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10/20/2021 4:24:00 PM
Abortion Is Murder, Pure And Simple

From The Desk Of
Thomas Lark

“It’s no big deal.”

That’s how someone unfortunately close to my family put it, not 40 years ago. I still recall how he raked his forearm with his fingernails, dragging a trail of red marks across his skin for illustrative purposes.

“See that?” he asked me. “You can destroy more cells scratching your arm than are destroyed in an abortion. And that’s all you’re talking about anyway: just a cluster of cells, not a human being. Not a person.”

I was young, dumb and very impressionable. For years, I looked up to this person and emulated him as a younger brother is apt to imitate his elder siblings. I had no reason to doubt him, and I took everything he said as gospel.

It would be the better part of two decades before I discovered that he was wrong. Dead wrong.

It was 20 years ago, the late summer of 2001. After 22 childless years of marriage, my sister was finally pregnant with a son. In my mother’s kitchen, talking with me and my then-new fiancée, she showed us an image of her recent ultrasound.

At long last, the scales fell from my eyes.

“My God,” I whispered. “He lied to me. And they lied to us.”

There, on that image, was the proof: the likeness of a fully-formed human being; an unborn boy who would come into the world just before that Christmas. My nephew is now six-three, muscular yet trim, soon to be 20 and so handsome that he has three girlfriends. Amazing.

Some 18 months after seeing both that ultrasound and that September’s Mohammedan attacks (Ecce signum!) and after long years as a liberal and an atheist (always the most boring bothers at the dinner table), I became a Traditional Catholic. After copious research, I knew that, were I to return to Christianity, it had to be to the pre-Vatican II Church that Christ Himself founded. A core teaching of the Church was perennially that abortion was a grievous mortal sin: murder; infanticide; a holocaust of slaughtered innocents. And my nephew was instrumental in that conversion.

At my then-new chapel, St. Anthony of Padua Traditional Catholic Church, near Mount Holly, where I’ve now been a member for 20 years, I soon found other likeminded people. One couple––a very dedicated husband and wife, now friends of ours––has made a personal crusade of the anti-abortion cause. Every weekend, they’re outside one of the baby-killing “clinics” in Charlotte, peacefully witnessing for the Faith and silently praying a rosary, begging the intercession of Almighty God and that He will intercede in the lives of the poor, confused women who go to such houses of death; that He will change their minds and stay their hands.

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Not your body; not your choice

Several years ago, a minor epiphany occurred to me. And its parallel is exact.

Imagine you have a crazy landlord. In the middle of the night, he breaks in and kills you. When apprehended and questioned by the police, he blithely responds:

“Oh, well. My apartment, my choice.”

And off he goes, scot-free. All perfectly legal.

Crazy, right? Abortion is just as crazy. Yet such is the logic of Roe vs. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case of 1973, that vomited forth legalised abortion upon America, with the rest of the West soon following suit.

Why abortion? For long generations, women who didn’t want to carry their (usually) bastard babies to term had recourse to back-alley abortions. Quite often, the doctors performing this mass murder were actually quacks, and the women would die when the abortions were botched.

Fast-forward to the 1960’s Hippie, social and sexual revolutions (yet more mistakes). The so-called “free love” generation (perhaps the worst generation––unless you count the braindead grandkids––and the antithesis of Tom Brokaw’s lauded “greatest generation”) spawned bastardy rates never before seen. Add to that a host of whisky-swilling Democrat politicians of the satanic, murderous Ted Kennedy ilk (and a few Republicans, too, I’m sorry to say), all of ’em with a passionate penchant for mistresses young enough to be their daughters, and you have a lot of bastards in more ways than one.

What to do with all those unwanted babies? Well, Hell; just kill ’em. Yeah, that’s the ticket. Most of these people apparently never heard of adoption, and most of the moronic men evidently never heard of making like Joe Biden and just pulling out. Getting rid of those one-night-stand mistakes permanently became a fine idea in the warped minds of these unspeakably selfish people.

And so abortion had to be rendered safe and legal, because, y’know, we politicians care so much about women.

Hogwash. You only care about yourselves, your own pleasure and your own convenience. The propagation of the species and raising kids get in the way of all that.

“My body, my choice,” the feminazis yell.

Also hogwash. Your spleen is your body. Your appendix is your body. Another body, inside your body, manifestly is not your body. My God, a child could figure this out. 

Legalised murder
It’s scary to think that we give people the right to kill another human being living in a woman’s womb. I’ve been told by Leftists that a woman should choose when a child is a child or when a foetus can somehow be considered a person.

That’s sick. Ask any doctor. Life begins at conception, pure and simple. A baby is a baby at conception.

It’s like baking a cake. A cake can’t be a cake unless it has some eggs, flour, water, etc. And if you combine and cook the ingredients, then you have a cake.

The same analogy works with a child. Without an egg and sperm, there’s no baby. It takes both to be able to have a child. Without both combined, it’s just sperm or just an egg.

Another horrific issue with abortion is something a lot of people haven’t thought about. If you as the mother, with a child inside you, decide to do anything to harm that child, you are showing ownership over another human being, and by doing so, you’re making an argument in favour of slavery. And whilst it persists in the armpits of the earth, slavery is very much illegal in America and the West, and it should be! No one should own or have ownership over any human being, regardless of age, sex colour, etc.

Truth be known, the reason these abortion clinics are in business is not only are they federally funded but also, they sell the aborted foetuses to harvest stem cells for research to help living people extend their lives or to apply dead-baby byproducts to cosmetics, creams and yes, vaccines. Li’l Ruthie Ginsburg, now burning in Hell, was rumoured to have used such things. But that didn’t help, did it, kids? It didn’t keep that wicked witch from being truly ugly, inside and out.

Something else to ponder is how the Left likes to use very rare, statistically anomalous circumstances to control the overwhelming majority. One example, according to Planned Parenthood (a truly racist and villainous organization, with ties to white supremacists, eugenicists and Nazism; foundress Margaret Sänger––note the correct German spelling––wanted to abort American blacks out of existence, and she used to get fan mail from Hitler): north of 98 per cent of abortions are just down to birth control, and the rest of the estimated two per cent are pregnancies due to rape, incest and so on.

Lefties love to use the minority to control the majority. I really can’t understand why a party that claims to be the heart of America and seems to always think that its members are in touch with their feelings can’t reach down in their cold, disgusting collective heart to save a child that is simply not born yet. It’s dismissed as:

“It's not my decision! It’s up to the woman with the child.”

If that’s really the case, then the next time some thug decides to kill a pregnant woman, he’d better not be charged with double homicide.

Talking of Democrats, sure, legalised infanticide happened on Tricky Dicky’s watch. But this was the Democrats’ baby (ha! Rosemary’s baby, more like), and they’re the ones who pushed it through. Very odd, when you consider that it’s Republicans––the other side of the dirty liberal coin––who benefit from abortion. Why? Because without it, in 18 years, there’d be a helluva lot of black and brown babies grown up and voting against them. Look at how Democrats are mad keen on the votes of illegal invaders at our border. You’d think the Dems would thus also oppose killing babies, out of a desire for those votes, too.

Life begins at the moment of conception. Everybody throughout human history has always known that, either explicitly or intuitively. The Church has always taught this. And it’s a universal matter of common sense: some Hindu sects tack on an extra year to a person’s age to account for the nine months spent in the womb.

In ancient Rome, unwanted babies were placed upon dunghills to die. In less than 2,000 years, we’ve regressed full circle. It’s just that now, we dress it up in pretty euphemisms: “reproductive rights” and “a woman’s right to choose.”

Choose what? Choose death? Choose to murder her unborn baby?

Pagan Rome was a sick and dying civilisation, sorely in need of repentance and redemption. Our civilisation is, too.

God help us.

 ---The views and opinions expressed in “A Conservative Point of View” are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Lincoln Herald.

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