Monday, June 11, 2012

Human Life Takes Another Hit!

In 1976, the infamous Roe v. Wade decision of the Supreme Court took place; and Nancy and I began our campaign to try to stamp out the heinous practice of abortion on demand in the United States. Legal abortion was established in the U.S.; and now we have seen a total of 54 million lives lost through that procedure (3700 are done daily in this country)—by far the most common reason for those abortions is the convenience of the parents.

 One argument we used against abortion in those early days was that if the U.S. allowed abortion, euthanasia was bound to follow. The disrespect for human life would escalate; and other forms of killing would legally follow. We were derided out of the house for presenting that argument. Nobody thought that Americans would ever stand still for such an egregiously immoral act as euthanasia. Well…now we can see the truth of those fears: assisted suicide is now legal in Oregon, Washington state, and Montana.

Now the slide toward human killing continues to progress: Peter Singer, from the Department of Bioethics at Princeton University, has been saying for years that it is ethical to kill newborn babies for reasons of birth defects and for convenience of the parents. He has advocated killing them up to about 28 days of age, because he believes that fully human life does not exist until that time.

Now, two more prominent voices in the field of “bioethics” have arisen: Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva associated with Monash University in Australia and Oxford University in the U.K. have published in the Journal of Medical Ethics an article titled “After-birth abortion: Why should the baby live?” In that article they say “…after-birth abortion (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.” These two are advocating the killing of newborn babies for any reason even if it’s simply because the newborn baby will be too stressful, or the baby is going to cause a financial hardship—or even if the baby isn’t the right gender.

This scenario is scary! Before you know it if this kind of thinking is incorporated into our laws, the right life will really be determined by some committee or some doctor who knows better than the patient whether his/her life is worth continuing.

If any of my readers are touched by this development in our American society, as I am, you might look at the following link: (copy and paste this into your browser).

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