On the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Gil Bailie of The Cornerstone Forum writes:

A sad anniversary. Forty years of unlimited abortion license: a once noble civilization killing its own children, corrupting its soul, and destroying it own future. Fifty-five million children killed in these 40 years, and those who regard this as the quintessence of historical progress celebrate the status quo and are determined to preserve it. There are no words to adequately express how terribly wrong this is. Fifty-five million innocent, defenseless, voiceless, powerless children. If tyranny means the most powerful treating the least powerful as non-persons, this is tyranny—albeit tricked out in shabby slogans.

Dean Hansen responds:

Roe vs. Wade merely legalized a practice that has been going on for hundreds of years in this “noble civilization” and forever everywhere else. If they were really “children” being killed, it would be a matter of pressing outrage and growing concern. But as the statistics show, there has been a slow but continuous increase in acceptance of abortion over the years, and not a decline. Let’s peel back the covers on this issue, because as you well know, and refuse to accept, well above 90% of those “children” are aborted before they have nervous systems, brains, feelings, personality or anything resembling a human consciousness. But you in the “pro-life” movement have your own shabby, tricked-out slogans that prevent you from seeing the truth. You can’t restrict and create obstacles to birth control and then feign shock that abortion is so common when your church is largely responsible for it. If you believe that preventing conception is the equivalent of murder, you’ve merely created another in an endless succession of false thresholds that distort the meaning of freedom. If you want to limit the “soul corrupting” practice of abortion, then desist from the mind-numbing stupidity of trying to control the independent choices of others by forcing their decisions before they even get pregnant. Why is it that the same people who want to criminalize abortion, claim to want limited government, when what they really want is to limit the right of women to choose for themselves and to be protected in those choices from religious interference?


6 Responses to “On the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade”

  1. Thomas Hostomsky Says:

    Excellent and intellectually honest response to the ravings of Cornerstoned madman, Gil Baile.

  2. Greg Says:

    Millions hate what they think the Catholic Church teaches, only a handful hate what She actually teaches (paraphrased from Venerable Bishop Sheen). It is Gil Baile who help me see that my enemies bless me. May you find the peace that surpasses understanding. Love and Peace to you, and may God be Gloried!

    Sign me, Just another ‘MadMan’ Christian believer.

  3. Greg Says:

    Thomas, the destruction of innocent human life is simply wrong. 5 men in Roe v Wade made a terrible mistake. Women are hurt when men don’t take responsibility for the children they sire. The normal course of events is that babies result from the marital embrace. Contraception is an attempt to separate the unitive from the procreative aspects of sexual union. When contraception fails, women are left with a terrible choice that they should never have to make. Much of the reporting in the media about Pope Francis and the Catholic Church seems driven by an agenda to support a feel good culture that has lost sight of what true love is. Using another person for mutual pleasure is still using another person. John Paul II taught the nuptial meaning of the body. Using someone is the opposite of love. Love requires sacrifice. It is that simple. I am sorry that you have been so misinformed about the Church’s Social Teaching by people who used Vatican II and now Pope Francis to drive their own agendas. I am your brother in Christ and His Church.

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  5. Thomas Hostek Says:

    FYI: Roe v Wade was a 7-2 decision.

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