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Brave New World? I’m sure that there are some “progressives” who feel that way following Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing into law a bill that allows abortion/infanticide up, including and even beyond the time of an infant’s birth. This is despite babies being able to survive outside the womb by at about 7 months and despite unequivocal biological proof that a unique human being is created at the time of conception. Perhaps fittingly, the bill was signed into law on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and nearly a century after Aldous Huxley published his novel, “Brave New World,” which provided a futuristic view of our world filled with genetically modified people following “developments” in reproductive technology. I wonder if Huxley would be shocked to see elements of his novel have become a reality less than a century after they were published.

And so Gov. Cuomo’s assault on the family continues. It was almost exactly five years ago that he proclaimed that “extreme conservatives who are, among other things, right-to-life have no place in the state of New York”.

Cuomo (who is clearly not alone) would like you to believe that this is about religion. It is not.

It is a moral issue, one that goes right to the core of what defines our identity as a society. Spoken by and ascribed to various world figures, St. John Paul II said it best: “A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members; and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying.”

Does it disturb you that the embryos of various bird species have legal rights yet unborn children do not? Perhaps Americans should be called “endangered” as our birth rate is more than 15% below the number needed to replace our population, the lowest in 30 years and not much higher than China.

Does it disturb you that groups have sued to have monkeys imbued with the legal rights of personhood but yet we actually celebrate the expansion of the legal right that has already allowed our country to abort over 60 million babies since Roe v. Wade?

Does it disturb you that when you hear the words and view the actions from those supporting the pro-abortion culture of death, that there is one four-letter word that you do not hear: love?

This Brave New World in which we live is moving more toward being a loveless society and is perhaps better described as a “Depraved New World,” which, ironically, is far more fitting with Huxley’s original intent.

Martin M. Bednar

North Stonington

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