Today is the March for Life. This is not an expose article. It’s not a step by step breakdown. It is a freeform meditation. It is just some of my thoughts on the issue as they come. It’s not an argument. It’s not a debate. It is what it is.
There is not a doubt in my mind that the issue of abortion has been manufactured by years of propaganda, racism, selfishness, and questionable sexual ethics. Margaret Sanger, huge proponent of birth control and founder of Planned Parenthood, was an outright eugenicist. It is an utterly disgusting institution that has been propped up by big money, the selling of baby body parts, and lies against the beauty of motherhood and fatherhood.
More people died in the last year to abortion than any other illness, disease, or old age. And we do not see it because it happens in a closed clinic office. It is a widespread understanding, the world over, that abortion is a fundamental “human right.” It is paramount to “women’s rights” or “women’s liberation.” This makes no sense at all, on any level.
Rights are associated with responsibilities. You cannot have one without the other. Every single human person from the moment of conception until their death has the right to life. This is THE fundamental human right. Without the right to life, there are literally no other rights, because there is no longer a living person. Associated with the right to life is the right of each person to protect the life of every other innocent human life. This responsibility is augmented by motherhood or fatherhood. This is what makes abortion more heinous than the most grotesque murder.
Abortion is the lie that it is acceptable for a mother and/or father to agree to having their child drowned in poison, torn apart, or severed until dead, and then disposed unceremoniously. Abortion creates four victims. The first victim is the unborn human life in the womb whose spark has been snuffed out. The second victim is the mother who now has to live with the burden of going against the fundamental human instinct of a mother to protect her child. The third victim, in the case of consensual loving intercourse, is the father who failed to defend his child and protect the woman whom he has become connected to through the miracle of human reproduction. The fourth victim is the abortionist whose soul is torn apart with every snip, suction, and killing.
To be opposed to this unspeakable evil is not a political issue, it is a human rights issue. To defend the right to life for the smallest among us is to help safeguard that the common good is sought in every other arena of human life.
Why is the family falling apart? Because we allow the killing of children by their parents. Why is our society largely fatherless? Because sexual ethics has gone out the window and abortion is often used as the first line of “contraception” (though conception has already happened).
Abortion is currently legal. I hope that changes one day, of course. But what I want more than that is that abortion is absolutely unnecessary and unwanted.
Let us get away from overt polarization. Let us have a real dialogue based on facts.
Let us be honest that at the moment of conception a unique, unrepeatable human life exists with DNA that is distinct from the mother. Let medical professionals who vow to “do no harm” understand that they do not have one patient (the mother), they have two patients (the mother and her child). Take care of both.
Abortion is the largest genocide in human history and must be fought until it is ended. This will take personal sacrifice. This will take fixing living situations of the poor and marginalized. This will take extending crisis pregnancy care everywhere. This will take fixing the foster/adoption situation in our country, making it a real option everywhere. This will take ongoing dialogue. This will take working on natural procreative technologies. This will take increasing education on philosophy and biology.
There is so much more to say. But my heart hurts. Time to go pray.
Let’s get to work. God help us. God lead us.