Drudge yesterday had a teaser regarding this heinous attitude toward human life in, of all places, Great Britain. (Warning: will increase blood pressure. It sure increased mine.)
I know that California (or, as I like to call it, Californicate) has long held the reputation for either housing or creating every socially deviant practice and/or reprobate since the Flower Power movement. I suspect the reputation is well deserved based on the current crop of politicians that we've inflicted on the country, including Feinstein, Boxer, and Pelosi. Given their track record of being diametrically opposed to everything that I believe in, I still harbor some hope that even these die-hard feminist right-to-choicers would be shocked at the practice of engaging in late term abortions merely because some relatively minor defect had been detected in the fetus.
California no longer stands alone. Great Britain pioneers designer babies.
This callous disregard for the sanctity of human life is just the latest evidence of the evil that is abortion. I know some folks still choose to live in the gray moral area of wanting this to be strictly a choice for the woman involved, but that gray area is destructive. It enables this cold-blooded practice and turns those who engage in it into equally cold-blooded killers.
I make no apologies for this label, and refuse to back down from my belief. In this case, abortion for cosmetic reasons is nothing short of first-degree murder, and those responsible should be held accountable. They will, of course, be held accountable later, whether we choose to enforce it or not. And the results will be most unpleasant for them.
Here's the bottom line: Those who would abort otherwise perfectly healthy children because of a cosmetic defect should never reproduce. Ever. We don't need more people like them in this world.
So, to those who feel abortion is strictly a matter of choice: You can deride us for our policies and practices. You can mock us for engaging in a war against terrorism. You can accuse us of being arrogant in the extreme. You can taunt us for our refusal to grant sacred status to the environment.
And we can point the finger right back at you for aborting mostly healthy babies.
I just found a new impetus for Memorial Day. God bless the innocent who were never allowed to live.