Yes, Abortion And Transgenderism Do Have Lots In Common

Nathanael Blake

Sometimes even New York Times columnists tell the truth. For instance, a recent article by Jennifer Finney Boylan was headlined “Abortion Rights and Trans Rights Are Two Sides of the Same Coin.” Yes, and the coin is currency from Hell.

Although there are abortion supporters who oppose transgenderism and vice versa, Boylan is correct that the justifications for abortion and transgenderism share most of their ideological DNA. Both are rooted in hatred for the givenness of human embodiment and its limitations. Both should be rejected in favor of something better.

Boylan, who identifies as transgender, objects to giving “the state the right to limit what you can or cannot do with your own body” and insists that decisions about abortion and gender transition should be left to an individual, “who alone knows the truth of their heart, who alone can understand what the consequences of their choices will be in the years to come.”

But the abortion debate is not about what a woman is allowed to do with her body, but what she can have done to the body of the new human being developing in utero. The point of abortion is to destroy someone else’s body.

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