We Are All At Risk
I was strongly castigated recently because of my unrelenting and uncompromising position on the issue of abortion. It was carefully explained to me that my narrow view of the issue was preventing me from engaging in meaningful and rational discourse on the matter. This individual graciously volunteered to enlighten me on the “facts” surrounding the necessity of protecting women’s reproductive rights.
Please allow me to make a couple of comments regarding this matter:
Number one – abortion has nothing to do with “reproductive rights.”
When one arrives at a clinic for the purpose of obtaining an abortion – reproduction has already taken place. What is about to happen has nothing to do with reproductive rights. Inside a woman’s body is a living human being that was formed in her womb. No, abortion is not about reproductive rights, because every woman has the right (and I think, privilege) to reproduce; but abortion has nothing to do with reproduction. Abortion has everything to do with choosing to end the life of another human being. Yes Ma’am, I have heard all the arguments: it is your body…it is your vagina…and it’s your uterus – but that body growing inside of you is not your body. While dependent upon you for life, it is a distinct, separate human being filled with all it needs to live a beautiful, productive and fulfilling existence…if it can just live long enough to be birthed.
So many women in our culture have been deceived into believing that the person growing inside them is not actually a human … it’s not a person … it has no feelings and no rights … and does not feel pain as it is dismembered and dragged piece by piece from what at one time was the safest place in the universe — a mother’s womb. The horrible blanket of deception that has been thrown over this nation has convinced an entire generation of women that abortion is just a necessary medical procedure, conducted to remove an unwanted parasite from their womb so they can get on with their lives without the inconvenience of motherhood. Many a young woman has sacrificed her child on the sterile floor of an abortion clinic — totally unprepared for the repercussions of that choice — lied to in order to be made to believe that nothing has happened that has any import and will only make her life better. But, according to the personal testimonies of so many…it doesn’t make it better.
And no — I am absolutely unwilling to enter into a meaningful, rational discussion concerning the merits of abortion. No more than I would enter into a meaningful, rational discussion of genocide or serial murder, or mass rape. Everything in me says there is no rational discussion to be had in any of these matters. Everything in me screams out from the very core of my being – STOP!!!
Secondly, it’s no longer just about abortion–it is about the value of life itself.
It is now a matter of a society that has come to a place of absolute disregard for human life. We have become a culture so SELF centered, so culturally narcissistic that nothing or no one; not even the most innocent among us may be allowed to infringe upon what I see as MY rights. It is no longer just the pre-born that are in danger. It is now the just born that are at risk. The defective, the mentally disabled, the crippled, and the aged — we are all at risk at the hands of a generation so consumed by self that it is collectively willing to sacrifice anyone and anything that gets in the way of their enlightened selves.
Katie Hopkins, a columnist for THE SUN (UK) is “super-keen on euthanasia vans” and says there are “far too many old people”. In an interview by Michael Buerk in Radio Times magazine, Hopkins said: “We just have far too many old people.”
She added: “It’s ridiculous to be living in a country where we can put dogs to sleep but not people.” Asked for her solution, she said: “Easy. Euthanasia vans – just like ice-cream vans – that would come to your home. It would all be perfectly charming. They might even have a nice little tune they’d play. I mean this genuinely. I’m super-keen on euthanasia vans.”
Author Ron Dreher advises us, Don’t Get Old in Belgium. “Let the old die. They are a burden on the system. Such is the view of an astonishing number of Belgians today. Do you really think it’s going to take much to convince them that it’s better to euthanize the elderly involuntarily than to simply let them die? They already euthanize children in Belgium, and a dementia patient who had not requested euthanasia was put to death by doctors at the request of her family.“
Our neighbors to the north in Canada are wrestling with a program called MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying). In America, we call it Assisted Suicide and it is generally, but not exclusively limited to the terminally ill and aged – but reports are clear now that the Canadian Government is pushing to allow children to be euthanized through MAID, without the consult of their parents.
My point is that the God-Complex of modern humanists is in full sway and decisions that were once the sole priority of God, the creator have now fallen to physicians and politicians of the God-State and the victims of their god-like authority can ultimately only be imagined.
Whenever a man, or a collection of men, view themselves as wise and powerful enough to determine who lives or who dies…we are all in danger.
Whenever a state rises to the level of presumed deity…there are none who are safe.
Whenever a culture becomes so self-consumed and narcissistic that MY rights outweigh the rights of another…the most innocent among us will be left to die.
The catalyst for this article was the link that I have posted here. If you want to have a calm, rational, discussion about the devalued status of children in our culture – watch this first.
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