I was very much edified to read Jeffrey T. Kuhner's commentary piece in today's Washington Times The Fetal Solution: Victims of American hedonism counted in millions of unborn . In it he describes the "heinous reality" of state-sanctioned infanticide and abortion. It is both an evil and a reality that we must recognize and face.
Our response should be to overcome evil with good relying on God's grace, striving for personal holiness, and serving the true and common good of everyone. In short R-E-S-P-E-C-T for our fellow man which will lead to respect for God. Mr. Kuhner's commentary is pointed and well worth reading. And perhaps also studying.
Abortion is the deliberate, systematic slaughter of babies in the womb. It is state-sanctioned infanticide. It encodes in law the pernicious principle that there is an entire category of people - the unborn - who are less than fully human. Their lives are subject to the whims of their masters. Most societies in history have been based on the oppression of an entire class; the strong dominate the weak. The law of the jungle trumps moral decency.
For example, the Nazis asserted that entire categories of people - Jews, Slavs, Gypsies, the mentally and physically handicapped - were not entitled to basic rights. Slavery enforced this as well: Blacks were simply chattel. They were not viewed as distinct human beings, born in the eyes of God with a sacred dignity and unique individuality. Abortion ought to be viewed as the slavery of our age - the great social cause on behalf of an oppressed and brutalized minority.
Since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, nearly 50 million unborn American children have been slain. This is more than the number of victims butchered by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler or Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.
Conservatives have ceded the culture to the enemy. Tens of millions of unborn babies have been slaughtered; illegitimacy rates have soared; divorce has skyrocketed; pornography is rampant; drug use has exploded; sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS have killed millions; birth control is a way of life; sex outside of wedlock has become the norm; countless children have been permanently damaged - their innocence lost forever - because of the proliferation of broken homes; and sodomy and homosexuality are celebrated openly. America has become the new Babylon.
Mr. Kuhner ends his piece with ...
Conscientious Americans must work tirelessly to end this abortion abomination.
We should all reply "Amen" and begin our tireless work!