This isn't a slippery slope... it's a free fall.

Yesterday in Belgium, a senate panel voted to extend euthanasia to children with disabilities. To those of you out there who have disagreed with me about the reality of a cultural "slippery slope," I give you... Belgium.

Belgium: Senate Panel Approves Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children

Look, Belgians aren't aliens from outer space. They're not comic book characters or movie actors. They're not uniquely inclined toward evil. They are human beings who have somehow come to a point at which they no longer value life unless it serves man. They are no longer anchored by Love.

What does that have to do with the rest of us? Just this: Coming soon to a hospital near you. 

Abortion all the way up until the day of birth is legal in our country for any reason at all. Even if you want to kill your fully developed child while the infant is being delivered, you can. Even if the only reason you have for doing so is that you would rather have a boy than a girl.

Then there's Obamacare... allowing the government to institutionalize, penalize, hospitalize, and moralize according to an anti-Life agenda. And you and I are forced to pay for it. We are Belgium. Just a slightly younger version.

I hate to rain on the Thanksgiving Day parade, but I suggest we thank the good Lord for what we have and then stay on our knees a while longer to beg Him for mercy for our children.

We feast and praise today, but let us not become so sleepy that we miss the gravity of this Belgian horror. Tomorrow, it will be our turn to fight this battle.

"Abortion and euthanasia are thus crimes which no human law can claim to legitimize. There is no obligation in conscience to obey such laws; instead there is a grave and clear obligation to oppose them..." 
- Pope John Paul II, encyclical The Gospel of Life, #73, March 25, 1995.

Posted on November 28, 2013 and filed under "euthanasia", "pro-life".