Why you should care about the abortion debate….
“Abortion on demand and without apology”, the mantra of the pro-choice movement, is not merely about the woman’s right to choose to end a pregnancy. It is about the woman’s right to choose which baby she will keep and which she deems unworthy of life. Women are choosing eugenic abortion at an alarmingly high rate. These are women who wanted a baby. But these are women who only want a certain type of baby. With very little information, including inaccurate fetal testing, women are deciding that they don’t want a child that does not live up to the dream of perfection. – In the USA eugenic abortions on the basis of disability or illness are happening at a rate of 83% in women who choose fetal genetic testing.
Women are deciding they do not wish to give birth to a baby girl because boys are perceived as “easier” or because boys are seen as socially valuable. – An estimated 170 million women and girls are missing from the planet due to sex selective abortions.
Minority women are choosing to end the life of their children because they have been targeted by the eugenic agenda of the pro-choice movement. – Over 80% of all Planned Parenthood clinics are located in minority neighborhoods. While black people make up only 13% of the population of the United States they account for over 30% of all abortions. In 2012 more black babies were aborted than born in New York.
So, why should you care about the abortion debate? The answer is simple. Protecting the right to life is the foundation of a moral society. If it is lawful to terminate the life of the child in the womb because his or her mother has determined their life to be unworthy then what will stop society from deciding which life is worthy of living outside the womb? The answer? Nothing.
We have already seen the logical next step after “abortion on demand and without apology” become manifest in society. Infanticide on the basis of disability or illness is not only considered acceptable but has been occurring for quite sometime. In the Netherlands the groningen protocol, which identifies certain attributes in a newborn to determine whether or not they qualify for euthanasia aka infanticide, has been adopted since 2005. Scholarly articles in bioethics publications are increasingly in support of infanticide siting that if it is lawful to terminate the life of the unborn child at 40 weeks gestation for any reason then it is logically lawful to terminate the life of a newborn and in some cases insisting that it would be logically lawful to terminate the life of a child up until age 3. And why? Because we have determined that the value of a human life, and by default the protection of a human life, is subjective. The moment western society declared that the human life in the womb does not have the “right to life” under the law, we were set on a trajectory that devalues all human life and it’s far reaching implications are being seen today.
If infanticide isn’t enough to convince you that the abortion debate deserves your attention, then allow me to bring some other implications to light. Let us look at the lives and deaths of Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans, who are just two of many examples of how the abortion debate affects the living. Both beautiful boys were born to loving parents in the United Kingdom. Both boys had disabilities. And both boys were forcibly put to death by their government at the protest of their parents and with other governments and medical professionals begging to care for them. Why were these beautiful, worthy, baby boys put to death? Because at every level of the court system, including the European Court of Human Rights, the law was applied in a way that determined that a human being’s “right to die” superseded their right to live. Even while there was still hope for them. Even while there was treatment available for them. Even while their parents begged and pleaded and the whole world watched. The courts stated some lives are not worthy of living….
And if the plight of both Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans are not enough to sway you to join in this conversation, allow me to draw your attention the death culture’s next plan of attack, universal right to die laws. Right to Die laws have been passed all over Europe, Canada and in at least 5 States in the U.S. In places like the Netherlands where laws permitting euthanasia have been in place for over a decade, we are seeing children being allowed to commit assisted suicide. We are seeing adults ending their life because they are depressed. We are seeing the elderly being wiped out at an alarmingly high rate with many cases being referred for prosecution because euthanasia was carried out against a patients will (this equates to murder) or because they were euthanatized because of something as minor as a urinary tract infection. But above all we are seeing an increasingly hostile environment for children and adults with special needs in the medical community throughout western society. Caregivers receive immense pressure to end the life of their loved one with special needs, to stop intervening to save their life or to actively end their life through euthanasia. (I suggest watching the documentary “Fatal Flaws” for an in depth look at the right to die movement and it’s implications)
It is not difficult to fathom how we got here….. Mother Teresa once said:
“America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts — a child — as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters” And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners. Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign.” (Mother Teresa — “Notable and Quotable,” Wall Street Journal, 2/25/94, p. A14)
“What is taking place in America,” she said, “is a war against the child. And if we accept that the mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another.” February 1997 – National Prayer Breakfast in Washington attended by the President and the First Lady.
I will echo her sentiment “Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity.” We have betrayed this sacred and inherent right. And in doing so we have devalued the life of every man, woman and child on the planet. Our only hope is to return to what we once held dear, the truth that every human being has an inalienable right to life. If we do not the death culture will continue to reign over our society and it’s vile tentacles will be seen in every facet of our lives. There will be no life lofty enough to stay out of its grasp. And we will continue to decline into violence and hate.
I will leave you with two more quotes from the wonderful Mother Teresa:
“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.”
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
All my love,