My mental foundation-
I was born and raised in East Tennessee and when I was a junior in high school I was part of a Christian speech & debate group. We had an apologetics event for answering tough current events questions through a faith influenced mindset. I signed up solo so it was a speech that I had to present with ten minutes at my disposal to answer the question I chose. My topic: Abortion. My stance: I don’t believe it’s right, but I will allow you your freedom to choose it so I may keep my choice to have children someday & help prevent ever going towards a China-like state.
As you can imagine, it was far from popular and when people heard it, I rarely felt understood, not to mention welcome, but for me that worked to my advantage and helped me hold to my perspective harder than I would have had people openly agreed with me. I just wish they could have understood that allowance is not acceptance.
I share this because the current issue of Planned Parenthood and their use of fetal tissue and organs brings to the surface my relatively controversial view and just how far that allowance should go.
Abortions are performed for many different reasons; they may be necessary if the pregnancy will endanger the life of the mother, or they’re in the gray area that relates to rape, but most of time they’re the result of people not having thought through their life choices before having sex and then choosing the option that permits the continued ease of their lifestyle.
Killing a child through an abortion is already a harsh sentence for someone without a voice. But to compound that choice with the act of taking apart that child and then selling his or her pieces for profit under the guise of research is just disgusting.
That baby would have grown up to have a first day of school, chosen a pet, decided on what they wanted to be when they grew up; they could have been someone else’s soulmate and maybe have had children of their own some day. You’re no longer merely taking away that person’s lifetime of choices, but someone else is deciding to dissect them for use in petri dishes & test tubes.
The argument for what is being done could be compared to how Native Americans processed the buffalo. They thoroughly used the animal so as to show it honor and avoid waste, & while I can see how/why Planned Parenthood and their supporters would want to relate the two, there’s something that’s different: What’s being cut apart is not a buffalo. It’s a human.
In the film, Logan’s Run, the Carousel was what they used to discard people aging out of their prime. When we begin to use humans for experimentation on the just because someone didn’t want them and might as well be used to find a cure for something, we’ve begun constructing our own Carousel. Who’s to say that since we’ve started this process, someone might not decide that fetuses, which are humans that aren’t even fully matured, are no longer good enough for experimentation and instead, 25-35 year-olds would be ideal.
Imagine, if instead of a draft letter implying a chance of death, you received a letter telling you to put your name in a raffle for science and to benefit mankind, where if chosen, your death is guaranteed.
It sounds terrifying and implausible, but if you search the name Josef Mengele with World War II, the previously unthinkable concept now becomes eerily possible.