The leftist assault on life is unbridled. In 1992 then-President Bill Clinton said that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.” This idea was repeated in 2008 by Hillary Clinton. Since the early days of legalized abortion, the left has assured Americans and the rest of the world that abortion was only suited for extreme cases and rarely implemented. However, in recent years the left has started to change its rhetoric.
In the 1880s, Sir Francis Galton coined a new term, “eugenics.” A look at the history is shocking and horrifying because of the speed with which the ideas gained widespread support. In less than 30 years, major philanthropic organizations like the Carnegie Institute and the Rockefeller Foundation were funding the movement, states were passing forced sterilization laws, and state fairs were hosting “better baby” competitions. Even groups like the NAACP were eventually engaged in these activities. Read through the history of eugenics in America, and it seems like just about everyone was buying in.
In September, Wheaton College dean Ed Stetzer interviewed National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins on his podcast, “Church Leadership” about why Christians who want to obey Christ’s command to love their neighbors should get the Covid vaccine and avoid indulging in misinformation.
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On January 22, 1973, U.S. Supreme Court Justices William Rehnquist and Bryon White rightly identified in their dissents that Roe v. Wade was a bad (to put it mildly) decision:
“The decision here ... partakes more of judicial legislation than it does of a determination of the intent of the drafters of the Fourteenth Amendment.”
Posted in Federal, Sanctity of Life
Tagged American Center for Law & Justice, Americans United for Life, Bryon White, Down Syndrome, Down Syndrome Discrimination by Abortion Prohibition Act, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Roe v. Wade, Rutledge v. Little Rock Family Planning Services, the Jerome Lejeune Foundation, William Rehnquist
In a TEDx talk called “I have one more chromosome than you. So what?” disability rights advocate Karen Gaffney commented to her audience, “Imagine that, ladies and gentlemen. Here we are… removing barriers to education, making inroads into a full and inclusive life for people like me, and we have those who say we shouldn’t even be born at all?”
My family just visited Chocolate World at Hershey Park in Hershey, Pennsylvania—the so-called “sweetest place on earth.” For those unfamiliar, it’s a giant candy-land. The primary attraction is a tour where visitors ride in self-guided vehicles through an exhibit learning about the history of Hershey’s chocolate.
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Tagged Abortion, Cardinal Terence Cooke, Chocolate World, Down Syndrome, Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Dr. Paul Kengor, Iceland, Kari Stefansson, Margaret Sanger, Respect Life Month, Ronald Reagan
It’s been a revolting year on the fetal front.
Recently, pro-abortion activists chanting “Hail Satan” in the Texas State house worked feverishly to protect the ghastly legal right of women to kill their preborn babies even after these babies can feel pain.
A few months back Kermit Gosnell’s filthy fetal abattoir was exposed, forcing feticide-facilitator Nancy Pelosi to try to distance herself from Gosnell with a completely incoherent statement:
What was done in Philadelphia was reprehensible, and everybody condemned it. For them [those proposing pro-life legislation] to decide to disrespect the judgment a woman makes about her reproductive health is