Child sacrifice is an ugly stain on the human race. It’s an abhorrent evil explicitly and repeatedly rejected by God.
But make no mistake — this practice didn’t stop with the fall of the Aztec Empire. Swapping obsidian blades and high priest robes for stainless steel forceps and lab coats, modern child sacrifice goes by a different name: Abortion.
Instead of offering up their offspring to break a famine or chase away a pestilence, this modern version of child sacrifice promises something more material.
An opinion article in the Los Angeles Times warns of the “socioeconomic consequences” for women who are unable to get an abortion. The scaremongering continues, promising that the delivery of a baby will likely result in not being able to afford food or housing.
The implied solution is clear. Abortion, the 21st century’s child sacrifice, leads to financial security.
And while there are no bonfires or feasts held to honor the renewed sacrifices, that doesn’t mean there isn’t outright celebration and jubilation.
One World Trade Center, America’s defiant answer to the death and destruction from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, glowed bright pink to mark New York’s passing of the Reproductive Health Act. This act allows women to abort their babies up until the moment of birth.
So One World Trade Center, built upon the ashes of the Twin Towers, is lit pink tonight to celebrate state-sanctioned murder. God help us. pic.twitter.com/1V7DLhnUWX
— Jason Johnson (@jasonsjohnson) January 24, 2019
Thankfully, not all of our lawmakers have bowed to the false god of leftist progress.
On Feb. 4, Missouri Republican Josh Hawley, the freshman senator who defeated former Sen. Claire McCaskill in November, took a stand on the Senate floor against this march of progressivism and delivered a fiery speech condemning abortion and infanticide.
Hawley spoke in support of legislation introduced by Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse that would “ensure that health care providers would treat babies born alive after failed abortion attempts with the same care they would treat any other baby born at the same stage of pregnancy.”
The freshman senator blasted Democrats for making such legislation necessary.
“It is hard to fathom the extremism of politicians in New York and now Virginia who would deny the protections of law to the most vulnerable members of our society — the innocent unborn — and allow them to be aborted, all them to be killed right up to the moment of birth.”
“It is hard to comprehend statements like those of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam who said if he had his way infants who survived abortion attempts would be delivered and ‘kept comfortable’ — that’s his phrase — while the doctor and the parents decided her fate.”
“Is this really what it has come to in the United States? Is this really the vision of today’s Democratic Party?” he continued.
This cruel and unjust practice of the powerful ruling over the weak, Hawley noted, is common throughout recorded history.
Hawley highlighted the ancient Greeks and their spartan views of humanity, a worldview that saw most people as slaves. Roman pagans, he noted, took a similar route.
“The strong ruled. Most lives they thought didn’t matter. This has been the general rule of the ages. The Aztecs, Maya, Inca, all practiced child sacrifice. Archaeologists recently discovered a burial ground … where more than 140 children were dismembered in a ritual of sacrifice.”
“And so it has gone down through the years. The strong prey upon the weak. The few rule the many. Individual lives don’t count.”
America, he said, was built on a very different belief.
“We here in the United States of America hold to a different conviction. Our Constitution was written — the whole edifice of American liberty depends on a very different belief — a belief as simple as it is powerful — that every life matters,” he said.
“We believe … that every person has dignity and worth, worth that is not given to them by the strong or the rich. That does not come to them from the state or the city. That does not depend on place of birth or social status. But is theirs by right of who they are: human beings created in the image of the living God.”
Hawley isn’t building a border wall. He’s not negotiating a pay raise for overseas soldiers, and there’s no talk of supporting American workers.
But don’t be fooled — this is what making America great again looks like.
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