The ancient Canaanites sacrificed living babies to their god Moloch. They would light a raging fire under a giant metal statue of their god with outstretched arms. Then they would place a live infant in the statue’s arms and cook the child to death.
No one I’ve ever shared this story with has ever praised the Canaanites for doing this. Rather, everyone shakes their heads in shock and disgust. Yet today our culture has embraced infanticide through abortion.
What is the difference between terminating a two-month-old fetus and terminating a two-month-old infant? Why is it morally acceptable to kill a baby the day before it is born but not acceptable to kill it the day after? Why is it reprehensible to kill babies on a metal idol, but okay to kill them in an operating room?
Can we at all justify the Canaanites actions? What if the Canaanites only sacrificed the babies who were unwanted? What if they only sacrificed babies who were the product of rape? What if they only sacrificed sick, disabled or deformed babies? Would any of those instances somehow make their sacrifices virtuous?
May it never be wondered where I stand on the issue of abortion. It is disguised as health-care, birth control, and choice. When the mask is removed abortion is revealed for what it is: slaughter of the innocent.
Make no mistake: abortion kills babies.