abortion. Caylee interfered with her mother's lifestyle. She was holding Casey back.
And there are some pro-choice extremists who have argue that killing a child even after birth is sometimes acceptable - up to a couple of years old (Caylee was only 2).
Abortion is just one manifestation of the Culture of Death. Abortion has helped to devalue life. It has helped to elevate the cult of self. It has helped to make other forms of killing thinkable.
We may get to the point where what Casey Anthony may have done will be somehow twisted into something that's legal, and just a private parenting decision.
I can imagine Planned Parenthood finding some way to profit from it.
I hope we never get to that point.
I pray that we never get to that point.
50 years ago, abortion on demand was illegal.