Blood Offerings for the Cause

MolechAbortion stops a beating heart. You’ve seen the bumper stickers. And you know that it’s true. But then, so do pro-choice feminists (both of the female and male variety). Because, as we know from Romans 1, the unbeliever suppresses the truth, no matter how evident, in his pursuit of unrighteousness. But some unbelievers are more honest than others. Take a fairly recent article by a woman named Antonia Senior’s in The Times [London] entitled, “Yes, Abortion is Killing. But It’s the Lesser Evil.”

Senior admits that a fetus at any stage is a child and, “any other conclusion is a convenient lie that we on the pro-choice side of the debate tell ourselves to make us feel better about the action of taking a life.” But does this confession make her repudiate the murder of children? No. She insists that “reproduction rights” (i.e. abortion) are central to the feminist cause and “if you are willing to die for a cause, you must be prepared to kill for it, too.” In other words, sure, abortion is murder. But somebody has to die in the glorious name of feminism.

Don’t be shocked by this. . To be a feminist, you must despise fatherhood (patriarchy) and if you’re going to despise fathers, you must despise the family. And if you’re going to despise the family, you must despise childbearing. For example, in The Dialectic of Sex, radical feminist Shulamith Firestone tells us how we can free ourselves from the patriarchy.

The freeing of women from tyranny of their reproductive biology by every means available, and the diffusion of the childbearing and childrearing role to the society as a whole, men as well as women.

That is feminism in all its cruelty. Forget the liberation of women. Feminism is about rejecting the fatherhood of God. And while belivers in the true gospel cry out, “Abba, Father” (Rom 8:15), believers in this false gospel climb to a summit of their own success, upon a mountaintop of their own murdered children.

The End of Down Syndrome

A day is coming when we will eliminate Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, and all other forms of birth defects. It won’t happen because we discover some miracle cure in the Amazon. We will just kill them before they are even born.

I got thinking about this a lot last year when I listened to an episode of the Freakonomic’s podcast on “population planning.” The bulk of the podcast was dedicated to explaining the unlikely origins of China’s one child policy. This alone makes the podcast worth a listen but it was a short story tacked on at the end that really disturbed me. Here is its synopsis from Freakonomic dot com:

Finally, we talk to Stanford researcher Stephen Quake about a new blood test that can help pregnant women learn if their babies are likely to be born with Down Syndrome. This leads to yet another moral dilemma in baby-making: as parents can learn more and more about what’s in the womb, what kind of decisions will they make? And what will the consequences be decades later?

The answer to those last two questions should be obvious to anyone. What kind of decisions will they make if they find out their baby has down syndrome? They will abort their child. And what will the consequences be decades later? We will eliminate the world of down syndrome and all other birth defects. The West hates the weak, sick, and elderly. Quake’s test will help us move a little closer to ridding us of these troublesome barriers to pleasure.

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