We all saw the horrible situation with the Philadelphia abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell, and his arrest for post-birth abortions. One thing that I am thankful for is that he was convicted, and now he is in prison. However, I don’t hold him to a different standard than any other abortion doctor out there. In fact, he hasn’t done anything worse by performing post-birth abortions. I appreciate the way his situation was handled, but I worry that our culture is not going to give this same reaction in future instances. The fact that we think abortion is perfectly okay is completely ridiculous. It just goes to show that we have a major moral standard that is in drastic decline.
But to take this even further, euthanasia is becoming worse at who they think they can “kill off.” This practice is legal in some countries, and it is becoming more popular. There are areas in the world where teenagers who struggle with anxiety and depression are encouraged to commit suicide. Euthanasia has gone from an organization who promotes assisted suicide for extremely ill or handicapped individuals to one that is perfectly fine with discarding a human life who has little to nothing wrong with them. Again, this shows where our standard for human life is being held at.
The fact of the matter is that aborting babies, pre-birth or post-birth, and encouraging people to kill themselves is just plain stupid. These organizations that promote abortion and assisted suicide are seeking two things. Money and power. Abortion has turned into a multi-billion dollar industry, where advertisements are being put out to encourage people to have sex so that they can get an abortion. This act is selfish at best and sociopathic at worst. Human life is viewed as trash, not treasure. But why should human life be viewed as valuable?
If we were to live in a godless world, I would argue that there would be no moral standard at all for us to live by. From a Marxist/Leninist point of view, abortion and suicide is perfectly fine. In fact, murder of any kind is fine and it should happen if it makes other people happy. However, I don’t think anyone can TRULY argue that it is okay from a Christian perspective. If a good, moral God exists, then HE gets to set the standard for human life, not other people. And I think this moral standard can be clearly seen, it is just currently being overlooked. I fear for our future, as abortion can be taken further than post-birth. Euthanasia can be taken further than killing off healthy, normal teenagers. There is already an idea that is emerging of involuntary euthanasia, where they have the ability to control who gets to live and who gets to die, without the person’s say in the situation. Though this isn’t legal anywhere, it has been talked about, and that is a scary thought. If we are going to live in a society that does value human life, then we have to eliminate these practices from our culture.
“‘Cursed be anyone who takes a bribe to shed innocent blood.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’