But before I begin and before my American readers reach for their hunting rifles and come looking for me, yes, yes, I know, we, by which I mean the whole of western civilisation, are party to this enormous crime against humanity. But, dammit, if you are going to claim the leadership of the western world then you must carry the responsibility. I am prompted to this subject which I normally try to avoid because the arguments become both furious and pointless by the Steyn article I linked to in the post below. In it, Steyn draws some very uncomfortable comparisons between Germany under the Nazis, and America increasingly under the cosh of the progressives. I want to point to another huge stain on American decency, and to repeat myself, I do realise the stain has spread 'over here'.
Since 1973 the American authorities have authorised the killing of 53 million babies. Let me repeat that - 53 million babies! It would seem to be an impossibility to add any more shame and disgust at such a mass atrocity but you can, oh dear me, yes, you can! Today, there is now a thriving trade in 'baby parts':