The Supreme Court is hearing a pivotal case to determine whether to uphold Louisiana’s law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. This is, of course, a reasonable safeguard to both the health of the mother, as well as the health of the baby if born alive (and yes we are now learning that happens more often then we might imagine).
But reason and logic do not accompany the pro-abortion side of this debate. Never have. Never will.
Exhibit A in this illogical hall of fame is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She recently commented that “among medical procedures, first trimester abortion is among the safest, far safer than childbirth.”
Safe for whom? Safest for whom? Safer for whom? And do you really prefer women to have abortions, rather than to just give birth to babies, which you say is so unsafe? Talk about fear-mongering!
And that, my friends, is the very essence of this matter. When we reduce one person to a “choice” or a “medical procedure” based simply upon that person’s physical size, or physical location, or supposed abilities, or inabilities, it is ethical discrimination and moral insanity. Abortion is definitely not safe for babies! And, several research organizations would refute RBG’s assessment of just how safe it is for mothers regardless of which trimester.
Would we consider it a simple medical procedure to hack off the limbs, causing death to a Parkinson’s patient who has lost most physical abilities? Would we talk about how safe the procedure is to puncture the skull and penetrate the brain of a 5 year old Down’s Syndrome child? Would we commend a 19 year old girl who, in the name of “my body, my choice” decided to cut off her arms and legs, or to chemically poison herself to death?
Can we not see where this “my body, my choice” worldview has lead us? To a place where parents now think it loving to allow their 11 year olds to physically maim and chemically alter themselves permanently. Where a man running for President sexualizes a 9-year old boy and thousands cheer that Presidential hopeful and that boy for “coming out” as gay. We are running the risk of allowing our entire culture to live in perpetual dysphoria!
O, dear pro-life champions, do not fear. Logic and reason are on our side! Keep exposing the insanity of these pitiful, self-centered attempts to justify killing a baby.
Most of all, remember God’s truth is on our side.
Children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward (Psalm 127:3).