One of those declarations concerns abortion. I keep hearing that abortion is about women’s health and a woman’s right to choose. That may sound plausible, logical, and even compassionate, but it demands other questions be asked. I hope you will give me a moment to pose my questions and offer my conclusions. You may agree or disagree, that is your right. You may feel I’ve gone too far or not far enough, that is your right. You may have no conflict between your Christian faith and abortion, even abortion on demand, but I do. So, with that in mind, let’s proceed.
The resistance of those of us who are pro-life has been labeled a ‘war on women,’ by the pro-choice advocates and liberal leftists. Recently the pro-life film, “Unplanned,” was released and has had some commercial success. The Georgia legislature joined a growing number of states in passing bills that prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The attempted actions of Virginia’s governor to legalize infanticide and the actions of the New York state legislature to legalize late-term and post-term abortions are more than a little troubling. One question, a question, that was not part of my initial planned discussion is, “How depraved have we become as a society?”
Planned Parenthood has trashed the film and the actions of Georgia and the other states that have taken steps to protect life in the womb claiming this is a ‘war on women.’ Planned Parenthood has a proven track record of being little more than an abortion mill and invests itself heavily in targeting minority communities, the poor, and the ill-informed. Why is this push for euthanasia and infanticide being so devotedly advanced by the Left?
I wonder if those in the pro-choice movement who are claiming that opposing abortion is somehow a ‘war on women’ have studied history. I find it more than a little ironic that the champion of women’s rights and the first female to break the barrier of male dominance in medicine, Susan B. Anthony was an ardent opponent of abortion. Those who were truly freedom fighters for women in our history opposed the position that feminism, liberalism, and leftism has taken us in America today.
Susan B. Anthony believed that abortion was the exploitation of women. Imagine that! She and other women in her army of freedom fighters, especially in the world of medicine and healthcare believed it was their obligation to humanity to protect women from the “gross perversion and destruction of motherhood by the abortionist.”
Susan B. Anthony believed that women could be liberated from the laws of men by appealing to a higher tribunal, God. She said: “She must feel herself accountable to God alone for every act, fearing and obeying no man, save where his will is in line with her own highest idea of divine law.… When the mother of Christ shall be made the true model of womanhood and motherhood, when the office of maternity shall be held sacred and the mother shall consecrate herself, as did Mary, to the one idea of bringing forth the Christ-child, then, and not till then, will this earth see a new order of men and women, prone to good rather than evil.” Wow!
Those in Anthony’s army of suffragettes coined a term for abortion that would infuriate the liberal leftists of today and have Anthony and her co-laborers for women’s rights banned from their society. They called it “foeticide,” and wrote articles and books on the subject of “Child Murder.” They considered the terms, “abortion”, “murder,” and “infanticide” synonymous and that too would infuriate those following this ideology of ignoring that life in the womb and any perceivable rights of that unborn baby.
Today, every Democratic presidential hopeful, is a strong advocate of abortion, late-term abortion, and abortion on demand. There is a view that is seldom discussed that is so reprehensible to me that I cringe when I think of it. It is called “Evictionism”. It is a misguided theory claiming to be a moral position advanced by Walter Brock and Roy Whitehead and advanced the political idea that abortion was basically ‘property rights.’ That’s right, “property rights.” Does that get your attention? It should and should make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and send goosebumps down your arms and spine. I feel a chill just thinking about it.
This theory was erected on the premise and belief advanced by philosopher Murray Rothbard who wrote, “no being has a right to live, unbidden, as a parasite within or upon some person’s body.” What? That baby in the womb is considered a parasite and unbidden. No, it is not unbidden because the woman and some man engaged in coitus in a manner conducive to reproduce. That is not Unbidden it is Invited!
The theory was that since this parasite (baby) in the womb is unbidden the woman has the right to ‘evict’ or ‘eject’ the baby from her body any times she chooses. They view the mother’s womb as her ‘property’ and the baby in the womb as a ‘trespasser or a parasite.’ Wow, what human compassion. With that kind of mentality coming from those who demand that we must protect the lives of blacks, homosexuals, and a myriad of other groups I must ask, “Is selective protection what you believe in or do ALL LIVES MATTER?”
I don’t want to misrepresent their theory and belief because they do hold that life begins at conception but have also suggested that a woman has a right to evict the baby but can only legally abort on certain conditions. If the fetus is not viable outside the womb, or… The woman has publicly announced her abandonment of the right to custody of the fetus she can, in their view, abort at any time!
They suggest that if the woman does then, no one else has the right to ‘homestead’ that right by offering to care for the resulting baby. I cringe when I hear that because the second part of that equation negates the first and makes it meaningless. This view holds that the baby in the womb is to be treated like laboratory animals with no emotional attachment or concern for that innocent human life in the womb. That, to me is diabolical!
I must ask, “How is the position of ‘Evictionism’ different from the abortionists who desire to give people the right to an abortion at any time during the pregnancy?” You may believe me to be overly dramatic and claim that my convictions on this matter are misguided, that is your privilege.
However, I must ask, “How is it a war on women to seek to protect innocent lives both male and female in the womb?” There is an alternative to abortion and it is adoption! Yes, the mother would still have to carry that child to term. That is part of the problem, too many don’t want to be inconvenienced or experience any discomfort but want to do the dance without paying the fiddler.
This is another of the many reasons I cannot support the National Democratic ticket. I am adamantly pro-life and believe that life is sacred, and the innocent must be protected. I believe that our drift in this area leads to the euthanasia and selective genocide by the would-be gods of society. I beg everyone to consider the life in the womb and if you don’t want a child please consider the thousands of couples that would love to have a baby but cannot. They would gladly help defray or pay your expenses and love that child.
God bless you and God bless America!