Abortion: the Boomers' sin and shame

How satisfying it would be to see my generation reckon with the consequences of the sinful and shameful legacy we created - a legacy epitomized in our Boomer president Bill Clinton whose exploitation of women was overlooked/justified/defended by women to whom the only "feminist" value became the right to kill their babies.

How refreshing and hopeful it is each year to attend the March for Life and see the youthful face of the Pro-Life movement. Why are young people turning more against "choice"? Think about it: they were once a "choice" - and it can't feel all that good to know that you are alive today because your parent spared you. It can't feel that good to loke at the absolute selfishness and narcissism of the preceding generation and to know that because of it, 25% of your peers are missing, making it that much harder to foot the bills the Boomers will rack up before they die.

Shannon sent me this link to a Cal Thomas column at National Jewish Review. Excerpts follow:


The Cost of Roe at 35

Thirty-five years after the Supreme Court unilaterally struck down state laws restricting abortion, the cost of that decision continues to increase our moral deficit, which will have far greater (and eternal) consequences than the impact from economic challenges during a possible recession.

Depending on how one counts the number of abortions per year since 1973, more than 50 million people who might have been are not. These were people who, regardless of the circumstances of the women who carried them, had the potential to contribute to the country and to the world. But now they cannot, because they are not. Would we be fighting the battle over immigration had we not rid ourselves of a generation of humans who likely would have done the work for which we are now importing illegal aliens? Actions have consequences. . .

Abortion on demand cannot be seen in isolation from social breakdown. In 1973, near the end of the Vietnam War and the approaching resignation of President Nixon two years later, the focus on self, pleasure and convenience by Baby Boomers was at its height. Marriages easily dissolved as "no fault" divorce laws were passed; cohabitation and out-of-wedlock births were on the rise; "unwanted babies" (who were labeled "products of conception" to make it easier to deny the obvious) became an impediment to the pursuit of pleasure and material gain.

Abortion was not a cause, but a reflection of our decadence and deviancy. One does not begin to kill babies until other dominos have fallen. And once they have fallen, it becomes difficult to set them aright because to do so would require an admission of something so horrible that those responsible for this fetal holocaust would have to acknowledge their sin and repent of it. Such a thing is not a character trait of this most pampered generation.

In recent years there have been signs that things may be -- if not turning around -- then moderating.. .

Politicians and judges could help bury Roe by requiring that pregnant women receive complete information about the nature of the life within them, including being required to view sonograms before electing abortion. This would follow truth-in-labeling and truth-in-lending laws by fully informing and empowering women. Such an approach would satisfy the liberal demand to keep abortion "safe and legal" and the pro-life desire to make them rare.

After 35 years of slaughtering our young, isn't it time to stop? That child born in 1973 could be a parent now. There are children who could have been born today. Thirty-five years of killing has diminished and corrupted us all. Let's summon the moral courage to stop it for our sake ... and for theirs.

Cal Thomas is brilliant. Read the entire column here.




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