Letter: America replicates the Holocaust
Online comments opposing pro-life's recent picket of Planned Parenthood help reveal how slavery and abortion — both ultimately unjust and self-evidently evil — gained government sanction by disregarding the victims' humanity. It's easy to be pro-choice or indifferent to the killing if you're not among those killed.
Compare America's indifferent mindset toward abortion with the mindset accommodating slavery when Huck Finn (posing as Tom Sawyer) explained his late arrival to genteel Aunt Sally:
"What kep' you?" Aunt Sally inquires, "Boat get aground?"
"We blowed out a cylinder-head," Huck responds.
"Goodness gracious! Anybody hurt?" asks Aunt Sally.
"No'm," says Huck. "Killed a nigger."
"Well," Aunt Sally replies, "it's lucky, because sometimes people do get hurt."
Few Americans support slavery today, but many support legal child killing, and most of us who assume we oppose the killing have little heart for battle and accommodate abortion by calmly coexisting with it. But why? Biologically and biblically, the pre-born's humanity is incontrovertible. When only one cell, at conception, a child is genetically complete, with sufficient information to fill an estimated 1,000 volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica. We do not "come from" one cell. At conception, we "are" that one cell. An abortion kills a child.
A 1970 California Medicine editorial addressed our folly forthrightly. To paraphrase: Western ethics have always valued "every human life," in our laws, medicine, and social policy. Concurrently, we've known human life is continuous from "conception to death." Thus, the essentiality of separating "abortion" from "killing," because killing remains abhorrent to us.
Abortion advocates deem pre-borns disposable flesh. Most of us who object, do so with only minor dismay. America has replicated the German Holocaust, with no Hitler to blame. God ended slavery with a grievous war. Our strongest defense against another calamity is love and protection for our pre-born neighbors.