Thursday, 18 April 2013
"How Did the Victim Die?"
Just a thought or two about abortion.
You can hear the following question in every television detective series: "How did the victim die?" Here is a selection of answers:
Completely unable to fend for himself, he was left to die of cold.
She died of starvation (or thirst).*
He was stabbed in the heart.
She was poisoned.
He was dismembered.
She was crushed to death.
He was decapitated.
In the normal course of events, every pregnancy will be terminated, inevitably, whether by childbirth or by miscarriage. The essential difference with abortion is that its purpose is to bring about the death of the gestating child. Calling this "termination of pregnancy" is a euphemism to deceive the mind or lull the conscience. But of course, as we know from the Gosnell case, some minds are perfectly clear, and some consciences are ... well, what they are, God only knows.
All abortionists know that the gestating child is alive. The more honest of them are willing to say as much. Everything an abortionist does to a gestating child to abort him, would be called a method of killing him if it were done to a person after birth. This is evident from the list above.
I don't think I have anything more to say about it.
*In case some readers wonder why I have included starvation or dehydration, I am thinking in particular of the effect of abortifacient drugs or devices which prevent the implantation or terminate the life of the early embryo. This, from Wikipedia, sheds some light on the subject:
In molecular biology, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone produced by the fertilized egg after conception. Later during pregnancy it is made by the developing placenta , and later by the placental component syncytiotrophoblast. [.........] Human chorionic gonadotropin interacts with the LHCG receptor and promotes the maintenance of the corpus luteum during the beginning of pregnancy. This allows the corpus luteum to secrete the hormone progesterone during the first trimester. Progesterone enriches the uterus with a thick lining of blood vessels and capillaries so that it can sustain the growing fetus.