When God put man in a garden
He girt him with a sword,
And sent him forth a free knight
That might betray his lord;
He brake Him and betrayed Him,
And fast and far he fell,
Till you and I may stretch our necks
And burn our beards in hell.
GK Chesterton, Ballad of the White Horse
A traveler to almost any large ancient city would have noticed, on the outskirts of the city, mounds. As he got closer he would have observed that the mounds were multi colored. As he approached nearer yet he would have heard high pitched sounds emanating from the mounds, and that parts of the mounds appeared to be moving. Closer yet and he would have seen that the mounds consisted of dead and dying abandoned infants, dumped, along with other refuse, outside the city. The decision to abandon a child was legally in the hands of the father, and it was not at all uncommon. Jews and Christians were thought odd because they did not abandon their young to death, and because Christians would often rescue abandoned children and raise them as their own.
The current mania among Democrats for the legalization of maternal infanticide demonstrates how desperately our world needs Christ. Left to his own devices, Man will inevitably allow the strong to prey upon the weak. After Democrat Governor Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, let the cat out of the bag that the Democrats are now in favor of killing kids after they are born, he adopted the Doctor Mengele defense of “Lebensunwertes Leben” (Life unworthy of life.) by stating that he only wants to kill kids with serious fetal abnormalities or kids who are going to die anyway. Hey, no problem then! Of course even this barbaric defense is stripped away when one looks at the proposed bill, thankfully defeated because the Republicans have a razor thin control of the Virginia General Assembly. It would have allowed a second or third trimester abortion if a physician certifies that the pregnancy impairs a woman’s physical or mental health. The mental health provision means abortion on demand. Go here to look at the relevant section of the proposed bill.
Of course even this blood letting will not satisfy the Democrats. Leftists are always playing can you top this with each other, and soon enough they would be sponsoring bills to allow women, fathers and their rights are always non-existent in the worldview of Leftists, to murder toddlers who are less than perfect. This is what a Christless world looks like, and this is the world that the contemporary Left is busily bringing into being.