There was, it seems, a time when human life was more precious than it is today – at least in our culture. Times are changing. In a small, but growing, sector of college students, “post birth abortion” is becoming acceptable. Writes Mairead McArdle, “Anecdotal evidence by leaders of profile groups such as Created Equal and Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust said in interviews that not only do they see more college students willing to say they support post-birth abortion, but some students even suggest that children up to 4 or 5 can also be killed, because they are not yet ‘self-aware.’”
Mark Harrington, director of Created Equal, says, “We encounter people who think it is morally acceptable to kill babies after birth on a regular basis at almost every campus we visit. While this viewpoint is still seen as shocking by most people, it is becoming increasingly popular.”
I’ve got news for those who support this idea – it’s not “abortion” – its murder (homicide).
Abortion – the Worldwide Picture
In this country, since the landmark ruling of Roe vs. Wade in 1973, there have been 57,311,972 abortions in the U.S. Since 1980, 1,353,247,797 human lives have been abruptly terminated by abortion (Source: US Abortion Clock.org.) That’s billion – not million.
The statistics on abortion are staggering – and deeply saddening. To those who support and feed the abortion racket, life is cheap indeed. There’s a working principle here. It is derived from economics. The more abundant something is, the more its value plummets. As of 2013, there were 7.125 billion people on the earth. Some think that’s too many.
The much vaunted Jacques Costeau is reputed to have said, “In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day.”
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, offered this gem: “If I were reincarnated, I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.”
President Barack Obama’s science advisor took a more high-tech approach to the alleged “problem”: “A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men.
“The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule might be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births.”
Ted Turner, founder of CNN, would like to get rid of 95% of the world’s population to achieve an “ideal” number of inhabitants on planet Earth.
(These and other related quotes may be found at http://www.whale.to/c/22.html).
How many readers think Islamic, Catholic and developing nations would play along with such authoritarian population control schemes?
Global Killing Field
As we view it today, the world is a vast killing field – especially in the Middle East. There are numerous web sites that offer on-going body counts. Sectarian wars, wars of conquest, tribal wars, wars against so-called “infidels,” are all par for the course. The sands of the Middle East are soaked with war’s victims. Terrorism, wherever it manifests itself, is a culture of death.
Jesus came to the Middle East, and to the world, with a contrary message: “I have come that you might have life, and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10b). Judaism and the true Christian faith are all about life – both now and in the world to come.
Though “it is appointed unto all men once to die” (Hebrews 9:27), death is characterized in the Bible as an enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26). Paul said the last Adam (Christ) was a “life giving spirit,” (I Corinthians 15:45).The Bible is a book about life; how to live it to the full in the present, and how to extend it on into eternity.
The 16th psalm is about thanksgiving for deliverance from death. Verse 15 tells us, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” We are not disposable paper cups. Every life on Planet Earth is precious to its Creator. Even the hairs on our heads are numbered (Luke 12:7).
Those who are cavalier about life, and who don’t hesitate to rob other people of that precious gift will not have apart in the world to come: “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolater, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death,” (Revelation21:8 NKJV).
Now is the time to celebrate life, not death.
L’Haim! To life!