Iceland solves the Down syndrome problem the way Hitler solved the Jew problem
A recent CBS report has stirred up passionate emotions. It reports on the very, very low number of babies born with Down syndrome in Iceland…
In Iceland, just two or three babies are born wth Down syndrome every year. Actually, three is extremely abnormal. It’s usually just two:
With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.
Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast majority of women — close to 100 percent — who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated their pregnancy.
The government does not force parents to take the test, but about 85% of all pregnant parents do. Then, if they discover that their child has Down syndrome, they will almost certainly kill her.
NO BETTER THAN SAVAGES
The parents collect tiny footprints of their children the way Indians collected the scalps of their victims:
Over at Landspitali University Hospital, Helga Sol Olafsdottir counsels women who have a pregnancy with a chromosomal abnormality. They speak to her when deciding whether to continue or end their pregnancies. Olafsdottir tells women who are wrestling with the decision or feelings of guilt: “This is your life — you have the right to choose how your life will look like.”
She showed Quijano a prayer card inscribed with the date and tiny footprints of a fetus that was terminated.
Iceland is a dark place. Even during the 3 months when the midnight sun shines all night long, the light is very dim there. For a country that is officially Christian, over 70% of which is Lutheran, it has become hearers of the word only, not doers.
The Bible says that all those who hate God love death. Humanist culture inherently hates God. It rejects him and places mankind at the pinnacle of creation. Mankind didn’t create the universe, and it is incapable of reversing its eventual heat death and avoiding being snuffed out along with everything else, but until then, they say, we are in control. And the desire to kill our children and sacrifice them to our own selfish cravings is the curse of this hubris.
IT’S NOT JUST ICELAND
One of the counselors interviewed flat out rejects that what they are doing is murder: “We don’t look at abortion as a murder. We look at it as a thing that we ended. We ended a possible life that may have had a huge complication… preventing suffering for the child and for the family. And I think that is more right than seeing it as a murder — that’s so black and white. Life isn’t black and white. Life is grey.”
Did you catch that? “A thing that we ended.” Babies aren’t considered people. They aren’t even human. They’re “things.” But their actions contradict their beliefs. In reality, it isn’t a “possible” life they ended, but an actual life. Do “things” have little baby feet that you can pull out of the womb, coat with ink, and stamp on a prayer card before tossing them in the incinerator? Or do people have little baby feet?
This isn’t a problem confined to Iceland, CBS assures us (though they wouldn’t call it a “problem”). It’s a defect that has surfaced within the entirety of Western Civilization. In Denmark, 98% of babies with Down syndrome are killed in the womb. In France, it’s 77%.
And in America, it’s 67%.
The problem is this: these parents know. The article admits that they experience guilt during these counseling sessions. They are probably overwhelmed by it. But their problem is that they are asking a barber if they need a haircut. They are consulting professional death-dealers on whether they should bring them more bodies.
THERE IS HOPE
A mother in the story was interviewed. She gave birth to a daughter with Down syndrome in 2009 because the screening test missed the chromosome abornmality. But after having her, she has become a defender of the rights of people who have Down syndrome.
In America, there is hope. Christians are lining up outside abortion clinics and standing at Hell’s gates, preaching the Gospel. This works. Babies are saved from murder, and parents are saved from making a capital mistake that they may never be able to recover from.
You don’t have to sit around and do nothing. You can help. To learn how to help in the United States, click this link: End Abortion Now.
In Iceland, there is a Roman-Catholic church group that is devoted to ending abortion. They are called Lifsvernd, and they gather outside the National University Hospital of Iceland. They also have an English page. And a Facebook group.
You should be able to send them Icelandic Krona through PayPal.
The parents in Iceland need to hear the Gospel just as much as the parents in America do. It is only the grace of God and the forgiveness of Christ that separates people from the moral depravity that would otherwise turn us all into little Hitlers.