To the editor:
This week, I received a letter from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas stating that because of a 2011 Kansas law, I had a one-time “opportunity” to opt in for coverage for elective abortion. The cost is extra and spelled out. So now, for $6.95 per month, we can get away with murder, in this case the murder of innocent, unborn children. Shame on Blue Cross, shame on our country, shame on all of us who stand by and watch this further step toward what happened in 1930s Nazi Germany as the U.S. government legitimizes taking the lives of those who cannot speak for themselves.
Just because it is legal doesn’t make it right. There is eventually a higher judge to whom we all will individually and as a nation give an account. Dietrich Bonhoeffer said we must not render to Caesar that which is God’s. Aborted children have no voice because they are not given time to learn to speak. Who might they have become? Would they have become truly great presidents, scientists, educators or physicians? We will never know.
In Obamacare there will be rationing for seniors, the lack of choice in medical care for many and perhaps even the “gracious” euthanizing of those who are too great a burden for the “healthy” in our society. The result is a caste system where certain elite and government officials such as presidents and congressmen will have any care they desire and the rest of us will be subject to decisions made by government workers who must rein in costs.
After spending eight years in one of Hitler’s concentration camps, pastor Martin Niemoller poignantly described the insidious, downward slide in Germany: “First they came for the Socialists and I did not speak out, because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists and I did not speak out, because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. And then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.” Next they will come for you and for me. Better think hard about it. I am.