Poverty And Abortion

I know you know it, but let us put to sleep this rubbish of fighting poverty as a way to fight abortion, shall we?

In Communist Countries (at least the European ones) everyone knew he would have the means to raise a child, courtesy of Big Commie Brother. Abortion was very popular, and extremely high in the best (less badly) functioning Commie Country of them all: East Germany, where even Communism is made to work (badly).

In Countries like Italy every cat and dog knows that the South makes more children than the Centre, and the Centre more children than the North. Mind, this is no rural society anymore. Children are not “needed” in any economic way. Still, the birth rate is in inverse order to the prosperity of the relevant section of the Country.

The phenomenon of choosing to have no children to enjoy a “better life” is not typical of poor societies, it is typical of rich ones. No children = Mercedes is a powerful motivator to contraception or abortion in wealthy Countries, not in poor ones. Weekends out, good holidays in exotic places, restaurants, free time activities: these are the incentives to abortion. A child does not cost much, and it is not a human right to have a $100,000 education which, by the way, might well fill his brain with rubbish anyway. Superior education has never been a privileged way to heaven, and children are born exactly to do one thing: get to heaven at the end of their lives.

In history, most people in most Countries have been poor. Certainly not desperate, but poor. But you know what? They believed in God and family. They made children not only because there was limited access to contraception (it is always possible to avoid pregnancy; don't let me go into the details…), but because they considered children the joy and purpose of their lives. This is nothing to do with poverty. This is to do with faith, sound instincts, and sound reasoning. Again: only a small part of the population (the farm owners) would (more or less) need children. All the others did not have any need for them. If you were a smith, a carpenter, or a cheese monger you could easily and cheaply hire apprentices and save the cost and inconvenience of raising a child. If you were a daily labourer, the wage of your child would barely cover his cost. If you were a doctor or lawyer or pharmacist or accountant (yes, Italy has invented the modern accountant many centuries ago; and yes, I am very proud) you did not need children at all, and were possibly independently wealthy to begin with.

In the history of Christianity, the idea that you need to raise the standards of living to decrease abortion has never been there. This is SJW rubbish, not Christianity.

The age of unprecedented abortion is the age of unprecedented wealth.

Everyone who tries to smuggle to you the lie that “social justice” fights abortion is a deluded Socialist wolf trying to pass for a Christian sheep. On the contrary: it is the very concept of “social justice” that creates dissatisfaction, resentment and, ultimately, abortion.


I had to say it.

This social justice crap really makes me sick.



Posted on September 7, 2016, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Of course, you know why abortion was popular in Communist countries. People were so miserable that they wouldn’t want to bring another child into their wretched “socialist paradise.”

    Of course, the State was all too willing to subsidize abortion because the apparatchiks could keep more of the goodies for themselves.

  2. ‘The age of unprecedented abortion is the age of unprecedented wealth.’ That’s it, in a nutshell, as is said. Thank you.

  3. As a pro-life sidewalk counselor for many years, I’ve heard a lot of people tell me that they cannot afford the baby. However, when offered help, they do not want to take it, because they were just making excuses. They shut up & rush inside the abortion mill. Sometimes in the course of a 5 minute conversation, they make up 2 or more different excuses. There’s a lot of lying going on in front of the abortion mill door.

  4. At the time of our Lord there were wealthy people, poor people, there were beggars and the destitute. Bergoglio is not the first man in history to take note of inequalities. Our Lord Jesus said that the poor will always be among us.
    Bergoglio is not exceptionally loving (our Lord is more loving) or intelligent (our Lord has all the knowledge and wisdom), but he is exceptionally proud and ungodly – the first pope to take it upon himself to eradicate wealth inequalities, in defiance of the order and the teaching of our Lord. He really thinks he can do it – with demagoguery and frequent repetition of the word “mercy”.

    Our Lord Jesus taught us to help the poor, to never leave anyone’s basic needs unattended, be it friend or member of a despised tribe.
    So, we practice obedience to the Lord, and when (if ever) perfect, we give our riches to the poor (as they truly are a burden to one who has given his life to Jesus Christ) and follow Him.
    We don’t send busy-body social justice warriors to speak to the UN about global wealth redistribution and to talk to worshippers of Satan about population control.

    It is good to have children. Some unfortunate people I know brag about being “child-free” by choice, while writing long obituaries for their cats, who carried their family name.

    By the way, you Mundabor, know of ways not to procreate? I know of one, rational and dignified. as taught by the Church.
    Our humble Bergoglio, on the other hand, said that Catholics have countless ways to avoid too many rabbits. I paraphrased a little, but should anyone wonder, he definitely said “countless”.

  5. Gotta love the “arguments” of the mass media in Latin America pressing for legal abortion. According to them, illegal abortion is dangerous and kills women, so legalizing it is the only solution.
    It is like claiming that illegal murder is dangerous and kills hitmen, so we should legalize it to prevent these deaths.

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