Not Fully Human. Really?

November 20, 2014

“Know that the LORD Himself is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves…” – Psalm 100:3a

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.

In 2013, the United States marked 40 years of legalized abortion in all fifty states at any time for any reason throughout pregnancy on January 22, the anniversary of the horrific Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Since that time, there have been approximately 54,559,615 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 both the Centers for Disease Control and the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, a former Planned Parenthood research arm.