WASHINGTON. As outlined in our previous article, the rapid deterioration of modern feminism has hit its lowest point yet. Far leftist agitators and left-wing Democrats alike — including the governors of New York and Virginia —now insist that women have the right to murder unwanted newborns without being punished for it. If fact, so-called “progressives” demand that this heinous act be labeled as a “right.” But they disguise this flavor of homicide under the blanket term “abortion.” If radical feminists and the radical left are successful in this ploy, they will also be successful in denying the basic concepts of biology.
Life begins at conception.
With regard to basic concepts of biology, note the following passage from “Essentials of Human Embryology” by Keith L. Moore.
“Human development begins after the union of male and female gametes or germ cells during a process known as fertilization (conception).
“Fertilization is a sequence of events that begins with the contact of a sperm (spermatozoon) with a secondary oocyte (ovum) and ends with the fusion of their pronuclei (the haploid nuclei of the sperm and ovum) and the mingling of their chromosomes to form a new cell. This fertilized ovum, known as a zygote, is a large diploid cell that is the beginning, or primordium, of a human being.”
Add to this another key observation from “Cloning Human Beings” in the “Report and Recommendations of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission.”
“Embryo: the developing organism from the time of fertilization until significant differentiation has occurred, when the organism becomes known as a fetus.”
All of which leads us to conclude that an unborn baby at any stage of development exists as a living member of the human species and of society as well. One must logically conclude that any action that deprives an unborn baby of life in any stage of development should be considered as murder or homicide. Abortion is certainly such an action.
With great power comes great responsibility
With a mother’s innate ability as a sustainer of life also comes great responsibility. Unfortunately, in our current society, this key fact tends to get lost in myriad arguments concerning personal sexual freedom. This, in turn, leads feminists to endorse the highly misleading concept popularly termed by the left as the “Right to Choose.” But by implication, the “choice” always involves abortion, the termination of life.
The argument necessarily boils down to what we claim to hold as societal values. As a nation, America and its citizens once believed you must take responsibility for your actions. This includes paying the price for the potential negative consequences of those actions.
Have our national values really changed?
In the case of most “surprise” pregnancies, the woman involved must ultimately take responsibility and accountability for falling pregnant. This is the case regardless of her circumstances or financial stability. The idea essentially boils down to the instilling once again of American cultural values and Judeo-Christian values that are today routinely ignored by today’s educational establishment. Essentially, these are the values this country’s Founders believed in when they set up this nation of laws. Unfortunately, they are also the values today’s ascendant American leftists seek to overturn and replace with a pitiless secularism that no longer values families or human lives.
The campaign for providing taxpayer-supported abortion resources brings up an important moral question. Are we now going to accept a government and an educational establishment that teaches our youth to terminate inconveniences like an unplanned pregnancy to avoid the problems and inconveniences involved with making unfortunate life choices? Is the creation of life really that cheap?
Moral and ethical dilemmas
A fruitful life includes the way we react to emotional and physically draining crises that invariably occur in our lives. Until recent decades, humanity frequently excelled when collaborating to solve globally important issues. In so doing, we stretched our communal capacity to deal with such crises. We grew in strength and wisdom.
But the success and strength of a society or a nation is determined by our willingness to accept the concept of individual responsibility in relation to individual capacity. Each of us needs to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of our moral and ethical approaches to problem solving. We cannot simply wave a magic wand and dismiss errors and shortcomings we face. Such a response comes across as simply foolish and alarmingly weak.
We should once again apply traditional standards of right and wrong and personal responsibility to the moral issue of abortion. Individuals must face the reality of their own personal responsibility for confronting this issue.
Abortion or Homicide? Issues involved in the so-called “Right to Choose.”
Mothers should not kill their unborn baby simply because it may cause personal inconvenience. Today, a great many leftists preaching on the “right to choose” fail to address the possibility that kids are actually a blessing, not a burden. Today’s heartless left portrays the bearing and raising of children as risky and far too difficult. Yet children, with their innocence, playfulness, honesty and ability to love give us a useful vision a balanced human life.
Moral ironies surround the issue of abortion and the fate of unwanted children. Countless childless couples around the globe grieve daily over the thought they may never bear or raise a child. At the same time, a large segment of our society unjustly desires to unjustly kill an astonishing number of unwanted children that could, in fact, find a loving home.
This bizarre dichotomy should be very worrying for all Americans. According to the establishment, we must willingly accept the routine termination of new human beings. According to Prager University polls, abortion kills 4.6 million babies yearly. Abortion currently stands as the highest cause of child mortality in the U.S. And it adds considerably to the annual death toll from homicide.
More pro-abortion arguments
Another pro-abortion argument often raised by pro-choicers involves pregnancies due rape or incest. The assumption that all rape victims view their children as a burden is, simply put, not true. A recent article in “Human Life International” (Pro-Life Missionaries to the World) demonstrated that such victims actually found escape and assurance in their children after their traumatic experiences. This hopeful positivism often kept them alive.
What made them suffer, however, was the possibility of experiencing societal discomfort. That and the lifelong embarrassment that could arise for a woman bearing a child as the consequence of rape.
Bernard Nason, a reformed abortionist, observed that rape is truly an odious crime. But he also noted that the complete annihilation of an unborn, innocent baby — essentially, murder — could never make up for the trauma experienced during the crime of rape. In his view, the alleged logic of abortion becomes completely irrational. It endorses the use of violence – homicide – to comfort a woman who just experienced violence.
The pro-life side of the argument
To the contrary, the “Human Life International” study indicates that rape victims’ children were not a painful reminder of their experience. Instead, they gave such victims a sense of purpose and meaning to help them move forward and live productive lives.
All Americans should recoil from a government refuses to regard abortion as heinous as the crime of homicide. Biological science explicitly acknowledges that life comes into being during conception. In other words, an unborn human defines life regardless of its stage of development.
Such truths, however, bcome taboo topics in today’s America, considering the virulent growth of radical leftist ideologies. But leftists to the contrary, we still regard murder as the ending of a life with intent. Abortion, by definition, ends a life with intent. We should once again regard such an act as what it really is: homicide.
— Headline image: Screen capture from YouTube video attributed to Brie Summers.