How does one fundamentally change a culture? By setting a precedent. Once a precedent has been set, the door is wide open for the inevitable next step… And the next… And the next… Those who are certain issues will not evolve and move further down the path on which they are set, will discover their naivety led them into a world they believed could never exist.
What if I told you in the Netherlands, where euthanasia is legal, adults have been allowed to choose to die instead of live with anorexia, a treatable condition? What if I told you in this same country children can be legally euthanized? What if I told you in this same country there is a protocol referred to as the “Groningen protocol” that sets guidelines for doctors to euthanize, by lethal injection, newborn babies? What if I told you a paper was published in the journal of medical ethics a few years ago that advocates for “post birth abortion”, aka infanticide, on the premise that since the unborn human has no moral right to life than neither should the newborn human have a moral right to life as they are both merely “potential persons”??? Would you be outraged? Would you be shocked? Would you continue to insist that would never happen here in the U.S.????
One precedent. That’s all it takes. We, in the U.S., have already begun down the path that will inevitably lead to each of these atrocities that are already taking place elsewhere in the world. We are standing at the precipice of a culture of death. If we do not take a stand for life now, if we do not defend life now, we may never get another chance.
“Give justice to the weak and fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 82:3-4
“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and the needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9
“Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling toward the slaughter. If you say “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?” Proverbs 24:11-12
We have a duty to the vulnerable. We are responsible for being a voice for the voiceless. If we do nothing, we are guilty.
It will always be the vulnerable, the unseen, the unheard, that will suffer most. With every “right to die” law and every measure that furthers the “pro-choice” agenda, we are creating an environment that devalues the life of the elderly, the ill, the disabled, the poor, the orphaned and the unwanted. When we devalue them, we dehumanize them. And when we have done that there will be an inevitable next step. And a next. And a next. And we will find ourselves living in a world we believed could never exist…
I ask that you search your heart and choose to stand for life. When you go to the polls, be a voice for the voiceless and defend their right to life.
All my love,
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