OPINION: History Will Remember David Daleiden as a Hero...
It's been an interesting and predictable past twenty-four hours. How can it be both, you ask? Perspective. For while it was neither a shock nor a surprise how the media reacted to news of David Daleiden's indictment (which made it predictable), it is interesting in how history will inevitably recall it. Will we live to witness the unfolding of my divination? My crystal ball is cloudy on this one, but I certainly hope I so.
My prediction is this: David Daleiden, the man who exposed Planned Parenthood's business of the parting out of aborted fetuses, will be remembered as a ground-breaking hero, not the villain the leftist media is trying to paint him to be.
It may take one hundred or two hundred years, but humanity will collectively rise up and object the horror of abortion. History will look back on our era with disbelief, outrage, disappointment. Future generations will ask how we as a species allowed the systematic slaughter of our unborn human children to occur for as long as it did, and for the despicable justifications we attributed to it.
"Choice," will have a dark asterisk in the dictionary. "Feminist" will be bandied about with the same vitriol as "Nazi." David Daleiden, as well as other notable figures of the anti-abortion movement, will be memorialized.
How can I make such predictions and ascribe my name to them? By looking back through our own history. In 2016 we look back at Nazi Germany asking, "How could the German people turn their eyes away from the holocaust?" We judge, we question, we shake our collective heads at the people of Germany for allowing the horror of the holocaust to happen right under their human ash-covered noses. History looks poorly upon the apathy afflicting Germany, despite the Third Reich and the Gestapo instilling fear into the German populace.
Flipping further back into history, we have a few dark spots of our own, such as slavery. Every decent human being of our modern time agrees slavery was a human travesty. The objectification and subjugation of fellow human beings deserves every head-shake we give it now. We collectively look back as a species and wonder, "How could they have let it happen? It was so obviously wrong. Yet they continued to endorse it."
It seems it is only through decades of history we, as a species, can accurately observe the wrong we have committed. For such an advanced species, we are mighty slow.
Abortion, the legal option to terminate a pregnancy, for whatever reason, will be viewed by generations to come as one of, if not the worst, atrocity human kind has ever perpetuated. To date, over fifty million American children have been killed, legally, in their mothers' wombs. In the instance of Planned Parenthood, such butchery occurred with the financial blessing of the American government.
Yet we have the audacity to look back at the holocaust and slavery with judgmental horror. "How could they do such things back then? Didn't they know? Slavery was wrong, they were human beings! But stay away from my uterus! My body, my choice! I can abort my baby if I want, you fascist! If you don't want an abortion, just don't have one!"
Supporters of abortion, like the supporters of slavery, cling to narratives like a life preserve. Yes, pro-abortion people who read this, I am comparing you to the supporters of slavery. You refuse to look facts in the eye. You refuse to see the humanity of the unborn child. You dismiss David Daleiden's message, holding fast to the media's narrative of "deceptively edited videos" while ignoring or excusing Planned Parenthood's practice of dismembering children, then FedExing their parts across the country.
"But Planned Parenthood isn't breaking the law! They did nothing wrong!"
Nor did the slave traders. Nor did the slave owners. Nor did the train operators who packed Jews in cars to ship them off to a death camp. Nor the guards who walked Jews to their deaths. Or filled the chambers with gas. None of those people broke the law.
"But the videos were deceptively edited!"
This is exactly why abortion is still tolerated. It is exactly why the Holocaust was allowed to happen. It's why slavery continued for as long as it did. Desperately clinging to narratives, excusing human atrocity.
I'm going to just say it. If you're bothered more by edited video than by what the video depicts, you're the problem. If you are more bothered by a man exposing ghoulish practices surrounding abortion than by the ghoulish practices themselves, you're the problem. If you're bothered by a video being shown and not what the video shows, you're the problem. If you're bothered by video or photos of abortion and not of the actual abortion, you're the problem. If you're not bothered by unborn baby parts being distributed (purchased legally or otherwise), and are bothered by a man exposing it, you're the problem.
History will remember David Daleiden as a champion for innocent life. It will not remember him as the media wishes you to see him as today. Despite how hard the media is trying to paint this anti-abortion activist as being against woman's heatlh, or trying to take down a "healthcare organization which helps women," what history will remember is the exact opposite. It might take one hundred years. It might take two hundred years. But, like slavery, like the holocaust, at some point the distance of time will expose our era for what it is: a culture of death which allowed for the slaughter of unborn children, while calling it "freedom of choice."
It seems humanity will never learn from our past atrocities. As long as we use pretty, pretty words to mask our evil ways, the evil-doers can continue to operate. Those who object to it, who try to illuminate it, who try to show the world what is happening right under their noses (sometime with their blessing) will be maligned, dragged down, their message ignored.
History will correct abortion after people like David Daleiden fight abortion. As millions of innocent Jews were slaughtered, as millions of peoples for thousands of years were objectified and subjugated through slavery, so have, so will millions of children die before humanity admits another evil wrong-doing.
~Written by Courtney Kirchoff