THE SANCTITY OF LIFE
Massachusetts Legislature Passes ‘Infanticide Act’ Removing Requirement of Preserving Abortion Survivor’s Life
November 24, 2020 — Breitbart.com reports: “The Massachusetts legislature has passed an amendment to a budget bill that would allow abortions after the 24th week of pregnancy, eliminate parental consent, and remove the requirement that abortionists must attempt to preserve the life of a baby who survives abortion.
The state House passed Amendment 759 by a vote of 108-49, while the state Senate approved it by a vote of 33-7. The amendment, as part of the fiscal year 2021 budget bill, is now on the desk of Gov. Charlie Baker (R) who, as Masslive.com reported, was critical of Democrats pushing a late-term abortion proposal in a budget bill.
‘I do share some of the unhappiness that was raised by a number of members of the Republican Party that putting policy in the budget was something that both leaders in the House and Senate said they would not do,’ Baker said Friday afternoon, according to the report. ‘It’s pretty hard to argue this isn’t a major policy initiative that is not in the budget.’
As late as last year, Baker disapproved of measures to expand late-term abortion…” (In 2018 Dr. Ben Carson pointed out how ancient civilizations have been criticized for the brutal practices of human sacrifice and child sacrifice — but he wonders if modern society isn’t ‘guilty of the same thing’ because we have legalized abortion.
‘Well, it’s interesting that we sit around and call other ancient civilizations heathen because of human sacrifice but aren’t we actually guilty of the same thing?’”
Well said Dr. Carson.
Child sacrifice was practiced by the Ammonites in the Bible. They sacrificed to Molech, whose image was made in bronze and their outstretched arms were heated red-hot. Living children were placed into the hands where they would die, or were rolled into a fire pit below. In Leviticus 20:2-5 God told Moses: Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name. And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not: Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people. Sadly, Kings Solomon followed Ashtoreth and Molek [I Kings 11:4-11], and Kings Manassah, and Ahaz offered their children as sacrifices. The people of Judah also did this: And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. And now therefore thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence; – Jeremiah 32:35, 36 – which was one of the reasons for the Babylonian captivity.
Abortionists break God’s sixth commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ – Exodus 20:13. Those who take lives are regarded as murderers and miss an eternal existence with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. If repentance occurs, and the sins of abortion are confessed and repented of, one is pardoned and sins are forgiven and forgotten – I John 1:9; Hebrews 8:12.)
Sunday Times: Aborting Babies with Down Syndrome ‘Equates to Eugenics’
November 24, 2020 — Breitbart.com reports: “The selective aborting of babies with Down syndrome ‘equates to eugenics, which is the elimination of human beings not considered fit or healthy enough to have a normal life,’ declares an op-ed in the November 22 Sunday Times.
‘In Britain, a baby diagnosed with the condition is 90% likely to be aborted,’ writes David Quinn, director of the Iona Institute and a Sunday Times columnist. ‘In Denmark and some other countries, we find an almost identical situation.’
While some people defend Down syndrome abortion on the grounds it keeps children with the condition from coming into the world, the practice reinforces a eugenic mindset that sees people with disabilities as somehow inferior, Mr. Quinn argues.
Eugenics ‘was once considered a perfectly respectable point of view,’ Quinn notes, but it is no longer so today.
As Breitbart News reported, one of the world’s largest abortion providers — Marie Stopes International — opted to change its name last week to distance the organization from its racist, eugenicist founder. Abortion giant Planned Parenthood made a similar move last summer, quietly stepping away from founder Margaret Sanger, who sought to purify society from inferior races through abortion and contraception…” (We have shared this before, but in light of this and the two following reports, we feel the need to repeat it.
In March of 2016, there was a program aired in the Netherlands entitled “The Last Downer” which was produced by a Christian group who wanted to promote debate about the value of people with Down Syndrome. In this program there was a clip that showed a spokesman from The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment telling a man with Down Syndrome that it takes the nation approximately 48,000 Euros per year to care for a person with Down Syndrome compared to 5,000 Euros for a “normal person.” The web page of Life Site News https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/watch-dutch-research-institute-chillingly-tells-man-with-down-syndrome-how stated: “Putting a price tag on people with genetic abnormalities so that they feel like burdens that society is better without is not new. Civilized people around the world were confounded as to how the average German could have tolerated or ignored the Nazi Holocaust decades ago. But the “Ultimate Solution” started with the idea that there is such a thing as a human “life not worthy to be lived.” This program prompted a tweet by Princeton professor Robert P. George – “People! People!!! Do you not see where this goes??? Do the Dutch, who suffered under–and in many cases heroically resisted–Hitler’s domination, forget that the “final solution” began with the dehumanization and eugenic killing of the handicapped?” In January 2017, the Dutch Health Minister stated: “Society should accept screening out of children with Down’s syndrome.” In August 2017, CBSN: On Assignment aired a program that stated: “With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.” How are they eradicating it? “Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast majority of women — close to 100 percent — who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated their pregnancy.” This prompted a tweet from actress Patricia Heaton: “Iceland isn’t actually eliminating Down Syndrome. They’re just killing everybody that has it. Big difference.”
Twelve to fourteen million Jews, Soviets, Poles, Yugoslavians, gypsies, and men, women and children with mental and physical handicaps were killed in Hitler’s holocaust. According to the Guttmacher Institute: “During 2010–2014, an estimated 56 million induced abortions occurred each year worldwide. This number represents an increase from 50 million annually during 1990–1994, mainly because of population growth.” Keeping it at that estimate, there have been over 392 million induced abortions worldwide since 2010. The population of the United States in 2017 was 325.7 million.
What does the Bible say about the unborn? Samson told Delilah …I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother’s womb… – Judges 16:17. David stated: For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them – Psalm 139:13-17. God told Jeremiah Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations – Jeremiah 1:5. Luke 1:41 – 45 states: And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
Does this mean that abortion is the unpardonable sin? No. II Corinthians 5:21 states: For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Romans 3:22-26 states: Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. And we have the wonderful promise of I John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. See the next report.)
Report: China Using Eugenic Abortions to ‘Improve the Quality of the Population’
November 17, 2020 — Breitbart.com reports: “The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has underscored the eugenic aims of its population policy in its latest five-year plan, highlighting the need to cull out undesirable elements and encourage breeding of superior subjects.
While China’s population has long suffered from sex-selective abortions, with countless families aborting baby girls in the hope of having a boy under the draconian one-child policy (later modified to a two-child policy), the new thrust of the CCP’s population plan is to reduce racially inferior citizens and promote the more preferable ethnic element.
As Catholic News Agency (CNA) reported this weekend, the CCP has been carrying out a ‘systematic campaign’ of forced abortions, sterilizations, and implantations of IUDs on Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang to diminish their numbers.
At the same time, they have sought to incentivize the increase in numbers of the Han Chinese, the dominant ethnic group in China, according to Columbia professor Leta Hong Fincher.
By promoting births among Han Chinese while forcibly limiting births among Uyghurs and other ethnic groups considered unsuitable, the CCP hopes to ‘upgrade population quality’ by purifying it of objectionable components, Professor Hong Fincher said…”