On Tuesday, August 30, FPN’s Policy Blog published a story about the murder of a disabled newborn child, Noe Medina. The tragedy of Noe’s death serves to remind us of the plight of the thousands of special needs children in this country, many of them orphans.
But the societal response to Noe’s death also reveals something darker about American culture.
Predictably, most people who have heard of little Noe’s murder have expressed their outrage and sadness. But those among them who support abortion are being inconsistent. Noe, who had several birth defects, was only seven weeks old. A mere eight weeks earlier, Noe could have been killed by his mother and none of us would’ve ever known his name.
Little Noe’s senseless and unjust death serves to expose society’s double-standard on the value of human life before and after birth. His murder is a tragedy illustrating the moral descent witnessed in a pro-abortion culture such as America.
This sad situation demonstrates that once children are seen as expendable before birth, little remains to stop them from being seen as expendable after birth.
For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[a]
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them. (NKJV)