As of January 2012, Americans murdered approximately 54,559,615 babies. We have just entered 2014.
A new estimate published by the National Right to Life Committee indicates there have been an estimated 54,559,615 abortions since the Supreme Court handed down its 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision allowing virtually unlimited abortions. –by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 1/23/12 6:37 PM
Joel Rosenberg writes:
Consider the horror of that fact. We as a nation will soon have murdered ten times more Americans than the number of Jews that the Nazis killed during the Holocaust.
When will the killing end? When will abortionists be outlawed? When will the curtain be peeled back so that people open their eyes to see what abortion mills are doing to our children? Every clinic in America that offers to slaughter the innocents will be destroyed when the Day of God appears unless those who run them and get rich off of them repent and turn to God for mercy.
You mostly silent, moral majority who claim to be “Pro-life” in table discussions . . . What will you tell your children that you DID–personally–to prevent this kind of horror in the early 21st Century? How much time, resources, or money have you invested in the war against infanticide. What have you risked to save the innocent?
Remember, Scripture records God’s view of rationalizing inaction by saying: But, I didn’t know . . .
“Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die; save them as they stagger to their death. Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.” For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who guards your soul knows you knew. He will repay all people as their actions deserve.” (Proverbs 24:11–12, NLT)
Selective abortion is an abomination. Late term abortions are serial killings. It is the result of the depraved and darkened mind. God hates it. And He will not take ignorance as an excuse for doing nothing. This is a spiritual battle. Is your voice being heard? Will heaven have a recording of your outrage at the desolation of our murdered American children?
At the very least, we must stop using nice euphemisms for making baby-murder more palatable at table conversations. Let’s call it what it really is. We also need to not wait until a girl is a woman and mother to value her choice. I choose to value choice in the womb. The tiny future mothers have a choice but need us to make it for them. How have we ever allowed ourselves to fear the disdain of the depraved and their bogus, self-centered reasons for championing the annihilation of generations of girls and boys? God have mercy on us if we stood by and did nothing!
I believe–should the Lord not return soon–that future generations will outlaw these atrocities. They will look back upon the 50+ years of legalized abortions and ask their parents and their grandparents what they were thinking and doing to put an end to the holocaust of infanticide. If our country survives (though we do not deserve to), future generations will erect Holocaust Museums in honor of the slain millions of babies. How will you rationalize your many trips to the sports arena without one attempt to “rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death” in the abortion mills of our fallen nation? How will you look into the eyes of Christ at His Coming and escape His wrath?
I believe that those who end the horror may also hunt down–as criminals against humanity–those who carried out these atrocities as well as those who supported them. Like Nazi war criminals and the leaders of the SS death camps, abortionist nurses and doctors will be anathema–hunted criminals. Perhaps in the swing back to law and order that history shows is inevitable, the abortionists will themselves be executed. I don’t wish for this, but I would certainly understand it. I pray that in that day, they will receive the mercy they were unwilling to give to the children they annihilated.
I’m not sure how these people go home after a day in the killing fields, sit at the dinner table with their families, and then go tuck their children in at night without a second’s thought about the children they murdered that day and the parents who will not experience the joy of tucking their beautiful children in at night.
A National Infant Holocaust Museum will draw tens of thousands of incredulous visitors every year. Photos of piles of discarded and dismembered children will hang on the walls. And the abortionists, children, grand-children and great grand-children will parade past the evidence and hang their heads in shame for what their parents and grand-parents did for “a living”.
That’s why I hope one abortionist reads this shocking post and wakes up, before it’s too late, to abandon his or her lust for money and blood. I hope one lazy “Christian,” who sings praise and worship songs on Sunday morning and drives a girlfriend to get an abortion on Monday will “wake up!”
As for the press, they need to follow the money. There’s HUGE money in late-term abortions. Why won’t you report THAT story? Or are you a part of the killing machine too? Below is an example of what I’m talking about:
Joel Rosenberg writes at: http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/
Considering an abortion? Or considering your “choice”? Watch this first.
- Abortion is a Not Evil and Anti’s Are Not Pro-Life (truthfultragedy.wordpress.com)
- The Problem With Our Pro Choice Culture (grumpyelder.com)
- Why ‘After Tiller’ Isn’t Simply a Pro-Choice Movie (news.moviefone.com)
- ‘Pro-choice’ woman describes ‘nightmare’ chemical abortion at Planned Parenthood (lifesitenews.com)
- WARNING: Pro-Choice is no CHOICE (newsninja2012.com)
- ‘Pro-choice’ woman describes ‘nightmare’ chemical abortion at Planned Parenthood (lifesitenews.com)
- WARNING: Pro-Choice is no CHOICE (newsninja2012.com)
I’m feeling the need to share from my heart and experience of spiritual reality.
If you are an Abortionist reading this post, please do not think that the following descriptions of what will happen to you are anything that I would wish for you. My wish for you is total deliverance and healing. I wish only to serve you by presenting the truth–as a reflective mirror might–of what you are doing to yourself and your family (assuming you have one and are not single).
Abortionism is not about politics, but about demonization and channeling. The mind that can wish harm, not only to the children of others but upon its own children is the mind inflamed by demonic, supernatural power. Simply put, abortionists either channel demons or are themselves in grave danger of severe demonization–the person in either condition will end up in need of deliverance, not only for themselves but possibly for their families as well. They’re choice to participate willingly in murder opens their souls and their children’s souls to demonization.
I assume that unless those who tear babies from wombs turn from their embrace of darkness, they will begin at some point to experience no longer being in control of the powerful, dark powers they have invited into their lives. Demonization spreads first into the practitioner’s own soul and then often spills over into her family’s, decimating relationships–until her own children experience a spiritual darkness paralleled to the darkness which took the lives away from other children. It’s about sowing and reaping. What you sow, you reap. This is a spiritual principle that NEVER fails.
Death, through you, was channeled to others. That’s why your children will experience nightmares, and unusual phobias. They are being exposed to something that neither they nor you will be able to control. Behavioral problems or severe emotional, mental challenges will begin to present front and center. And there is no natural cure or escape no matter which public health or mental health specialists you seek out. They will only be able to medicate the symptoms. But without spiritual deliverance, you and yours are at the mercy of deep darkness, bondage and oppression.
Spiritual repentance and deliverance of the abortionist will be the only hope for the abortionists family. Masked baby killers will have to turn to spiritual solutions for their own families. I beleive that will be the only way they will be willing to give up their lucrative and deluded roles in the killing clinics.
Abortionism is Satan’s attempt to eliminate, to wipe from existence God’s creation–humans. Humans are worthy of dignity because they are made in God’s image. They were Created, not knocked together by chance, lightning and mud carried on the backs of crystals. We are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Abortionists currently prefer to eliminate girls, but to them, any life worth living is worth taking, especialy when you consider how lucrative abortion is. Abortionists have given themselves over to darkness because of the things that they have opened themselves to. Their blood lust is second only to their lust for money and power over life.
The article at the Link below is another example of abortionism at its best. No one would believe what abortionism is at its worst.
How far has a culture unraveled morally when its mothers murder their own children? Again . . . I say . . . this is a spiritual issue.
But it is hugely economic as well. Too many are willing to earn a living in the death chambers fueled by the bloodlust of Planned Parenthood. And all this under the guise of “compassion” and “choice.” Choose LIFE rather than Eugenics.
We have to keep these baby-executions before people until everyone sees this holocaust for what it really is. Who in their right minds can ever excuse it? In the face of this ongoing horror, I cannot be silent when it comes across my screen.
That’s why I implore YOU to become an unashamed Abortion Abolitionist. Killing children for the sake of a woman’s comfort or an executioner’s income is NEVER right.
May God forgive the masked murderers who surround the young women who enter the murder mills. These clinics are the Treblinkas and Auschwitzs of our generation. May God grant in his great mercy the godly sorrow and repentance that may set some of them free to begin to see what they are doing. May they escape the Lake of Fire to which the spirits they channel are dragging them.
- Pro-Abortion Crowd Chants ‘Hail Satan’ (politicaloutcast.com)
- In Wake of Gosnell Horror, New Film Sympathizes With Late-Term Abortionists (townhall.com)
- American Abortionists Gone Mad (mat-rodina.blogspot.com)
- Church of Satan Says “Hail, No!” to Texas Pro-Abortionists (politicaloutcast.com)
- Rape wishes, sexualized kids, and Satanism: just another day fighting for “choice” in Texas (liveactionnews.org)
DISCLAIMER: If you have a squeamish stomach or are easily frightened, you may want to skip my rant. Also, my family and friends know that I’m not normally pessimistic, but occasionally “Christian realism” kicks in and my hopefulness for America is overcome by present reality. True friends let one another vent from time to time. Please consider this my need to vent publicly and to warn the nation I love of the coming destruction.
The United States of America is reentering the dark ages.
Daily we grow closer to the final act.
In my opinion, we are at the middle of the end. The end of America as we have loved her is closer than ever. And there is no way out. No shining knight will arrive. No brilliant minds will extract us from our self-chosen end. There is no Plan B. Contingencies do not exist that will take us down a yellow-brick-road toward a new and brighter Emerald City.
We have consistently chosen darkness. We have chosen blind leaders who have taken us deeper into darkness, and God will let us have our way. It’s called free will. Our decline has been prophesied centuries before.
Mine is not the only voice of warning. Mine is not the only voice on the Titanic, crying “Iceberg ahead.” But our captain and crew don’t care. They’re too busy being impressed with the ship–texting their imagined progress and boasting of the speed with which they’re steaming us toward our end.
NOT TALKING POLITICS HERE
This is not an Obama-Romney thing. I believe that BOTH parties have ruined our nation. No President or majority of the House or Senate will be able to turn this ship in time. Only God can do that. And I believe that He has made up His mind to let the cruise continue along the line that the passengers have chosen. Granted, some of the passengers have not desired to continue steaming toward the coming implosion (see Joel Rosenberg’s important new book), but I believe their appeals to their leaders and to God to change our direction have received “No!” for an answer.
CHAMPIONS OF CHOICE
God honors our “choices.” We have made the choice by choosing blatant, in-your-face, immorality. By our spiritual decadence we have insured our demise. The unbelieving American people, for the most part, do not want God. They mock him. They consider Him a burden. They hate God’s people. They hate God’s values, or at best give them lip-service. And they will whore after anything but what’s true and pure. As a nation, we will have what the people have decided in their hearts. And many in the churches have embraced, and even championed, the decadence and decline.
God describes a similar scenario in ancient history:
“The great day of the Lord is near, near and hastening fast; the sound of the day of the Lord is bitter; the mighty man cries aloud there. A day of wrath is that day, a day of distress and anguish, a day of ruin and devastation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of trumpet blast and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the lofty battlements. I will bring distress on mankind, so that they shall walk like the blind, because they have sinned against the Lord; their blood shall be poured out like dust, and their flesh like dung. Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them on the day of the wrath of the Lord. In the fire of his jealousy, all the earth shall be consumed; for a full and sudden end he will make of all the inhabitants of the earth.” (Zephaniah 1:14–18, ESV)
Understand, I am heartsick about this. I love my country. I have a deep love for the American people. I also love the people of other nations. I’m not one of those content to stand on the deck, watching the ship go down. In many previous posts, I have been throwing life-rings into the churning seas. Warning of the dangers of Islam. Warning of the worst that religion has to offer. Warning of our moral waywardness. With the Spirit, I’ve been calling people deeper in, higher up.
I’m in the prayer closet regularly. I have sought God’s mercy and favor for people–reminding Him of all the good our nation has done in the past. Reminding him of what a great people we could once again be with Him as our God. Reminding the Lord that He has many of His children on board the ship. That they have tried to warn the crew and ship’s company and passengers about the looming disaster ahead.
NO HEART FOR THE FUTURE
But the revelers would not listen. Instead, they silence our voices by demeaning us with mockery and closed, callused hearts. The unbelieving demonize the sons (and daughters) of God and think that they will escape God’s final justice. They have seared their consciences. They have sold their birthright for a morsel of stew. They know in the deepest places of their hearts that they have approved of this present wickedness. They love the darkness; it hides their sin. By demonic inspiration, our culture and its champions have helped them to soothe their defiled consciences. In their love of sin, they have even hated their own nation, their own families. We have professors, elites, and politicians who have no heart for future generations, no desire to leave a moral and spiritual legacy that would glorify God and usher in the true Kingdom. They spurn righteousness and revel in sin. But . . .
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34, ESV)
I’m afraid God would have to pardon Sodom & Gomorrah if he rescues America. Of course, the majority of Americans don’t even know about these two cities or what their sin was.
And a vast majority of the American people love and support the decadence of Sodom & Gomorrah–even so-called Christians (an increasingly meaningless term). Much like the word “gay”–which used to mean “happy”–”Christian” used to mean “follower of Jesus,” forgiven and “born-from-above” by God himself. Now, it mainly means “one who goes to church and believes things about Jesus and God.” Some even consider themselves “gay Christians.” Talk about an oxymoron. Rather than repent and allow God to heal, they parade their shame.
We have imported the perversions of Hades, baptized those proclivities, and called them “lifestyle choices.” And anyone who points this out is considered “hateful” or a hate-monger. The mob calls truth–the truth of God–”hate speech.” It’s almost too amazing for the mind to grasp. Human beings, created in God’s image, accuse the God of love of being hateful because–through his people–He warns them of the course they’re on, in order to bring them to their senses and repent, that they might know freedom, love and peace.
The beginning of the end came with the legalization of abortion on demand–infanticide–murdering babies. Now our leaders are moving us toward selective baby murder. Joel Rosenberg, in his newsletter “FlashTraffic” wrote that the United States has almost murdered as many babies as the number of people who died in Nazi Germany’s Holocaust. And we are ramping that up. If that weren’t bad enough. A number of people in our nation couldn’t even tell you what the Holocaust was or who died in Nazi Germany.
Terrorism, the rise of Islam, as well as our decline and soaring financial debt may just be the harvest of the seeds of rebellion we’ve sown, as we’ve turned away from God and His Kingdom. I honestly believe that terrorism is a sign of the times. It is our wake-up call. We are receiving what we’ve invited. Only the most obtuse and historically ignorant in our midst would argue that ALL Muslims are radical jihadists; but, the vast majority of terrorists in the world today are Muslims. They delight in obedience to the Koran and obeisance to Allah (who is not Yahweh, the Father of Jesus Christ. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise–including well-meaning, but ignorant “Christian” leaders).
First I thought in the ’80s that God might turn things around through another great revival or awakening. But I believe that we have passed the point of no return; we have crossed the middle of the end. We are not yet at the end of the end, but Joel Rosenberg calls that destination, the coming Implosion. His book is entitled, ”Implosion: Can America Recover From Its Economic and Spiritual Challenges In Time? (which releases on Tuesday, June 12th).”
Joel believes we can recover. I don’t. We have self-destructed. And the politically correct, etymologically incorrect, and philosophically illiterate, are so lost in their minds that they have played the biggest part in our Implosion and demise. Our societal amnesia arrived with Timothy Leary, LSD, free love, and has blossomed beneath the morally bankrupt within our public (and elitist private) university system.
Where every man and woman’s opinion is equally valid, truth is banished. People calling evil, good. People calling good, evil.
Deceived professors taught the nonsense of “relativism” to gullible young minds for several generations. These young people, raised on a steady diet of video games, staring for hours at screens in darkened rooms, have become mindless zombies parroting these professors–professing what they themselves can’t live. Any wonder why people have lost their way, when there is no way to know the way? Several generations of public educated adults believe we crawled out of a primal ooze and developed from slugs, to Duck-billed Platipuses, to apes to human beings through an endless succession of mistakes for which no evidence exists. Think about how dark and fallen a mind has to be to entertain such a diminished, self-loathing, pseudo-scientific worldview. This nation has had its historic values and foundations ravished by people educated beyond their own intelligence. As a result, our nation as lost its collective mind. How can God let this American darkness spread any farther?
We are not genetic accidents. We have the potential to be a new and different humanity–sons (and daughters) of the living God (you need to read my book if you’re at all curious about what God intended for you).
PRAYER WILL NOT SAVE AMERICA
How can we survive? We can’t. I actually have come to the place where I believe that not even prayer will save our nation. The prophet Jeremiah was told by God to stop interceding for a person because God had already decided his fate. His fate was sealed. No more prayer allowed, was God’s answer to Jeremiah.
God hears our intercession for America, but has already judged based on the blood of the innocents and the debasement of the doctrine of Creation in our flaunting of the basest views of humanity. Transhumanism, transexualism, transvestism, marriage between the same sex are all symptoms of a spiritual malady. The cure exists in God alone for those who will humble themselves and turn to Him. For those who justify their “lifestyle,” the future will be greater and increasing darkness and disease.
Based upon His character and revealed will, I believe God’s next move will be to allow us to have what we’ve embraced. This will mean great distress for the body of Christ. For a time, we will lose. Persecution will follow. We will be blamed. Because Satan always blames the truth-tellers. He is the Accuser of the family of God. When the culture implodes, no one who has not aligned with the darkness will be spared. The French Revolution has nothing on what I believe is in store for us. I wish it were not so. I desperately HOPE I am wrong, believe me.
A BLEAK PICTURE? YES.
This post paints a bleak picture. I wish I had a “7 Ways to Turn the Tide” list I could end with. Unfortunately, I believe that the Americans who do not want God to intervene in their lives will get exactly what they have been asking for. And when they finally cry out for Him, He will not answer. The problem is that many of the rest of us who saw the collapse coming, who tried to warn and turn people–and were mocked and ignored–may also be casualties along with the murdered babies. A culture that can murder its own children has no problem cannibalizing faces, shooting students, aborting its children, and unleashing its blood-lust and hatred upon those who long for righteousness.
The light is fading fast to a pin-point. This is the hour of darkness, when darkness reigns.
WAR ON THE HORIZON
War is coming to America. War in the middle east is inevitable. Putin was in Syria, China, and its former states. Russia is consolidating and shoring up its alliances. War will come to Israel and the United States. It will happen when everyone is saying, “Peace, peace.”
Then, after the darkness has appeared to win for a season, Jesus will return. And the Father has given all sorting out into His hands. He will make all things right. Those destined for fire will go to the fire that destroys. Those who loved righteousness and longed for His coming will be swept into His new heaven and new earth.
One way or the other, I believe that we are the generation that will see the immanent, bodily return of the Savior. No man knows the time, the day, the hour–but He said that we will recognize the season. The axe is at the trunk of the tree. History is winding up.
I leave you with Joel Rosenberg’s questions:
We must not kid ourselves. The evidence suggests we may very well be aboard the Titanic, heading for icebergs and inexplicably increasing our speed toward disaster. So many on board are unaware of the dangers fast approaching and not concerned in the slightest. We haven’t hit the icebergs yet, but if we don’t make a sharp turn fast, we soon will, and we will sink. Who will serve as our captain and crew going forward? Will they understand the gravity of the threat and have the wisdom, courage and speed to take appropriate action before it is too late? What is our role as passengers? Are we to succumb to decadence, indulging ourselves in amusements and entertainment and alcohol with no regard for our own safety or the safety of others aboard? Or will we rise up, sound the alarm, and take action [while] we can?
I believe it is too late. But perhaps–and I hope–I’m wrong.
QUESTION: Are we moving deeper into darkness?
- UPDATED VERSION: CULTURAL IMPLOSION? CANNIBALISM, “MOMMY PORN,” GAY MARRIAGE DRIVE U.S. HEADLINES: What’s going on? (flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com)
- The Devil’s Arithmetic (1988), by Jane Yolen (karynskidlitreviews.wordpress.com)
- Amazing Christians who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust; From Bibles for Israel (terri0729.wordpress.com)
- Time to prepare is almost over. (hearhisheart.wordpress.com)
I recently watched “180″ again. I was amazed at the power and clarity of the images and reasoning in the questions. So I decided to re-post it in case you missed it the first time around or wanted to review it and re-post it yourself. This is MUST SEEING!!! Watch TO THE END!
This video is not just about abortion or Hitler. Anyone who thinks so has missed the point because she did not watch to the end. This clip is about escape from the Matrix–the life you’ve led as one of the “sons of disobedience.”
In this documentary, Ray Comfort shows the way to set the record straight with God BEFORE he comes to judge. Comfort helps people change their minds to agree with God on this side of reality.
The most powerful recent documentary Marcy and I have viewed in a long time. We were AMAZED at the historical ignorance and moral bankruptcy that 65 years + of public education and family disintegration have created. The perfect environment for Christ’s return and ultimate justice has arrived. And Jesus will not delay.
Watch and see what you can DO to be ready for His coming.
This video will help you to see how your self-directed, culturally infected life has been atoned for by Jesus, the Messiah. What a miracle! Only God could have come up with this remarkable salvation. This is no invention of man.
QUESTION: Have you trusted in the finished work of Jesus of Nazareth on the cross for the complete forgiveness of your sins? When? How? Or Why not?
The following is a response by David J Pohlmann, Senior Lecturer at Christian Heritage College (I believe in Australia) to the editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics. He is commenting on the horrendous article: “After birth Abortion: Why Should the Baby Live?”, by Alberto Guibilini and Francesca Minerva.
The original article is not surprising given the faulty foundations of abortion theory, the disingenuous mindset of many modern liberal academics, and a fallen mind that claims to not be able to define “personhood.” One wonders what happened in the deep places of the soul to these people to produce such a void of humanity. The authors of the original article are a prime example of what the Holy Bible labels: the seared conscience.
Though I should not be shocked given the disintegrating direction of human evolutionary thought, I nonetheless am appalled. If human beings have finally come to the place that they no longer value life, then we have come to the end of our history.
When I began to read this article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, I initially thought the authors were writing somewhat tongue-in- cheek. My intrigue turned to dismay when I realized that they were actually arguing that killing newborn babies is morally justifiable. Law would call post-birth abortion murder, infanticide, or possibly euthanasia, but the authors argue that such an act should not be referred to as infanticide, claiming it to be morally equal to abortion; and reject the term euthanasia because they are not necessarily interested in the well-being of the baby concerned. They argue that “the moral status of [a newborn] is comparable with that of a fetus” , hence the use of the term after-birth abortion.
One of the things that the authors have done, in my view, is to draw attention to societal double-standards wherein many (in the 1st world) are happy to use embryos for spare parts, abort fetuses and kill criminals but draw the line at terminating the lives of newborns. But from my vantage point in doing so, the authors simply strengthen the argument against all of these evils rather than justifying their argued position for post-birth abortion. If anything, they draw attention to some of the inept reasons proposed for abortion in the first place. It is ‘a nonsense’ to argue that just because something is societal practice, that those actions are moral. And just because those in the Netherlands have been allowed, by the Groningen Protocol (2002), to euthanize infants in certain situations, doesn’t make this practice something for the rest of the world to emulate.
The authors accept that there are some arguments brought to bear by people who would oppose abortion. They admit that “people with Down’s syndrome, as well as people affected by many other severe disabilities, are often reported to be happy.” , but gloss over this as if it is not important to their argument proposing that some such people should die at birth. While not rejecting the truth of such reports of happiness in life, the authors simply regard this evidence as immaterial to their argument. When the authors state that “It might be maintained that ‘even allowing for the more optimistic assessments of the potential of Down’s syndrome children, this potential cannot be said to be equal to that of a normal child’” , they are allowing tyranny of the bell curve to guide their proposed behavior. After all, the concept of ‘normal’ is a statistical function of central tendency and in itself simply a statement of what is, not a means of proposing what should be. If we retrospectively implemented these kinds of ideas, the world would have been robbed of people like Helen Keller, Andrea Bocelli and Nick Vujicic simply because someone decided they weren’t normal.
It seems to this reader that the foundation of the authors’ thesis is their definition of person-hood. This definition runs something like this: That (1) an individual may only have the status of ‘person’ if they are able to attribute “to [their] own existence some (at least) basic value such that being deprived of this existence represents a loss to [them].” ; therefore (2) a human being is not necessarily a person; and hence (3) some non-human animals may be persons. From this they argue that certain individuals (such as fetuses and new-born babies) are not persons, and hence lack the rights of persons, including the right to live. They also make a dangerous extrapolation in their delineation between potential persons (such as the aforementioned) and actual persons. The authors argue that the moral status of ‘non-persons’ (as persons of value) “depends on the particular value the woman projects on them” when a termination takes place, and argue that a similar projection should be acceptable “…when a newborn becomes a burden to its family.” . The authors assert that “since non-persons have no moral rights to life, there are no reasons for banning after-birth abortions” . Even if one were to take the softer line in calling newborn babies potential persons, they maintain that “the interests of actual people over-ride the interest of merely potential people” . This delineation between potential and actual people or persons and non-persons smacks of the once wide-spread and now largely refuted field of eugenics , of which Nazi Germany was the best known exponent. Do we, as a society, really want to travel back down that road?
Surely value as persons is something that all humans are born with? The UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” . The US declaration of Independence claimed that “all men (sic) are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Buddhism would teach that “we should abstain from taking a life which we ourselves cannot give and we should not harm other sentient beings.” . Humanism “(a) affirm[s] life rather than [denies] it; (b) seek[s] to elicit the possibilities of life, not flee from them; and (c) endeavor[s] to establish the conditions of a satisfactory life for all, not merely for the few.” From my own Christian perspective, we humans have a responsibility to defend the weak including helpless children, welcoming them into this world, not killing them, because they have been attributed innate worth and value by their creator.
The authors state that “in order for a harm to occur, it is necessary that someone is in the condition of experiencing that harm.” , but they have proposed harm to these children as they purport to stealing their very future, and therefore all future experiences, good and bad, would be dissolved by those doctors, neurologists and psychologists informing the decisions of parents . It puts an enormous burden on the moral or ethical judgements of those, in whose power it is, to ‘abort’ newborn babies. The authors’ thesis calls on such professionals to assume the role of ‘god’ by determining which humans have value and which ones don’t-I personally wouldn’t want that job! If, as Churchill is attested to have said, it is true that ‘you measure the degree of civilisation of a society by how it treats its weakest members’ what kind of society are the authors of this article proposing?
1. Giubilini, A and Minerva, F. (2012). After-birth abortion: why should the baby live? Retrieved 1 March, 2012 from http://jme.bmj.com/content/early/2012/02/22/medethics-2011-100411.full, para 9
2. ibid,para 6
3. ibid,para 7
4. ibid,para 7
5. Nick Vujicic, Retrieved 1 March, 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Vujicic
6. Giubilini & Minerva, 2012, para 13
7. Giubilini & Minerva, 2012, para 16
8. Ibid, para 21
9. Ibid, para 20
10. Eugenics, Retrieved 1 March, 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenics
11. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Retrieved 1 March, 2012 from http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/, para 9
12. The Declaration of Independence, Retrieved 1 March, 2012 from http://www.usconstitution.net/declar.html, para 3
13. The Noble Eightfold Path – The Middle Way, Retrieved 1 March, 2012 from http://www.budsas.org/ebud/whatbudbeliev/78.htm para 11
14. Humanist Manifesto I, Retrieved 1 March, 2012 from http://www.americanhumanist.org/Who_We_Are/About_Humanism/Humanist_Manifesto_I, para 18
15. Ps 82:3; Matt 18:2-10
16. Giubilini & Minerva, 2012, para 18
17. Ibid, para 26
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