“It has been over thirty years since Dr. Francis Schaeffer and Dr. C. Evert Koop addressed the “devaluation of human life” and, with an almost prophetic accuracy, they predicted that our culture would accept a new and dangerous definition concerning what it means to be a person and what it means to be alive. Well reasoned and presented, this is a must see for all.” — Jerry Johnson, President, NiceneCouncil.com
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.
Renowned pediatric surgeon and the former Surgeon General of the United States, C. Everett Koop, M.D., joins with one of the leading Christian thinkers of the 20th century, Dr. 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 Christians. The five episodes in this series examine the sanctity of life as a social, moral and spiritual issue which the Christian must not ignore. The conclusion presents the Christian alternative as the only real solution to man’s problems.
Format: 2 Disc DVD
Narrators: Dr. Francis Schaeffer & Dr. C. Everett Koop
Studio: Gospel Communications
Time Running: 150 Minutes
Whatever Happened to the Human Race? (DVD):
- Item Price: $19.95
- Listed On: July 15, 2012