Commentary: Truth, Beauty and Goodness were maligned by the Minnesota legislature and Governor

Some of the ways that Truth was maligned:

  • Defying the inalienable right to life of every human being.
  • Not acknowledging human existence starts at conception.  
  • Creatively finding a right to abortion in the Minnesota state constitution

Some of the ways that Beauty was maligned:

  •  Disregarding the beauty of a human being.
  • Dishonoring the beauty of motherhood.
  • Denigrating the beauty of family life.

Some of the ways that Goodness was maligned:

  •  Vulnerable children and adults have less protection from coercive human traffickers.
  • Parents will not be able to protect their children from unethical medical providers.
  • Local governments are unable to act on what is best for their community.

Debates in committee hearings, as well as on the house and senate floor, resulted in numerous common-sense amendments that were all voted down by the pro-abortion party. Support for abortion up until birth—and even partial-birth abortion—was unwavering. 

The last time some states maligned truth, beauty and goodness was by discriminating against human beings based on skin color.  Thankfully, Minnesota refrained from this discrimination. Minnesota has now joined other states in discrimination based on age.

President Lincoln had to battle against the political party that supported slavery and that now supports abortion.  Ethical treatment of all human beings is once again optional for states such as Minnesota.

President Lincoln had to fight against pro-slavery advocates in the same way that his party is now fighting against pro-abortion advocates. When you read Lincoln’s words spoken at Cooper Union, substitute abortion for slavery:

The question recurs, what will satisfy them? What will convince them? This, and this only: cease to call slavery wrong, and join them in calling it right. And this must be done thoroughly—done in acts as well as in words. Silence will not be tolerated—we must place ourselves avowedly with them. Holding as they do, that slavery is morally right, and socially elevating, they cannot cease to demand a full national recognition of it, as a legal right, and a social blessing. All they ask, we could readily grant, if we thought slavery right. All we ask they could readily grant, if they thought it was wrong. [1]

We can all agree, I hope, that those who fought in favor of slavery were tragically wrong. I believe, that those who are fighting for abortion today will also be considered tragically wrong in the future.

Truth, Beauty and Goodness will prevail over anyone who tries to malign them because they are eternal.

[1] Cooper Union Address: New York, New York: February 27, 1860.See R. R. Basler, ed., Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, 547-49.

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