A.J. Castellitto
April 4, 2014
If I were a killer
By A.J. Castellitto


This is just a hypothetical story
Of someone, let's just say it's me
I'd gain acceptance for my murderous ways
By stalking a defenseless prey


I've been reading some horrific accounts about the demonic medical practice of Abortion. I'm going to spare everyone the gory details because I can't bear to even get through a few sentences without wanting to fall to the ground in shame and disgust. I just want to know – how in the world did we let this happen? How is it that the miracle of life has been so thoughtlessly and so brutally interrupted (often merely for the sake of convenience)?

What a wretched society we've become – the blood of the pre-born innocents is on our hands.

Lets consider some of the statistics:

* According to their official report, Planned Parenthood performed 334,000 abortions in 2011. They also received a record level of taxpayer support: $542 million in fiscal 2012. Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest abortion provider, with 995,687 abortions performed in the past three years.

Other telling statistics as reported by the Guttmacher Institute are as follows:

* Nearly half of pregnancies among American women are unintended, and about four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion.

* Eighteen percent of U.S. women obtaining abortions are teenagers; those aged 15–17 obtain 6% of all abortions, teens aged 18–19 obtain 11%, and teens younger than age 15 obtain 0.4%.

* Women in their 20s account for more than half of all abortions; women aged 20–24 obtain 33% of all abortions, and women aged 25–29 obtain 24%.

* Thirty-seven percent of women obtaining abortions identify as Protestant and 28% as Catholic.

* Women who have never married and are not cohabiting account for 45% of all abortions

* The reasons women give for having an abortion underscore their understanding of the responsibilities of parenthood and family life. Three-fourths of women cite concern for or responsibility to other individuals; three-fourths say they cannot afford a child; three-fourths say that having a baby would interfere with work, school, or the ability to care for dependents; and half say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner.

Too many individuals, both within the church and on the outside, have completely disregarded the Biblical, traditional belief that the act of sexual intercourse is a special, sacred union between husband and wife. Such a standard is now mocked and ridiculed as outdated, old-fashioned, and unrealistic. There once was a time when prudence and piety were two of the most virtuous characteristics one could exhibit. Such noble and practical attributes are basically non-existent in today's edgy, pleasure-seeking world.

We live in a highly sexually-charged society. Our modern culture has little regard for modesty, chastity, and purity of any form. Those who are often most influential in shaping our culture have little use for any fashions or concepts that don't titillate the senses and excite (or seduce) prospective consumers.

Regardless of these realities, as parents, don't we want our children to conduct themselves in a respectable and honorable manner? Shouldn't they learn the importance of self-respect? If we really possess a mutual concern for humanity, shouldn't our children be taught to soberly, or at least respectfully, view and treat the opposite sex?

May the young man behave honorably towards the young lady. These are our sons and our daughters – the future of America. They are precious souls with fragile emotions. How easily damaged they can become.

When raised properly (with a correct understanding of the precious gifts bestowed by our Creator), sexual intimacy and the sanctity of a life formed out of a loving union will be held in the highest regard as one of life's most essential, experiential realities. Ultimately, abortion is the emotionally damaging and spiritually damning consequence of a demonic social standard intent on devouring our youth.

Supreme Court would agree to hear my case
And find me innocent of crime
Holding public rallies to incite sympathy
Creative actuality


In 1973, the tragic verdict was reached in the Roe vs. Wade case, which established the legality of pregnancy termination via medical procedure (abortion). This was a devastating verdict that set a sweeping death precedent. The 'wisdom' applied by a few court justices would seal the tragic fate of thousands of unborn lives ultimately deemed disposable.

Supporters for the sanctity of life lamented the shocking decision,

"The sweeping judgment of the U.S. Supreme Court...is a flagrant rejection of the unborn child's right to life. The Court has chosen to ignore the scientific evidence regarding the unborn child's human growth and development during the first six months of life...the Court has failed to justify its opinion on theological, historical or scientific grounds. ...no Court opinion can change the law of God prohibiting the taking of innocent human life."

-Statement of the Committee for Pro-Life Affairs (NCBB) January 24, 1973

If I were a killer
I'd smile just like the boy next door
If I were a killer
I'd say I do it for the poor
If I were a killer
You'd bring me victims more and more


One of the most appalling developments related to this shameless abortion horror are advocacy efforts that promote carrying out this dreadful procedure on a live baby outside the womb. Like the Florida Planned Parenthood lobbyist who spoke out in favor of 'infanticide' for cases in which babies are born alive after botched abortions.

If I were a killer
I'd hide behind a doctor's door
If I were a killer
I'd scrape you off my office floor


On the heels of the Kermit Gosnell trial, Alisa LaPolt Snow, who lobbies for the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, testified against proposed legislation that would grant abortion survivors the same legal rights and protections as other children. According to Snow, the proposed bill 'inserts politics where it doesn't belong' and 'attempts to interfere with a woman's ability to make her own personal medical decisions,' This sentiment represents the central defense and justification of the inconceivable opposition to the H.B. 1129 – Infants Born Alive Act.

When the life of a defenseless newborn hangs in the balance, should a physician have the freedom to play judge, jury, and executioner?

More importantly, why are we even asking such a question???

These disturbing developments are prime examples of why compromise is not an option. The envelope continues to be pushed while rational conservatives, as well as society as a whole, repeatedly come up on the losing end.

Regardless, Ryan T. Anderson of the Heritage Foundation cites recent AP and Gallup polls to confirm how the tide continues to gradually turn in the pro-life direction,

"Women, independents, youth, and Latinos all favor moving policy in a pro-life direction. 59 percent of men and 57 percent of women say that they believe that abortion should be illegal in all or most cases. Meanwhile, young voters are the most pro-life generation ever. The May 2013 Gallup poll showed that Millennials (ages 18-34) support making abortion illegal in all or most cases by a margin of 57 percent to 41 percent...Only 29 percent of Millennials support the Democratic Party's position on abortion.

Among Independents in the Gallup poll, 59 percent say that abortion should be illegal in all or most cases compared to 38 percent who say that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, a 21 point pro-life advantage."

We are on the right side of this issue both in God's eyes and a majority of the American people. Let's continue to make a bold stand!

* Words in italics by Ben Huggins of Galactic Cowboys, as featured in the song, "If I Were A Killer," which was released in 1993 (Geffen).

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A.J. Castellitto

A.J. Castellitto is a freelance writer who resides in NJ with his wife and five children. He holds a B.S. in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton and his writings have been published at The Center for Western Journalism, The Christian Post, Intellectual Conservative and Reformed Perspective Magazine.

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