I find it astounding that while we categorically denounce the slaughter of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust, we somehow fail to recognize 50 million legalized abortions as a form of state-sponsored genocide. And why do we react in justifiable horror at the medical experiments conducted by the Nazis, yet embrace the destruction of embryos to harvest their stem cells...all in the name of science?
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Could it be that when we look at the pictures of those who perished in the Holocaust, it’s simply easier to identify with the victims? We instinctively realize that since Hitler did this to them, someone else might try to do the same to us. But just because we can’t readily identify with unborn children--for we are already breathing—-that doesn't mean that taking their lives is any less wrong.
These comparisons may seem ridiculous and inflammatory, but they’re closer in principle than most of us want to admit: quite simply, "we" have a right to life that "they" are not entitled to. In Nazi Germany, that right was determined by a person’s ancestry; in America today, that right has become a matter of convenience. So consider carefully who you are voting for this year. Because if our elected officials lack either the common s ense or the courage to speak up for those who do not yet have a voice, chances are good that when our own rights become “inconvenient,” we can’t trust them to protect us, either.