I remember the predictions after Roe v Wade. I thought that the people making these arguments were, to put it bluntly, nuts.
Abortion will lead to euthanasia, they said.
Abortion will lead to human cloning, they warned.
Abortion will be used as birth control.
Abortion will damage the respect our society holds for human life.
I thought they were nuts. Such things would never happen.
But look at us now.
Scientists are in the process of creating animal/human hybrids. We are euthanizing people for being depressed and oftentimes against their will and without their knowledge. Euthanizing children and people with dementia is the new killing trendy. Babies are designed, created, bought and sold over the internet. Egg harvesters run ads on Facebook, and in college newspapers to lure young women into allowing their bodies to be harvested for eggs.
I personally know a woman who has had 7 abortions. I’ve spoken to many women who have had repeated abortions.
Abortion has not just damaged our respect for human life, it has ravaged it.
As for respect for women, we are now talking about legalizing polygamy, and gay marriage is the new de facto.
January 22 is the anniversary of the day when the United States Supreme Court decided to create a legal class of sub-humans. They set up a fiction far more deadly and discriminatory than separate but equal. With one rather verbose and confusing bit of judicial lawmaking, they defined a whole class of people as lives unworthy of life.
In a bitter reflection of the “useless eater” argument that the Nazis used to justify their euthanasia program, the Court announced that it could not determine when life began, and thus, it would operate as if unborn people were not alive at all.
That is how a whole class of people lost their legal right to be alive. This draconian ruling wasn’t the end of assaults on human life; it was the beginning of a decades long unraveling of the very fabric of society. It ushered in a new era of deconstruction of Western civilization that has widened and gathered force with time.
We stand today in the pit of this new low. It reaches past abortion and into the whole body politic, which has been reduced to a quest for power with no regard for this country or its people. Today, we are destroying the basis for civilized society as we demolish marriage, broaden the attacks on human life and pound away at Christianity in a effort to force the one voice that speaks against this death-dealng nihilism into silence and out of the public square
January 22 is the anniversary of the day that the Supreme Court cut the heart out of our American civilization. On January 22, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States, a document founded on the universal worth of all human beings, held an invisible and heretofore unknown “right” to kill a whole class of people with impunity.
How could anything ever be the same after that?
We cannot let this day slide by unacknowledged. It is the anniversary of the day when dealing death to innocents became a legal “right.”
January 22 should be edged in black on all our calendars.
What are you doing this Thursday to mark that black day?
Are you going to march? Will you gather with friends for prayer? Do you have plans to volunteer at a crises pregnancy center, or to write a letter against euthanasia, egg harvesting, human cloning, or one of the other attacks on human life that sprout each day?
Will you spend the day living pro life by caring for your own children, you own elderly parents, your husband or wife? Political pro life is only an adjunct to the real work of living pro life. Living pro life means living your responsibility to yourself and to other human beings.
What are you doing January 22? How will you mark the day?