“Abortion is the Antichrist’s demonic parody of the Eucharist. That is why it uses the same holy words, ‘This is my body,’ with the blasphemously opposite meaning.” – Peter Kreeft
The self-centered argument of “my body, my rights” in support of abortion comes to us directly from the original lie that deceived the human race and subjected us to sin and death – “ye shall be as gods.” The assertion of the supremacy of self is its own form of idolatry and remains the ultimate cause of human war and the suffering seen in the slaughter of uncounted millions of innocents throughout human history. Planned Parenthood has not only sided with the great Enemy of the human race, but profits well from that treachery and forces the rest of us to be complicit in its government subsidized genocide. In joyfully leading the slaughter of millions of innocents, Planned Parenthood assists as the priesthood of the satanic religion of self-worship.
There was once a pharaoh of Egypt who, determined to preserve his power and status against any potential threat, commanded the murder of every male Jewish baby. These babies might have posed a threat to his independence and power; they had to be sacrificed on the altar of self. Years later, King Herod did the same to the innocents in Bethlehem in an effort to kill God himself.
When the people of God entered into the land of Canaan, they found a land defiled everywhere with the blood of innocents sacrificed to ward off drought and famine for the benefit of their parents. The Ammonite god Moloch – “the king” – worshiped by both the Canaanites and the Phoenicians was propitiated by the offering of a live baby onto the outstretched arms of a red-hot idol. Drums were used to drown out the infant’s screams. The Moabite god Chemosh offered military victory in exchange for child sacrifice; this promised seduced even Solomon. The Canaanite god Baal offered both human and agricultural fertility in exchange for human sacrifice. Carthage preserved this institutionalized child sacrifice until it was destroyed by the Romans. The Qur’an notes that the pre-Islamic Arabians offered child sacrifice to idols, and archaeology shows us child sacrifice was also commonplace in the pre-European civilizations of the Americas.
The ancient Greeks and Romans, too cultured and well-educated to engage in child sacrifice, instead offered up unwanted babies on the altar of convenience. Illegitimate, deformed, or otherwise unwanted babies were left on the roadside to die. These babies were frequently rescued and raised by Rome’s persecuted Christians.
With the rise of Christianity and Islam, child sacrifice and infanticide began to wane. Early Christian writings like the Didache and the Epistle of Barnabas as well as many of the early Fathers explicitly condemned infanticide. Christian emperors like Constantine and Valentinian passed laws against infanticide. The Qur’an also frequently condemns infanticide.
But the Enemy’s false promise of “being as god” persisted. The rise of nominalism and the Enlightenment obsession with “the Rights of Man” worked together to put man on God’s throne and create a moral system based on “Reason” alone. While the medieval and even the best ancient Greek philosophers understood Reason as a participation in the Divine order of the universe, Enlightenment thinkers soon reduced Reason to mere reasoning. Because the heart of man is deceitful and desperately wicked, this reasoning was certain to lead man astray.
In only the last century, the Nazi regime deliberately murdered about 1.5 million children (as well as millions of others) on the altar of ethnic and national purity. The children were Jewish, Romani, Polish, and Russian. Like the pagan Romans and Greeks, the Nazis also slaughtered the mentally and physically disabled. Resourceful, as well as inhuman, the Nazi’s also sacrificed babies and children on the altar of scientific progress. Hundreds and thousands were subjected to barbaric and tortuous medical experiments by “doctors” such as the infamous Joseph Mengele who after the war fled to Argentina and worked as an abortionist, killing yet more babies. When the Japanese invaded China they brutally massacred thousands of children, specially targeting pregnant women.
But mankind’s Enemy was not satisfied, nor had his deception lost its allure. In the early twentieth century Margaret Sanger, “racist eugenicist extraordinaire,” began promoting widespread use of birth control and helped to found the International Committee on Planned Parenthood where she served as its first president. Sanger acknowledged the racist mission of her work, stating “we want to exterminate the Negro population.” Today, organizations like Planned Parenthood help kill an average of 1,876 African American babies every day. Without abortion – African American women comprise only 13% of the population but have 36% of all abortions – there would be 16 million more African Americans alive today.
The Supreme Court furthered the Enemy’s lie and the Enlightenment delusion when in 1965 in Griswold v. Connecticut it created a constitutionally-protected right to privacy. This right to privacy was extended in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision to include the right of a mother to kill her unborn child. Over 57 million babies have been killed since Roe, a number equivalent to 18% of the current U.S. population. Meanwhile, because of sex-selective abortions there are tens of millions of “missing” girls in India and China – missing because they were aborted or otherwise killed to facilitate their parents’ desire for a son.
Despite the sordid nature of its history and the inherent repulsiveness of abortion itself, Planned Parenthood continues to receive more than $500 million of its $1.3 billion budget from federal and state governments – from American taxpayers. While Planned Parenthood may protest that that money does not go towards its abortion services, surely no one would be so silly as to believe that it could continue those services with nearly half its budget missing.
Not content with this public largess, however, Planned Parenthood has been selling the dismembered parts of its innocent victims for medical research. Using justification similar to the barbaric Nazi doctors who conducted medical experiments on their innocent victims, Planned Parenthood defended its sale of baby body parts for “scientific research that can help lead to medical breakthroughs, treatments and cures for serious diseases.” Planned Parenthood’s defense sounds eerily similar to Nazi doctor Julius Hallervorden’s defense of his collection of brains taken from innocent Holocaust victims: “If you are going to kill all these people, at least take the brains out so that the material can be utilized.” Like the Nazis, Planned Parenthood’s defenders insist on dehumanizing their victims: “These are not ‘baby parts.’ Whether a woman has a miscarriage or an abortion, the tissue specimen is called ‘products of conception….’ Calling the tissue ‘baby parts’ is a calculated attempt to anthropomorphize an embryo or fetus.”
The American abortion industry has sacrificed over 57 million people on the altars of racial purity, privacy, and convenience; it has done so with billions of dollars of governmental aid. The White House supports Planned Parenthood and parrots its talking points; the two current Democrat presidential candidates proudly support it as well. This blot on our civilizations is as dark as the race-based slavery that was enshrined in our nation’s founding. For too long Americans have bought into the Enemy’s lie and tried to live like gods. Instead of achieving divinity, we have debased ourselves and our civilization to the ancient depravities of child sacrifice and infanticide. God is the giver of life; in our idolatry we have not become like God but have rather returned ourselves to the dust.