Friday, March 16, 2012


An article in the Telegraph a few days ago had a headline that grabbed attention:

Killing Babies No Different From Abortion, Experts Say.

The Telegraph article describes a piece in the Journal of Medical Ethics (JME) that argues that because babies are "morally irrelevant," they may be killed without moral consequence, just like a fetus.  The two authors call such a procedure "after birth abortion."  They don't like the term "infanticide."

Of course, if you accept abortion to begin with, the logic here is remorseless and dead on (so to speak).

What makes consciousness, or moral awareness, so inherently valuable that it should be the dividing line between tissue and humanity?  No answers, unfortunately.  I suppose we are just left to the good graces of the Special Masters who will decide who is morally relevant and who is disposable.  Perhaps they can supply us with some HHS guidelines on the subject.  Based on the article, Downs Syndrome children of any age are fair game for slaughter.

I hope the Special Masters keep me in the morally relevant group.  My guess is they probably would not like me very much, and so would find a way to classify me as morally irrelevant.

Here is an especially chilling section of the article, the full text of which you can read here:

In spite of the oxymoron in the expression, we propose to call this practice ‘after-birth abortion’, rather than ‘infanticide’, to emphasise that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable with that of a fetus (on which ‘abortions’ in the traditional sense are performed) rather than to that of a child. 

Therefore, we claim that killing a newborn could be ethically permissible in all the circumstances where abortion would be. Such circumstances include cases where the newborn has the potential to have an (at least) acceptable life, but the well-being of the family is at risk. 

Accordingly, a second terminological speciļ¬cation is that we call such a practice ‘after-birth  abortion’ rather than ‘euthanasia’ because the best interest of the one who dies is not necessarily the primary criterion for the choice, contrary to what happens in the case of euthanasia.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Where are we now?

We have a President and a Congress who have supplied themselves with the power to command me to buy insurance from a company that will use it to pay for abortions.  This is a twisted and round about way of making me pay for someone else's abortions.

I choose not to do this.  I want my representatives to allow me not to do this.  They voted on this last week.

Senator Boxer says that I want to send us back to the "medical dark ages."  Senator Lautenberg says my course of action will give women only one option: "barefoot and pregnant."

These are, of course, lies.  Big, blowzy lies.  Under Senator Lautenberg's and Senator Boxer's whacky alternate reality, if I choose not to practice birth control and abortion, or pay for it, I am condemning everyone around me to the "medical dark ages," and forcing women to be "barefoot and pregnant."

I propose a new word usage, "to Lautenberg" (verb, transitive):

"a big lie designed to divert attention from a damaging political miscalculation."  

May I ask that my elected officials stop Lautenberging and let me practice my religion in peace?

As Senator Lautenberg well knows,  I do not ask anyone to practice my religion for me.  I do ask that I be allowed to practice my religion without Senator Lautenberg or President Obama forcing me to pay for abortions in violation of my religious beliefs.

I don't know why my elected officials have such a hard time with such a simple concept.  Tommy Jefferson, Jim Madison and the rest of the gang had no difficulties with it.  Congress and the American public had no trouble with the concept when they adopted the First Amendment back in 1791.

Apparently the First Amendment is part of Senator Lautenberg's "Dark Ages."

Friday, March 9, 2012


"Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin."   These were the words written upon the wall.

I wonder if Americans put together the connection between abortion and birth control and the dissolution of their society.  I think not.

Right now we are teetering on the edge of a demographic disaster.  Our society is rapidly getting older and more feeble.  As a result of the explosion of entitlement spending, 40% of our national budget is borrowed money, and that proportion is growing hourly.

Do you think this demographic and financial disaster is unrelated to our having killed 52 million innocent babies?  Really?  You think that is a sweet smell in God's nostrils?

Abortion is a radical form of suicide.  It is people killing their own future, a society murdering itself.  It is a confession that the future holds no hope, and that death is preferable to the misery that life portends.

The logic of abortion is remorseless.  If one may kill a small and helpless baby as a convenience, then what moral outrage is impermissible?  Killing older people, who are not nearly so innocent?  Killing small post-born children, who are even more expensive and troublesome than infants in the womb?

What "wrong" can be forbidden, if it is permissible to torture small babies by bathing them in salt or cutting them in pieces?

And parenthetically, if a people are so glum about the future and so wedded to their present that they are willing to kill their own small babies, of course they will borrow money and not pay it back.  Of course they will ruin the economy their parents gave them.  Of course they will spend all their money, and their children's, and their grand-children's, on their own pleasures.

A majority of Americans elected a man determined to expand the availability of abortion and birth control, to savage the Catholic Church for standing in his way, and to spend enough borrowed money so that America can never, ever pay its way out of debt.  Right now it appears they will elect him again.

This seems foolish.  But we are free to be as foolish as the mood strikes us, to the point of ruining ourselves, our country and our children's lives forever.

Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen.