ABORTION: SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENCE
This society has been in serious moral decline for decades, its prosperity teetering on ruin, and its standing as a light of freedom and virtuous power greatly diminished. And the slaughter of innocents has been hidden, for the most part, in clinics and hospitals. Words and pictures chronicling this war are not splashed across the headlines of the mainstream media. The MSM does all they can to hide the pictures of butchered pre-born children. Despite the sanitized facade, the effects of socially accepted promiscuity and a public conscience hardened against the intrinsic worth of souls, reach into the lives of the youngest children, the elderly, the sick and apparently incapacitated. Abortion, infanticide, child murder and abuse, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and so called mercy killing, all arise from the 1973 notion that if a life is “unwanted” or “in-viable” that it is of no worth, and therefore subject to elimination without the interference of the government.
There are certain features common to all fallen civilizations. These features, or more accurately, behaviors, increase both as a result and a symptom of the moral decline of the civilization. The most obvious markers of moral disequilibrium are the open embrace of homosexuality and its practices, and the war against children. January 22 marks the opening salvo in the American war against the smallest of children. In 1973 the Supreme Court determined that children, if unwanted or pre-born, are not persons, and therefore devoid of human rights. This was the sideways barrage which removed all protections of life and liberty from the unborn. The attack on little people was not called war, but rather choice. Roe vs. Wade was the insidious decision by a body of 7 men which asserted that for reasons of convenience, “health”, or preference, children could be killed without compunction if a mother chose to do so. For the last 38 years over 80 million children have been slaughtered as the result of that decision. It is unimaginable that a civilization as evolved and prosperous as the United States of America could allow such profligate killing of its little ones.
In 2010 archaeologists revisited the artifacts found in 1912 at a site in the Thames Valley. They uncovered the tiny bodies of nearly a hundred infants. The researchers concluded that this site had once been a Roman brothel, and the babies were those born to prostitutes. Since a baby could be burdensome to a woman whose trade was full-time sex, the babies were dispatched shortly after birth. It is a site of mass infanticide in a place of definitive immoral practices, with the women bearing the full weight of that immorality. The babies were killed, the prostitutes certainly suffered, and the Roman Empire declined and fell. Sexual immorality along with the loss of respect for life at all stages, and the physical and spiritual bondage produced by such hedonistic treachery became the death knell of the Romans.
In 1991 the bones of a over a hundred neonates were unearthed at the site of Ashkelon on the Israeli coast. This site was an early-Byzantine Roman settlement and the bodies were found in what was surmised to be a sewer. One theory for this mass dumping of babies is that the sewer was simply a place where unwanted infants were taken and killed or left to die. This was the Byzantine version of an abortion clinic.
The mass slaughter of babies is not a new phenomenon, but the ability of abortion technology to keep it well hidden is. The outrage of Americans has been quelled largely because they have been curtained behind the deceptive “privacy” of the killing and dumping that occurs in modern abortion clinics. This week, which recalls the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, reports of “The Horror in Philadelphia” have revealed the true nature of the butchery of abortion. Kermit Gosnell, an abortionist who seemed to prefer late-term abortions, was arrested, along with 9 of his staffers, on several counts of murder. He apparently killed one mother with a lethal dose of Demerol. Gosnell is also accused of infanticide in the murders of 7 babies whose births he induced in abortion attempts. When the babies were born alive he quickly ended their lives by thrusting scissors into their necks and severing their spinal cords. His “clinic” contained hundreds of bags and bottles containing the remains of the children he had murdered through abortion and infanticide. In what seems to be a perverse affront to the Pro-Life movement, which uses the symbol of tiny fetal feet to indicate the humanity of the fetus at the earliest stages, he placed hundreds of severed feet in jars which lined the shelves of his office.
Kermit Gosnell bridged the imaginary gap between abortion and infanticide. But the two are the same, the slaughter of innocents. Mass infanticide has occurred countless times throughout history, from Herod and his slaughter of all children in Judea under the age of 2, to the mass murders of babies and little children by the Viet Cong when American forces pulled out of Viet Nam. China practices compulsory abortion, and infanticide is common if a child is deemed to have been born illegally. Many Eastern countries practice what has come to be known as “gendercide” in which sex-selection abortions are nearly wiping out future generations of women. Over 70% of pregnancies in Russia end in abortion. And many industrialized countries have high abortion rates as well as permissive laws which foster euthanasia of the infirm elderly, disabled or psychologically distressed.
Global moral decline and the loss of respect for human life is both a symptom of and the result of the death of millions, perhaps billions, of unborn babies by abortion and neonatal murder. The slaughter of the innocents has resulted in the slaughter of our innocence. Nations have come to accept the killing of children as a condition of modern life. It is rationalized as population control, choice, women’s reproductive rights, or the simple preference of temporal ease or unrestrained ambition. Sadly, even many who consider themselves religious and Christian, disregard the extermination of little ones when they say, “I believe, for myself, that abortion is wrong, but I would never make it illegal.” These are the words of the numbed and indifferent. If the sickening details from Kermit Gosnell’s slaughterhouse do not awaken in a majority of Americas a sense of indignation then, perhaps, our innocence is dead. And the idea that human life is of eternal and incomprehensible worth has fled our hearts. But Americans need to peer inward and decide where to stand on the issue of Life. There is no straddling the chasm between life and butchery. The following quote is an illustration of the reprobate status of the anti-life mindset in 2011 America. Now is the time to take a stand.
“First, never quote Mother Teresa at me — she was an evil hag who worshipped poverty, who did not help people except to encourage them to suffer more for her faith, while she lived in comfort and traveled far and wide to receive the accolades of the gullible. I would never find the words of that wicked woman persuasive.
Secondly, the standard bullying tactics of waving bloody fetuses might cow the squeamish, but I’m a biologist. I’ve guillotined rats. I’ve held eyeballs in my hand and peeled them apart with a pair of scissors. I’ve used a wet-vac to clean up a lake of half-clotted blood from an exsanguinated dog. I’ve opened bodies and watched the intestines do their slow writhing dance, I’ve been elbow deep in blood, I’ve split open cats and stabbed them in the heart with a perfusion needle. I’ve extracted the brains of mice…with a pair of pliers. I’ve scooped brains out of buckets, I’ve counted dendrites in slices cut from the brains of dead babies.
You want to make me back down by trying to inspire revulsion with dead baby pictures? I look at them unflinchingly and see meat. And meat does not frighten me.”
Paul Z. Myers, University of Minnesota Professor of Biology