Thursday, January 31, 2008

Roe v. Wade: a result of our moral decay

Based upon past historical data: 3,287+ UNBORN BABY MURDERS have occurred in the last 24 hours. See my post “BABY HOLOCAUST” posted January 22, 2008.

I will not be continuing my Creationism posts today. I do plan to return to them soon.

Then, I plan to answer the response about Iraq. I am sorry for the change in plans. Plans, in reality, often are altered for one reason or another. “The best laid plans … often go astray.” Thank you for your understanding and patience.

How many unborn toddlers were murdered today because of the humanistic, paganish, barbaric decisions of the United States Supreme Court?

Stop the
Murder of

“Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” James 4: 17 (NIV)

I glanced at this article on the day it was published—January 20, 2008, page A4, Peoria Journal Star—but wasn’t going to deal with it until a letter to the editor was written and published in response to the commentary. Since I wanted to respond to the letter, I thought I’d better first post this article so that readers would understand the original letter and my comments on that letter. I had not intended to comment on the January 20th article by Cal Thomas but I ended up making a few brief comments.

The original commentary by Cal Thomas:

“Roe v. Wade a reflection of our moral decay

Thirty-five years after the Supreme Court unilaterally struck down state laws restricting abortion, the cost of that decision continues to increase our moral deficit, which will have far greater (and eternal) consequences than the impact from economic challenges during a possible recession.

Depending on how one counts the number of abortions per year since 1973, more than 50 million people who might have been are not. These were people who, regardless of the circumstances of the women who carried them, had the potential to contribute to the country and to the world. But now they cannot, because they are not.

Would we be fighting the battle over immigration had we not rid ourselves of a generation of humans who likely would have done the work for which we are now importing illegal aliens? Actions have consequences.

Roe and its companion case, Doe v. Bolton, took the question of endowment of life by our Creator and placed it in the hands of individuals. History has shown what happens when humanity seizes such power for itself: political dictatorships, eugenics and scientific experiments unrestricted by any moorings to a moral code. Each becomes a taker of life, rather than a giver, inverting the creation model into one of destruction and transforming the pregnant woman from life-giver to life-taker.

The social restructuring unleashed by the judicial fiat that was Roe created a cultural fissure that remains today. We moved quickly from acknowledgement of a right to live to assertions of a right to die.

In her essay ‘The Women of Roe v. Wade,’ Harvard professor Mary Ann Glendon calls to mind the novelist Walker Percy who prophesied two years before Roe that ‘Qualitarian Centers’ would spring up ‘where, as one of Percy’s characters explained, doctors would respect ‘the right of an unwanted child not to have to endure a life of suffering.’’

State governments, Percy suggested, might eventually recognize a right to die. Arrangements would be made for the sick and elderly to push a button that would transport them to a ‘happy death’ in Michigan, a ‘joyful exitus’ in New York, or a ‘luanalu-hai’ in Hawaii. Percy’s fiction increasingly resembles fact.

Abortion on demand cannot be seen in isolation from social breakdown. In 1973, near the end of the Vietnam War and the approaching resignation of President Nixon two years later, the focus on self, pleasure and convenience by baby boomers was at its height. Marriages easily dissolved as no-fault divorce laws were passed; cohabitation and out-of-wedlock births were on the rise; unwanted babies (who were labeled ‘products of conception’ to make it easier to deny the obvious) became an impediment to the pursuit of pleasure and material gain.

Abortion was not a cause, but a reflection of our decadence and deviancy. One does not begin to kill babies until other dominos have fallen. And once they have fallen, it becomes difficult to set them right because to do so would require an admission of something so horrible that those responsible for this fetal holocaust would have to acknowledge their sin and repent of it. Such a thing is not a character trait of this most pampered generation.

In recent years there have been signs that things may be, if not turning around, then moderating. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, abortion numbers have declined steadily since 1990, from a high of 1.2 million annually to fewer than 900,000. (Notice that his figures are different that the figures that I quoted in my post of January 22, 2008. We are using different sources and they don’t agree which is not unusual for something as difficult as keeping track of the number of murders each year of unborn babies—my addition.) This is due, I believe, to the commitment of the pro-life movement through pregnancy help centers, information by Internet, marches and what appears to be a growing pro-life consensus among women who reject the cavalier attitudes about life displayed by their mothers’ feminist generation.

Hollywood has infused a pro-life subplot into films such as ‘Juno’ and ‘Knocked Up.’ Might the ‘old-fashioned’ become the new fashion?

Politicians and judges could help bury Roe by requiring that pregnant women receive complete information about the nature of the life within them, including being required to view sonograms before electing abortion. This would follow truth-in-labeling and truth-in-lending laws by fully informing and empowering women. (Of course, any person who has taken a basic biology class in high school should already know this. Are our high schools failing to teach the truth?—my addition) Such an approach would satisfy the liberal demand to keep abortion ‘safe and legal’ and the pro-life desire to make them rare. (The MURDER of UNBORN BABIES can never be safe and legal. It is ALWAYS MURDER to the BABY and no human power has the right to make it legal!!! This pro-lifer wants the MURDER of UNBORN BABIES ENDED. There is no compromise to APPEASE MURDERERS and their SUPPORTERS—my addition)

After 35 years of slaughtering our young, isn’t it time to stop? That child born in 1973 could be a parent now. There are children who could have been born today. Thirty-five years of killing has diminished and corrupted us all. (I disagree with this statement. It has not corrupted those who continue to fight and pray from the end of this moral madness—my addition.) Let’s summon the moral courage to stop it for our sake … and for theirs.” (I would also add—for the sake of the country because GOD does not allow the SINS of a country to go on indefinitely without punishment—my addition.)

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” Galatians 6: 7-8 (NIV)


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