Ireland has joined most other Western nations in making prenatal human life legally disposable. Irish activist, Cora Sherlock, put it this way:
“What repealing or replacing the 8th Amendment would actually involve, if voted through, is stripping unborn babies of all meaningful protections which in turn would inevitably lead to countless babies having their lives deliberately ended with the full sanction of the State. That is the simple and stark reality.”
But how can making human life disposable in one stage not devalue it in every other stage of life? If you and I had no value in the womb, it doesn’t make any sense that we would suddenly be of value now that we are outside of the womb.
By declaring human life to be worthless in the womb, it seems that Western culture has caused some people to follow the logic and to see life as worthless outside the womb. Perhaps the appearance and rise of random mass murders of innocent people in our Western culture is an example of this. The random killing of innocent people isn’t just crazy; it’s unbelievably evil
Society has lost sight of the value of human life. Each human life is of greater value than all the world’s great art works combined. The idea of disposable plastic is destroying our planet. The idea of disposable humanity is demolishing respect for human life.
Alice Paul (born in 1885) was an early, American suffragist, feminist, and women’s right’s advocate. She said: “Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.” (Half of its victims are female.)
A person cannot be lectured into godliness, that takes an inward, spiritual transformation. However, your life matters and so do all other human lives in all other stages. Disposable diapers are one thing. Disposables babies are another!
The yes vote in the Irish referendum illustrates this principle: When godly Christian influence is strong, society hides its evil — when weak, society openly displays evil and even boast about it.
Here is some godly influence: Mother Teresa sums it up with these words: “I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is ‘Abortion’, because it is a war against the child… A direct killing of the innocent child, ‘Murder’ by the mother herself… And if we can accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?”
Great word Steve!
Thanks for the encouragement, Lisa!