Gross Understatement

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

“Eew.”

You know, there is understatement and then there is understatement.  In an article about the discovery that Korean stamina pills are made from dead babies, all the reporter could muster was “eew” at the end of the article.  No moral outrage.  No cry for justice.

“Eew.”

You know, there is understatement and then there is understatement.  In an article about the discovery that Korean stamina pills are made from dead babies, all the reporter could muster was “eew” at the end of the article.  No moral outrage.  No cry for justice.

I guess it is a sign of how far down the slope we have slipped.  Abortion and its result: dead fetuses or babies ground up, thrown in trash containers, dumped down disposals, are just part of life as it is and should be.  How else can one explain an article so lightweight in tone.

The source of these dead babies is China which has forced abortion and sterilization as part of a one child per family government policy.  And this story comes on the heels of the news from China of Chen Guangcheng who caused a diplomatic crisis by escaping from his house arrest and making his way to the American Embassy on the eve of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to China.   Chen is blind, but a man who had the moral strength to ask for justice in 2005 when he criticized the policy of 130,000 forced abortions and sterilizations in his county that year alone.  He has been beaten, imprisoned, and suffered seeing his family mistreated as well.  His suffering at the hands of Chinese officials may not be at an end.  

The story of Korean stamina pills is more than just being grossed out at the thought of ground up dead babies for human consumption.  It requires a greater understanding of the threat to understanding the dignity of all human life, the right to life, and human freedom.