[Editorial comment: Peter Singer is known around the world for his defense of animal rights and his alleged claim that it is our duty to grant them personhood status. At the same time, he has suggested in the past that infanticide should be legal during the first month of the baby’s life outside the womb. What follows are a few comments selected from the original article written by Dan Becker which you may want to read in its entirety.]
“Peter Singer, the DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and one of President Obama’s elite advisors for ObamaCare. He is someone who openly declares the Christian worldview to be “abominable.” …
Their godless evolutionary pre-suppositions demand this. “Speciesism” was mentioned quite often—rightly accusing the Christian worldview of elevating all mankind as being “created in the image of God” and setting man apart from the other creatures of earth by placing all of God’s creation under mankind to act as steward “over the garden”. …
I introduced myself as the National Field Director for the largest Christian “Speciest” pro-personhood group in the nation … Personhood USA. I had his immediate attention. …
I stated that “Ideas have consequences”, and he replied, “They certainly do.” I continued, “Would you agree that your definition of personhood diminishes and devalues human life and dignity and could have profound implications on healthcare policy? That it might lead to rationing and denial of service for those classes he has identified as non-persons under Obama Care?” …
I said, “A decade before the Nazis came to power, Germany’s open society advocated for some of the same ends that you have advocated. Within a decade the litany of killing useless eaters had expanded to the mentally ill, blind deaf and dumb children, gypsies, Christian leaders and Jews.” …
He strenuously objected and replied that the society in Germany was not a free society and couldn’t be responsible for Nazism’s extremes. …
I stated that this was my greatest fear with his position and that once the sanctity of life was demolished as a cultural anchor, that the legal protections of personhood, being redefined and lowered to include animals, would deliver a new human holocaust. ……”
By the way, the holocaust has been going on since 1973 and it has claimed the lives of fifty-six million unborn babies.
He claims that his newly created organization has already saved the lives of 1354 unborn babies, and that he has devised a pragmatic way of measuring success in this life saving ministry.
Here is how the Washington Post described the work of “Online For Life.”
“Brian Fisher is president and co-founder of Online for Life, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit outreach that uses new and emerging strategies to save the lives of innocent, unborn babies and families from abortion, by coming alongside women and families in crisis and providing the option to connect them with local, life-affirming organizations where they receive compassion, grace, and comprehensive information.”
And here are some of the comments Fisher, and Cole—his partner, made on CBN News:
“Women may get abortions, but without men, there wouldn’t be any abortions — or sex trafficking, or pornography. These are almost exclusively areas where male users create female victims.”
“Cole pointed out, “The vast majority of abortions are paid for by men. Why is that? Because they don’t want to accept responsibility for what they created.””
“According to Fisher, that means “men can sleep with whoever they want to and if the woman gets pregnant, not only does the man have no responsibility, he has no legal right to have responsibility.””
“More than 60 percent of women are coerced into having an abortion, or are not informed properly,” Fisher stated. “So when we talk about this freedom to choose, the reality is there is no freedom to choose. They feel like they have no other choice.””
“On another front, the men who organized Fisher’s Online for Life scan the Internet for men and women looking online for abortion services. Then this pro-life group hits those abortion-seekers with ads for pro-life pregnancy centers.”
“Below are links to where you can download your free copy of Abortion: The Ultimate Exploitation of Women. This book will give you the unadulterated facts about abortion and the disturbing truth behind its legalization.
For Apple devices or Nook downloads, click here.
For Amazon or Kindle downloads, click here.
For a PDF download of the book, click here.
Be sure to share this with your friends and family so they can get their free copies as well:”
Co-Founder and President
Online for Life
Remember Terry Schiavo, the woman who was deprived of nourishment and even water until she died back in 2005 by order of the court? The husband’s attorney claimed that she died peacefully and without any evidence of suffering or pain? Well, the priest who was at her bedside in the last hours of her life wrote a detailed account of what really happened that contradicts the story given to the media by Terry’s husband legal representative. Here is a short quote taken from said account authored by Frank Pavone, the National Director of Priests for Life.
“There was a little night table in the room. I could put my hand on the table and on Terri’s head all within arm’s reach. And on that table was a vase of flowers filled with water. And I looked at the flowers. They were beautiful. There were roses and other types of flowers and there was another vase at the foot of the bed. I saw two beautiful bouquets of flowers filled with water — fully nourished, living, beautiful. And I said to myself, this is absurd, totally absurd. These flowers are being treated better than this woman. She has not had a drop of water for almost two weeks. Why are those flowers there? What type of hypocrisy is this? The flowers were watered. Terri wasn’t. And had I dipped my hand in that water and put it on her tongue, the officer would have led me out, probably under arrest. Something is wrong here.”
“Terri’s case is not about the withdrawal of life-saving medical treatment, but rather about the killing of a healthy person whose life some regarded as worthless. Terri was not dying, was not on life support, and did not have any terminal illness. Because some thought she would not want to live with her disability, they insisted on introducing the cause of death, namely, dehydration.”
I suggest that you take the time to read Pavone’s full account of this terrible tragedy. You’ll be glad you did! Dying of thirst is never a painless or peaceful experience. It would have been more merciful if a bullet had ended her life instead of two weeks of
deprivation of the most important ingredient needed for life: water We don’t treat animals that way!
This reminds me of the day my dad passed away. He was in the hospital and his physician had informed us that his situation was hopeless and that there was nothing else medicine could do for him. He had been in and out of the hospital for years, and the doctor told us that he was already in a comatose state. He asked us whether we wanted extreme measures to be used to keep him alive in case his heart were to fail.
We responded that there was no use resorting to an exercise in futility. He had suffered a great deal for several years and we felt that bringing him back to life under such circumstances in order to prolong his pain and suffering made no sense. Some days later I noticed that my dad lips were bleeding, and I asked his nurse if she could apply some Vaseline to relieve his discomfort. The next day he died.
I was totally in the dark about hospital procedures under this kind of circumstances, but as time went on, I began to connect the dots and I asked myself: “Could it be that his lips were bleeding because he might have been deprived of nourishment and water.” This thought that he might have been subjected to a similar treatment to that experienced by Terry Schiavo has haunted me since then.
Most of us know the story of the first Thanksgiving; at least we know the Pilgrim version. But how many of us know the Indian viewpoint?
No, I’m not talking about some revisionist, politically correct version of history. I’m talking about the amazing story of the way God used an Indian named Squanto as a special instrument of His providence.
Historical accounts of Squanto’s life vary, but historians believe that around 1608, more than a decade before the Pilgrims arrived, a group of English traders sailed to what is today Plymouth, Massachusetts. When the trusting Wampanoag Indians came out to trade, the traders took them prisoner, transported them to Spain, and sold them into slavery. It was an unimaginable horror.
But God had an amazing plan for one of the captured Indians, a boy named Squanto.
Squanto was bought by a well-meaning Spanish monk, who treated him well and taught him the Christian faith. Squanto eventually made his way to England and worked in the stables of a man named John Slaney. Slaney sympathized with Squanto’s desire to return home, and he promised to put the Indian on the first vessel bound for America.
It wasn’t until 1619, ten years after Squanto was first kidnapped, that a ship was found. Finally, after a decade of exile and heartbreak, Squanto was on his way home.
But when he arrived in Massachusetts, more heartbreak awaited him. An epidemic had wiped out Squanto’s entire village.
We can only imagine what must have gone through Squanto’s mind. Why had God allowed him to return home, against all odds, only to find his loved ones dead?
A year later, the answer came. A shipload of English families arrived and settled on the very land once occupied by Squanto’s people. Squanto went to meet them, greeting the startled Pilgrims in English.
According to the diary of Pilgrim Governor William Bradford, Squanto “became a special instrument sent of God for [our] good . . . He showed [us] how to plant [our] corn, where to take fish and to procure other commodities . . . and was also [our] pilot to bring [us] to unknown places for [our] profit, and never left [us] till he died.”