It was a question in English class. Studying a Holocaust novel, students were offering opinions on how society reacted as the Nazis burned babies alive in incinerators. You could see the disbelief in their faces as they learned things such as in this report on the Auschwitz death camp:
At Auschwitz children were often killed upon arrival. Children born in the camp were generally killed on the spot. Near the end of the war, in order to cut expenses and save gas, cost-accountant considerations led to an order to place living children directly into the ovens or throw them into open burning pits.
As the classes discuss these actions, eyes get big, and statements of disbelief flood the room. What I can’t say but want to yell from the rooftops is that the only thing that has changed is that we kill them before they can cry so we don’t see the truth.
The truth is that this is exactly how we dispose of aborted babies today. We burn them.