As I See It: Legality, morality and life
This has been a very disturbing few weeks for those who believe in the sanctity of human life.
So many predictions of the future negative results of Roe v. Wade have come true that there really doesn't seem to be a light at the end of this tunnel of lunacy. In their decision, the majority of the Supreme Court wrote that they didn't see the need to consider the legal, moral and philosophical questions about when human life begins. With that Pontius Pilate move behind them, they were able to justify anything they wished.
On the other hand, much of the scientific work about human reproduction done since this unquestionably political decision by the court has accidentally and forcefully answered the question they so blithely ignored. The heart, the organ, the brains, the senses and so many other parts of human life in the womb begin far earlier than anyone understood in 1963.
Of course, New York, Virginia and other states in the country understand this and instead of taking these scientific facts into account, one of them has chosen to allow infanticide post-partum - after successful delivery of a baby. So much for medical ethics and "First, do no harm."
The American ship of state is doing circles in the Bermuda Triangle.
Our Founding Fathers knew and wrote that morality must be the foundation of the law. Our nation prides itself on being a nation of laws. But we too often use the law to subvert the laws we don't like or don't want to enforce for social or political reasons.
I'm willing to admit that in many ways women have not been treated equally in the world. Today, there have been countless new opportunities for them in nearly every career field and part of society. Anyone with a brain can see that most advertising is now aimed at women - often at the expense of the men.
But why do some women perceive their offspring as barriers to their success in this world, instead of the unbelievable gift from God that they truly are? And why must they consciously and blithely kill them so they can have a better career, a higher lifestyle or who knows what?
As one of the up-and-coming women in Congress proclaimed recently, this isn't about babies; it's about women.
Of course, it's about women who were once babies - that someone allowed to live. But this is not an issue of rights. It is an issue of morality that includes men, women and babies - together, not separately.
Hell has been described in various ways, but the Gospel of Mark contains one of the more vivid descriptions that reads something like this: where the worm never dies and the fire is not quenched.
In Hades, there won't be any Supreme Court, New York governor or anyone else to protect those who - without repentance - have perpetrated this evil on our country and the world. It has been said that politics is a dirty business. We are learning how true it really is.
A country is measured by how it treats its most vulnerable citizens. It doesn't take a genius to figure out where we currently stand.
Well, that's the way I see it.