The Value of A Life- Part 1

Thirty-seven years ago, on January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that all women had the right to end the lives of their unborn children, calling it “reproductive freedom”.  The legacy of the decision Roe v. Wade is more than 50 million lives lost, with that figure growing larger by the day.

We’re now living in a time when people in the highest places of power have questionable ideas about life…where it starts, when and how it should end, and shockingly, who should be allowed to have it at all?  In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama made some outrageous comments about abortion and how he sees the unborn.  In referring to his two young daughters, he said, “I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals.  But, if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

Punished with a baby.  People everywhere longing to be parents would beg to differ with you on that one, Mr. President.  Did his mother ever feel as if she were punished with a baby?  I hope not.

An even more worrisome example of this de-valuing of human life is found in the words of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Last summer, in an interview with the New York Times, she stated, “Frankly, I had thought that at the time when Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly, growth in populations that we don’t want too many of.” [emphasis mine]

What?!!!  Who and where are the populations we don’t want too many of?  Who gets to decide that?  This is truly alarming!  It’s a classic example of the progressive ideal that was popularized in the early part of the 20th century with eugenics-loving “forward thinking” people  like Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood.  She didn’t think the poor, blacks or immigrants should be allowed to reproduce.  (I guess she really didn’t believe in “reproductive rights” after all did she?).  Then there’s British playwright George Bernard Shaw.  Click here to see rare film footage of him explaining his sinister ideas about how to get rid of “undesirables” in society.  Part 2 of this post will have more on this modern-day death culture that had it’s roots in the early progressive era.

How can there be no adverse effects to a nation that has gutted a generation of its own people?

Among those whose lives were terminated before birth, there may have been another statesman (or woman) like George Washington (could we ever use him now!); or someone with the intelligence of Albert Einstein, who may have discovered a cure for AIDS or other diseases for which there is still no known cure.  There may have been one–or many– individuals with benevolent hearts like Mother Teresa’s.

How do you measure the value to a society of songs and books that will never be written, businesses that were never started, and dreams that never had a chance to see the light of day?  We’ll never know what might have been.

Just a blob of tissue?


One response

  1. Awesome Karen. I have to say again, you are a fantastic writer!! Sending this on to some friends of mine.
    Love, Terry

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