Friday, October 24, 2008

Barack Obama's Punishment

This is a photograph of what Senator Obama just weeks ago labeled as a punishment.

It's an unretouched photograph of a baby within the mother's womb at age 20 weeks.

Dismembering this body is called a choice, a right. Some regard it as a duty.

Barack Obama goes further. According to Barack Obama, if this baby were to somehow survive dismemberment and withdrawal from the womb, the living, breathing, crying baby should then be left to die without medical assistance.

Barack Obama says he doesn't know whether or not this baby is a human being. He avoids taking a position that might offend some by saying the answer is above his pay grade. By saying that, Senator Obama enables the killing to go on. With that Senator Obama aligns himself with others throughout history who have had difficulty attaching a value to human life.

Edward Eagan writes

Adolf Hitler convinced himself and his subjects that Jews and homosexuals were other than human beings. Joseph Stalin did the same as regards Cossacks and Russian aristocrats. And this despite the fact that Hitler and his subjects had seen both Jews and homosexuals with their own eyes, and Stalin and his subjects had seen both Cossacks and Russian aristocrats with theirs. Happily, there are few today who would hesitate to condemn in the roundest terms the self-deceit of Hitler, Stalin or even their subjects to the extent that the subjects could have done something to end the madness and protect living, innocent human beings.
Cardinal Eagan, the Archbishop of New York goes on to say what every Catholic prelate should say and every Catholic believer hear
One day, please God, when the stranglehold on public opinion in the United States has been released by the extremists for whom abortion is the center of their political and moral life, our nation will, in my judgment, look back on what we have been doing to innocent human beings within their mothers as a crime no less heinous than what was approved by the Supreme Court in the "Dred Scott Case" in the 19th century, and no less heinous than what was perpetrated by Hitler and Stalin in the 20th. There is nothing at all complicated about the utter wrongness of abortion, and making it all seem complicated mitigates that wrongness not at all. On the contrary, it intensifies it.
Of course, if a few non-Catholics were also to hear the message and wonder at their own support of genocide and how they envision their answer to the Godly question, "How could you do this?," that would be redeeming.

Take another look at that photograph, please, and consider
In America, more babies die at the hands of their mothers and doctors each year than all the heart, cancer and accidental deaths in the nation together.
How can we on the one hand fight cancer, heart disease and accidents so strenuously while turning away so easily from the holocaust within?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All I can say is Bob Leibowitz must be a righteous man, as is Edward Egan.