It’s just the news is so damn depressing

Who wants to write about the crap in today’s headlines? I just sat down and ran thru the headlines — again — and it’s just one awful thing after another. Sure there’s some “good” news here and there, like Ben Ownby and Shawn Hornbeck being returned to their respective families. But how “good” is that when they were taken from their families in the first place?

We’ve gone so overboard with privacy concerns at the medical level that a woman down in Florida who gave birth and wound up becoming a quadruple amputee afterwards is denied the right to know how it happened. It might violate some other patient’s ‘privacy’ to tell her what the hell went wrong. Is this right? Is this sane? Is this really what we want?

Another Florida woman, a young pre-med college student, was raped. Cops took her to the hospital for a rape kit to be completed, she was given the first of two doses of a morning after pill to prevent her becoming pregnant from the rapist, and she was accompanying cops as they attempted to locate the exact place she was raped. Then one of the cops found out that as a juvenile, she had been arrested for theft. And according to their records she hadn’t paid all of her fine. Suddenly the victim became a criminal. The search was stopped. The victim was put in handcuffs and taken to the jail, where she spent the next 48 hours. They only let her out when her attorney raised so much public hell that there was an outcry. Oh, and while she was in jail, not only was the search off for her rapist, when she asked for her second dose of “morning after” medication to prevent pregnancy, the jailer informed her that she was against abortion under any circumstances and refused to give it to her. She finally got it 24 hours after it was due. The young lady, incidentally, says she paid the fine in question a long time ago. Does it matter? Tampa PD says they’re changing their policy to allow discretion in arresting victims of crimes who also happen to have outstanding warrants.

How about the Kansas City woman who was pulled over for a traffic offense, and, despite telling the officers that she was pregnant, bleeding and needed to get to the hospital, and requesting help at least 21 times during the stop, she was taken to jail and held for outstanding warrants. After one request, the arrest tape shows the female officer asking: “How is that my problem?” After her release the following day, the woman finally was able to go to the hospital. She delivered a premature baby boy who died immediately after birth.

Puppies baked alive, newborns thrown in the trash, children being beaten to death by their parents, children being snatched by strangers, murder, drugs … it just gets better and better every day. I just keep thinking about 2 Timothy 3:1-7 ….

1But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.

6They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth.

It gets a little scarier every day.

Kate blogs at The Original Musings.

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