On November 10, 2006, I posted an article titled: The impact of abortion on our moral values in politics and society. The post wound up with 32 comments.
In that post, one of the arguments I made was that abortion has diminished the value of human life. These remorseless killings are no longer shocking to society, because after being immersed by it for over thirty years, we have become numbed to it. This violence against unborn children, I stated back then, goes against our built-in instincts to protect our innocent offspring. And I believe that it is human nature to worsen our activities, to always take what we do to the next level. If aborting during the first timester is fine, why not during the second trimester. If a fetus is not technically a child, then anytime it is in the womb it must not be a baby, even if it can survive on the outside. Right?
It sickens me that now partial-birth abortions, and even post-birth abortions, are being performed in our world.
However, this article is not, technically, about abortion. It is about a disturbing article I received from a friend of mine titled: Murder to Order.
I am troubled by the emergence of Stem Cell Research as much as I am abortion. I am even more troubled by the fact that there are politicians trying to enable government funding for such projects -- in essence, using tax dollars that I paid from my hard earned dollars to fund something I am so against.
I've heard the argument. A cure for Parkinson's disease is more important than discarded embryos, and the embryos have no chance to become babies anyway, and adult stem cells are being researched into, etc, etc, etc.
Remember what I said about it being human nature to always take our actions to the next level?
In the Ukraine, according to the article linked above, the stem cell capital of the world is butchering healthy new born babies to feed the flourishing international trade in stem cells. And this practice is not isolated to only the Ukraine. Baby snatching in maternity wards is on the rise, and according to the BBC, it seems that the business of stem cell research has produced this practice with its ever-growing need for more and more healthy stem cells.
And even worse, these dead babies in the Ukraine were dismembered in that facility. These poor little bodies were ripped apart so that the doctors could harvest stem cells from the bone marrow.
Unborn children aren't technically human, argues Pro-Choicers. The lefties in California are pushing a bill to make spanking a child under four years of age a criminal offense, yet these very same people support abortion and embryonic stem cell research. It doesn't matter to them if it has been proven that an unborn child feels, reacts, and is a complete (though immature) human being. A woman's choice, and the progress of science, has become more important than a child's opportunity for life.
When will they start to grow these babies into older people before harvesting their organs and cells? When will the next line be crossed? When will we finally realize how precious our children are again?
And why must these Ukrainian doctors wait until babies are born before taking their stem cells? Why must they butcher these babies in the interest of science?
Because embryonic stem cells are unusable. Stem Cells taken from immature fetuses tend to become tumors when injected into subjects. Science is no closer to a cure of any disease than the day they came up with this theoretical idea of stem cells. And the stem cells are more stable in the late stages of pregnancy, or in the infant stages, during periods of life that even the most staunch pro-choicer must admit is survivable by the child, at which time it becomes straight out, un-arguably, murder.
If we keep allowing these scientists to continue to convince everyone that it is okay to kill babies in order to search for a cure for diseases that is still only in a theoretical stage, and hasn't produced any results except failures and tumors, it won't be long before killing newborn babies to harvest non-tumor-forming stem cells will become common place in America as well.