America has come to the point where baby animals are treated with more dignity and respect than baby humans.
In Colorado, for example, a five-week-old bald eaglet died last week after the tree it was living in split down the middle, according to CBS Denver. Local news outlets noted the baby bird’s death and mentioned plans for its funeral.
Meanwhile, this same state allows unborn babies to be aborted for any reason up to birth. The hundreds of viable, late-term babies who are killed there every year never make the news, and few mourn their deaths.
In the case of the eaglet, park officials at Standley Lake Regional Park said the bird’s body will be cremated and buried “with a sacred ceremony in a blessed burial site located in Rocky Mountain Arsenal and National Wildlife Refuge,” according to CBS Denver. The refuge was created for eagle burial by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, Oglala Lakota and Southern Ute.
“Our hearts are heavy,” park officials wrote on social media. “We mourn with all of you today and understand how painful it has been to watch the tragic events transpire at this nest over the last year.”
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Yet, there is very little mourning outside the pro-life movement for human babies who are intentionally killed in abortions. In Colorado, there are no limits on abortions, and the state boasts one of the few openly practicing late-term abortionists, Warren Hern.
Colorado reported 171 abortions at 21 weeks or later in 2019, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. However, a department official admitted that the number is almost certainly an under-count, and pro-lifers estimate the number is closer to 300.
Each of these babies was precious, unique and valuable. Evidence suggests most of them probably were healthy, capable of feeling pain and able to survive outside the womb. Abortion lobbyists admit that most late-term abortions are done on healthy mothers carrying healthy babies. According to research by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, “most women seeking later terminations are not doing so for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment.”
The situation in Colorado is just one example of society’s mixed-up priorities. Another came out of New Jersey in 2019 when two pro-abortion lawmakers introduced legislation to protect unborn cows from being slaughtered. The same lawmakers have 100-percent pro-abortion voting records from Planned Parenthood, because they support aborting unborn babies for basically any reason without restriction.
A good society protects the vulnerable, but America is not doing that as long as it continues to allow the killing of babies in the womb.