Abortion Statism

Fox-Genovese betrays her allegiance when she claims that

most Americans willingly acknowledged that easily available, publicly funded abortion would deter society from punishing women whose new sexual opportunities led them into a mistake.

Publicly funded, huh? Let me use the standard labels for a bit.

Liberals claim that conservatives practice repression: they aren’t satisfied with just leading righteous lives, as they see it, themselves and avoid abortions; they want to force women who do not subscribe to their moral view also not to have abortions.

Yet here we have liberals not only wanting conservatives to endure the sight of dead babies in their midst but also pay for killing them!

How are liberals not repressive, the very vice they accuse conservatives of?

Abortion for Blacks?

Fox-Genovese points out: “Planned Parenthood still reminds potential contributors about how much the pregnancies of poor unmarried women cost taxpayers, suggesting that the wide availability of birth control and abortion will reduce the bill.” Well, let’s spell it out, shall we, lest there be any confusion. This is obviously about blacks. Liberals view the spread of blacks as a natural disaster, like plague of locusts. Is that reasonable? I don’t know, but that abortion has been justified as a measure to prune the black population is certainly true. The steps from permitting black women to abort their children to forcing them to abort to, finally, sterilizing them seem to follow naturally.

The most ridiculous thing is that this despotic and inhuman ideology could have been avoided, if we had economic laissez-faire. For under freedom, everyone is responsible for their own children. There are ruthless market incentives against irresponsible sex.

So, first, liberals chose to give (other people’s) money to women for having illegitimate children out of “compassion.” The psychology of races is such that blacks were encouraged to have many more such children than whites. Black fathers were often much stricter with their daughters than white fathers with theirs, and for a good reason. In the end, they couldn’t save the situation. Mix in the drug war, the black guys’ naturally greater violent tendencies (hey, as Kramer said in Seinfeld, “Mother nature is a mad scientist”), especially when fatherless, and we have our locusts.

The liberals were horrified by this. Of course, coercive “compassion” had to stay. Still, liberals became “concerned about overpopulation by ‘poor’ and ‘minority’ children.” Since we live in a scientific age (especially in which the government is imagined to be able to successfully manage the economy), their second step was to attempt to find methods to stem the tide of black bastards, so that “they” would not supplant “us.” And we wonder why some blacks think the CIA is selling crack in their communities!

“Culture of Death”

As follows from the previous note, not using man-made contraceptives entails a “pro-life” attitude, a state of mind that affirms humanity. It’s a healthy philosophy of life or ideology, as wholesome as libertarianism is compared to evil conservatism and stupid left-liberalism.

When John Paul II mentioned the culture of death with respect to contraceptives, he is to be understood in a sense different from such a culture with respect to abortion. This is because for birth control, children are never conceived in the first place and therefore, cannot die. The Pope was referring to the death of the human race.

Perpetuation of the species is a different thing altogether from individual search for happiness. Sometimes the two are in conflict, and when such is the case, the conflict must be wisely resolved.

It is certainly true that any single person’s decisions regarding his own procreation cannot be held responsible for the fate of the human race. If we are to go extinct, this particular Smith was not the cause of it. Therefore, again, using NFP in married life is a matter of piety, of something given to God according to justice, in God’s capacity as an authority over His most valuable creation, the human race. Smith will not bring about the continuation of our species, but he will at least practice what he preaches.