Nations Forget Value of Life as They Forget God

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Tuesday, June 12, 2001

Nations Forget Value of Life as They Forget God

While Europeans protested the execution of Timothy McVeigh and the pro-abortion New York Times opined about the value of all human life, a Dutch ship is about to offer abortions to women in countries where the procedure is banned. The ship, which press reports say is privately financed, will head first to Ireland. The ship is named "Women on Waves." It has a small operating room, along with two doctors and a nurse. The abortion pill, RU486, will be offered to pregnant women who want it.

The Dutch recently passed a law legalizing euthanasia, so these people are quite ahead of the times, but not by much. In the United States, innocent human life continues to be disrespected, along with elderly life. The pressures mount for euthanasia in America so that younger people can continue to make money and buy stuff without the time and financial commitments necessary to care for aging parents.

And so it goes with nations and people who forget God and become gods of their own. Something like Timothy McVeigh, who said he didn't know if hell exists, but if he goes there he will have a lot of company. He now knows that it does exist and he has a lot of company.