I wonder how we would explain the annual March for Life that takes place in Washington, DC. I wonder how we would account for the reason why tens of thousands of people of conscience – young and old alike – brave the DC winter each year to urge a reassessment of our cultural respect for human life.
I wonder how we would explain why our news media virtually ignores the March for Life while hyping anything that places a Catholic or a Catholic conscience in a negative spotlight. Could we ever explain to an alien race the contradiction of our driven pursuit of life out there while we have so blindly squandered the right to life right here?
I just listened to a replay of President Barack Obama’s January 2009 Presidential Inauguration address. He spoke of his driven commitment to the rights, dignity, respect, and equality for all people while turning a blind eye to the rights of all people not yet born. How would we explain to newly encountered intelligent life the weird enigma of our moral and scientific duplicity?
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