Have you noticed? They’re not saying anymore that the unborn baby is not a baby. After all, everyone knows it’s a baby. A woman is “with child.” They can see it on the ultrasound, in the premature nursery, or examine its little parts when it is aborted. They are saying, “Yeah, it’s a baby. But it’s unwanted, it’s an embarrassment, it’s defective, it’s expensive. We should have the right to kill it.”

Have you noticed? They aren’t saying anymore that the disabled should be allowed to die and have extraordinary means of life support removed. They are saying, as in the Cruzan case, as in the Schiavo case, “She is not on life support systems and shows no signs of dying. Her quality of life is very poor and nursing care is expensive. The taxpayer is footing the bill. It is time to withdraw food and water and let her go. She can be medicated to help with the suffering of dehydration.” In other words, we should have the right to kill her.

And, God help us, we are buying the lies of the death-peddlers! They talk about wantedness and we say, “Better dead than unwanted.” They talk about quality of life and we say, “Better dead than retarded or disabled.” They talk about over-population and we say, “Better dead than overcrowded (this in spite of the fact that all the people in the world can fit in the state of Texas and each have 1500 square feet!)

The spirit of death is abroad, delighting in the sacrifice of the unborn, in increasing infanticide, “assisted suicide,” ritual murder, the turning of the right to die into an obligation to die.

It is said that those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it. We have been this route before. The road to legalized extermination of the Jews was paved with legalized abortion, legalized sterilization, elimination of “useless eaters,” the insane, disabled and retarded.

We are choosing to kill rather than to care, because caring requires something of us. We choose to rid ourselves of members of the human family whose continuing presence is bothersome. Scripture says at the end of the age such will be the spread of evil that “many people’s love will grow cold.” Evil is definitely at large today, and love is growing cold.

Vice is a creature of such frightful mien
As to be hated needs but to be seen.
But seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
——— Alexander Pope: Essay on Man

All who hate me, love death. Proverbs 8:36.