UPDATE 10/16/21: Gruesome claims have emerged about the use of kidneys cut out of live, aborted babies to create the Pfizer vaccine. Like Planned Parenthood caught on video covering up ITS callous marketing of aborted baby body parts, denial and damage control are being met with legitimate skepticism. If true as reported and considered ok for the sake of “science” (and money), we have really lost our souls.
UPDATE 9/6/21: The recent Texas ruling outlawing abortion when a heartbeat is detected has knocked a sizeable chip out of one of the Left’s most bizarre and, ultimately, revealing underpinnings. The possibility of repealing abortion on demand has brought out the worst in its opponents, likening pro-lifers to the Taliban or fascistic misogynists/enslavers of women (“Handmaid’s Tale”) among other desperate accusations designed to silence debate. If there was ever an instance of projection of one’s own mindless amorality onto others, that is it.
For fervent abortion advocates, it is a right, an expression of individual’s rights, a holy sacrament of the religion of Leftism. Actually, it’s an easy convenience: just get rid of “it.”
No one pretends bringing an unplanned and/or unwanted baby to full term is sacrifice-free or “easy.” Seriously contemplating ethical issues is not for the faint-hearted, but like it or not, it is a routine part of any genuinely moral life. Another thorny dilemma is that of having children late in life or freezing embryos for the purpose of producing test tube babies far into the future.
Regarding abortion, the oldest and best alternative remains adoption, giving a baby a chance for life with parents who want him/her. It makes no sense that thousands of childless Americans find themselves forced to go to Russia, Latin America or the Phillipines for a child. Few things regarding anyone’s future are certain or guaranteed, but deliberately taking innocent human life carries with it a guarantee of negative consequences. Conversely, few things are more satisfying than giving a child a future.
UPDATE 10/15/20: How bad has it gotten when roughly one half of the electorate supports a Party advocating abortion/infanticide right up to and even after birth? The answer is “Pretty bad. Horrific.” The photo accompanying this editorial on Trump’s recent signing of an order protecting babies born alive tells the tale of a nation’s adult population that has, to a great extent, REALLY lost its soul.
UPDATE: 10/5/20: From a most unlikely source, the most Woke of Hollywood Progs: an argument against routine abortion-on-demand, abortion as a Progressive sacrament, abortion as an expression of “a woman’s right to choose,” an argument verifying that a fetus is a person, a human with a name and a face and the right to live. Would RBG still insist that this isn’t a mother, that that wasn’t her child? Will this otherwise strident individual recant her aggrieved experience of lost motherhood under pressure from her fellow Pro-Choicers? Or will it be rationalized as HER right to grieve and not necessarily applicable to others, that it’s all relative?
UPDATE 10/1/20: Asking once again those in their usual enraged panic about a Roe vs. Wade appeal: is that a human in there?
UPDATE 2/3/19: For the sake of fairness and “Choice” in abortion perspectives, we offer the names of Gosnell, Northam, Steinem, Nucatola, Sanger, Planned Parenthood for reference…just to be fair and to offer “Choice.”
In light of the Left’s panic over the possibility of a Conservative Supreme Court turning the pivotal issue of abortion over to each of the INDIVIDUAL 50 states rather than to 9 lawyers in DC, sane and sober reflection is most timely. Columnist Mona Charen earns the highest kudos for pointing out the profound significance of our fascination with the rescue of a handful of school kids and their coach from that watery Thai cave. Why the worldwide riveting drama when untold thousands/millions of people, young and old, suffer and die every day in this rough world? The answer: we bonded with a handful of INDIVIDUALS, few enough on which we could focus prayers and hope realistically for a happy outcome. Not for young soccer players worldwide. Not for the rich or for the poor. Not for a whole race. Not for just males or just females or for the silly new gender of the week cooked up by today’s loony Social Justice Warriors. Just a few INDIVIDUALS. We wanted to see those lives saved, and so it came to be. Thank God.
Now focus on that unborn baby in the womb and think of him or her as an INDIVIDUAL, one human life, a unique drama yet to be lived out in all its unpredictably INDIVIDUAL way. No, not a “fetus” or “tissue” or an “issue” involving “a woman’s right to control her own body.” A life, one single INDIVIDUAL person unlike any other at the beginning of this human odyssey billions of INDIVIDUALS like you and I have been blessed to live, for longer or for shorter, for better or for worse.
Here is the best and final answer to the Left’s religious (and heartless) embrace of collectivism/the faceless masses and its fundamental rejection of INDIVIDUALISM, the life, personal liberty and the happiness EACH ONE of us has the God-given right to pursue. That said and understood, the whole debate becomes so easy, so clear.