What Is Abortion?

Judie Brown
by Walter Hoye II
April 28, 2011
© American Life League, Inc.
Reproduced with Permission

Abortion is an intrinsically evil act that gravely violates the dignity of an innocent human being by taking his or her life. Abortion is not just another surgical or medical procedure that is hygienic and safe. Abortion gravely wounds the dignity of those who support it and leaves those who commit it in profound psychological and moral trauma. Marginalizing abortion marginalizes the sanctity of human life itself and dehumanizes the members of any society.

Why Is Abortion So Accepted?

The social acceptance of abortion is one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century. Abortion is nothing new and the reasons for it can be found rooted in the Church's failure to consistently and effectively demonstrate the love of Christ in the terms found in [the book of] James. "The religion which is holy and free from evil in the eyes of our God and Father is this: to take care of children who have no fathers and of widows who are in trouble, and to keep oneself untouched by the world."

Until the quality of life for women and children is improved by the practical applications of unconditional love, many women will continue to be attracted to the false sense of security abortion provides.

Does Abortion Free Women?

The freedom, independence, empowerment and sense of security promised women by abortion is a lie. Can equality for women be achieved at the expense of murdering their children? Of course not. Abortion is oxymoronic, a "cruel kindness" if you will. Abortion is the lie that promises to improve the "quality of life" at the "expense of life." Embracing abortion as a necessary social policy to guarantee life will ultimately result in the end of life. Abortion not only fails to free women, it ultimately promises to enslave us all.

Brothers, we really need to talk.