Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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DOES ABORTION SANCTION EVIL? By Joseph Kellard from Capitalism Magazine/Feb.98 This interesting article written by Joseph Kellard is a pro-choice article that examines the issue of abortion from a moral perspective. He comments on the opinions of Christian Conservatives and compares their thinking to Adolph Hitler’s feelings on abortion. Kellard points out the irony of anti-abortionists when they say that â€Å"all life is precious†, when they actually discount the life of the pregnant woman. Conservative syndicated columnist, Cal Thomas is quoted as saying that â€Å"abortion’s legalization is a goose-step toward Nazi concentration camps.† He said that pro-abortionists are creating a â€Å"culture of death†, much like the Nazis did. He goes so far as blaming the violent acts of criminals on people who support abortion. Other conservative anti-abortionists call the legalization of abortion â€Å"the American Holocaust.† Kellard quoted Adolph Hitler in Mein Kampf, as saying â€Å"I put an end to the idea that a woman’s body belongs to her...Nazi ideals demand that the practice of abortion shall be exterminated with a strong hand.† Hitler sentenced Aryan women who had abortions to hard labor after the first offense, and to death after the second offense. Kellard goes on to say that Conservative Christian anti-abortionists have similar beliefs to Adolph Hitler. He actually feels that in some ways Hitler was more lenient because some anti-abortionists believe that a woman should be executed after her first abortion, not her second! Kellard believes that Hitler and anti-abortionists both deny individual autonomy and â€Å"render people submissive†. He goes on to criticize the idea that â€Å"all life is precious†, because in fact the woman’s life is not considered as important as the embryo or fetus. This makes a woman no more important than a ‘farm cow’, who is demanded to breed whenever she gets pregnant. This is the way Nazi youth were trained.

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