Wednesday, April 18, 2007
No More Babies to be Drawn and Quartered in U.S.
It is no longer permissible in this country to murder babies piecemeal while they are in the process of being born. The Supreme Court has just this moment upheld the constitutionality of the ban on partial birth abortion.
What is partial birth abortion? It is when doctors sever and smash the heads and limbs of babies who have already taken their first breath in the world but whose feet have not yet exited the birth canal. This is akin to a medieval practice known as "drawing and quartering," which was reserved for traitors and heretics and was always considered the most terrible of deaths (among other tortures, your limbs were torn from you by horses pulling in opposite directions). Of course, no man has been drawn and quartered in 200 years. We live in an "enlightened age" that only does that to babies.
There is no medical justification for this abomination, which has nothing to do with medicine and everything to do with murder. The practice matches and even surpasses anything that Dr. Mengele ever did in his gruesome experiments on concentration camp children (most of whom survived, unlike the victims of partial birth abortions).
Today this country's quotient of humanity has increased. Of course, there is more than one way to kill a baby and all ways are objectionable even the most "benign." Just as slavery brought an awful retribution on this country so shall the culture of abortion on demand bring its own terrible price.
In Communist Cuba, which has the world's highest rate of abortion, and, indeed, cultivates abortion as a "cure" for infant mortality, partial birth abortion is the favorite method because it is the cheapest: hacking someone to death usually is very cheap except for the wear on the hatchet (or scalpel).