Brian Fisher has a website called Online for Life and on his site, he discusses why we tolerate abortion in America and part of that reason stems from our devaluing unborn children. So as I was reading his reasons I came up with a few of my own and decided to write my own article detailing why we have such an intense hatred for the unborn.
1. Pediaphobia-hatred or fear of children
This is a very scary quote considering Jocelyn Elder was at one time the Surgeon General of the United States and if you are a doctor and don’t understand “fetuses” are children then there is something seriously wrong with you. You might want to get your money back from that Caribbean medical school, Jocelyn. Jocelyn represents a very real segment of society who has an intense dislike of children. They don’t even pretend to downplay it. This phenomenon is nothing new. If you look at the movies during the late sixties and early seventies you will see a theme of pediaphobia running through them. In movies like Rosemary’s Baby and the Omen, the unborn children were the spawn of Satan. In the Shining, two girls drove their father to kill them and the rest of his family, along with a boy with telepathic powers which would be the downfall of his father. We could go on forever, but the gist of it is, the media was setting up the very premise that children were a threat and that would encapsulate the whole pro-choice movement from there on in. This fear of children is not some right wing delusion attributed to the Left. In fact the Queen of the Left, Letty Cottin-Pogrebin, one of the founding editors of Ms. Magazine had this to say about pediaphobia back in 1983:
America is a nation fundamentally ambivalent about its children,” Pogrebin writes, “often afraid of its children, and frequently punitive toward its children . . . I see a veritable epidemic of pedophobia in America today.”
That quote is 32 years old but is still very much relevant to what we are seeing today. The interesting thing is I went to her website to see if she was still speaking about pediaphobia in our society and from what I can see she isn’t. Most of her engagements deal with her current book, “Single Jewish Male Seeking Soulmate.” Which is fine, but this is what the Left does. They create the problem and then when it gets to the breaking point they abandon it and say we on the Right are crazy because such a thing doesn’t even exist.That is okay, though, because another leftist organization has picked up where Cottin-Pogrebin has left off. It is called the Freechild Project and on their site they list several “isms” that deal with the discrimination of children, including pediaphobia. This is why you hear the left say that the babies are not babies but “fetuses,” “blobs of tissue,” “products of conception,” anything that will dehumanize the child and make it less than what it truly is. The Freechild Project has a word for that:
Demonization is a process for making young people evil in order to justify attacking them in the forms of character assassination, legal action and to get rid of their civil liberties. http://www.freechild.org/SNAYR/language.htm
This is what we have been doing to the unborn since 1973. They also have another word which I think describes the feelings of those on the Left:
Adultization is the elimination of childhood and adolescence by schools, marketers and parents in order to promote order and eliminate the “inconvenience” of youth. http://www.freechild.org/SNAYR/language.htm
We all know how the Left is always talking about pregnancy being an inconvenience. It is truly reprehensible. Now I could go on forever talking about this, but I promised you two more reasons and this is turning into an article in and of itself.
Consent is very big in the Leftist world, I could hit you with a baseball bat all day long as long as you consented to it. There is not much that is not tolerated in their world, even if consent is given. However, life does not care about your consent. It comes when it wants to and it doesn’t ask your permission. Babies often come at very inopportune times. I have yet to meet anyone who had a baby minus IVF who had it at the perfect time. That is not the way life works. Now granted when you consent to lie with a man, you are consenting to all the consequences that follow. You are consenting to STDs, pregnancy and by giving him your body you are consenting to his treatment of you. If you don’t consent to these things, you should not be sleeping with him. Of course, the Left wants to make it out that women are idiots and they do not know or recognize such basic truths. “She didn’t know that he was an abusive monster.” “She didn’t know she could get pregnant from sex.” I mean the things they put out there are utterly ridiculous. Here is a favorite quote of mine.
It is because we don’t believe them the first time that we get in trouble, so we continue to consent. Far too often, we hear from the Left that she consented to sex, not to the pregnancy, but the two are intertwined you cannot separate them.It is like saying, she consents to be a woman but not to the monthly menstruation. Well too bad, that is part of being a female. Once again, nature has its own agenda and it doesn’t care about yours. It doesn’t care if this period or this pregnancy is inconvenient for you. Life will never ask for your permission to live and it will not ask when it is time for you to die. Life does not seek to make things easy for you. Life is forceful, messy and at times unmanageable. It is strong, defiant and will knock out any obstacles put in its way. Life does not play fair or does it play well with others. This simple truth is why the Left opposes life at every turn because it cannot control it. But even with all its mess, strength and defiance it is still most beautiful thing ever. The Left cannot see that beauty, it cannot understand it. So it must destroy it.
18 Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18
More than anything the Left is based on pride. You have Black Pride, Latino Pride, Gay Pride and the list continues. While there is nothing wrong with acknowledging the history of your people and using them as inspiration to carry on your own accomplishments there is something wrong with thinking you and/or your people are better than others and as such deserve special recognition above others. This is what the Left does, they place the mother above the child. Are they equal?Of course not, the mother has authority over the child but authority is not superiority. Authority is actually a duty to do right by your underlings. If I am a principal I have authority over my teachers, but I am not superior to them. But I have a responsibility to both the teachers and the students. This concept of authority has gotten confused in the Leftist world with pride and superiority. The Left has neglected its authority to do right by its children and instead gives a bunch of reasons for killing the unborn that have to do with pride. According to Alan Guttmacher Institute, the following are the reasons women abort:
three-fourths say they cannot afford a child; three-fourths say that having a baby would interfere with work, school or the ability to care for dependents; and half say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner. http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html
All selfish! Not one of these women thought of adoption. Oh no, I couldn’t give my baby away to a loving family, I much rather kill it. It would be too hard ON ME to give it away and a chance at a real life. Don’t want to be a single parent? Put it up for adoption. Think it will interfere with school or the ability to care for other dependents? Put it up for adoption. Having problems with your husband? Get the heck out and put the baby up for adoption. The woman here all had the authority to make sure their child had the best possible family even if it wasn’t with them, but they decided their pride was more important. They decided that whatever made their life easier was paramount. No consideration to the unborn child in them. No consideration to the life that fought its way into existence. It is all about me, me, me. No one ever stops to think that this child could change their life is a wonderful, fundamental way.
In conclusion, there are many reasons that the Left hate the unborn but these three make the top of the list. And it is about time we stand for the unborn and tell them the unborn won’t treated like yesterday’s trash. It is time to protect from those who wish to destroy them. It is time to give them a voice.