I can't help but feel a mix of shock and sadness when reading headlines like these:
Obama Defends Roe v. Wade As Way for ‘Our Daughters’ to Have Same Chance As Sons to ‘Fulfill Their Dreams’
Brave New World: UK ethicist wants women to abandon motherhood, use artificial wombs
Drugs halt sexuality until children choose gender
It's just another sign of how far our society has fallen when headlines like these become all too common. Rather than see life for the precious gift that it is, President Obama sees a child as an obstacle to a girls dreams. This is the same man who, while campaigning, compared an unexpected pregnancy to being punished. As shocking as this may seem, he is just echoing the selfish and self-centered mentality that is so prevalent in our culture.
The next headline reflects a similar mindset. Dr Amada Smajdor, an ethicist from the U.K. views pregnancy as a burden or a disease in need of a cure. Her disturbing idea is to use science to completely destroy what Blessed John Paul II in The Theology of the Body called the bond between the unitive and the procreative aspects of human sexuality. Not only is this a selfish use of sexuality, it is the very root of Original sin, man trying to make himself into a god by controlling God's gifts of procreation and life .
The final headline takes "man playing god" even further as misguided parents and doctors are playing with children's' gender as if it is something that we choose rather than are born with. What kind of a dark and disturbed world are we living in when children become lab mice for us to experiment on? Why have the specific differences God created in male and female become a big target for these attacks by scientists, feminists, gay activists and other misguided people?
Our world is growing more aggressive in its attacks on God's gifts of life and sexuality. Many of these scientists and so called scholars feel with all the advancements in science and medicine, man no longer has a need to cling to God. Precisely the opposite is true. My whole point here is while science and technology have enabled us to accomplish what was never dreamed of before, it has made us arrogant and more selfish. We have now, more than any other time in history, made ourselves into our own gods by trying to control life and the creation of life. We are now experimenting with gender and sexuality in order to make man in our own image and likeness and not God's. Our world is closing itself off from God's graces, leading to all the social and economic problems plaguing us today. I fear for the future unless we embrace a culture of life and turn back to Christ.