Her little baby, robbed of life while still in her mother’s womb, would certainly say to his or her mother: “Mom, this may have been right for you – although I seriously question that as your child – but it was certainly not right for me.”
Did Emily ask what was “right” for her baby?
In his important new book, Making Gay Okay, Robert Reilly points to testimony at the Nuremberg trials by Dr. Karl Brandt, Adolf Hitler’s personal physician, “who had been in charge of the Nazi regime’s Aktion T-4 euthanasia program to eliminate ‘life unworthy of life.’ He said in his defense: ‘When I said “yes” to euthanasia I did so with the deepest conviction, just as it is my conviction today, that it was right. Death can mean deliverance. Death is life.’ He was hanged for war crimes in 1948.”
It was perverse thinking like this that helped fuel the madness of Nazi Germany.
Reilly noted that in the book The Sacrament of Abortion, Jungian analyst Ginette Paris “calls for ‘new rituals as well as laws to restore to abortion its sacred dimension.’ Defending the right to partial-birth abortions during a US Senate debate, Senator Barbara Boxer assured her colleagues that mothers who have aborted their children by this means ‘buried those babies with love.’”
Reilly then observes, “If abortion is love, then, indeed, as Dr. Brandt said, ‘death is life.’”
Emily, there is nothing positive about abortion, and the miracle from God is that you can be part of making a life, not taking it. Death will never be life and abortion will never be love.
Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. He is the author of 25 books, includingLine of Fire. Follow him at AskDrBrown on Facebook or @drmichaellbrown on Twitter.