For true world peace, we need to end abortion


Pro-abortion protest in front of the US Supreme Court, on 1/ /.| Photo: EFE/EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

In the United States, senators from the Democratic Party ended the month of February insisting on regimental maneuvers in the Women’s Health Protection Act. They wanted to record in the minutes the speeches of the senators of the Republican Party in an election year. But if Americans realize what the Women’s Health Protection Act is all about, it should not only be a shot in the foot for Democratic strategists, but a sudden awakening to our country’s radicalism on abortion. The Supreme Court’s decision in the case Roe v Wade

places the United States alongside North Korea and China on abortion laws. If Roe is reversed in June, the Democrats plan to develop a pro-abortion public policy in the Legislature – and much more.It was impressive to hear Majority Leader Chuck Schumer be clear about the object of this euphemistically and manipulatively named law: abortion. A majority of Senate Democrats voted for the bill to go ahead. The one exception has been West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, who has increasingly come to realize that he is an exception — such as former Democratic congressman Dan Lipinski, who has strove to make abortion opponents feel welcome in his broken. Lipsinki is no longer in Congress because the powers that be in his party – which need the support of the abortion industry – excluded him from the primaries.

One of the senators who recorded his speech in an enlightening way was Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania. He describes himself as a pro-lifer, yet he receives decent ratings from Planned Parenthood thanks to his voting history. He is a long way from his courageous father, Bob Casey Sr., who was barred from speaking at the Democratic Convention in 1992 for fear that he would challenge the party on the abortion issue. Although he was fully committed to abortion, Bill Clinton had more political astuteness. He knew that most Americans weren’t motivated by legal abortion, but that many who consider themselves pro-choice don’t think much about it and just consider abortion a necessary evil. So, not letting Casey speak, Clinton said she wanted abortion to be “safe, legal and rare.” Casey Jr., on the other hand, voted to bring the most radical pro-abortion bill Congress had ever seen to the Senate. The legislation would determine that states do not have the right to govern themselves with respect to abortion. And Democrats are supporting it even though there are states whose majority of voters have decided to put limits on abortion. Even Casey’s home state has banned abortion after 24 week of pregnancy. This is not too restrictive; is reasonable.

The New York Times, in covering the vote of the Senate, described some of the state’s laws — in Mississippi and Texas, most notably — as saying they impose “medically unnecessary” restrictions on abortion. This ignores the fact that abortion is not medically necessary. A curettage that saves the mother’s life is not meant to kill the baby, although it does. This is not what we are discussing when we talk about abortion, but it is convenient that abortion ideologues maliciously keep us there, in an impossible rhetorical terrain.

It is mainly because the Republican Party is in a mess right now that it is such a serious scandal that the Democratic Party does not give a voice to the totally vulnerable, the unborn. The White House issued a statement saying that “the restrictions are particularly devastating for communities of color.” In fact, these are the women and girls who are always the most pressured to accept abortion as a single choice.

There is a new technical book,

Speaking for the Unborn: 03-Second Pro-Life Rebuttals to Pro-Choice Arguments , written by Steven A. Christie, a Miami physician. He didn’t need to have written the book; he knows that abortion is not a mere political issue, but a matter of basic human rights, because he follows science. At the beginning of the book, he says that there were more than 62 million of abortions since Roe’s case in 1973. When asked why he bothered to speak for the unborn, he replied, “If the unborn are neither living nor human, it doesn’t matter, and we don’t need to talk about it.” He continues: “But if the unborn are alive and human, then we kill more than 62 millions of children”. It is for the children that we care, he concludes. The book continues with non-religious arguments against abortion. It is only by choosing to look away from a few basic facts – and he exposes them all – that abortion continues in the United States.

The Doctor. Christie is also clear that we should have compassion for the needs of women first, especially knowing that 62 millions of abortions indicate that millions of women also suffered. Every loss causes suffering, so even those who flaunt their own abortions to protest restrictions must have deep and raw wounds, in which politics undoubtedly puts salt.

At a time when Russia is giving to the world

flashbacks of the Soviet threat, and in which we heard several calls for peace – including from the head of the Democratic Party, President Biden – , Democrats make an electoral vote for the expansion of abortion in the United States their priority, seeking to bypass states that are better than that.

Don’t expect world peace before we do something better than abortion. Forgive me for quoting Mother Teresa, who spoke before President Clinton at the time. Before we stop dehumanizing the unborn child in the womb, let’s expect more, not less, violence in our homes, in our countries and around the world.

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