Thursday, February 5, 2009
Way beyond the slippery slope
I'm not sure how the abortion-rights folks are going to spin this one. An AP story today is reporting that a Florida abortion clinic threw out -- in a plastic biohazard bag -- a baby girl scheduled to be aborted but born alive when the doctor didn't show up on time. The story says the case has "riled the anti-abortion community, which contends the clinic's actions constitute murder." And what else, pray tell, might we contend if such alleged horrific actions are, in fact, true? Seems to me that putting a living human being in a plastic bag and dumping it in a trash can like yesterday's leftovers doesn't require anyone to "contend" anything. It's murder -- cold-blooded and pre-meditated. In case the abortion advocates want to know what pro-lifers mean when they talk about the "slippery slope" that starts with one immoral act and leads to an even greater immoral act, this is it. Every day we're watching our culture slide ever closer to the abyss where human life at every stage is viewed as disposable.
Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust at 5:22 PM