Letter: Where does pro-abortion argument stop?
Many people are outraged at the thought of legalized infanticide. They really should not be surprised. It is the logical progression of the pro-abortion ideology. When proponents of abortions first presented their argument they said abortion should be legal, safe and rare.
What was proposed to be "rare" has killed off the equivalent of over one-third of the population of the United States. Abortion went from being rare to prevalent to celebrated.
Now in some states, if a baby survives an abortion, the proposal is to keep the baby "comfortable" until the mother and doctor decide what to do with it. If a mother has the right to kill her unborn baby up until the moment of birth, what prevents her from being allowed to kill it post birth? What makes the difference?
The sanctity of the life of the baby is not considered prior to birth; why would it be considered post birth? And, what if the mother is in no state to make that decision right away. What if it takes her a day to decide. Still OK to kill the baby? Why not?
If a mother is suffering from postpartum depression three months after giving birth, should she not be allowed to kill the baby for the sake of her health?
I know this sounds like a ludicrous argument, but it really just a full extension of the pro-abortion ideology. And it may not end with infanticide.
With a no-sanctity-of-life mindset, I can see the next phase will be the killing of the elderly. What will prevent young people from proposing such a thing? First, it will start out with the right-to-die. Then it will extend to the duty-to-die.
I can hear an argument presented that if an elderly person is incapacitated (kind of like a baby who is not "viable") they should be allowed to die. Eventually, it will become a human duty for those who can no longer care for themselves.
I can hear young liberals touting the idea that those over 70 or 80 years of age have left enough of a carbon footprint and are now a drain on the system, so it is their duty to die to save the climate and the economy.
Surely, it will be presented as a noble argument. The elderly will be encouraged and then expected to make this sacrifice for the sake of the next generation. This is the rationale of the abortion argument coming full circle.
We the people of this great nation must return to the value of human life, to recognize the sanctity of life from conception to the grave, and embrace the preciousness of each life. To fail to do so may have consequences we cannot even imagine.