Saturday, March 15, 2003

Message Board Wisdom

On a message board thread at Christian Forums dot com entitled Partial Birth Abortion banned by Senate there was a post by a Catholic poster (who goes by the screen name of Wolseley) on the second page which puts the entire issue of abortion in perspective.

He said, and I quote:

Legalized abortion (any kind, partial-birth or not) is basically the same thing as the Nuremberg Laws tied in with the Wannsee Conference.

In both cases, one segment of the population has been declared "not human" and therefore it's licit to destroy them. In the case of the Nuremberg Laws/Wannsee Conference it was Jews, in the case of abortion it's unborn children.

The business about the danger to the mother's health is a red herring. First, if they actually believe their own propaganda, she isn't carrying a child, so therefore she's not a mother. Second, most medical authorities agree that outside of necropsic pregnancy, the cases of a baby in utero being enough of a threat to the mother's health to require an abortion are small to non-existant.

So, we have another parallel: in the case of the Nuremberg Laws/Wannsee Conference, it was Lebensraum for the Germans; in the case of abortion, it's the convenience of the woman who doesn't want to be bothered with the child.

In either case, one group of human beings has to die, so that another group of human beings won't have to be bothered with them. The easiest way to do this is simply to declare that the first group of human beings aren't really human beings at all---they're something else entirely, and so it's therefore morally acceptable to kill them.

It's amazing what becomes acceptable when a segment of the population is declared to be something other than human beings. Suddenly laws don't apply to them any more---you can murder them, and it's legal, because that's not a baby, it's a fetus, or a blob of tissue; and Jews aren't people, they're subhumans.

You just have to be careful that you don't end up being in the next group to classified as something other than human (or something less than "convenient"), that's all. The Nazis started out with Jews and worked their way up to Poles, Slavs, Gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, the insane, the handicapped, and the chronically ill. We started out with unborn children and have worked our way up to halfway-birthed children and the chronically ill and the elderly uninsured in Oregon.

Once you declare one portion of your population free to be liquidated, no portion of the population is safe; that's been demonstrated.

So: who's next?

Indeed... who is next? Abortion is just the tip of the iceberg folks. It is a clear manifestation that life, at its most basic, most fundamental levels, is no longer respected.

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