Several readers have recently asked me to write about the subject of abortion.
is unusual among Western nations in that its constitution protects the lives of
unborn people. For most developed countries human rights apply equally to
everybody from the moment of birth, but not before. The Irish Republic, on the
other hand, has the Eighth Amendment to its constitution that states: "The state acknowledges the right to
life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the
mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its
laws to defend and vindicate that right." This is distinctively
different to British law which includes no such right. To kill a baby the
moment after it is born would mean prosecution for murder, but to kill that same
child a few minutes earlier while it is in its mother's womb is merely a
medical procedure... I know; I've seen it done. Killing the child a few weeks
or months before birth is routine and socially acceptable. Millions of
terminations of pregnancy, usually just called "abortions", have been
performed in the United Kingdom.
It's as everyday as a trip to the dentist and, thanks to modern medical
techniques, is often not much more invasive. I am totally pro-life, but
debating those who disagree with me is almost impossible because I'm so
vulnerable to ad hominem. You can absolutely guarantee that a pro-abortionist will
go on to respond: "But, Ben, don't you believe in a woman's right to
choose?" A woman's right to choose.
That little phrase is a masterpiece of propaganda. It effectively says:
"If you don't want to be a misogynist, support infanticide!" Whoever
came up with that at the Fabian Society, or Ireland's
equivalent cultural Marxist think-tank, must be a mind controller extraordinaire.
There is no honest answer I can give that won't lead to the rebuttal: "So,
Ben, are you, as a 'white!',
'heterosexual!', 'male!', prepared to tell a 'WOMAN!' who has just been
'RAPED!' that she has to carry the baby to full term?" I'm forced to reply
"yes," and you can guess how the rest of the conversation will go.
There are a few alternative responses you can use. I once said to somebody:
"OK, imagine I'm not an 'EEEEEEvil WHM!' and instead pretend I'm a
one-legged black lesbian with dyed green hair, and I'm saying the same thing.
How would you counteract my actual point?" However, a far more cogent
answer, that I will definitely use next time I'm in that situation is: "If
you were the child conceived, would you want to live or die?"
All people alive today are former foetuses. Humans begin as all mammals do, as a single cell inside our mother's body. In just nine months we grow into a fully-formed miniature human being. During those first nine months of our lives, we too could have been aborted. We always hear from pro-abortionists: "It's not a human being yet, it's just a clump of cells!" Well a clump of cells is all I am right now, although it's a much bigger clump today, admittedly. At what point does one become the other. Is an embryo of a thousand cells non-human and one with 1001 cells human? If so why? What's the difference and why is the cut-off point where it is? If you set a legal term limit on abortion at, say, thirty weeks, does the foetus magically transform into a human baby at the stroke of ? You see how absurd the justifications for abortion are? The objection to abortion is not just a religious bugbear; it's a serious secular human rights issue. Sometimes abortion has to be done because it would otherwise put the mother's life in danger. An ectopic pregnancy is doomed from the start because if it is not terminated it will eventually kill the mother and then both mother and baby will be dead anyway. There is currently a campaign in
to repeal the Eighth Amendment led by feminists, several medical experts,
secular activists and leftist politicians. There is a counter-protest as well,
I very much recommend the lectures of Dr Anthony Levatino, a gynaecologist who
used to perform terminations until he experienced a crisis of conscience, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5E2qobpSOI.
Even though I support a total ban on abortions except for the obvious exemption
I discussed above, I don't believe women who have had abortions should be
criminally charged. Instead I would like to ask what is wrong with society when
it makes a mother feel she has to kill her own child. I would like to address
that. Women who have abortions often suffer terrible emotional trauma
afterwards. I knew somebody once who confided in me that she had done this and
she broke down in tears. I wish those women peace and comfort. They weren't to
See here for more information: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/richard-dawkins-banned.html.