Sacrificing animals to appease or ask for specific blessings from gods was an integral part of primitive religion. There were critical occasions when even human babies were offered on the sacrificial altar. These offerings of infants were incredibly painful events. For the parents to give up the life of their child for the well being of their tribe was done with great religious devotion and personal sorrow.
For the past 50 years in America we have aborted approximately 60 million fetuses at currently 1.2 million a year. This holocaust of fetuses is a stain on America's soul. The immature infants were not killed for any noble reasons. They were aborted in a majority of cases because the mother did not want the inconvenience and/or responsibility of raising the child.
The killing of these fetuses has been justified as " a woman's right to her body." There is no consideration given for the future infant's right to life or any rights for the father. The life of the fetus is not even an afterthought in the mainstream cultural discussion of abortion. It is entirely ignored, buried as a legitimate issue.
The sacrificing of fetuses on the altar of a promiscuous lifestyle has become acceptable in today's culture. There is no discussion of female responsibility to prevent being impregnated although the taxpayer is required to pay for free birth control and many abortions.
In our culture, virginity has been ridiculed, although it is still practiced in various cultures of the world to avoid the life and death issue of having an unwanted pregnancy. It has been eliminated as a viable alternative to indiscriminate sex in the United States. Promiscuity has been placed on a pedestal, while virginity is denounced as a foolhardy sacrifice for females.
Young females are incessantly propagandized that sex should be a recreational activity. Sexual activity will be protected by our government against "the burden" of unwanted pregnancies. Our government has practically proclaimed the woman's right to an abortion on demand as a "sacred one."
Modern societies have created contraceptive drugs and devices to eliminate any possibility of procreation. The glut of these products has not prevented unwanted babies. It is not the lack of reliability of contraception products that is the problem but the lack of discipline, responsibility, consistency and using them appropriately.
These contraceptive drugs and devices have resulted in an epidemic of casual sex at earlier ages. Promiscuity has been culturally endorsed as a chic acceptable lifestyle. The natural consequence of unprotected sex has been declared to be unimportant and expendable.
We have made the killing of fetuses a legal act, which promotes superficial and temporary relationships. These throwaway relationships are counter productive to the individual and society. There is mounting evidence that abortions have negative psychological impact on the females that endure and suffer through them. Many females have to deal with the trauma years later, others regret not having experienced the birth of their child especially if they became infertile. "What if" becomes the psychological theme for women who went through multiple abortions.
Our entire nation has been scarred by the elimination of 60 million lives wiped out by this brutal, selfish act. Our society is paying the price through the spiritual destruction of the lives of people who personally suffered the pain of the abortion process and the lowering of our natural replacement process. All the anguish of the process spills over affecting other lives around them.
The uncovering of Philadelphia doctor, Kermit Gosnell's abortion clinic was a demonstration of a journey through hell. Any woman who has to experience the conditions and practices of this "service" should no longer consider the women's rights position. It is certainly not a process to take lightly. It has a devastating downside that should stop any rational person from walking down this path.
Our society can no longer sanction the killing of fetuses to protect irresponsible women. American females would be in an uproar if there were 60 million dogs and cats systematically killed over the past 50 years. The murder of 60 million immature infants should elicit an even greater reaction. As it is, our society is not producing a sufficient number of children to maintain our current population.
It is time human life is placed on a higher pedestal than the freedom of females to live without consequences for a hedonistic lifestyle. If we do not end the slaughter, it will continue to shred the moral fiber of the United States of America.
Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program in Spring Hill. You can visit him at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.