HENRY MORGENTALER SEES ABORTION AS HIS CALLING IN LIFE
You have to hand it to Henry Morgentaler, Canada`s premier abortionist,
he`ll say anything to boost his public image as a defender of women. Such
was the case a while
back on a CBC radio talk show. Anyone listening to the interview that
morning couldn`t help, as I was, but be amazed by the sheer pomposity and
arrogance of a defiant Morgentaler, who unquestionably holds the world
record for vacuuming mother`s wombs. "I have been personally responsible
for some 100,000 abortions in Canada, and I`m quite proud
of this accomplishment... This is my calling in life, it`s my art"! His
self-praise truly bordered on megalomania, one reminiscent of others in
recent history who strutted their military might and boasted shamelessly
about their ghoulish deeds, also invoking humanism.
The true measure, however, of this dedicated abortionist can be found in his
insistence that "I should be given a medal for the compassionate service I
have performed for women in this country". One could almost detect in his
longing for universal approval the vision of a Nobel Prize. Move over
Mother Teresa... We cannot judge the moral dimension of a person, it is
true, but we sure can judge actions.
Morgentaler again tried to make the connection between pro-life activism and
religion. The pro-life movement recognizes absolutely the necessity for
separation of State and religion. It doesn`t want the State to be
Christian, it only asks it to be human. In one contradictory statement after
another, Morgentaler made it evident to his listeners that he realizes very
well he is dealing with human life. Such statements as "more and more
human", "...it only becomes a pre-born sometimes in the second semester",
etc. are biologically as well as philosophically ludicrous. What dictionary
does he consult to
categorically state that the 'products of conception' are not babies? The
first definition for child in the Concise Oxford Dictionary (5th edition)
is: the unborn or newborn human being.
Morgentaler was correct in saying that the right of a woman to control her
own body is precisely the right that the Supreme Court of Canada created in
1988. But it is a specious, mendacious, and poisonous right. What
legitimate right requires for its exercise the infliction of pain and death
on innocent human life - a right that everytime it is exercised someone dies?
When Henry Morgentaler says, as he did in that interview, that many women in
Canada were not able to get abortion services they should have been entitled
to in the past, he is actually saying that "had I been more accessible to
women, a lot of children now in school would not be there!" Let`s all look
around us among our families, friends
and ask ourselves who that could have been.
Morgentaler notwithstanding, abortion is a moral issue: It`s about the
taking of innocent life and about the limits to which humans can go
interfering in other human beings` rights, both before and after birth.
It is also important for fanatic supporters of abortion, like Morgentaler,
to be able to present, as he did in the interview, their opponents as
maniacs. If people can be persuaded of this, pro-abortionists can get out
of answering the difficult question which confronts them: Why is the killing
of a human fetus not the taking of human life?
I quite agree with Morgentaler that abortion shouldn`t be illegal. It should
in fact be unthinkable. Prolifers believe that abortion is our most crucial
human rights issue, and any citizen has the right to express opposition to
this tragedy, without becoming the object of scorn on the part of this
militant abortionist and his admiring supporters.
One last observation concerning this depressing interview. Morgentaler said
he was not a wealthy man. If that`s the case, his financial advisors must
be ripping him off, for it is known from official sources that his abortuary
in Toronto received $3 million
from the pro-abort NDP provincial government in 1992. Add to this the
revenue from his many other Canadian abortion mills and you will find that
abortion, as he executes them, is indeed an exceedingly profitable business,
most of it financed by Canadian citizens.
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