February is national Right To Life month. Why does America require a "right to life" month? Is not the right to life the cornerstone of western culture? Is it not imprinted on the hearts of all men the absolute value of honoring and protecting the right of every human being to live? Unfortunately there is much to gain by oppressing one's fellow man.
In 1857, the Dred Scott U.S. Supreme Court decision affirmed the black race was less than human. In the 1930s, the German Third Reich determined the value of human life was based on economic, social and ethnic usefulness. In 1973, the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade ruled that unborn people have no legal right to life in the United States.
What has been the result when any society determines that a race, or ethnic group, or any class of human beings does not have a legal right to life? The response to the Dred Scott decision was the Civil War, where Americans were forced to kill their fellow Americans. The response to the German Third Reich was the World War II, where 52 million human beings lost their lives. The result of Roe v. Wade has been the death of 42 million unborn babies, a 500 percent increase in child abuse in America and a fertility rate of 1.8 since 1973, which ensures that Americas growth will continue to be by immigration not by American births.
Roe v. Wade was based on the deception of ACLU and feminist lawyers that used false pretense and lies to sway a politically driven Supreme Court to legalize abortion on demand. Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe of Roe vs. Wade, is now asking the Texas Supreme Court to rehear the case and expose the lies. Medical science can now prove through 4-D sonograms and other tests that babies are alive in the womb, can feel pain at eight weeks, have a body completely formed at 10 weeks and at 12 weeks all organ systems are functioning. Babies have lived outside the womb at less than four months.
In spite of the fact that modern science has proven babies in the womb are human life, abortions can still be performed - on demand - up to a partially born baby. Even though the link between breast cancer and abortion has been scientifically documented and millions of deceived woman now face post abortion trauma, still the industry of abortion on demand thrives in America.
Margaret Sanger is the author and founder of Planned Parenthood, the abortion industry's flagship for birth control. Sanger advocated in "Woman and the New Race," "birth control itself-is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defective." In "Pivot of Civilization," Sanger argues, "modern studies indicate insanity, epilepsy, criminality, prostitution, pauperism and mental defect are all organically bound together and that the least intelligent and thoroughly degenerate classes of every community are the most prolific."
The American people, you and me, have paid $1.81 billion dollars to Planned Parenthood in tax dollars to recruit and perform hundreds of thousands of abortions each year to create a new America under the judicially enforced vision of Margaret Sanger through Planned Parenthood. Even President George W. Bush has yielded to the eugenics of Planned Parenthood.
In his long awaited May 2002 announcement he proclaimed he believed it is morally acceptable to fund research for embryonic harvesting of aborted baby's stem cells.
It can be argued that some pamphlets, teaching materials and policies of Planned Parenthood encourage sexual activity among teenagers. The Planned Parenthood's store web site under sexuality has external links to the most graphic web sits in the world consistent with its stated policy of the "fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility."
Can America, under the reign of abortion on demand, be compared to the eugenics of the German Third Reich? A condemned Nazi judge confessed to an American judge after the Nuremberg trials; "I never knew it would come to this." The American judge answered. "It came to this the first time you condemned an innocent life." I adjure all Americans to stand for the right to life of all Americans, especially the unborn, and end this stain against our heritage.
Stuart Dick is a contractor and writer who lives in Pendleton.