Even though science has now proven that a fetus, even a zygote, is a fully-fledged 100% human being, those who support abortion argue that It has no rights of its own, but is the property of the mother in whom they reside. If she desires to be rid of it, then it is no different than if she desired to remove a cancer or defective organ from her body. The unborn may be human, they say, but it is a lower form of human life. They don’t call it murder, they call it “pro-choice”.
This argument has convinced some and silenced others. It is not a new argument.
Not long ago, in the 1930s, another group rising to political power in Germany made similar claims about groups of people they believed to be “untermenschen” or sub-human. This group included the mentally or physically disabled, Jews, Slavs, homosexuals, and Gypsies among others. Such individuals were not human beings, they claimed. They were lower-life forms, more animals than people. They had no rights, but were the property of the state where they resided. If the state desires to be rid of them, then it is no different than if the state desired to be rid of unwanted animals, such as dogs, who were disrupting civilization. They didn’t call it murder either, they called it the “Final Solution” to their problem.
They aren’t the only examples either. For centuries, humanity has sanctioned the wholesale murder of other human beings through the simple process of declaring them un-human. With a stroke of the intellectual pen, an entire group was written off as nothing more than cattle to be used or disposed of as the rest of humanity sees fit. Years or centuries later, humanity looks back at the genocide and balks. Who could be so evil, so cruel, so despicable? Yet that generation is just as guilty, for at the same time it judges the sins of the past, it too is advocating the extermination of some other group of people.
Abortion is wholesale genocide, just like the Holocaust and countless other examples. The targeted group has changed. Today it’s no longer the homeless, the handicapped, the Jews, the Slavs, or the Gypsies who are considered a nuisance to mankind, but the defenseless children inside their mother’s womb.
So far, since it became legal in 1973, abortion has taken the lives of 50 million people. That’s over five times as many as the Nazis killed in the Holocaust.
“Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not only me but also my Father who sent me.”
– Jesus of Nazareth, Son of God