Anger Flickers over Abortion Candle
December 13, 2019
Nothing says Christmas like the trees, snow, twinkling lights, and abortions. Wait -- you mean you don't think of destroying innocent children over hot cocoa? That's odd, because at the Texas Equal Access (TEA) Fund, abortion and Christmas go together like holly and ivy. They're so sure killing babies will put you in the festive mood that they're giving away candles that say "Abortion Is Magical."
You'll be glad to know, Daily Wire's Emily Zanotti points out, the series comes in four "super-hip colors -- hot pink, purple, sparkly gold, and teal." For all the abortion industry's disgusting ideas -- Black Friday discounts, hotel promotions, "Choice on Earth" cards -- a Christmas candle has to beat them all. The organization's horrible taste in gifts didn't even register, as TEA happily posted about giving them away to workers. "Getting our holiday party favors ready!" they tweeted. "Every year, we honor our volunteers and make sure they get a token of appreciation at our annual holiday party."
Apparently, the abortion industry thinks ripping apart a baby, limb from limb, is like skating at Rockefeller Center -- not the gut-wrenching, life-altering horror that it is for so many millions of women. For them, the real pain starts when they leave the clinic, and it never stops. Three-quarters of the moms who made the decision to end their baby's life regret it. And the grief doesn't take sides. It haunts women on both sides of the political debate.
They aren't lighting candles to celebrate. They're lighting them in remembrance. Even the women who wouldn't change their minds aren't proud of it. Leslie Blackwell used to be one of them. Until God broke her. "When you've been involved in killing your own child, you're going to do everything you can to mask that pain. It destroys you." But deep down, she says, every woman who's been through it knows: "It hurts. You cry, you feel hollowed out, you are absolutely broken. It haunts you. You'll never forget that day."
Murder isn't magical. It's not a cozy winter night by the fire or the happy ending to a Hallmark movie. It's a violent, bloody stain left behind by 60 million American children. Children who never got to experience Christmas -- or anything else, because a movement of unapologetic extremists mistakes killing as their "right." Snuffing out life, snuffing out a candle, it's all the same to them.
To the rest of the world, Christmas is about birth -- not death. It's a celebration of the most unplanned pregnancy of all. The real light, Jesus Christ.
Tony Perkins's Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.