Today’s Herods

By Tom Quiner

People I know would be enraged by this quote:

“The only differences between the Herod of old and the Herods of today are in the weapons used and the number of victims. Herod used swords and spears to kill the Holy Innocents. Today’s Herods use abortion, “The Pill” and other chemical weapons. And whereas Herod killed a relatively small number of babies, today’s Herods have butchered literally hundreds of millions … with no end in sight!”
~ Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro-Carámbula, HLI Interim President,  Spirit & Life Newsletter, December 8, 2010 ~
“It’s not babies being killed, these are simply pregnancy terminations!” would be the cry of abortion’s defenders.
But isn’t that a human being in the mom’s womb with human DNA?
“But it’s not viable, so it’s not fair to call it a human being.”
Why not? Is humanity predicated on independence?
“You’re missing the whole point. You can’t tell a woman what she can and can’t do with her body.”
Why not? We pass laws that tell people they can’t smoke in certain places.
“That’s different. Smoking hurts other people.”
So does abortion.
“Smoking is different. It’s a filthy habit.”
Abortion isn’t? It kills little humans. It tears their tiny bodies apart. It snuffs out their dreams. It leaves psychic scars on the mother that last a lifetime.
“Smoking makes obscene profits for Big Tobacco while it kills.”
Abortion makes obscene profits for Planned Parenthood, one human life at a time. At least smokers have a choice. The baby in the womb doesn’t.
“Women don’t want gray haired men telling them what they can do with their bodies.”
Then don’t engage in sexual activity. But if you do, shouldn’t you be responsible for your actions?
“No. A pregnancy would be inconvenient at this point of my life.”
Then, Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro-Carámbula says you are a Herod.
The Herod of yesterday killed babies because he was afraid of giving up his power to a baby.
What about you?