Cal Thomas’ Tuesday MDJ column, “Ultrasound, Ultra-truth ... and where our indifference to human life is leading us” quotes an article by two British “medical ethicists” who state, “After birth abortion: Why should the baby live?” asserts that newborn babies are not actual persons and thus do not have a moral right to life. Also, “killing a newborn should be permissible where abortion is.”
On a two-week cruise from London, England to St. Petersburg, Russia, and back, we dined with several people from England and discussed the social and secular conditions in England and the United States. One man who looked to be between 35 and 40 years old and had made millions in real estate said that he traveled three months a year to see the world. He stated that in a few years that all of the churches in England would be closed. On the other hand, we dined several times with two widows and two married ladies who were traveling together and were appalled by the way England was becoming a more secular and socialist nation.
Our forebears left England and other European countries to form “a more perfect union” based on freedom and morality; however, our present administration is slowly, step by step, socializing our freedom and secularizing our morality. If “after-birth abortion” is the next fad that the United States continues to take from our British “mentors,“ then the decline and fall of an empire like Rome comes to mind.