Consider these two statements: “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?” and “After-birth abortion (killing a new born) should be permissible in all cases where abortion is, including cases where the new born is not disabled.”[i]
These statements are from an article written by Alberto Giubilini, of the University of Milan, and Francesca Minerva, of the Melbourne University. Their article was published in Britain’s leading medical journal, the “Journal of Medical Ethics”.
In the article the two writers also state that: “foetuses and new borns do not have the same moral status as actual persons” and that therefore “a law which permits abortion for certain reasons should permit infanticide on the same grounds.”
First it was argued that a baby in the womb had no rights because it had not been born. Now, they argue, even a newly born baby has no rights! Where does this eventually all end?
It began with an erroneous belief in the right of a woman to choose to kill her baby, if she felt doing so was in her best interest. Despite the Church warning repeatedly that abortion was evil and that it would just be the thin edge of the wedge, abortion has been legalised. The culture of death, which was created by legalising abortion, is slowly and steadily spreading like a contagious disease.
The wedge is being hammered in again and again, with such very gentle little taps from the hammer. Hardly making a noise and, seemingly, remaining completely stationary. Yet that is not true. The wedge of the culture of death is slowly, but steadily, sliding deeper and deeper into the crack that was created all those years ago. As it does, so the crack is forced open more and more. Now abortions can, in some countries, be performed even at the time of birth, in what is often referred to as a ‘partial birth’ abortion.
Yet, they (Satan and all who do his evil will) are still not satisfied with this. No, they sense victory. So, now what they want to do, is to get a woman to choose, of her own free will, to kill her newborn baby as it lies sleeping innocently in her, what should be, loving arms. Satan and those who do his will, wants mothers to turn on their own children after they have been born. Satan wants mothers to begin behaving like King Herod, who ordered the killing of so many innocent babies, at the birth of Jesus.
It will of course not end there. Once mothers can choose to execute their little babies, the next step will be taken. One day, in the not to distant future, we are going to wakeup and realise, when it is already too late, that governments are legally permitted to authorise our execution. Is it so difficult to believe that greed will drive people into making decisions to execute those people whose continued existence is considered to be a profitless burden on society. When this happens, neither us nor our loved ones, will have any say in the matter. We will be led away, just like a pet dog is led away by its owner to the Vet, when the dog has become too sick and the costs of treatment are excessive. Then, like the pet dog, we will also be euthanized.
It really is time for us to stand up and be counted. Omission is as grave an error as commission. To do nothing but tut, tut about these human rights violations, is no different to actually being there and physically committing infanticide and all the other moral evils. Staying out of it does not absolve you. Your silence makes you complicit!
I must of course, at this point, mention that this is why I have not been quiet about the silence of our alleged Catholic newspaper, The Southern Cross, on the HHS mandate in the US. This HHS mandate is intrinsically evil. The fact that The Southern Cross has remained so silent on this grave matter, even in the face of numerous requests to speak out and publish something, is nothing less than a travesty.
“Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being.”[ii]
[i] Catholic Herald; Ethicists call for killing of newborns to be made legal; Feb 29, 2012
[ii] Catechism of the Catholic Church; #2258