Monday, October 3, 2011

Viva Mexico!

Last week, the Mexican Supreme Court upheld a law passed by the state of Baja that states that life begins at conception and therefore deserves legal protection by the state.  Baja is one of 31 Mexican states that have passed such laws, and more are scheduled to appear before the Court.

I’ve often questioned how a human egg and a human sperm, both carrying human DNA, could come together to form anything other than a human being.  I have yet to find anyone who will tell me that at the moment of human conception a chimpanzee is formed, or a giraffe, or a rabbit and that these creatures then evolve into a human baby.   In fact, just the asking makes people angry, which leads me to think that they can’t sustain their argument against the existence of nascent humanity.   Yet, with the straightest of faces they will require me to render a “not guilty” verdict based on doubt in a jury trial.

In one of his accounts of the marketing of the legal abortion trade in the U.S., Dr. Bernard Nathanson, one of the founders of NARAL, described the motive behind legalized abortion:
A favourite pro-abortion tactic is to insist that the definition of when life begins is impossible; that the question is a theological or moral or philosophical one, anything but a scientific one. Foetology makes it undeniably evident that life begins at conception and requires all the protection and safeguards that any of us enjoy. Why, you may well ask, do some American doctors who are privy to the findings of foetology, discredit themselves by carrying out abortions? Simple arithmetic at $300 a time, 1.55 million abortions means an industry generating $500,000,000 annually, of which most goes into the pocket of the physician doing the abortion.              
He also described the tactics that were used:
We persuaded the media that the cause of permissive abortion was a  liberal  enlightened, sophisticated one.  Knowing that if a true poll were taken, we would be soundly defeated, we simply fabricated the results of fictional polls.  We announced  to the media  that we had taken polls and that 60% of Americans were in favour of permissive abortion.  This is the tactic of the self-fulfilling lie.  Few people care to be in the minority. We aroused enough sympathy  to sell our program  of permissive abortion by fabricating the number of illegal abortions done annually in the U.S. The actual figure was approaching 100,000 but the figure  we gave  to the media  repeatedly was 1,000,000.  Repeating the big lie often enough convinces the public.  The number of women dying from illegal abortions was around 200-250 annually.  The figure we constantly fed  to the media  was 10,000.  These false figures took root  in the consciousness  of Americans  convincing many that we needed to crack  the  abortion law.  Another myth  we fed  to the public through the media was that legalising abortion  would only mean that the abortions taking place illegally would then be done legally.  In fact, of course,  abortion is now being used as a primary method of birth control in the U.S. and the annual number of abortions has increased by 1500% since legalisation.                                                                           
We systematically vilified  the Catholic Church  and its  "socially backward ideas"  and picked  on the Catholic hierarchy  as the villain  in opposing abortion.  This theme was played endlessly.  We fed the media such lies as "we all know that opposition to abortion comes from the hierarchy  and not  from  most Catholics" and "Polls prove time and again that most Catholics want abortion law reform".  And the media drum-fired all this into the American people, persuading  them that anyone opposing permissive abortion must be under the  influence  of the  Catholic hierarchy  and  that Catholics in favour of abortion are enlightened and forward-looking.  An inference of this tactic was that there were no non-Catholic groups opposing abortion. The fact that other Christian as well as non-Christian religions  were  {and  still are)  monolithically  opposed  to  abortion  was  constantly suppressed, along with pro-life atheists' opinions.
Dr. Nathanson estimated that his abortion mills were responsible for 75,000 abortions.  Ironically, in 1996, after repudiating abortion, he converted to Catholicism, baptized and recieved into the Church by one of the very bishops he had so vilified.  He passed away earlier this year – may his soul rest in peace.

We may have many issues with Mexico, but the Mexican citizens who are acting through their governments against the core lie behind abortion "rights" deserve to be applauded.  And our own country needs to recognize a fundamental truth: the words “Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” are meaningless if the word that precedes them in that famous phrase - “Life” - is not protected.

1 comment:

  1. interesting set of admissions... But no real surprises. Ironically, I'm back home and was talking to a couple of friends, and this subject came up... Another couple we grew up with were always anti-abortion, marched, protested, etc. until THEIR daughter got pregnant at 17, she went 'away' for a couple of weeks, and 'lost' the baby... Last year she finally admitted to my friends daughter that she had in fact had an abortion. And her parents went right back to protesting abortions. Good for the goose, but not for the gander when it was their OWN gander...