Phyllis Beveridge Nissila
Like all compassionate Americans (of all political stripes) who believe pre-born babies deserve to have their lives protected, I was shocked over Monday’s news (2/4/19) that due to a vote from one Democrat Senator, Patty Murray (WA), there may now be no protection extended to babies already born if the mother and her doctor deem the infant may be killed.
I refuse to use euphemisms.
This is infanticide.
From a report on this in yesterday’s Daily Wire, the entire headline reading, “Lone Dem Senator Blocks Bill Banning Infanticide For Babies Who Survive Abortion,” meaning babies who survive whatever means of abortion “failed” and they still struggle for life against chemical, scalpel, and/or suction device efforts to terminate their lives, or perhaps they are born with some handicapping condition, here is a summary of background information:
Last Thursday, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NB) requested the unanimous consent vote (for the Bill called “”Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” S.130) after Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, had made comments indicating he did not object to letting an infant die after its birth, indicating that a born-alive “infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired.”
Few doubt the Democrat-controlled House will counter this legislative death-knell for newborns–a brand new group of abortion-on-demand victims now to also be deemed, one might say, “undesirable”.
I refuse to use euphemisms.
If some believe using the term “undesirable” is a “dog whistle” conjuring Nazi Germany, this would be an accurate, if very uncomfortable, use, even for those who would rather chant “It’s about a woman’s right to choose,” to drown out the silent screams, so to speak, of the babies chosen for the kill.
When most people think of the systematic murder of “Jews, Slavs (mainly Poles), Roma, Soviet POWs, political opponents and others whom the Nazis considered “Untermenschen” (‘subhumans’)” they think of the concentration, or extermination, camp atrocities of the last several years of Hitler’s final solution. Few realize, however, the slaughter began several years’ prior with the first group of untermenschen, aka undesirables: babies in utero and handicapped people of any age.
The goal of the Nazi Euthanasia Program was to kill people with mental and physical disabilities. In the Nazi view, this would cleanse the “Aryan” race of people considered genetically defective and a financial burden to society…
This group of undesirables began with children including newborns, but soon included adults suffering from any of the following:
- …schizophrenia, epilepsy, dementia, encephalitis, and other chronic psychiatric or neurological disorders
- those not of German or “related” blood
- the criminally insane or those committed on criminal grounds
- those who had been confined to the institution in question for more than five years
Regarding abortion, whereas Hitler was opposed to this practice, indeed, his policies criminalized it unless there was danger to the mother’s life, in his efforts to expand the “Aryan race,” it was not discouraged if the pre-born were deemed ‘lives unworthy of life’ at that stage of life, i.e., even if a handicapping condition was unknown, it was known they were “members of ‘inferior’ races” (source).
Although the term “Nazi” is slung around these days at will–and often without knowledge of and reflection on true Nazism and its roots and practices–history affirms that the effort to permit terminating babies’ lives before and even after birth were part of Hitler’s evil plan and execution of same.
Thus, considering the expansion of abortion-on-demand efforts in the United States of late, one can only wonder, what group of undesirables is next?
If there is no compassion for all victims of abortion (not just for mothers, for most of whom this choice will always be very difficult and for whom there are other options such as adoption), how much further will glossing over the reality of what really takes place for the most innocent among us–and the most deserving of all of our legal protections–go?
Just how far will the killing go?
We had better all ask this question, and respond accordingly.