Morality is not a Matter of Percentage

According to a Yahoo News/YouGov poll, posted on December 2, 2021 by correspondent Andrew Romano, “twice as many Americans (55 percent) say they want the court to reaffirm its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.”

If this Yahoo poll, which was conducted from November 17 to 19, is accurate, it means that a majority of Americans approve of killing babies.

If this poll is true, it means that a generation has arisen that does not remember America’s “Greatest Generation” fought a world war against Nazis Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperial Japan to stop the slaughter of the innocent.

During World War II, between 70 and 85 million people died. Thirty percent of that number were children. Many of the children were experimented on in Auschwitz by the Angel of Death, Dr. Joseph Mengele. He would literally rip babies from their mother’s womb, without anesthesia, to conduct experiments on their little bodies.

If the Yahoo poll is true, what Americans once condemned, they now condone.

If the Yahoo poll is true, then it means America has a culturally hard heart, and not a tender heart for the unborn and babies.

Since the 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, the 61 million babies eliminated through abortion screams out the fact that the Yahoo poll is true. America kills, with Supreme Court approval, those whom it once protected.

The rationale for this violent and horrendous bloodletting is predicated on the principle that women have a Constitutional right to abortion up to the moment of “viability,” when the fetus can survive outside the womb, i.e. around 23 weeks.

The question currently before the Supreme Court is whether or not to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

The alleged 55 percenters assume there is a conservative majority which makes up the present court, six conservative judges to three liberal judges.

If recent Court decisions are a prelude to the future, the abortionist have nothing to worry about because the Supreme Court may not be as conservative as it is viewed through the jaundiced eyes of the media.

Chief Justice John Roberts may be signaling the abortionists to stay calm by arguing that states can ban abortions, without the Supreme Court overturning Roe. If this is an accurate reflection of his thinking, and if the polls are correct, then each state will affirm Roe v Wade, for the desire to continue terminating life in the womb is entrenched.

Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor is vigorously opposed to this nuanced position or giving states an opportunity to overturn Roe, regardless of how popular it may be at the moment. Sotomayor understands that the viability of a baby outside the womb keeps changing with increased medical knowledge.  Moreover, people change their minds. The moral values of society change. Slavery was once practiced in America until the Civil War put an end to human bondage. Jim Crow Laws once met widespread social approval, until the Civil Rights Movement put an end to segregation.

Unless God changes the heart of Justice Sotomayor, she will be known in history as a woman who voted to institutionalize the evil of murdering the unborn.

So perverted is the thinking of Justice Sotomayor, she actually believes the unborn do not feel fetal pain when their little bodies are torn apart. In oral arguments before the Court, Sotomayor compared fetal response to people in a vegetative state whose body parts also respond to stimuli. Her position is offensive to human dignity.

However, even if true, no one is legally allowed to hurt or abuse a person in a vegetative state, and no one should be allowed to hurt a fetus. Crushing the head of a baby in the womb to extract it after sucking apart the baby’s little limbs, piece by piece, is beyond abuse, it is butchery.

Apart from the legal issue of Roe v Wade, apart from whether or not fetal pain is real, the immorality of abortion is without question. The intrinsic evil of abortion has been affirmed by men of medicine for centuries, until the modern era. The ancient Greek Hippocratic Oath states

“I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly, I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion.” (c. Fifth Century BC)

The essence of the question before the Supreme Court, and before the American people, is whether or not abortion is intrinsically wrong. If the answer is, “Yes,” then every fetus should be allowed to survive, for human life begins at the moment of conception. If the answer is, “No”, then it does not matter what is done to the fetus. What is certain is that morality is not a matter of percentage, morality is not something decided by a majority, or even by a minority.

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