America’s moral compass, which other countries have emulated and used to judge their own actions, is disappearing before our very eyes. Our founding Judeo-Christian values, based on life and liberty, are being replaced by cold, brutal secularism, where immediate personal pleasure is valued over ethics and the common good.
That was brought home when Care Net, a U.S. faith-based crisis pregnancy organization, published a petition to ban infanticide, asking everyone to “join with thousands of other pro-life people in signing this pledge and saying that abortion and infanticide have no place in our country.”
At first blush the need to circulate a petition condemning infanticide is unfathomable, given how barbaric the practice is. Yet Care Net is doing exactly that, and for good reason.
In January, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam appeared on a local radio station to support a pending bill that would expand abortion rights in the state. He described what would happen if an infant were born alive during an abortion.
"If a mother is in labor," Northam said, “the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and mother.”
President Donald Trump brought Northam’s statement up Monday during a North Carolina rally, and said the governor talked about how, “after the baby was born, the doctor will talk to the mother and make a decision about whether the baby lives.”
Politifact rated that assertion “false” while live-tweeting the event; other fact-checkers have disputed the meaning behind Northam’s words. However, abortion industry insiders have witnessed it first-hand, including Illinois-based nurse Jill Stanek. She related her experience to Congress Tuesday in support of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
“When I heard Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, describe during an interview the process by which doctors determine to shelve unwanted newborns to die, it hit painfully home to me,” she told committee members.
“I was a Registered Nurse at Christ Hospital in Illinois, when I learned it committed abortions into the second and third trimesters. The procedure, called induced labor abortion, sometimes resulted in babies being aborted alive,” Stanek continued.
She described one such tiny, half-pound infant, about the size of her hand. “I could not bear the thought of this suffering child dying alone, so I rocked him for the 45 minutes that he lived.”
Since our nation’s founding approximately 160 countries have adopted, at least in part, the U.S. Constitution, and 15 jurisdictions throughout the world have even adapted the American flag when designing their own.
Imitation, as they say, is the sincerest form of flattery, and there’s a reason for the adaptions — or at least there was. And as America’s beacon of righteousness continues to dim, anything goes throughout the rest of the world — and life and human dignity are the victims.
During a TV appearance, Swedish behavioral scientist Magnus Söderlund suggested cannibalism to help curb food shortages that may result from global climate change, as reported by The Epoch Times.
Closer to home, Canada recently euthanized Sean Tagert, 41, a disabled man, because the government could no longer provide his in-home care.
Although Tagert’s mental faculties were sharp, he suffered from a physical illness that required 24-hour in-home care. The state would only provide 20 hours of daily care — the additional four hours would cost him $263.50 a day. He didn’t have the funds.
Tagert wrote, “So last Friday I officially submitted my medically assisted death paperwork, with lawyers and doctors, everything is in proper order. It’s been a month since I submitted my appeal to the Vancouver Coastal Health patient care quality department. They didn’t even respond.”
He concluded, “Welcome to the great Canadian healthcare system.” Nope, welcome to the 21st century.
The very basis of our constitutional republic is a government of, by, and for the people, where the people reign supreme and politicians act as servants. That concept, however, doesn’t ring true to famed pioneering feminist Gloria Steinem.
In a trailer for the Netflix film “Reversing Roe,” Steinem asserts, “It’s the basis of democracy, that you control your own body.”
Disregarding the fact that abortion affects a person other than the mother — one with unique characteristics including fingerprints, personality, and DNA — that’s not what America is about, or at least that’s not what it used to be.
The late novelist Pearl S. Buck, who was the daughter of missionaries working in China, wrote, “the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.”
The United States had always, by tradition, scored high under that standard. But we’ve derailed that train from the moral high ground. It’s time to get back on track to the America we used to be.
Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He is also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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