Molech still receives sacrifices. Now they call the altar the blood of the unborn runs down by the name “women’s health”, and “reproductive rights.” Except for the 26 million women whose health and reproductive rights were terminated – with extreme prejudice. So, tell me, folks. Are you prepared to say that these are persons being murdered? If not, what are they? Sub-persons? (Or unpersons? Hmm.) Where have we heard that argument before?
But let’s grant that for the sake of argument, for those of you still unconvinced. If they are sub-human, are they animals? If they are animals, why would this even be a problem? The Planned Parenthood representative doesn’t seem to have one, does she, while, as Patricia Heaton put it, she “swills her chianti”? Let’s just be accurate, and call them butchers – and package that “tissue” however you please, if you please. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, then why are they superior to animals, but still inferior to persons? Further, why is packaging their body for sale (excuse me, donation… in exchange for a small donation, of course!) any more offensive than packaging a cow, or a pig?
Words have meanings. Meanings have consequences. Consequences occur in real life – sometimes, while unconcernedly eating a salad, discussing dismemberment of babies – at almost precisely the same developmental stage as my wife and I’s currently womb-inhabiting Philippa. And, incidentally, about the same stage as our Lilith, who died in the womb – whom many of you offered condolences for – and practically any of you reading would have offered condolences for, had you heard.
She had a name. I held her in my arms after she was stillborn, and we buried her – I visit her grave, at our church graveyard – which has a headstone with that name. Tell me, fellow humans, created in the image of God – what is the difference – and what gives anyone the right to murder and dismember a child in the womb – not necessarily in that order?
“For the fetus, though enclosed in the womb of its mother, is already a human being, and it is a monstrous crime to rob it of the life which it has not yet begun to enjoy. If it seems more horrible to kill a man in his own house than in a field, because a man’s house is his place of most secure refuge, it ought surely to be deemed more atrocious to destroy a fetus in the womb before it has come to light.” – Calvin, Commentary on Exo 21:22