Ignorance Is an Enemy of Life
There was a tremendous amount of joy among pro-life advocates when it was finally and formally announced that the fateful Roe v. Wade ruling had been overturned. Truly, the celebrations are merited. Lives will be saved. In several years time, we will almost certainly hear stories from women who did not perform abortions simply because doing so was not an option easily available to them, and that they are grateful for their children. Rare is the parent who wishes their child didn’t exist, after holding that child in their arms just once. In some sense, it is a decision borne from ignorance. It’s done by women who are failing to grasp the reality of the child that they bear.
Most women who have abortions aren’t the “shout your abortions” crowd, who express pride in their decision. If they were, the abortion industry wouldn’t try so hard to prevent ultrasounds and the listening to heartbeats, as if they needed to ensure the ignorance of their clients to protect their business model. For most of them, it’s a decision made out of pain and fear, in their darkest moment, which will eventually become their greatest regret.
Now, with the first fight behind us, the battle begins in which we must correct that ignorance — the naivety and the lies that the abortion industry feeds upon. Phase one, while pivotal, did not convince women throughout the U.S. (or men for that matter) that their babies are people, with souls and lifetimes of capacity, meaning, and joy. It merely asserted that abortion is not protected by the U.S. Constitution.
In our collective rearview mirror lies a graveyard. Over 63 million abortions have taken place since the Roe ruling was enshrined. It’s a death toll that we can scarcely imagine. It’s horrifying to consider the scope of the loss — to contemplate the people who should be amongst us, but aren’t, by our choosing. In utilitarian terms, what would they have contributed? In moral terms, who would they have been? I don’t think we can fully grasp it — the stain, the evil. There have been other evils that were given force of law throughout U.S. history, even under the dubious redefining of “medicine”. Forced sterilization is an obvious choice. Eugenics is a blight that sullies our past, as do the lobotomies that similarly denied the humanity of the individual whose personality was deemed objectionable or unwanted.
Can we compare these aforementioned evils, which most have come to correctly understand, to what was done via abortion? We forcibly sterilized all 63 million of the unborn, by preventing the families they could have made. We lobotomized all 63 million; preventing the thoughts, plans, dreams, and futures that they would have created. When you deprive life itself, you cancel every right, every choice, every freedom those people deserved to have.
As we move forward and try to convince others of this truth, we shall face fierce and violent opposition. It’s not because we’re interfering with choices, for every criminal law inhibits choice and the U.S. Criminal Code is not brief. It’s not because we’re “interfering with women’s bodies”, for vaccine mandates were largely ignored or condoned by the same groups. It’s because the truth is hard to bear.
To accept the humanity of the unborn now is to understand a genocide that has taken place, wherein we killed the most innocent victims that could be. It is to reflect upon our modern society, with all of its comforts that seek to separate us from reminders of death and evil, and to find it wanting. Beneath the veneer of a transcended man, beneath the advocation of scientism in place of ‘primitive’ religion, we see a capacity for malevolence and rationalization that is beyond measure. Society removed Christianity as a counterweight to evil, but Moloch remained and the supposed love of reason became a love of rationalizations that would feed him.
As a society, we went so far as refusing to protect the babies who survived their own abortions, only to be left on the table to die of neglect, because that’s what the mother paid for: a dead baby. Nancy Pelosi repeatedly refused to even bring the Born Alive Protection Act to a vote in the US House of Representatives, which would have remedied this very situation.
The people have more power than they’ve had in a long time to make changes in their states that will protect the unborn. To do so, we must first force people to accept what is far easier to deny. Redemption of our society must first begin with contrition and understanding of the gravity of what was done.