It sounds like a horror story, but the reality is as just as bad as it sounds.
According to a recent story coming out of Australia, a couple who conceived nine children through In-Vitro Fertilization decided they only wanted to keep two of them, saying it would be ‘too much emotionally and financially.’ So after talking with a jewelry company, Baby Bee Hummingbirds, they had their fully conceived and living but unborn children murdered, cut up into small pieces, and molded into a jewelry charm in the shape of a heart so their murderer mother could keep their remains ‘close to her heart:
After a six-year IVF journey to receive miracles Lachlan, 4, and 21-month-old twins Charlotte and William, Belinda and Shaun Stafford didn’t know what to do with their remaining embryos. Their babies.
Donation wasn’t an option, the annual storage fee was an added financial strain, and disposing of them unimaginable.
So when the NSW couple heard about Baby Bee Hummingbirds, an Australian company turning embryos into keepsake jewelley, they jumped at the chance.
Now Ms Stafford has all of her babies with her every day – including seven embryos in her heart-shaped pendant worn close to her heart, always.
“Shaun and I started thinking of having kids fairly early and realised quite quickly something was a miss, so we went to see doctors and had genetics testing to find we couldn’t have children without IVF,” the 31-year-old told Kidspot.
“Our journey took a lot longer than most, but after seven cycles we had our first son Lachlan.
“Then we started trying for a second, it took another seven cycles only to be surprised with two little miracles, Charlotte and William.
“After completing our family, we looked into the donation of our remaining embryos.
“I wanted to keep having more babies but the emotional toll, plus financially it was too much.
“Donating our embryos wasn’t an option for us and I couldn’t justify the yearly storage fee.
“I’d heard others had planted them in the garden but we move a lot, so I couldn’t do this.
“I needed them with me.”
Ms Stafford chose a heart pendant through Baby Bee Hummingbirds, so she could carry her babies close to her heart, where they should be.
“We had been on a six-year journey of IVF,” she said.
“It was painful, tormenting, a strain on our marriage and just plain hard.
“Finding this has brought me so much comfort and joy.
“I finally at peace and my journey complete.
“My embryos were my babies – frozen in time.
“When we completed our family, it wasn’t in my heart to destroy them.
“Now they are forever with me in a beautiful keepsake.”
Amy McGlade, founder of Baby Bee Hummingbird, said since starting in 2014, they have crafted over 4000 pieces of jewellery using breastmilk, placenta, hair, ashes, or cord stumps – including 50 made with embryos.
They cost anywhere from $80 to $600, depending on the piece, and can be sent worldwide.
“I don’t believe there is any other business in the world that creates jewellery from human embryos, and I firmly believe that we are pioneering the way in this sacred art, and opening the possibilities to families around the world.”
Ms McGlade, who has been a midwife for 10 years, said families send them ‘embryo straws’ which the company expertly preserves and cremates, creating a type of ‘embryo ash’.
“We are experts in preserving DNA so that it can be set in a jeweller’s grade resin,” she said.
“We knew the costs of storage are huge, and donation isn’t always possible or wanted solution.
“The families we craft for are very educated, loving people who are aware of the options.
“We are giving them another option.
“It’s special because the embryos often signifying the end of a journey, and we are providing a beautiful and meaningful way to gently close the door.
“Reactions from families who understand the journey are amazing and heartfelt. “They are so grateful for our service.
“What a better way to celebrate your most treasured gift, your child, than through jewellery?
“It’s about the everlasting tangible keepsake of a loved one that you can have forever.” (source)
Evil beyond description.
The Bible talks extensively about Israel’s evil neighbors in the Middle East. These people were not evil on account of their persons, but because they engaged in acts of such savage barbarity which in a large part included the ritual murder and sacrifice of children and babies or of unborn babies through abortion to their demonic gods as ‘offerings.’ This evil was found under various forms in most pagan cultures throughout the world and across cultures until Christianity came and destroyed these abhorrent practices because they are a grave sin against the dignity of the human person, who is created in the image and likeness of God.
As the Catholic Faith and later, even tangential forms of Christianity have been ostracized expelled from Western society and culture, these evil pagan practices have naturally returned to their former strongholds in society where they once resided in the past. In the name of “progress” the Western world has continually regressed from a place of civilization to the barbaric state that existed in the days of the apostles, where human life was cheap and seen as something to abuse for the sake of entertainment for temporarily satisfying the perverted desires of the vulgar masses.
The various peoples of the Old Testament who sacrificed their children to Moloch and Baal were evil and their crimes have been remembered throughout history for the evil that they are. Yet the same evils of those times has now returned to the European people except that it is far worse than in those times because while the essence of the evil remains the same, there are today the tools to carry out the same evils with greater precision over a larger number of people at a faster rate. Nothing has changed in terms of the essence of the evil.
But perhaps this evil isn’t really the biggest problem- its the fact that nobody cares about it.
I wasn’t even going to write this, but the story above came out almost 10 days ago. I was delayed from writing about it further due to personal considerations as well as other stories which at the time needed coverage. So while I did not get this story out in the time frame that I wanted to, I was able to see how it “moved” with the other news stories on the Internet. It didn’t.
When you look at a lot of news for a while, you begin to notice patterns in reporting. The popularity of stories varies by social group and is dependent on numerous factors, but there is overall a “feel” that one can get about the way the general population thinks concerning various issues depending on how stories trend or do not trend. This story, just from my own analysis and experience, is at the level of absolute apathy- nobody cares about it.
Now think about it with a different perspective. Last year I did a story about ISIS in which it was reported that the terrorists took 250 children and using various food processing equipment they had captured, proceeded to torture the children to death using dough kneader, meat grinders, and ovens. One woman even said she was forced to watch as the terrorists ground up her two-year-old and then forced her to eat his remains.
Now this story did well on Facebook- it trended approximately 1000 shares and many more views (because more people will look at an article than will share it). After all, as we have noted through observations, people will call out the evils which Muslims do and rightly so, but when and American does the same evil there is silence and even more perversely, laughter over the same actions. I do not ascribe this to simple “prejudice” (although that certainly exists), but moreso that people will see the evils in others before willing to point it out when it shows up in themselves, especially if it is not socially advantageous to do so.
Now compare this with Ted’s famous “Gay Cake” video that went worldwide and received (if I remember correctly) over 100,000 Facebook shares and millions of views. This video was about a topic that was very important to our times and needed to be addressed, and if you look at the “comments” section in the article, you can see that in spite of the prolific number of shares, many people were as just as opposed to what he did as were in support of it.
People are moved to act or not, care or ignore for various reasons. But what I find as time passes is that while men have always loved their vices, there is a noticeable trend today where vice, willful ignorance, and apathy are personally rationalized and socially rewarded while any perceived opposition is mercilessly crushed. This is found most clearly in politics (both liberal and conservative sides), but has penetrated to all levels of society, where simply having a difference of opinion could turn you from something to nothing in no time at all. Again, I emphasize that while this has always been a problem throughout human history, we are particularly in love with evils that are so horrible and being propagated on scales and with degrees of intensity never before seen in human history (owing to better means in order to replicate the same results faster and over a wider area).
Last year I did another article entitled “If you want to love as God loves, you need to hate as God hates.” One point I noted was:
This hatred is a holy hatred that runs from God’s grace because it is a hatred of sin. That said, you will almost never hear Christians today talk about hatred at all as holy because they have been so taught that all hatred is evil. Now most hatred is truly unrighteous- a perversion of God’s love- and as such that is correctly called evil. But to say that all hatred is evil is an evil is because it is an indirect rejection of God’s love and even an affront to it because it gives a metaphysical equivalency to hatred with good- if nothing can be hated, then all must be called good or at least, morally neutral- and this is simply not true. Good exists, and evil exists, and evil is to be hated as good is to be loved. Indeed, if Christians do not hate, they place their souls in a state of potential danger, for they will inevitably call evil good and good evil.
Across the world today it is plain that evil is rising up all around us in such a quantity, boldness, and openness that has never before been seen in human history. While times and evils have not changed, the tools for instituting, imposing, and disseminating that same evil over larger numbers of people in shorter time is unprecedented, and its effects are visible. It has been building up for centuries and increased rapidly during the 20th century and now is getting even worse in the 21st. There are the obvious sins such as willful murder, slavery, and physical abuse, but now there are new evils that have destroyed and are threatening to destroy civilizations long term. These sins I speak about are those which people are afraid to talk about today and include but are not limited to abortion, sexual perversions, and “interreligious dialogue.”
Abortion speaks for itself, as this crime has murdered tens of millions of children before they were even born- more than all of the people killed in all of the conflicts of the 20th century- and this is just the ones we can count, since it does not include the effects of the abortion “pill,” other contraception, and outright infanticide. We say we love children so much, yet so many people are so quick to scream about abortion being “MY RIGHT”- as though a man has a right to rip apart his own child with pliers, or burn him with a saline solution because it is MY RIGHT.
Christians need to take a lesson from this- hate is a part of human life as much as love is, and the two are related. If a man truly loves something, he must hate that which is opposed to it. That includes both the deed as well as the ones who commit the deed. And at the same time, we are also commanded to love them, and to pray for them, for part of that love is indeed the hatred against them, as a zeal for the salvation of their souls in spite of their actions.
There is much unrighteous hatred in the world. But there is also the holy kind of hatred. And it must not be discarded because to do so is to reject the love of God, which is itself hateful.
Do you want to love as God loves? Then learn to hate as God hates. (source)
So taking all of this into consideration, here we have a story that is praising a woman for committing a heinous crime- she murdered her own children and then had their dead bodies turned into jewelry. Yet when this mentioned the silence is deafening because nobody cares.
Would they defend it if a Muslim did it? Most likely not. Such a story would do well.
Would they defend it if it was “their right” to do it because it is a “culturally acceptable sin” just like with the homosexuals today? To their death and even possibly damnation.
Then there is one final issue- the complicit silence of the “pro-life” movement.
I don’t want to disparage the many and good things that many pro-life organzations and especially, ,the hard working individuals “on the ground” who have striven tirelessly to do their small part in mitigating the horrible scourge that is abortion in the Western world. Instead, as Ted pointed out, the murder of children has become a money-making venture where abortion and all of the heresies that allowed it to rise are permitted in order to make money off the good will of Christian under the guise of stopping abortion while allowing it to continue:
All of these pro-life fraudsters reject the absolute abolishment of infanticide, and instead advocate for the strategy of “incremental pro-life legislation”, which simply means that the pro-life movement must work gradually, with increments, to stop abortion. They want to take it slowly, and reject stern and quick legislation against this crime against humanity. In other words, they just want activists to continue their activism, because that means more funding, and more funding means more money. In one report we read that “there are differing schools of thought in the pro-life movement regarding whether state legislatures should go as far as total criminalization before overturning Roe v. Wade.” In other words, they don’t want abortion to be outlawed, they don’t desire for the murder of children to be outlawed, they don’t want the law to dissuade through punishment mothers who may wish to murder their own children. They want to keep the activism industry going.
They use the emotions and zeal of young Christian teenagers to go on the marches, the rallies, the pass fliers, while they rake in the dough, and the last thing they want is for this flow of income to end. The pro-life industry and the pro-life Republican senators leech on each other. Pro-life industry organizations simply nibble at the edge of abortion, giving a false confidence to American voters who are actually pro-life; these very pro-life groups then will voice support for Republican candidates. These candidates will act as though they are fighting to end abortion, when in reality they are simply taking just a chip off the the killing machine that we call the abortion industry, giving the voters a sense that they must vote for them so that they could just make another small measure against the murder of unborn children, when in reality it will end nothing. When abortion is not ended, the pro-life industry simply covers up for the politicians, making excuses that they musk keep working to end abortion, while they will directly oppose bills that would abolish abortion as a criminal act. (source)
It’s easy to complain and blame the Muslims for the collapse that is taking place in Europe and America, and make no mistake, the Muslims are complict in this and responsible for many evils. But the fact is too that the rise of Islam also directly corresponds with a rise in horrible evils such as abortion, infanticide, and eugenics in all their forms being practiced in the “invaded” societies. Instead of striving to love what God loves and hate what God hates, we have striven to hate what God loves and love what God hates, and then mercilessly crush anybody who would even give the impression of suggesting that there might be an alternative view, and while all this is going on complain about the social collapse taking place from said actions and try to blame it on the people who stepped into the vacuum that these same social miscreants generated for their own benefit. To all of this mess, there are the groups and individuals who are publicly in opposition to but silently in support of the same evils because they have tied their livelihoods to them- they will oppose them enough to gain financial support but never enough to actually stop them because they earn their incomes off the perception of opposition to them.
Now evil cannot go on forever. If there is talk of social disarray, collapse, and even war, it is because of both the sins of men and the justice of God. God is merciful and quick to forgive, slow to anger and full of kindness, but He is also just and will not tolerate evil. If men will not repent and listen to God, then God will rectify what man has not by His way and strictly on His terms, and as the Bible warns, it is a fearful thing to fall into the hand of the Living God (Hebrews 10:31), for as He is perfect love and perfect mercy, He is also perfect justice, and His judgment is final.
Hans Memling’s The Last Judgment.