The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against Italy’s law forbidding eugenic screening of embryos conceived by in vitro fertilization. It demands that the Italian law be overturned and awarded 15,000 Euros to a couple who aborted their child after it was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (“European Court Ruling,” LifesiteNews, Aug. 31, 2012). What wicked hypocrisy! What about the “human rights” of the unborn child! The court created a new right, which is “the right to give birth to a child who does not suffer from the disease they are carriers of.” We are reminded again of the danger of a world court that has the power to intervene in national affairs. Of course, the sad fact is that the U.S. Supreme Court is no more a friend of righteousness and truth than the European Court. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him. Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 5:20-24).
(Friday Church News Notes, September 14, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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