Thursday, March 26, 2009

Appel: A Dangerous Bioethicist

Jacob Appel, an Ivy League-educated lawyer and medical historian, recently wrote that “the moment is ripe—more than ripe—for an Abortion Pride Movement.” He believes such a movement is necessary because women should “feel comfortable expressing public pride in their brave and wise choices.” Along with glorifying abortion, Appel has in the past contemplated a market for the fetal organs of abortion victims. With Appel having such radical beliefs, it is truly laughable that he is a bioethicist.

He has said that those "who have chosen to terminate their pregnancies are rarely encouraged to take pride in their decisions. That is unfortunate."

This kind of irrational thought and behavior is nothing new to the pro-choice movement. Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in this country, stated that abortion wasn’t shameful and even had the audacity to make shirts proudly announcing “I had an abortion.” Planned Parenthood also distributed “Choice on Earth” Christmas cards mocking the Slaughter of the Innocents told in the Gospel of Matthew. Locally, the NARAL Pro-Choice group of Maryland ironically wants to celebrate this year’s Mother’s Day with a brunch commemorating reproductive freedom.

For unplanned pregnancies, Appel seems to think that abortion is a better choice than allowing the child to be born and grow up. He believes this because, as he says, “there is enough suffering in this world.” This kind of thinking probably led to the recent dumping of a newborn baby’s body in a College Park lake. Adoption can easily alleviate the so-called “suffering” as there are plenty of willing parents that would love to adopt children.

Read it all here.

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