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Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Abortion Movement as Religion

Our polar opposite, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, has been around for a long time. But recently, I've noticed an uptick in abortion advocates using religious language in their propoganda. Take this bizarre little gem, from RH Reality Check:
Tiller finds good company among the ancient prophets who spoke truth to power, who kept on keeping-on with the faith that one day justice shall "roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream."

Our moral center never died. And, with each abortion delivered in compassion and care, George Tiller . . . [is] resurrected.
"Reality Check" is the most inappopriate name I can think of for this blog of pro-abortion, pseudo-religious fantasies.

Then there's the recent dedication of the Houston abortion supercenter, which an official called "sacred and holy ground."

Abortion advocate Florynce Kennedy is perhaps best known for her quote "If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament." Now it seems that a new faith is emerging in which abortion is the chief sacrament! Why the shift from painting pro-lifers as religious to painting themselves that way? My theory: their reputation as the "logical" or "scientific" side of the debate is falling apart, so they're grasping at straws. Alternatively, they might actually believe the nonsense they're spouting: a pretty terrifying thought, if you ask me.

7 comments:

Bobby Bambino said...

"My theory: their reputation as the "logical" or "scientific" side of the debate is falling apart, so they're grasping at straws."

I think this is a great insight, Kelsey.

Nulono said...

I've never understood the "If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament." argument, if it can be called an argument.

secularprolife.org said...

I wouldn't call it an argument. It's just another variation on the "Misogynist!" smear.

And thanks, Bobby!

Bobby Bambino said...

That's cause there's nothing to get, Nulono. It's a typical ad hominem argument which doesn't address any issue or touch on any argument put forth by those presenting their case. It simply attacks the person or people putting forth the argument.

Monte Harms said...

Everything - and I mean everything - the pro-abortion crowd says defending abortion is just a diversion because they don't want to focus on what is being killed. Also, when they ever bring up the idea that men have no right to protest
abortion, I just tell them that we should then throw out Roe v. Wade because it was decided by all men on the Supreme Court.

Susie Allen said...

Great post. I would like to cross post on Pro life in TN
susie

secularprolife.org said...

Susie, I didn't see your comment until almost two months later. Oops! You are welcome to repost absolutely anything as long as credit is given.