Rush Limbaugh Was Right, Abortion is What’s Wrong With Our Culture

Opinion   |   Kristan Hawkins   |   Jun 28, 2013   |   11:36AM   |   Washington, DC

Let me give you something real quick to think about:

“I really think that abortion is at the root — you could do a flowchart — I think abortion is at the root of so much that has and is going wrong in this country. I think that the number of abortions themselves, but what in toto it all means, culturally, in terms of the sanctity of life, how that’s crumbled, I think it’s almost at the root of everything. And if it’s not at the root of everything, it’s clearly had a profound impact on our culture, our society, and our politics, I think in ways that people don’t even stop to consider.” — Rush Limbaugh

As a younger person, I have to admit I don’t listen to talk radio that much. It took a moment, but last week a friend forwarded me the transcript of Rush Limbaugh’s radio show. During his live program, I think Limbaugh summed up what we are seeing in our nation.

This morning, the United States Supreme Court will hand down its decisions in two marriage cases. They will decide whether or not the bedrock of our civilization — the family — will forever be altered.

But Limbaugh has a point. When we forget about something as simple as when life begins, how easy is it for America to throw everything else away?

We live in a world of disposable diapers, disposable razors, disposable marriages, and disposable lives. It comes down to one simple truth: if life isn’t sacred, nothing else can be.

I think it’s a crucial time for our movement to reflect on the immense power 9 unelected Justices on the Supreme Court have and, yet, despite bad and out-of-touch rulings, our ability as a movement to change our culture, which will ultimately lead to a change in laws and of those very Supreme Court rulings.

Those 9 Justices hold the balance when it comes to abortion as well.

Let’s face it — most Americans refuse to even accept that abortion is what it is. To most people, it’s just a woman’s right to choose, and it’s nobody’s business, and leave it alone and I don’t want to talk about it. But it’s really had much more impact on this country than just that. It’s had an impact on the family. It’s had a profound impact on our politics. It is at the root of our cultural rot and decay.

I think there is an easy case to be made that shows how the legalization of abortion over 40 years ago has led our nation to where it is today, divided over gay marriage. But regardless of where the Supreme Court rules on gay marriage, we are fighting a battle for the heart of our nation, for our civilization, every day.

And it starts right where our team is at – on our nation’s college and high school campuses. That’s where it happens.

That’s where we are told to believe that there is no objective morality, no right or wrong. That’s where we are fed lies by the taxpayer-funded abortion Goliath, Planned Parenthood, and told that saving sex before marriage is impossible, talking to our parents is unrealistic, and simply using contraception will solve all of our self-esteem and relationship problems and protect us from STDs and cancer.

And yet, college campuses are where we have the greatest chance to change our culture. This is where we can fight back — before it’s too late — against the Culture of Death’s lies and shine the light of truth to every high school and college campus we can get to.

We’ve studied history, and we know that culture proceeds legality. If you want to change our nation’s laws, start with changing our nation’s culture.

…and if we want society to start valuing marriage again, then start by respecting the dignity of human life.