“The New York legislature, with the enthusiastic encouragement of Gov. Cuomo and the abortion industry, passed a law to add more and later abortions to New York’s already staggering total. New York’s new law will not only allow abortion up to birth, but is allows infanticide by letting babies that miraculously survive abortion be abandoned to die.” A quote from a recent e-mail sent me by National Right to Life.
Our nation should be horrified. Sadly, there are still those who see abortion as a right. Since when is taking license over a situation, or in this case another’s life, a right?
“In discussing rights, Evangelium Vitae (no. 18, 1995) states the following: The process which once led to discovering the idea of ‘human rights’—rights inherent in every person and prior to any Constitution and State legislation—is today marked by a surprising contradiction. Precisely in an age when the inviolable rights of the person are solemnly proclaimed and the value of life is publicly affirmed, the very right to life is being denied or trampled upon, especially at the more significant moments of existence: the moment of birth and death.”
Killing is an intrinsic evil. No blanket of “choice” or any other veil can conceal the vomiting stench of death.
In the end, no one has the right to do what is wrong. The killing of a child was just that, from the moment of conception, but now to where New York state has taken it in their recent legislation, allowing an abortion right up to the moment of birth, is blatantly murder of a human life.
In so many other settings the life of a child in the womb is clearly a human being and child and not merely a “disposable fetus” (vehicular homicide, where a pregnant woman is killed, the law rightly sees it as the killing of the woman, but also the killing of her unborn child. When a child in the womb is in danger of death, a good doctor will often do a C-section and the baby will be in NICU, in an attempt to save the baby’s life). How does a reasoning and sophisticated society allow abortion and how can they now allow it to be stretched to the point New York state has done?
At what point will we as a society finally stand up and say, “Enough!” How far are we from accepting infanticide as ancient pagan societies did in the distant past? Actually, infanticide Is already happening, and not just in New York state. In the case of a baby who somehow survives an abortion and allowed to die on the table (something not all that uncommon with some procedures), we have reached the point of infanticide.
Shame on the American people if there is not outrage over this legislative move on the part of Cuomo and New York state. Sad they are not outraged by the legalization of abortion over these many years.
Professor Robert George: Supreme Court Justice and former Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan has praised George as "one of the nation's most respected legal theorists," saying that the respect he had gained was due to "his sheer brilliance, (the analytic power of his arguments, the range of his knowledge,") and "a deeply principled conviction, a profound and enduring integrity." He is a 63-yr.-old Princeton prof whose credentials and talents would wow anyone. Much of him is captured here:
“Until a few minutes ago, I had never felt physically ill as a result of watching something on television. But the video footage of New York legislators applauding and cheering the monstrous late-term abortion bill they passed yesterday on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade literally nauseated me. The sheer inhumanity of applauding an act licensing and facilitating the killing of six, seven, eight, even nine month babies–babies who could be delivered and survive; babies with fully formed faces, eyelashes, fingernails; babies who hear and are familiar with their mother’s voice–turned my stomach. What kind of people are we? How can so many be utterly blind to such gross and manifest evil? These people were cheering. They were *cheering*. Where did this fanatical commitment to ensuring that the lives of children in the womb count for nothing–indeed less than nothing–come from? How did this contempt for human life insinuate itself into people’s hearts?”
- Fr. John