Friday, January 14, 2011

Euphemisms and Lies

I read an article today on The article was about a couple who aborted their twin boys because they wanted to have a girl instead. Rightly so, in Australia (where the couple is from) it's illegal to use in-vitro fertilization for sex selection. In the article is a quote from Gab Kovacs, an IVF specialist:

"Laws should be made to protect people from things that are going to damage them. Why should we make this illegal? Who is this going to harm if this couple have their desire fulfilled?"

His quote was so completely ironic to me. In response to his question of who this will harm. Um. Hello? THE MURDERED BABIES? Anyone?

He tries to hide behind the guise of a couple merely wanting to have their desires fulfilled, but at what cost? It's disturbing how easily people are convinced by lies and other euphemisms like these. Where have all the rational people gone? Have we really become so disillusioned as a nation as to think that it's okay to kill babies who have not yet been born? And then use irrational arguments to back ourselves up?

Every single year since the passage of Roe v. Wade in 1973, approximately 1.2 million (that's 1,200,000 in case you need to see it) babies have been aborted.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:8-9)

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