Many pro-aborts are no doubt upset about pro-life legislation being passed in a number of states. That may have been what prompted someone in the Philadephia area to spray-paint something on the front of Notre Dame de Lourdes Church. It said,
“You do not have the right to decide how others lives”
It is not clear why the culprit decided to blame this church, especially since this church is in Pennsylvania, where no pro-life legislation has been passed. I assume that they are simply lashing out at anyone who is a likely ally of pro-life efforts, such as Catholics.
But look at what they were saying. They were saying that that no one has a right to decide how others live. That raises a number of questions:
- Do pro-aborts have the right to decide whether it is okay to vandalize a church?
- Do pro-aborts have the right to force their messages on the front of a church?
- Do pro-aborts get to force their views on the front doors of a church?
As normally happens with those who want to fight against freedom of speech and freedom of religion, they also are myopic about their own efforts that stifle speech and religion.
It’s time for everyone to respect our freedoms while allowing our elected legislatures to debate ideas and pass laws.