Beyond the individual and collective problems of the act of abortion comes a terrifying byproduct: a society rooted in a culture of death. When we embrace one type of killing as technically acceptable, we open the door of our collective heart to tolerate all sorts of sin and death in the name of culture.
Now the UK gives us a glimpse of what that looks like as it has made in vitro fertilization (IVF) a lottery game for which one can “buy a chance” to win a baby. Called the To Hatch Lottery, it operates the same way a lottery ticket to win cash does, only in this case the prize is a chance at a real life baby. You can read a news report of it here.
Regulated by the gambling commission (read that: a lottery to win baby services is regulated by a commission to oversee gambling; that’s what a big deal it is), the lottery lets people register for a chance to buy a ticket which will let them win fertility services and a chance to have a baby. What is disturbing about this concept is the cheapening of Life. That a baby is something for which you “buy chances” is a troubling concept that borders on trafficking, the ultimate cheapening of humanity, by reducing the childbirth desire to the act of gambling. The odds of winning a baby service are estimated to be 1: 1,000,000, which shows that it’s all about a lottery. It’s a money-making effort and it’s using the promise of a child to fulfill it’s fundraising goals.