Those who call themselves progressives (liberals) are almost universally in favor of a woman’s right to choose. They are pro-choice. This is not a controversial statement. Perhaps there are some liberal Democrats in this country that are pro-life, and for that reason I had to qualify my statement with “almost”. Sweeping statements are a surefire way to close people’s ears and eyes. That’s the last thing I intend to do here.
A while back I wrote about abortion (see An Inflammatory Issue: Abortion). If you’ve read it you’ll notice that I made a great effort to control my passion for the sake of presenting my case. But, after reflecting on it I realize that to speak about such a monumental loss of life without fiery passion is entirely a waste of everyone’s time. It must be possible to be both reasonable and passionate.
Before I continue, I’d like to remind you that over 45 million abortions have occurred legally in the United States since Roe V Wade in 1973. The population of Massachusetts was about 6.5 million in 2009. The population of the United States was about 300 million in 2009. That means that about 7 times the population of Massachusetts has been aborted and nearly 1/6 the total population of the entire United States. In just 38 years. How high will the number be in 50 years? How about 100 years? Does it even matter anymore? Have you become numb to these figures? Or is your political and personal stance on pro-choice solid enough to support this holocaust? Isn’t it amazing what a good rationale can do for the conscience?
Often we have heard that it is a woman’s right to choose what she does with her own body. Absolutely, a woman has the same rights as men under the Constitution. But what about her baby? Is a baby something like a tumor that spontaneously generates inside of the woman’s womb? Or, is a baby just as much the father’s as it is the mother’s while forming inside of her? What happens when a man wants to keep the child and the woman chooses to abort it? Does he have rights? I know this must sound like ignorant blasphemy to some of my more liberal readers, but it’s at least worthy of thoughtful consideration. Do we as fathers have to submit to the will of the mothers until the mother either chooses to keep it or the government steps in to say you have to keep it? A woman’s right to choose life or death for her offspring is supported by the law. That law came out of a decision that determined that fetuses up to a certain point are not alive, and therefore have no protection under the Constitution. The Constitution, you see, only protects those who deserve protection. It can do nothing for the most helpless among us. Some speak of the Constitution as if it were Divine Law, or God himself. I couldn’t submit my life to an entity who chooses not to protect the innocent, the weak, and the voiceless. My God is not evil.
I have heard it said that pro-choice is not pro-abortion. The reasoning behind it being that the individual would never personally choose abortion, but they support another individual’s right to do so. At first glance it seems to make at least some sense. But then you think a little harder and you realize that it is not only irrational, but also the ultimate manifestation of the belief in subjective relative truth.
If you are pro-choice, you are pro- abortion. Just like if you didn’t like the slave trade in 18th century England, but supported the trader’s right to earn a living. They can choose to be slave traders if they want, but you will have no part of it. How do you feel about that? Something is detestable, and you choose not to stand against it because you’ve decided that freedom trumps human dignity. We look back at our ancestors in disgust, but what would they say about us? How barbaric and inhumane.
We live in an age full of truths with no Truth. It is full of purposes with no Purpose. Everything is subjective, and nothing is absolute. The freedom of the individual is paramount. As long as you’re not hurting anybody, you can do what you like and believe what you like. But here’s the problem. The beliefs of many progressive-minded people in our country are leading to actions that have hurt many millions. I’m so tired of hearing and reading about how dangerous the beliefs of evangelical Christians are in this country. For the love of God, let no true Christian enter public office or they will poison the system with their terrifying Truth! Meanwhile, kind-hearted well-intentioned progressives are believing in abortion on demand and 45 million beings that would have been just like you and me are erased from existence.
The victims of progress cry out to me.