The fog of multiple deadlines and of recent foot surgery is clearing—barely, yet noticeably. I’m on final editing for my next book, which was unexpectedly difficult for a while, but got smoothed out when another editor took over at the publisher’s. I’m learning to walk again on a foot whose muscles are very unaccustomed to being asked to do anything.
Anyway, things are improving for me. I think this time (maybe!) when I pick up the pace on this blog again, it will be for real.
In the meantime, my latest BreakPoint column, Abortion’s Other Death, is bound to stir things up. Some people aren’t going to like what I have to say. I don’t know how they can evade it, though.
What dies in an abortion? A child, a human baby. That’s why abortion is wrong, in the plainest possible terms. It’s becoming clear, however, that that’s only a partial answer to the question, “What dies in an abortion?” Recent video revelations from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) reveal another kind of death going on at the same time.
What dies in an abortion? The baby isn’t just being treated violently, it’s being treated mechanistically, literally inhumanly. In their own minds, at least, the abortion and procurement team must strip the child of his or her humanness.
To deny someone his or her humanness is a very serious matter. It’s the same kind of thing that made the Holocaust stand out above all other 20th-century atrocities. Stalin and Mao both murdered many more people than Hitler did. The genocides in Rwanda and in Pol Pot’s “killing fields” were at least as thorough as Hitler’s anti-Semitic rampages. Hitler didn’t stand out for the number of bodies he piled up, but rather for the devastatingly dehumanizing way he did it.
Someone is going to try to cry “Foul!” on me for that. “Godwin’s Law—you lose!” It won’t work this time. Read the article and see why; and weep not just for the children but for the very humanity that’s dying every day in abortion clinics.