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Pro Life thoughts in a pro choice world through the eyes of a convert. I took early retirement after working in the social work and Human Resources fields but remain active by being involved in pro life education, lobbying and speaking .



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Outrage and protection for dogs but not for babies....what is wrong with us??

At Live Action, Isaac Latterell notes an animal protection bill that passed the South Dakota Senate without opposition, and wonders why humans can’t seem to extend such protections to preborn humans: 

Last week, SB 46 passed unanimously…. It is a bill that would make it a felony to “intentionally, willfully, and maliciously inflict gross physical abuse on an animal that causes prolonged pain, that causes serious physical injury, or that results in the death of the animal.”…
It saddens me to have to write about this. But I will not sit silently by as our children’s lives are devalued to a place lower than dogs. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

This from the latest blog buzz brought back to my mind an incident that happened in Tennessee. In 2007, a local TV station showed an undercover  video  showing a local vet who was contracted by the local humane shelter to euthanize dogs and cats. The proper method is to sedate the dog and then give them the lethal injection. In the video, one man was holding up the dog and the vet was giving the lethal injection straight to the heart causing almost instantaneous death. 

The video ignited a fire storm. Members of the state legislature made speeches from the floor. One legislator started drafting legislation making this method a felony. Letters to the editor, editorials, protests in front of the vet's home and clinic showed the public outrage. The local District Attorney started an investigation, the local veterinarian board held a meeting  and suspended his license for a year. He ended up being fined $5,000, 200 hours of community service, seek psychological counseling and placed on probation for five years.

Okay, this was awful, but as I watched this unfold, all I could think of is this is the manner they use for late term abortions on human babies. An injection straight to the heart of the innocent baby is the method that replaced partial birth abortion when this method was exposed to the public and subsequently banned.

Where is the outrage, editorials, District Attorney, license lifted, protests and speeches from the floor of the legislature. Where are the fines, probation and required psychological counseling.

Yes, let's love the dogs and cats but what about the babies???

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