The “Empathy Deficit”

House Pro-Life Caucus. Rep. Smith delivered an abbreviated version to the 2008 March…

 

On Sunday, Senator Barack Obama criticized Americans for both our moral deficit and empathy deficit and called on us to be our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers.

 

Can Senator Obama not see, appreciate, or understand that the abortion culture that he and others so assiduously promote lacks all empathy for unborn children—be they Black, White, Latino, or Asian—and is, at best, profoundly misguided when it comes to mothers?

 

Why does dismembering a child with sharp knives, pulverizing a child with powerful suction devices, or chemically poisoning a baby with any number of toxic chemicals fail to elicit so much as a scintilla of empathy, moral outrage, mercy, or compassion by America’s liberal elite?

 

Abortion destroys the life of our “brothers and sisters” and the pro-abortion movement is the quintessential example of an “Empathy Deficit.”