Between the government bureaucrats who want to impose abortion on the African nation of Kenya and the World Bank choosing to mix it up with the pro-aborts, there resides an axis of demonic agendas the likes of which we have not seen in many a year. It would seem that the reign of President Obama is bringing out aspects of the culture of death that used to creep in the shadows and is now proud to expose itself to the light of day without fear of opposition.
This is why it was heartening to learn that Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) are exposing possible violations of federal laws being perpetrated by the Obama administration. The administration publicly advocated for a new constitution in Kenya that would “enshrine a new constitutional right to abortion in Kenya and dramatically change Kenya’s abortion law.” Smith’s office points out that this is a violation of the Siljander Amendment, which is contained in the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Act and prohibits lobbying for or against abortion using U.S. funds.
The Kenya situation has been heating up since January, when it was reported that an expansion of so-called “abortion rights” could derail the acceptance of the new constitution, which is scheduled for a vote in August of this year. Religious leaders in Kenya, who are unaffected by the undue pressure from the U.S., have said,
It must be understood that pregnancy is God’s design, results from sexual contact between a man and a woman. God, therefore, holds the man and woman responsible to control themselves and engage in sex as a husband and wife. In any case, that a pregnancy results, it is not the problem of the unborn child. Why kill the innocent, helpless human life when it has resulted from the behavior of adults?
It is hoped that as Smith and his colleagues move forward with their request for an urgently needed audit of the government funds used in Kenya, the entire truth comes to light and the press toward unfettered abortion is defeated.
The cartel that continues to pressure third-world nations to abort babies as a solution to poverty is composed of not only the U.S. government, but other entities such as the World Bank, which has resources and exerts political pressure of its own. The World Bank has a new five-year “Reproductive Health Action Plan.” While claiming that the new plan is designed to prevent maternal deaths due to complications from childbirth, the truth beneath the surface resides in the expressed concern that the fertility rates in the third world are too high. And the answer to putting the breaks on babies, according to the news reports about the World Bank plan, is more birth control and more “reproductive programs” to stem the tide of births.
While publicly we read that “the Bank considers unsafe abortion a serious public health issue for women and supports family planning services that help to prevent or reduce unsafe abortion as part of a country’s basic health program,” one has to wonder if indeed its definition of “family planning” incorporates abortion. The question becomes, is the World Bank collaborating with the U.S. government to provide access to abortion in the same way as the culture of death achieved its victory in America? Perhaps behind closed doors, the pursuit of protecting abortion as a so-called “constitutional right” is ongoing in the poor nations of the world. We will not know the answer to this, of course, until those committed to population control actually begin talking honestly about their agendas.
As the poor countries suffer under the efforts of the powerful to oppress the weak by killing their babies, wealthier nations are experiencing an increasing interest in techno-babies for those who are desperate to have designer children. The business, for example, of purchasing eggs from women rather than encouraging women to “donate” them has actually become a concern among certain ethicists. The New York Times reports, “Demand for human ova has been growing in recent years, fueled by infertility treatments and increased investment in stem cell research. Young women at top colleges and universities, long a prized source of eggs, are now being recruited not just through advertising in student newspapers but on web sites like Facebook and Craigslist, even on highway billboards.”
But the problem is that ethicists are beginning to question not the practice of donating eggs but rather the business angle of fertility clinics purchasing the eggs for thousands of dollars. It does not seem to have occurred to these so-called concerned professionals that the crux of the problem is not the buying or donating of female ova but the fundamental problem of man attempting to fashion human beings in his image and likeness. It is that practice that should be getting the headlines, not the money being spent to acquire the perfect egg donor.
In case the culture has forgotten, there are many in the reproductive technology industry who consider the practice of egg acquisition by payment or donation to be nothing more than another form of reproductive technology, fertility treatment or genetic investigation. In man’s quest to replace God, nothing is off limits these days. Just ask the folks at Pathway Genomics, the company that is marketing genetic testing kits for sale in your local drug store.
Among this Pandora’s box of unknowns is the pregnancy planning test, which, according to at least one reporter, “could prompt couples to decide not to get married or have children when their risk of having a baby with a disorder could be small. Or it could lead those who decide to proceed to seek genetic testing of the fetus, which could lead to more abortions.”
While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has told the Washington Post that it “planned to investigate the test,” Pathway argues that, under current regulation, the test does not need to be approved. Whether or not this is the case remains to be seen, but it is clear that the company is in business to make a profit and all it needs are curious customers ready to spit in a vial so they can assure themselves of their health, or lack thereof, or even whether or not they ever want to “risk” bearing an imperfect child.
Pathway’s web site says it all:
If you’re like most people, you’ve always wondered about the genes you have inherited and what traits you will pass on to future generations. Discover your genetically inherited predispositions and characteristics and whether they are beneficial or potentially harmful. You may also find that some traits are simply fun to uncover. Take the time to know who you are. It’s the science of you.
In other words, forget about who you are and how you came into being, but rather get down to your molecular substance so you can more easily understand the fact that you, as a human being, are not a child of God but a mere product of your genetics. Yes, that’s the message and I have a sneaking suspicion that in this world of ever-burgeoning paganism, these tests could sell like hot cakes.
It’s clear to me that between Big Brother looking in on the third world to make sure fewer babies are born and the genetic manipulators plying their trade among those seeking to achieve perfection through technology, nothing good can possibly result. But much havoc can and will continue to be wrought.
As Saint Peter warned his fellow Christians in the early days of the Church (2 Peter 2:1-2), “[Y]ou too will have your false teachers, who will insinuate their own disruptive views and disown the Master Who purchased their freedom…. [T]here will be many who will copy their sinful behavior and the Way of Truth will be brought into disrepute on their account.”
Obviously, our day is no different. A plethora of false teachers abound. One can only hope and pray that people will, one by one and with strength of purpose, see through the evil and do all they can to undo the harm. Until enough of us courageously stand up to these ministers of death and deception, such atrocities committed against human dignity and human personhood will continue.