Eavesdropping

Overheard at the Bus Stop…

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich

Abortion kills babies — self-evidently, it would seem. In fact, when people whom I know to be sane and compassionate in their dealings with other human beings are somewhat cavalier about the issue of abortion (I am not speaking of medical emergencies but rather of your nonessential common or garden-variety abortion), I sometimes feel like the little boy in the Hans Christian Andersen story who was the only one who noticed out loud that the emperor wasn’t wearing any clothes. Abortion is so expedient. It solves so many problems. But, then, so would throwing Rod Blagojevich into a vat of battery acid.

Hans Christian Andersen, 1805-1875

Hans Christian Andersen, 1805-1875

(Disclaimer: Y’all, don’t shoot the messenger! Sister Alma Rose is not suggesting that any such thing take place, although she, herself, would like to kick Governor Blagojevich in the shins. Sister Alma Rose is only reporting what she heard. She is not a proponent of violence. Do y’all think that’s his real hair?)