I once read that part of the education for the would-be members of the infamous Nazi SS involved giving the aspiring men a puppy each, at the beginning of the training. Then at the time of their graduation, they were ordered, “Strangle the puppy.” If they flinched, if they hesitated, if they declined, they flunked. The Nazis explicitly trained men to violate their conscience.
Solzhenitsyn talked about a “line through the heart” that people violate when they do what they know is wrong.
The Apostle Paul talked about those who have “seared their consciences.” It’s one and the same phenomenon.
One of the many tragedies of abortion is the way it has cheapened human life. I am not saying that those who are pro-abortion are Nazis or Communists. But I am saying that abortion has blinded some people to dehumanize the unborn. A recent interview illustrates it.
A prolife news source recently reported on a very disturbing online interview with an obscure radio host.
The host, who looks on the Internet video like he’s about 40, was asked to comment about a basketball star’s “abortion contract” with his ex-girlfriend. Apparently, the basketball star shelled out some $25,000 for this contract, stipulating that if the girlfriend got pregnant, she would abort.
The radio host approved of this contact and called the basketball star “a smart man.”
The host nonchalantly says, “I’ve spent about $43,000…$45,000 in my lifetime on abortions.”
The interviewer (off-camera) asks how much an abortion costs. The radio host says that it depends on different factors. The only dollar figure he mentions is $1200. If he is accurate in his claim, then he has supposedly paid for about 37 abortions.
The sick part about the interview is how casual he appears. He sounds like he could be talking about how much he would spend to paint the house with this type of paint versus that. It certainly doesn’t seem like he’s talking about human life---even the lives of his own sons and daughters.
He adds, “If you put $45,000 on the table in abortions, as opposed to 18 years---is [that] what you pay for a little f***ing rugrat, possibly $600,000? I think I’ve come out all right.”