So, the Supreme Court refused to block the implementation of Texas’ mild restriction on abortion and the Left is having a meltdown over it. It really is their sacrament – and, truth be told, they have to treat it as one. If there is a lie which underpins all other lies on the Left, it is “abortion on demand”. Reasonable people can disagree over whether or not abortion should be legal and under what circumstances, but “abortion on demand” (and the US is only one of about six nations which has it) is an absurdity on its face. To say that no other consideration should enter into the question of aborting a child other than the mother’s desire is ridiculous.
For one thing, there is a father involved – and abortion on demand cuts him out while leaving him 100% on the hook if the woman decides not to have an abortion. This is something which bothered me even in the days of my pro-choice youth: why should a guy be on the hook if the girl, on her own, can decide to kill the child? I always looked at it in that sense and it was what eventually led me to the pro-life position: a question of simple fairness. If abortion is legal – if it is a right – then it is a human right and the male can decide to abort as well as the female. But, none of that, right? Woman aborts and she’s a hero…guy decides he doesn’t want to have a child and he’s a dead beat dad.
But let’s leave that aside and get to the crux of the matter. The reason abortion must be unrestricted is because if it isn’t then an element of personal responsibility is injected. If under some circumstances the child cannot be disposed of at whim then the entire picture changes and people have to start thinking again.
Now, the Left would tell you that until they graciously came along and liberated women with divorce, birth control and abortion, it was a nightmare time of women being mere breeders for arrogant and cruel men. That women had no rights and could never refuse a man sexual activity. This is all made up drivel, of course. And it was made up very early on by the first crusaders for divorce and birth control and they made the stories up because they needed a hook to get the Ruling Class to go along with it…and there is nothing which will please a Ruling Class more than someone telling them that the peasants are stupid and need to be protected and guided by the Ruling Class.
The story put out was that the poor population was out of control and breeding too much and in order to fix this, they needed to be instructed about sex and given birth control otherwise they would just breed, breed, breed their way to disaster. They seriously held to the view that poor people didn’t know where babies come from. That they couldn’t put two and two together after a while and figure out that shortly after a bit of sweaty action, the woman would often come up pregnant. Like poor people were sitting in their slum with 14 kids roaming around and dad and mom just flabbergasted about how she got pregnant for the 15th time.
This is seriously the underlying intellectual level we’re talking here. This sort of intellect is what supports abortion on demand.
But it is what they held and what they hold today – and it is a lie. It is a lie that human beings are mere animals who have no way to control their sexual appetite and no means of thinking about whom to have sex with and when. And that is what they are afraid of losing, at bottom. They desperately cling to abortion on demand because if it goes, then a whole series of lies goes with it. There isn’t much difference, after all, in telling a woman to just have an abortion and telling a person that they can’t get ahead because they are the victims of racism or what have you. No abortion and no CRT (as it were) and all of a sudden whether or not you’ll have kids and a successful life is entirely up to you. And if people start rising to the challenge of personal responsibility and finding that they can defer children without abortion and succeed in life in spite of the odd jerk, then the entire Leftist project is over.