Monday, 20 May 2013
Kermit Gosnell and Abortion’s Darwinian Connection
Charles Darwin’s ideas have had bad consequences. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.
Bad ideas tend to have bad consequences. Darwinian evolution with its struggle for existence has a sordid track record. Evolution inspired the harsh totalitarian regimes of the 20th century, led to the Second World War, causing great destruction and loss of life.
It inspired racism, eugenics and the holocaust.
But that is not all. A trial in the United States emphasises another rotten fruit of Darwinism: the idea that man is just an animal has led to millions of abortions. Recently, the Washington Post reported:
“A Philadelphia doctor accused of performing illegal late-term abortions in a filthy clinic has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies born alive but was acquitted in the death of a fourth baby.”
Dr. Gosnell killed the babies after they were born. Although this does not differ substantially from killing babies before they are born, it shows that in an evolution-based worldview humans do not have any intrinsic value.
As the Lord Jesus said, a bad tree cannot bring good fruit.
Dennis, Brady. 2013. Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell convicted of murder in deaths of three infants. The Washington Post (13 May).