Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities- Voltaire
Our lives are a constant journey of change. The first time we rode a bike without training wheels. Going to the mall by yourself. Driving a car. Infant, toddler, child, pre-pubescent, teen, young adult.
There are stages in maturity as well- adult, middle-age, menopausal, elderly- a constant life cycle that never pauses. Most of this metamorphical existence occurs after we are born, but some of it, the earliest developments, occur in the womb.
Everything has a beginning- and an end. A fully formed infant doesn’t spring into existence- it starts with one.
One cell becomes two and it continues from there. Is that microscopic little bundle of cells a human being?
Is it a fish? A lizard? Is it nothing?
It is a human being, in the very beginning stage. A necessary unavoidable stage in the cycle. You and I were once that. Think of it this way- each of these describe a phase of human existence: teen, fetus, toddler, adult, embryo.
Those who refuse to acknowledge this have proposed other arbitrary points on the developmental timeline as an alternative beginning: Heartbeat. That is not the beginning. That is when the circulatory system begins to transition from the umbilical cord to the infants’ own system.
Viability? The crux of this argument would appear to be that if you pulled the baby from the womb at various points, would it survive? Well, it’s not supposed to. There is a normal time- full term- when the infant is “viable”. Any time short of that is, naturally, less viable.
Another- can it survive outside the womb? Can a three year old? A six year old? Not without assistance. I know some grown people who would struggle. That sort of subjective judgement is invalid and dangerous.
It is dangerous because inevitably we arrive at this point:
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. -John 8:44
Something wicked this way comes.
We have crossed the rubicon. Having fully internalized abortion- we are now moving up to infanticide.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. – John Adams
2 Timothy 3: 1-5 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:
from such turn away.
Something wicked this way comes
Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.-Matthew 19:14
“Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”- Atticus Finch