Once an imaginary outlet reserved for kids, superheroes are now embraced by adults willing to shell out millions of dollars to watch Iron Man and Captain America save the planet.
As a little boy, I often donned a bath towel, pretending my “cape” enabled me to fly from one crisis to another. I whisked here and there, scanning my surrounding for nefarious villains. Thankfully my fear of heights dissuaded me from jumping from a corner of the roof to test my flying prowess. In my eyes, superheroes served one primary purpose, saving innocent lives.
Before posting this entry, I read several blogs focusing on our infatuation with superheroes. Every blogger without exception wrote we love guardians of the universe because they give hope. Hope that one person can make a difference. Hope to believe we can face every difficult task, undaunted. Hope that good triumphs over evil. In real life, we ascribe the tag “superhero” to our parents, military, first responders, or any other people consistent in making a difference in peoples’ lives.
This past week Obama added another demographic to the superheroes list, abortion providers. If superheroes spark hope in the hearts of humans, abortionists certainly serve as the agents to dash hope. Those destroying futures spawn visions of the archenemies not cape wearing and shield wielding protectors of society.
The President used a Women’s History Month reception at the White House to bestow upon Cecile Richards, the head of Planned Parenthood, the title of a “real-life superhero.” In his comments he said,
“We’ve got a lot of them (real life superheroes) in this room, so I want to acknowledge a couple of them. First of all, we’ve got Cecile Richards in the house, making sure women’s health care is on the front burner.”
If Cecile Richards solely focused on the health of women, then certainly she deserves high praise and recognition. However, Richards serves as the President of the nation’s largest abortion business. Over 300,000 babies are slaughtered in Planned Parenthood facilities every year. How do the actions of abortionists instill hope? How does the action of tossing babies into large trash receptacles earn the badge of heroism?
It. Does. Not.
Pro-life advocates are the heroes. People who operate crisis pregnancy centers offering an alternative to abortion are the heroes. Women who choose life and birth the baby are the heroes. Women who choose life, and although not quite ready to be a mother, give up their babies for adoption, those are the heroes. All of the above mirror the actions of superheroes, fighting to protect life and giving the “least of these” a fighting chance at a bright future. That’s hope.
What abortionists offer? Not so much.