We watched that House episode the other day, the one with the Chinese girl who’s parents had tried to murder her. I was thinking, wow that’s horrible; that a culture could come to a point where it’s normal for parents to murder their own offspring because they’re not what they wanted. That’s horrible.
But then I thought further: in our culture, parents murder their own children because they’re inconvenient. It’s not normal-but-illegal, it’s legal and actually encouraged. We have the right to kill our offspring, and we don’t even call it murder.
It always worries me further because the son of a couple I know was born before the abortion cut-off date. At that time in China they ‘murdered’. Here? We have a ‘minor operation’.
What have we become?