"Liberated" Into? Or From? a Culture of Death
Viewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman
It was June 1969 and Norma discovered she was pregnant. She felt completely unprepared for another baby and did not want to be pregnant, so her friends advised her to falsely say that she had been raped in order to obtain a legal abortion. But without a police report, she discovered she could not make the case.
Norma was not thinking of her pregnancy as another human life, but as simply an unwanted condition. She went to two attorneys, who told her, “It’s just a piece of tissue. You just missed your period.”
The attorneys were looking for just such a case as Norma’s, so they filed suit against the State of Texas, using Norma under the alias of Jane Roe. In the meantime, Norma McCorvey gave birth and then gave the baby up for adoption.
The case, of course, was eventually decided by the United States Supreme Court in favor of abortion, on January 22, 1973 – ushering in a new world of legalized “abortion on demand” throughout the United States. We have now “celebrated” the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, after an estimated 53 million babies have been killed under its auspices in America.
When the Supreme Court justices wrote their ruling, they divided the decision into three parts, each dealing with a trimester of fetal development in the womb of a pregnant woman. This parallels the fraudulent presentation of embryonic development first advanced by Ernst Haeckel (Darwin’s “bulldog”) in 1866. Haeckel fraudulently drew gill slits in human embryos to resemble fish embryos, and made other misleading alterations to advance his theory that fetal development “recapitulates” the supposed evolution of human beings through various stages of animal life (see illustration below). During the first trimester, according to the Supreme Court, states were not allowed to restrict abortion in any way – because the baby was regarded as “non-viable” as a human being. He or she was essentially “tissue”, as Norma McCorvey was told.
Yet, the well-formed hand and arm of a 7-week-old fetus, dismembered during an abortion, tells the tale that there is more than “tissue” present from the miracle of creation that takes place in the womb of a pregnant woman. Indeed, today, through genetic science and technology like ultrasound, we know that human life begins at the very start of pregnancy.
Evolution regards humans as animals – just more evolved. And as Darwin’s theory came into acceptance, “experts” began treating human beings as glorified animals without moral accountability. The acceptance of Haeckel’s embryo thesis – which has persisted to today – fraudulently influences the education of countless people, including Supreme Court justices.
Even the late evolutionary spokesman Stephen Jay Gould said in 2000: “We should... not be surprised that Haeckel’s drawings entered nineteenth-century textbooks. But we do, I think, have the right to be both astonished and ashamed by the century of mindless recycling that has led to the persistence of these drawings in a large number, if not a majority, of modern textbooks!”
Contributing to the timing of Roe v. Wade was the sexual revolution of the 1960s and ‘70s. Sex just happens to have the consequence of making babies. But this becomes an inconvenience when “sexual liberation” is the rule. Here, evolution lends a hand in freeing people for “free sex”. If we are simply “animals”, why shouldn’t we give in to our “animal urges”?
As famously admitted by Aldous Huxley, author of the iconic book Brave New World and grandson of Thomas Huxley, “The liberation we desired was… from a certain system of morality… because it interfered with our sexual freedom.” Huxley believed that people are the animal products of chance mutations from slime. Therefore, as he wrote with great influence, “life is meaningless”, and the philosophy of meaninglessness is “an instrument of liberation.”
Abortion is the genocide of millions of our most vulnerable people worldwide, not just in America. It is indeed a modern-day holocaust of vast proportions – one of the many evils launched in the last century-and-a-half by godless evolutionary suppositions.
In the end, Aldous Huxley passed away in an LSD trance, just as he said he wanted to. Norma McCorvey, on the other hand, is the one who has found true liberation, writing that after having been befriended by the 7-year-old child of a pro-life advocate, she began to realize what abortion was doing to children. “Abortion … had a face now, in a little girl named Emily.” At her urging, Norma started going to church and rejected her involvement with the pro-abortion movement. Since her conversion she has dedicated herself to pro-life work.
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