Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Culture of Death - 2 Examples

John Paul II coined the phrase "culture of death" in his encyclical Evangelium Vitae. It refers primarily to abortion and euthanasia, but also to the wider acceptance of the practices (among others) in our modern culture. It certainly has only gotten worse since John Paul II first used it. Unfortunately, the examples are legion, and here are two more:

1 - In Great Britain a premature baby was born at 21 weeks, a few days before the national guidelines tell doctors they must give medical treatment to a child. Therefore, the doctors did not treat the baby and allowed him to die. I think I have heard it all and then...

2 - If you are a radical environmentalist and believe that humans are the worst thing to ever happen to planet earth and that the solution to all of the earth's ecological problems would be solved by getting rid of the biggest problem, then you are naturally a proponent of limiting births.
UN data suggests that meeting unmet need for family planning would reduce unintended births by 72 per cent, reducing projected world population in 2050 by half a billion to 8.64 [b]illion
So, the solution is to contracept our way into reducing "unintended pregnancies" and ultimately the number of people. The irony in this kind of thinking from the culture of death, is that there would be no "unintended pregnancies" if there was no contraception.

Tips O' the hat to CMR and AmP for these stories.

1 comment:

Gert said...

People are not the problem