The American Constitution – normally a bastion for the dignity of mankind and protector of liberty – originally declared that some members of our society only counted as three-fifth human. What evil that this label generated, as America justified slavery for another eighty years! Think about what happened in World War II. The fascist philosophy of the Nazis said that Jewish people were less than fully human. So, there was a justification for the slaughter and the murder of six million innocent Jews? Absolutely not! Throughout history, declaring any human life as less than fully human has always led to grotesque evil.
January 22, 2013, marked the 40th anniversary of the horrific Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, legalizing abortion in all fifty states, at any time, for any reason, throughout pregnancy. Since that time, there have been approximately 58,500,000 abortions that have destroyed the lives of unborn children.* Compare those numbers to the Holocaust and you will realize that when it comes to the scope of eternal history, abortion is one of the most grotesque evils of all time.
These are the consequences whenever man declares a human life as being less than a human. After all, we were all made by the same Creator. And God doesn’t make mistakes. So, let’s respect the sanctity of human life – from conception through old age.
*Based on data from www.lifesitenews.com