The murder of babies and the killing of a lion

 “The most dangerous place for a babythese days is in the mother’s womb.” 

—Monette Adeva Maglaya

(PART 1 of 2)

Has the world gone mad? Have we completely lost our moral compass?

You seriously wonder about the state of the soul of human beings these days. When more people seem to rise in outrage over the killing of a lion rather than on the wholesale murder and sale of baby parts, we probably need to get down on our knees, bow down our heads in shame and do some serious soul searching.

Cecil, a lion in Zimbabwe was killed by an obsessed American hunter for sport.  Thousands on twitter and other social networking tools rose up in collective indignation aghast over the death of a lion. Even daft  lawmakers are trying to get in on the action.

At about the same time, videos exposing the trade and trafficking of baby body parts from top executives of Planned Parenthood abortion clinics came out on TV and the internet. These videos didn’t seem to get as much attention and traction worldwide as they should.

Surprised?  In a world where far too many people have become too self obsessed,  far too distracted or just plain apathetic to be shaken to their roots, we may have indeed lost our way.

Can a direct hit by 7-mile asteroid hurtling through space with earth’s name on it, be far behind?

What will it take to shake us out of our individual and collective complacency? What will it take to be shaken to the core, feel revulsion down to the pit of our stomachs, recoil in horror, feel so agitated, enough to rise in indignation and take action against the systematic and mass murder of human babies AND to top it all, the callous, barbaric sale of their body parts for profit under the pretext and guise of advancing medical research.

I pray I am wrong in my perception of reactions and responses to this horror during our times. If I am, I apologize. I cannot gauge the intensity of silent moral outrage. No matter the appearances, I do believe that good trumps evil every time. I do believe that there are millions or even billions who are of good heart and believe that such evil is indefensible —an abomination every which way you look at it.

In every Christian home and every church, there are quiet prayer warriors all over the world known only to God, enjoining the intercession of Our Holy Mother Mary in begging God for mercy and to intervene and reverse the course of the downward trajectory of human affairs in our time.

Humans, made in the image and likeness of God, are the crowning glory of God’s creation in this neck of the universe.  Those of us who believe in this core Christian doctrine recoil at this grievous offense. Observe the maternal instincts of animals which would do everything in their power to protect their young. Yet, there are animals which eat their young. It is the nature of the beast. Sadly, there are those among us who behave no differently.

The videos show the gruesome, horrifying, callous negotiations and sale of baby body parts. A later video shows PP  involved even in the sale of whole baby cadavers, so that eye balls, kidneys, livers, hearts and everything that makes the human body of a baby can be sold intact for a better price and thus improve PP’s bottom line.

An executive is heard saying they even want to improve their abortion procedures to something that is less “crunchy” so that “specimens”, as they so casually call baby body parts, can be harvested in better condition for a better price in the market.

It is mind blowing that these top executives of the abortion factory discuss prices over lunch while swirling their glass of wine matter-of-factly dickering over prices as though human beings were cattle. Can anything be more ghoulish? One executive says during negotiation that she wants a Lamborghini.

So move over Herod, Sanger, Mengele, Gosnell et al. You have company. Lots of them … The depths of hell may be filled to overflowing.

The Center for Medical Progress which produced the explosive videos is a pro-life group. It has worked undercover for years to expose the wickedness and evil practices of this industry.

Buyers in these videos are actually actors who are exposing the heinous practices of the abortion industry, particularly Planned Parenthood. PP is a politically well-connected, deeply entrenched, well funded national organization receiving over half a billion dollars a year in taxpayer money.

It is sad that a legislative effort to defund the group of taxpayer money has failed just recently due in part to the lack of leadership and true grit among many members of our feckless, inept Congress and Senate who lack the moral and intestinal fortitude to win victories when they have the capacity to do so.  There is simply no excuse. The matter will be up for revote and I sense a change in the direction of the wind.

(To be continued next week)

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Nota Bene: Monette Adeva Maglaya is SVP of Asian Journal Publications, Inc. To send comments, e-mail

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