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March 7, 2012

The Culture of Death Makes Another Advance

This article by Dr. Al Mohler sums it up nicely. 

This article in the Journal of Medical Ethics is a clear signal of just how much ground has been lost to the Culture of Death. A culture that grows accustomed to death in the womb will soon contemplate killing in the nursery. The very fact that this article was published in a peer-reviewed academic journal is an indication of the peril we face.

For years now, pro-life activists have been lectured that “slippery slope” arguments are false. This article makes clear the fact that our warnings have not been based in a slippery slope argument, but in the very reality of abortion. Abortion implies infanticide. If the unborn child lacks sufficient moral status by the fact that it is unborn, then the baby in the nursery, it is now argued, has also not yet developed human personhood.

The publication of this article signals the fact that a medical debate on this question has been ongoing. The only sane response to this argument is the affirmation of the objective moral status of the human being at every point of development, from fertilization until natural death. Anything less than the affirmation of full humanity puts every single human being at risk of being designated as not “a person in the morally relevant sense.”

Something very deadly this way comes. This argument will not remain limited to the pages of an academic journal. The murderous appetite of the Culture of Death will never be satisfied.

We can only pray that America wakes up before it finds its end at the bottom of that slippery slope.

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FYI, the original article has been withdrawn from the Journal of Bioethics website and the authors have tried to explain away the controversy by claiming it was never meant for public consumption.

[1] Posted by Jagged Edge on 3-7-2012 at 12:01 PM · [top]

This is just about the most chilling thing I’ve ever read. This is barbaric; this is evil (far too mild a word). Where do we go from here?

[2] Posted by Nellie on 3-7-2012 at 12:17 PM · [top]

I admire the little I have read from Dr. Mohler. Keep fighting the good fight sir.

[3] Posted by via orthodoxy on 3-7-2012 at 01:43 PM · [top]

Absolutely chilling.  Come quickly Lord Jesus.

[4] Posted by aterry on 3-7-2012 at 01:57 PM · [top]

This argument will not remain limited to the pages of an academic journal.

Of course not. These ideas always percolate down from academia into popular belief and then into government policy. If you read the defense of the original authors in the link from #1, it’s hilarious, farcical, or would be, if we were not dealing with murder. It’s total nihilism. If I were to ask Al and Francie why their lives were worth anything more than a pile of dog doo, based on their reasoning, they would not be able to give an answer, other than their worthless opinion. It’s amazing they cannot see this.

[5] Posted by SpongJohn SquarePantheist on 3-7-2012 at 01:59 PM · [top]

And just in time for the Central State takeover of healthcare.  Interesting the confluence of these two phenomena, no? 

How long before we have the next Sandra Fluke solemnly averring before our parliament of reprobates and jesters that it is clearly a fundamental right of women’s health for the state to mandate the execution of newborns should the “mother” so choose?

Lastly, keep this in mind:  Eugenics, much maligned these days by self-professed “progressives” was itself part of the progressive project back in the early 20th Century.  It would seem that certain policies are the inevitable fruit of that poison tree.  The sooner these moral pygmies are sent to the shadows, the better off we will all be.

[6] Posted by Jeffersonian on 3-7-2012 at 02:21 PM · [top]

Jagged Edge: The article hasn’t been pulled. You can still find it here.

[7] Posted by David Fischler on 3-7-2012 at 07:00 PM · [top]

My response written for HLI America is here.

[8] Posted by DJH on 3-7-2012 at 09:58 PM · [top]

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