Life is sacred. Life is a gift from God. Jesus challenges to respect life because he is life.
There many problems with making baby body parts a commodity. It is one level of depravity to take the life. It is a whole different level of depravity to dismember and sell of the organs. Science doesn’t justify this.
Problem 1: It Deepens Our Hypocrisy about the Humanity of the Unborn
Problem 2: It Reveals the Inherent Violence and Cruelty of Abortion
Problem 3: It Ingrains a Need for Abortion in Our Way of Life
Will we the evil around us and will we have the courage to make it right. History will judge us but what is important is that we will face God and have to account for our lives and actions.
When I first saw the bombshell video of a Planned Parenthood doctor blithely describing over lunch how to crush unborn babies and harvest their organs, my response was visceral: I cried. When the second and third videos were released—the latest one containing footage of technicians picking through limbs and organs—my horror grew. Like most Americans opposed to abortion, I felt a revulsion in the story that seemed to require no explanation.
But it’s become clear that an explanation is, in fact, required. While some on the left have been deflecting the ethical issue by focusing on legal technicalities, a significant number are defending the practice of tissue sale (or donation) itself. “What’s so wrong,” their argument goes, “with using the body of a fetus who was going to be aborted anyway? Isn’t it better to use it for research and cures? Your real problem isn’t with tissue donation at all,” they conclude, “it’s with abortion.”
For the most part, that last charge is true. The heart of the matter, and the core of my objection, is abortion itself. I admit that pro-choice Americans who support using fetal body parts for research are adopting a logically consistent position. If unborn children have no right to life, they certainly have no right to bodily integrity that should trouble us. In fact (the reasoning consistently goes), this practice could actually be seen as praiseworthy and redemptive: a way for aborting women and doctors to give back by doing their part for science.