An Open Letter to the Honorable Trent FranksUnited States House of Representatives
Dear Mr. Franks,
I'm writing to you today because of your deep, heartfelt and well-known commitment to the protection of unborn human life. You've been fighting abortion in Arizona's Maricopa, Mohave and Navajo counties so long and so passionately it's sometimes hard to believe it's still a problem, election after election.
Perhaps more than any other congressperson, you understand that everything is always about abortion. And/or energy independence. Before the last election, you warned us that Barack Obama was an "enemy of humanity" for supporting Roe v. Wade, and during last month's painful health care debate you saw through "caring" to the real intent of reform:
"The ostensible purpose of this reconciliation bill is that it is done in the name of compassion, and I think that's just so hard for me to grasp -- if you'll grant me diplomatic immunity -- because the leadership of the majority has doggedly determined to include the increased taxpayer-funded killing of unborn children."
This is why I know you're the right person to talk to about a very disturbing thing I just read in the newspaper:
US special forces soldiers dug bullets out of their victims' bodies in the bloody aftermath of a botched night raid, then washed the wounds with alcohol before lying to their superiors about what happened, Afghan investigators have told The Times.
Two pregnant women, a teenage girl, a police officer and his brother were shot on February 12 when US and Afghan special forces stormed their home in Khataba village, outside Gardez in eastern Afghanistan.
I know you are just as shocked as I am. There simply aren't two ways to read this. Unimaginable as it may seem, through the US Army Special Forces, the American taxpayer is providing federally-funded abortions in Afghanistan.
One hundred percent federally-funded, too. The two unarmed pregnant ladies our snipers murdered didn't pay a dime.
What do you intend to do about it?
Here's the thing. Thoreau said he didn't care to trace the course of his dollar, because the dollar was innocent, but you and I know better. When it comes to abortion, the dollar is guilty down to the trillionth of a cent. You've built an entire political career on not understanding the difference between killing a baby and subsidizing an insurance program that includes a voluntary option with a separate premium through a government run health-care exchange. Or between personal religious beliefs and the law of a democracy. Or between a citizen and a fertilized egg. Call it moral clarity or deliberate ignorance for partisan gain, either way, you've got it, and you work it hard.
I think you don't actually believe anything, but maybe you do. Like when you said:
Ultimately, if we as a society cannot find the will or the courage to protect mothers and their unborn children, in the final analysis, we will never truly find the courage to protect any kind of liberty for anyone. -- Trent Franks, R-Ariz
If so: Does that apply to mothers and their unborn children in Afghanistan? If not, why not?
When is unborn human life not sacred? And how guilty are we when our taxes pay Special Forces to take it?
I await your reply.