The saddest commentary on Western culture is its inability to learn from history. Ilse Koch, known as the Witch of Buchenwald, had trinkets like lampshades and skin covered photo albums made from the human beings interned there. Amy McGlade, founder and president of Baby Bee Hummingbirds, makes jewelry out of the human embryos interned in IVF clinics. Belinda Stafford, one of the mothers who used McGlade’s ‘services’, had this to say…
“After completing our family, we looked into the donation of our remaining embryos. I wanted to keep having more babies but the emotional toll, plus financially, it was too much. Donating our embryos wasn’t an option for us and I couldn’t justify the yearly storage fee. I’d heard others had planted them in the garden but we move a lot, so I couldn’t do this. I needed them with me.”
So she contacted Baby Bee Hummingbirds, an Australian company that took the remaining seven Stafford children, and turned them into a heart-shaped pendant after the tiny babies were cremated.
“Finding this has brought me so much comfort and joy. I’m finally at peace and my journey complete. My embryos were my babies – frozen in time. When we completed our family, it wasn’t in my heart to destroy them. Now they are forever with me in a beautiful keepsake.”
This mother claims she couldn’t find it in her heart to destroy her babies, yet that’s exactly what she did. Killing human beings, either through abortion or IVF, is an atrocity that echos back to history’s other human failings. When humans are commoditized, the value of all of our lives is reduced, not just the ones being turned into products.
Each of our lives began at the moment of fertilization and each of our lives have held the same value from that moment to this moment. Human beings should be accorded human rights from the moment they come into being. Abortion and the destruction of human life through IVF are two sides of the same coin. Human life is precious and must be protected, lest it be devalued to the point of becoming disposable. Which is exactly what it has become.
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