by Bryan Kemper
August 22, 2007
LifeNews.com Note: Bryan Kemper is the president of Stand True Ministries, a pro-life group that reaches out to youth and young adults.
I am disgusted that we as a nation are so outraged over dog fighting while thousands of babies are being mutilated daily. While the title of this commentary is meant to be sarcastic, it is sadly true.
Michael Vick could have invested his money into an abortion clinic and he would not be in trouble, in fact he would be protected. It may be against federal law to inflict cruelty on animals but it is perfectly fine according to the law to dismember little baby boys and girls any time in the first nine months of their lives.
I am horrified by dog fighting just like most people; I think it is a barbaric practice and should be illegal. I am not, however, okay with the fact that our federal government allows more protection to a dog than a human person. It is absolutely asinine that we as a society can get in an uproar about dog fighting and still allow the destruction of almost 4,000 precious children each day.
Organizations like PETA are in their own words, "bellowing for strong action on behalf of dogs." They want the NFL to make rules about its players and their involvement in dog fighting and animal cruelty.
I wonder if PETA would support the NFL if they made rules against its players being involved in paying so called "doctors" to kill their own children.
John Rolfe, a writer for Sports Illustrated wrote, "Only a drooling, spiral-eyed sadist would insist that drowning, hanging or electrocuting innocent dogs should be an un-punishable offense, let alone allowing them to rip each other to shreds for fun and profit."
I wonder if he would include injecting saline into a baby while still in the womb, or suctioning their body parts off with a hose into that category.
Where are we heading as a nation if we cannot protect the most innocent and vulnerable citizens, the pre-born children, yet we can offer such protection to dogs? Since when are dogs more human than babies? God have mercy on our nation, we are so blind.
PETA is asking the public to help demand that the NFL add cruelty to animals to its personal conduct rules. I want to ask the public to ask PETA to demand the same protection for babies in the womb. I challenge PETA to show some consistency in their crusade against cruelty and work for the same protection for humans as it does for animals.
Call PETA at 757-622-PETA (7382) and ask them why they won’t stand up for the babies with the same passion they stand up for the dogs.