“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19 NIV)
In January of 2003, the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League changed its name to NARAL Pro Choice America. Under this ingenious alias this pro-abortion organization masquerades as a champion of choice. Pretending to be protectors of personal freedoms and self-determination, Pro Choice America, along with liberalism’s legions, decry the church’s voice in the public square as dogmatic and dictatorial. According to the choice championing left, the only way to protect individual choice in America is the expulsion of the church from public discourse and the confining of faith to private lives. In other words, liberals are determined to silence the dissenting voices of conservative Christians under the cloak of championing choice.
Liberals don’t want freedom of choice; they want everyone left with no choice at all. They want to eliminate choice by eradicating all alternatives to their liberal agenda. This is a crucial component in their planned takeover of American culture. Due to the deficiency of their ideas, liberals have no hope of winning public debate or a majority of Americans over to their viewpoint. Thus, in order to gain control of our culture, liberals must eliminate debate by prohibiting all opposing points of view. Unbelievably, they are presently doing so under the guise of guarding the very thing they’re gutting, namely, choice. For attestation of this allegation, consider the battle currently being waged for the soul of pharmacy.
For reasons of conscience or religious conviction, pharmacists all across America are refusing to fill prescriptions for drugs that cause abortions. This personal choice of pro-life pharmacists is being roundly condemned by the choice championing left, one of whom likens it to “the Iranian theocracy” and warns us that the “differences between us and the Taliban” will become “tenuously thin” unless pharmacists are forbidden choice in this matter and forced to violate their consciences. In Illinois, former Governor Rod Blagojevich ordered pharmacists to fill such prescriptions with “No delays. No hassles. No lectures.” Any pharmacist refusing to comply with the Governor’s diktat faced a fine and the revocation of his license to dispense drugs.
For some time now the rabid left’s war cry against conservative Christians has been, “Don’t force your morality on me.” However, the real problem, as the present assault on pro-life pharmacists proves, is the left’s attempt to force their immorality on us. Incapable of coercing us into conformity to their image, liberals enlist the government, the ACLU, and the media to do the coercing. Armed with executive orders, politically correct legislation, judicial fiats, ACLU lawsuits, and a libelous press, today’s left is armed and dangerous. By holding to our heads the triple threat of legal prosecution, financially ruinous litigation, and reputation destroying bad press, liberals hope to force us all into silence and submission.
Don’t be deceived, the only choice “pro-choicers” are in favor of is a woman’s choice to take the life of her unborn child. And even in this, they oppose fathers or the parents of minors having a choice in the matter, pharmacists choosing not to fill prescriptions for “the morning after pill,” hospitals choosing not to provide abortion services, or us choosing whether or not abortion should be legal in our country or state. Whether it’s where your kids go to school (school vouchers), what they’re taught (creationism), what you drive (SUVs), who you rent property to (fair housing), who you hire in your business (affirmative action), or whether or not you own a gun (gun control), liberals are anti-choice and “pro-coerce.” Far from wanting a pro-choice America, liberals dream of a day when Americans are left with no choice at all.