Thursday, January 24, 2013

What's so bad about killing babies?

When Mark Shea is right, he's right.  Mark has spent years reminding us that science says we're all animals in a universe where the strong survive by consuming the frail and helpless.  It's a mystical, spiritual insight that suggests we're actually created equal by a Creator.  Since our crack intellectuals have been working to remove this silly religious stuff from our culture, we're left with the question: how will we continue believing all life is equally valuable without a religious grounding?  Atheists say that without religion, people would still come to all the right moral conclusions. So how will we do it?  We won't, says Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon.  Who cares if abortion is killing babies? Heck, who's to say what a baby even is?  

Once again, it's taking all the worst that humanity has offered, and filtering it through the cause of our own narcissism and selfishness.  It's the same contempt for life that pushed humanity past the brink of the Holocaust, the Killing Fields, the Gulags, but done not for some grand social experiment or sweeping national pride.  Instead, it takes all the worst that the last century accomplished, and embraces it for the sole purpose of our own desires, libidos, selfish greed.  Remember, abortion doesn't just save physical lives.  As Ms. Williams points out, "it saves lives not just in the most medically literal way, but in the roads that women who have choice then get to go down, in the possibilities for them and for their families."  A noble reason to redefine what human life is and when we get to abort it.  

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