Dear Friends and Family of the Preborn Child,
Randy Engel, a prolife advocate of many years standing and founder of the “International Foundation For Genetic Research” (they gifted the electron microscope to Dr. Jerome Lejeune that enabled him to discover the Trisomy 21 chromosome, the cause of Down’s Syndrome) has written an article entitled “The case against abortion consensus – the prolife movement at the crossroads.” See https://www.renewamerica.com/columns/engel/201023 It is worthy of everyone’s consideration.
Ms. Engel points out that Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus, and the Knights themselves, along with the March for Life which the Knights help support financially, are giving in to the polls and the culture and moving the goal post inward on the field to back candidates for public office that will seek to outlaw abortion after the first three months of pregnancy.
Randy Engel correctly points out that when you couple this with rape, incest, and the health of the mother exceptions, you end up with abortion throughout the 2nd and 3rd trimester as well. This type of abortion consensus leads to accommodation. Accommodation leads to accommodation which leads to accommodation.
It is disheartening to learn that this thinking has infiltrated the Knights of Columbus and now even the March for Life itself. We must keep the goalposts in place – embedded in concrete at both ends of the field – the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception (fertilization) at one end of the field and the goalpost of natural death at the other end of the field.
Dr. Lejeune explained “life begins, like very thing else, at the beginning”. We all need to stand firmly behind Dr. Lejeune’s words. It will help us to win from the Supreme Court and our state legislators the same declaration.
Yours very sincerely and respectfully,
R. Martin Palmer