Just when you thought you had seen it all, something comes along so absolutely mind-boggling that you sit in stunned disbelief. Indeed, this episode is so shocking that this article is now the fifth I have written today. My family is now seriously wondering if they will see me over Christmas.
But I had to write this up before I slow down for the Christmas break. It is simply mind-boggling. There are almost no words to describe it. Yet what happens in real life is often stranger than fiction. This one certainly takes the cake. And no surprises here that this story comes from Europe, the darkest, most secular, and maddest continent on earth.
It concerns a Belgian judge who has actually told us that unborn babies now have a right to be aborted. Yes you heard me right. In an age where rights are being pulled out of the hat on a daily basis, this one is the most remarkable, the most bizarre, and the most idiotic of the bunch.
This morally challenged judge has taken the most fundamental right of all time – the very right to life – and turned it on its head, arguing that we now have a fundamental right to death! Living judges – not dead ones, not killed ones – are ruling that babies have a “right” not to even see the light of day!
No wonder we are now living in the trash heap of history. No wonder we are now living in a moral Twilight Zone. No wonder we have basically reached rock bottom. I am still dumbfounded by all this.
Here is how Father John Flynn begins this incredible tale: “Abortion advocates have long argued for a woman’s right to control her body and to be able to dispose of the unborn child if she wishes. In a bizarre decision, a Belgian court has extended that reasoning to say that a child has a right to be aborted.
“A Belgian journal, ‘Revue Générale des Assurances et Responsabilités,’ has just published the decision handed down by the Brussels Court of Appeal on Sept. 21 regarding the case of a child born disabled after an erroneous prenatal diagnosis, according to the Gènéthique press review for Nov. 29-Dec. 3.
“The court ruled that the child’s parents could claim damages from the doctors who failed to detect the disability. They said that by making therapeutic abortion legal, the legislators intended to allow women to avoid giving birth to seriously handicapped children, ‘having regard not only to the interests of the mother, but also to those of the unborn child itself.’
“Thus, the judges considered that the child would have had the ‘right’ to an abortion if his disability had been correctly diagnosed. The report on the decision did not explain how the court could consider an unborn child to be able to be the subject of rights, and why that right was only one to be killed and not to live.”
Exactly right. For forty years now we have been told that unborn babies have no rights. How can a blob of tissue have any rights? How can a clump of cells be the subject of rights talk? Babies have no rights, we have been told over and over again, and he or she certainly does not have the right to life.
But now this judge has declared that an unborn baby does have rights after all – but simply the right not to be alive! Am I missing something here? Is this the best our law schools can turn out nowadays? Is the legal profession simply a front for the pits of hell?
This is all just a further example of what happens when we jettison God and seek to construct some sort of man-made morality. But an ethical system which is simply up to the whim of judges and activists will always produce this sort of madness. Unless an objective, universal moral code exists which we are all subject to, then in the end anything goes.
Judges and legal activists will simply make things up as they go along. And the ones to suffer will be not just the unborn, but eventually all of us. We all suffer when right and wrong is taken out of God’s hands and put into the hands of judicial activists.
The West is well and truly on its last legs when the Judeo-Christian worldview which brought it into being is fully and finally expunged from our world. Then the West can only descend into the nightmarish world of tyrants, technocrats, and other elites who will decide what is best for us.
One would have thought that what took place just last century would have awakened us from our slumber. The murderous atheistic regimes of Hitler and Stalin, of Mao and Pol Pot, should have been our final lesson. But we have not learned that lesson, so we are now paying the price all over again.
You can continue to read the excellent article by Father Flynn. He looks at the obvious issues of who decides who should live and who should die, and of when is a life worth living or not.
I am still in a state of shock here. Words simply fail me. Even a passage like Isaiah 5:20 seems inadequate at a time like this. Surely if this is the outcome and epitome of many centuries of Western civilisation, then God help us all.