“Pro-Choice” Aborts Itself


If you ask me, it seems a phenomenon is becoming increasingly more evident in the United States, and will one day make its appearance on European shores: the self-abortion of so-called pro-choice positions.

I would love to say to you that the growing opposition to abortion among younger voters in the US (I have blogged about this in the past, but you only need to google around a bit to be sure of this) is the result of the courageous work of the Church hierarchy to support Christian values; but I am afraid the contribution has not been near as vocal as it should have been, at least until the very last years.

In my eyes, what is happening is something more brutally simple: pro-choice supporters have simply aborted the next generation of potential pro-choice supporters. Whilst there will always be the one or other saying he is in favour of others killing their babies whilst not killing their own, a short observation of the reality around us persuades pro-choice supporters tend to practice what they preach; you can put it in the other way, and reflect the often spread legend of the good observant Catholic girl as beneficiary of the abortion laws doesn’t really pass the test of reality.

Rather, it would appear for a couple of decades a bigger number of children was born in pro-life households than in so-called pro-choice ones. Let these babies reach voting age and look at support for pro-life measures grow all over the country; add to this the soon sharply increasing mortality rate among the old potheads (mortality rises sharply after 70; this is 2020 for your archetypal Sixty-Eighter) and you’ll see why “pro-choice” is, in the long-term, doomed.


Posted on April 21, 2012, in Catholicism and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Mundabor,
    your conclusion is correct as long as the following holds true:
    (1) There is a demographically significant share of the general population practicing pro-life values,
    (2) The government does not persecute pro-life people and the large families they tend to have.
    (3) There is a continuing controversial debate about abortion in the public square (if abortion is widely regarded as a “right”, it will not be questioned, and if it is questioned, dissent will be crushed in courts, the media, schools etc.

    In America all three conditions are still at least partially fulfilled. The pro-life cause can therefore expect better times ahead.

    But this is not the case in much of Europe. Let me use Germany as an example. In most European countries abortion is no longer controversial. Women not aborting their children are increasingly cast as villains by so called “green” parties and their supporters (in Germany including even some so called “christan democrats”). Large families are universally reviled, especially if they come from a religious background. Much of the animus against islamic families in Germany can be explained, in my experience, by their womens’ dress and fertility. In fact, the very few Christian families in which women dress modestly have actually make use of their natural fertility are treated much the same, if not worse.
    Education is almost completely done by state schools or tightly controlled private schools (a very small minority), who are not allowed any freedom at all in the way they educate. There are Catholic schools, but they do not teach Catholic values – in fact they oppose them vigorously. (Except, obviously, the schools of a certain still not regularized fraternity. They are magnificent and therefore fighting for survival, because state governments try to destroy them.) Parents have very little say in the matter; they are dispossessed of their natural parental rights the moment someone dares to oppose the tyranny of the social workers.
    There is no pro-life movement to speak of in Germany, and most young people have never in their lives even questioned the total commitment to legal, and even state-sponsored, abortion, in just the same way as they have never questioned that slavery is wrong or that Hitler was evil. It is just a basic value shared by almost everyone.
    Therefore your conclusion is wrong about Germany and similar European countries. There will be no return of pro-life values in most parts of Europe until and unless the Church actually starts to promote them fearlessly.

    • I fully agree, Catocon, and it ins fact shocking how, living in Germany, I was unable to pin down any visible, real difference in the life and morality of Protestants (who in Germany are, as you know, largely de-Christianised) and Catholics. I remember the statistics that Duesseldorf (for our readers: traditionally Protestant) and the nearby Cologne (traditionally Catholic) had the same rate of divorce as the perfect example of the utter failure of the Catholic post-V II hierarchy to upheld Catholic values.

      Not so elsewhere, though. Even here in England, opposition to abortion has been going on silently for many years, and it is now increasingly more difficult to find doctors ready to kill babies, and nurses ready to assist them. But in Europe we are further away from the American situation because we have a lesser number of families in which pro-life values are transmitted as a matter of course, irrespective of how engaged the clergy is.

      We’ll get there in time, I hope. But in countries like Germany we’ll need: a) good bishops and b) 30 years time. I can’t say much is happening now.


  2. Mundabor,
    good bishops and 30 years time are indeed needed.

    The time we will probably have (though this will endanger many more souls).

    But where will the bishops come from? Even if we had Pius XIII as Pope, he could not do that much about it under the current system. Whenever a new bishop is to be installed, the Pope gets a shortlist consisting of three candidates chosen by the local church bureaucracy. Most of the time all candidates are intent on not rocking the boat. Basically we have some kind of state-dependent church, trying to ingratiate itself to the state and those paying the church-tax in order to keep its material privileges. Nothing will change until that changes.

    The Church in Germany urgently NEEDS a persecution.

    Just one last example of just how close to destruction the German Church really is: One diocese in a historically Catholic area (about 1 million Catholics, ten percent of which go to Mass regularly) has at this moment five seminarians. You can count them literally on one hand. The seminary will close soon. The seminary of the FSSP at Wigratzbad is filled to capacity The same goes for the FSSPX at Zaitzkofen. This is where the future of the Church in Germany lies, but they are too traditional for the official hierarchy.

    • Catocon, I think you have given the answer yourself.

      A good, conservative,energetic Pope would appoint a dozen of very conservative chaps, many of them from the SSPX, to bishops, asking them to kick out mercilessly those who continue with their heretical praxis.

      It is my firm opinion that the average trendy priest is an 1a coward: they will march like soldiers, rather than stage “disobedience” when they know they are thrown on the street before they can say “Vatican II”.

      Punirne uno per educarne cento has always worked and will always work… 😉


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