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Whatever Happened to the Human Race?

C Everett KoopFrancis A Schaeffer

Whatever Happened to the Human Race?

C Everett KoopFrancis A Schaeffer

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An unforgettable depiction of the implications of abortion, infanticide and euthanasia for our society-and a call to Christians to stand up for the right to life.

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"If a mother can kill her own children, then what can be next?" Mother Teresa once asked.

What indeed?

Once the value of human life has been depreciated, as in Roe v. Wade and the Baby Doe Case, no one is safe. Once "quality of life" is substituted for the absolute value of human life itself, we all are endangered. Already respected scientists are calling for a time period following birth (a week or so) to decide if newborns have "sufficient quality of life" to be allowed to live. Already committees of "medical professionals" would like to decide whether the "quality of life" of the elderly or anyone seriously ill is high enough to allow them to go on living.

In this moving book, the renowned pediatric surgeon and Surgeon General of the United States, C. Everett Koop, M.D., joins with one of the leading Christian thinkers of our day, Francis A. Schaeffer, to analyze the widespread implications and frightening loss of human rights brought on by today's practices of abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia. They see the present as a crucial turning point. Choices are being made that undermine human rights at their most basic level. Practices once labeled "unthinkable" are now considered acceptable. The destruction of human life, young and old, is being sanctioned on an ever-increasing scale by the medical profession, by the courts, by parents, and by silent citizens.

"But what can I do?" you ask. "I'm just one person." You can start by reading this book. Yes, it will shock you. And it will make you weep. But it will also help you see how you can actually make a difference.



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An unforgettable depiction of the implications of abortion, infanticide and euthanasia for our society-and a call to Christians to stand up for the right to life.
- Publisher

"If a mother can kill her own children, then what can be next?" Mother Teresa once asked.

What indeed?

Once the value of human life has been depreciated, as in Roe v. Wade and the Baby Doe Case, no one is safe. Once "quality of life" is substituted for the absolute value of human life itself, we all are endangered. Already respected scientists are calling for a time period following birth (a week or so) to decide if newborns have "sufficient quality of life" to be allowed to live. Already committees of "medical professionals" would like to decide whether the "quality of life" of the elderly or anyone seriously ill is high enough to allow them to go on living.

In this moving book, the renowned pediatric surgeon and Surgeon General of the United States, C. Everett Koop, M.D., joins with one of the leading Christian thinkers of our day, Francis A. Schaeffer, to analyze the widespread implications and frightening loss of human rights brought on by today's practices of abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia. They see the present as a crucial turning point. Choices are being made that undermine human rights at their most basic level. Practices once labeled "unthinkable" are now considered acceptable. The destruction of human life, young and old, is being sanctioned on an ever-increasing scale by the medical profession, by the courts, by parents, and by silent citizens.

"But what can I do?" you ask. "I'm just one person." You can start by reading this book. Yes, it will shock you. And it will make you weep. But it will also help you see how you can actually make a difference.


- Publisher

Meet the Authors

C Everett Koop

C. Everett Koop, M.D., the former Surgeon General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan, is Senior Scholar of the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth College and the Elizabeth DeCamp McInerney Professor of Surgery at Dartmouth Medical School. ý Clarence E. Pearson is senior advisor in the WHO office at the United Nations and former president and chief executive officer of the National Center for Health Education. ý M. Roy Schwarz, M.D., is president of the China Medical Board of New York, Inc. He is the past senior vice president of the American Medical Association.

Francis A Schaeffer

Francis A. Schaeffer founded the L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland and was the author of many books, including The God Who Is There. Until his death in 1984, he was also a noted speaker with a worldwide ministry. His ministry continues through his books, with over two million copies in print.

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  • Catalogue Code 47620
  • Product Code 0891072918
  • EAN 9780891072911
  • Pages 180
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Medical/science
  • Publisher Crossway
  • Publication Date Jun 1983
  • Sales Rank #27719
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.224kg

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