Monday, February 02, 2015

Dangerous Thinking

Half of Americans think it's permissible to abort children with mental or physical impairments, according to a 2011 Gallup poll. Pre-born children with diseases diagnosed in the womb are aborted at a high rate. The American Spectator reports that, according to a 2012 review of seventeen international studies, "once prenatal diagnosis is made, anencephaly has an abortion rate of 83 percent and spina bifida of 63 percent." Another earlier review of twenty studies found that the abortion rate is almost 100 percent for children with spina bifida or anencephaly, 74 percent for Turner syndrome, and 92 percent for Down syndrome.

These startling numbers underscore how abortion has made America a less caring nation, one in which impaired unborn children are routinely eliminated.

"We are largely unaware that we have, as a society, already embraced the eugenic principle, 'Defectives shall not be born,' because our practices are decentralized and because they operate not by coercion but by private reproductive choice,' says ethicist Leon Kass.

The abortion culture in America is so insidious, it infects and affects our thinking about all life, including life outside the womb.1

Stand firm in Christ,
Chase

Footnotes:
1. Fisher, Brian. Deliver Us from Abortion:  Awakening the Church to End the Killing of America's Children. Pages 30-31.

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