A Lady's Ruminations

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Monday, September 12, 2005

The Real Great Moral Issue of Our Time

AFP: 'Make Poverty History' message banned in Britain---

LONDON (AFP) - The coalition at the forefront of a British campaign to fight poverty in Africa has been banned from advertising on radio and television after the nation's media watchdog decided it was a "political" organisation.

Make Poverty History, a coalition of more than 500 charities and social groups, said Monday it was "disappointed" by the decision from OFCOM, just days before world leaders gather in New York where the plight of the world's poor is on the agenda of the World Summit at UN headquarters.

Its advertisement -- in which the likes of rock star Bono and model Claudia Schiffer snap their fingers every three seconds, symbolising how often a child dies as a result of poverty somewhere in the world -- has been on the air for several months.

Despite the fact that no one lodged a complaint, OFCOM said Make Poverty History was "wholly or mainly political" in that it sought to "achieve important changes" to British and Western government policy.

Adrian Lovett of the development charity Oxfam, a member of the Make Poverty History coordination team, said the global poverty issue was not "party political", but seen by millions as "the great moral issue of our time".

"We're disappointed with this decision," he said. "This advertisement simply highlights the fact that a child dies every three seconds because of preventable poverty."
Actually, the "great moral issue of our time" is abortion.

Every day contains 86,4000 seconds. There are about 126,000 abortions worldwide every day. Do the math. There are about 46 million abortions, worldwide, every year.

Liberals only ever highlight the plight of children in poverty. Children murdered by their own mothers and doctors who have supposedly taken the "Hippocratic Oath" are not important to them.

The classic version of the Hippocratic Oath included this line:
I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.
Of course the modern oath has dispensed with that.

So, really, the great moral issue of our time is abortion. It impacts more people every day. It is murder. It is immoral and wrong. But Liberals don't care.