Dead Hindu immigrant causes stir.
A Hindu woman living in Ireland died of pregnancy complications that might have been avoided had the doctors performed an abortion to save her life. The doctors refused the dying woman’s pleas for an abortion of her 17-weeks old fetus, telling her “this is a Catholic country.” Feminists are using the woman’s tragic death to demand that the government liberalize Eire’s strict anti-abortion laws.
Single Cases make bad laws.
The first thing to note about this situation is to recognize how political correctness works: by the inductive method. An entire nation must change its laws in response to one Hindu immigrant’s unique situation.
It is like the one mix-race couple in Virginia overturning the miscegenation laws of all 50 states. Or one offended atheist mother in Texas stopping school prayer in all 50 states.
When abortion on demand became the law in the United States, it was in response to one anonymous woman – “Jane Roe” – and her fraudulent statements about how she got pregnant.
To advance the liberal agenda only one single example needs to be found which will be whipped up by the news media, and used to brow beat politicians or judges into changing the law. Rather than govern on the basis of common sense and general truths, laws are adjusted to fit the freakish and weird circumstances of some lone case that was blow out of all proportion by the news media.
Sodomite “marriage” follows this phenomenon. Most sexual degenerates are not interested in, and cannot maintain, monogamous relationships – they are serial fornicators who have no control over their lusts. Their filthy habits result in miserable lives, unstable relationships, venereal diseases, drug and alcohol abuse, and early deaths. But these documented facts about all sex perverts are never mentioned by the news media when they parade two jolly old lesbians out on the front-page of the newspaper demanding normal people be forced to call their satanic copulation a lawful “marriage.”
Which goes to show that the devil’s simple-minded toadies are deceived into rejecting what is right and true by the misrepresentation of exceptional cases.
Serpent in the garden.
If we were to paraphrase what the devil said to Eve, it was “God said you couldn’t eat from every tree in the garden, right?” And that was sort of right, sort of wrong. It implies that he is saying, Aren’t God’s restrictions rather over-broad? But God only said they couldn’t eat from ONE tree. But the devil phrased his question in such a way as to exaggerate that single exception – God’s disallowance of just one tree equated with him not allowing Eve the right to eat from every single tree in the entire garden.
“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Genesis 3:1.
The devil was sort of correct – God didn’t allow them to eat of every tree since he actually allowed them every tree except one. But the way the devil phrased his question it could also mean that God didn’t allow any trees. He phrased it as if the exceptional case was the only thing worth considering. Eve couldn’t exactly agree with him or disagree with him, so she had to “correct him” instead.
See how subtle and crafty the devil is? He tricked her into joining him in conversation – she should have ran away!
And the rest is history.
What does the Bible say?
Nevertheless this abortion-law situation in Eire brings up the issue in the prior post that explained when a fetus gets a soul. That study of the scripture (which see) indicates that a soul doesn’t enter a baby until about the 6th month of pregnancy – the time traditionally referred to as “quickening.”
The Hindu woman was less than 5 months pregnant and therefore her fetus had no soul – she should have been given an abortion. The prior exceptional Irish abortion case happened in 1983 (which goes to show how rare these black swan events are). That woman had her anti-cancer treatment stopped when they learned she had become pregnant and so she was denied anticancer treatment because it could harm the fetus – and later both died anyhow. Since they knew of the pregnancy before 6 months, she too should have been allowed to abort since no soul was involved.
The answer is not to legalize unlimted abortions on demand (which the so-called “suicidal mother” exception would basically do), but to restrict abortions starting in the 6th month when the baby has become viable and abortions become very dangerous to the mother’s health.
But before the 5th month there is no soul – the law should allow the mother and her doctor to make those decisions privately without state interference.
That doesn’t mean such a decision is morally right – but its not a criminal act. Without an independent soul, the state has no governmental interest in protecting the “life” of foetus tissue.
Abortions before 5 months still destroy a living flesh substance that has the potential to eventually receive a human soul, and that is why it remains a morally wrong sin – except in well-justified situations. But that sin is not murder and Christians are grossly misinformed when they say that it is.
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