By Colonel Mike Angley
“By abortion the mother does not learn to love, but kills her own child to solve her problems. And by abortion, that father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world.” ~Saint Teresa of Calcutta, AKA Mother Teresa
One of the arguments the left posits about a ‘woman’s right to choose’ is that it’s none of men’s business. It’s not our body, so we aren’t allowed even to comment on the subject…so goes the logic.
Like most things, when the left doesn’t want to hear contrary points of view it simply tries to shut down free speech. Just ask Ann Coulter about the University of California at Berserkeley if you aren’t sure what I mean.
But the fact remains, men DO have an important voice when it comes to the so-called ‘right to choose.’ (As a side note, since rights come from God, what God is ‘cool’ with murder of the unborn? I suppose islam’s allah might be, considering islam is the religion of rape, pedophilia, murder, terrorism, and misogyny. Abortion fits right in there).
One additional aside, lefty women who say men aren’t entitled to an opinion on abortion rights forget that it was an all-male Supreme Court that affirmed this ‘right.’ I guess men’s voices are only important when they give feminists what they want, but not when they disagree.
Men have a voice for three fundamental reasons. First, the unborn life that’s about to be aborted didn’t get in there without male participation. I know the left wants to render neutral everything having to do with gender, but there are some essential ‘birds and bees’ things that our benevolent creator hardwired in men – and only men — for procreation purposes.
Secondly, roughly half of the murdered unborn are males, so men’s interests are vested in our DNA.
Finally, abortion is infanticide. Plain and simple. And when it comes to mass killing, it’s EVERYONE’S business. When the left-wing Nazis were slaughtering Europe’s Jews, the United States didn’t ignore the genocide because it was a ‘German issue.’ Neither should men ignore infanticide-by-abortion since it’s a ‘woman’s right.’
I could drape my arguments in religion – easy enough to do, and certainly compelling – but I don’t even need to do that. Some things are self-evident, such as the unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (where have I heard that before?). In all seriousness, one cannot pursue liberty or happiness unless one’s right to life is first guaranteed.
Abortion interrupts the natural processes of both God and good government (by good government I mean when it seeks to protect rights – real ones from God – not made up ones like abortion that were designed to appease a political base). It stops life and prevents the pursuit of ALL other rights.
I met a young woman once, in her mid-20s, on a flight from Dallas, TX to Denver. She sat next to me and struck up a conversation during which she told me she was an abortion survivor. Her mother attempted to self-abort but ‘failed’ in her quest.
Mom’s failure resulted in this woman’s rights being protected. She was full of life, ebullient, happy. She told me that had she been given a choice to live or die, she’d have chosen life. It’s really the simple, that clear, that commonsense.
But there’s one more important part of this story. Her mom failed to kill her because her husband came home early from work and stopped her. Yes, a man saved this young woman from the certain death of abortion. Here was a man who spoke up, not just with words, but with action. This young woman credits her dad with giving her life, and with saving it.
Men, we all need to be like this man. We must speak up, get involved, urge legislators to change the law. Let’s get this issue once again before the Supreme Court. To call abortion a right, ostensibly from God, would be laughable if it weren’t so serious and sobering.
Never forget that whenever the left tells you to be quiet, that you aren’t entitled to an opinion, it is precisely the time to double down on your free speech. They only silence the voices that frighten them BECAUSE your perspective is important and powerful. It’s because you can make change happen, change that terrifies the left and its political base, that they want you to shut up.
Don’t be silent any longer. I’m not.
Colonel Michael (“Mike”) Angley is retired from the United States Air Force, a published thriller author, and a conservative writer who fashions himself as Attila the Hun with a laptop. Mike wrote for Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government and Big Peace blogs before the Breitbart consolidation, receiving superb feedback and kudos for typically weaving in pop culture references with his far right perspectives. He enjoys writing about military affairs, national security issues, and politics and is an avid Second Amendment advocate. When he’s not writing, he’s busy annoying liberals with FaceBook posts and Twitter tweets that point out the obvious flaws and fallacies of the left.
During his 26-year USAF career, the Colonel was a Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations (OSI). The OSI is a sister agency to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and has an identical mission that includes felony-level criminal, fraud, and narcotics investigations as well as counterintelligence and counterterrorism operations. His USAF experiences spanned multiple regions around the globe with five command assignments and duties at foreign, regional, theater and national levels.
He is a seasoned counterintelligence and counterespionage officer from the Cold War era, and if you ask him he’ll tell you the spy-vs-spy days were indeed the heady, glory era of espionage. During the latter half of his career he focused on counterterrorism missions in the Middle East and the Far East and operationalized many of today’s concepts for this unique arena while working the sand dunes of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and a few other “choice” locations. When Colonel Angley retired in 2007, he was a Senior Supervisory Special Agent and was in command of all worldwide OSI matters at Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, CO.
Mike Angley is also a published, award-winning author of three thriller novels in the “Child Finder” trilogy. His debut novel, “Child Finder,” received a glowing review from the Library Journal which placed it on its Summer Reading list in 2009. “Child Finder” and its companion sequel novels all won various awards from the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) and the Public Safety Writers Association. In 2012, Mike was named MWSA’s “Author of the Year,” largely for work on his third novel, “Child Finder: Revelation.”
As an avid user of social media, Mike can be found and friended on Facebook (mike.angley) and followed on Twitter (@MikeAngley). His website is www.mikeangley.com. Following his USAF retirement, Mike and his family stayed in Colorado Springs, CO where they enjoy daily, majestic views of Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains.