The Sacrament of Abortion

Here in France, hospital services of nearly all kinds have been minimized or canceled to free up capacity for the treatment of COVID-19 victims – all except one, that is. Abortion services run unabated and have recently been reinforced by the legal obligation for hospital staff to provide abortions (it had previously been possible for individual doctors to refuse out of personal conviction).


Jörg Guido Hülsmann, in Tom Wood’s Your Facebook Friends Are Wrong About The Lockdown

The murder of the innocent, in the name of women’s sexual equality to men, really is the ceremonial core of the West today.

Nothing must halt the murder of the innocent. It’s the sacred core of Western Civilization.

The full quote is worth considering, as “magic vocal sounds” like the words protect the innocent, is used to defend policies that destroy the lives of the innocent: from those who wait to be born, to those who wish to work, to those who wish to be free from arbitrary and unscientific/irrational restrictions.

Without going into any detail, let me just highlight that this contention squarely contradicts the abortion policies that Western governments have applied since the 1970s. There the reasoning was the other way around: the personal liberty and comfort of women who wished to abort their children were given priority over the right to life of these yet-unborn children. According to WHO figures, each year some 40-50 million babies are aborted worldwide. In 2018 alone, more than 224,000 babies were aborted in France. However serious the current COVID-19 pandemic may yet become, it will remain at a small fraction of these casualties. Not only have governments neglected to “save lives” when it comes to abortion, but they have in fact condoned and funded the killing of human beings on a massive scale.

They still do so now. Here in France, hospital services of nearly all kinds have been minimized or canceled to free up capacity for the treatment of COVID-19 victims – all except one, that is. Abortion services run unabated and have recently been reinforced by the legal obligation for hospital staff to provide abortions (it had previously been possible for individual doctors to refuse out of personal conviction).

The pretense that drastic policies are justified in order to “save lives” also flies in the face of past policy in other areas. In the past, too, it would have been possible to “save lives” by allocating a greater chunk of the government’s budget to state-run hospitals by further reducing speed limits on highways, by increasing foreign aid to countries on the brink of starvation, by outlawing smoking, etc. To be sure, I do not wish to make a case for such policies. My point is that it has never been the sole or highest goal of government policy to “save lives” or to extend lives as far as possible. In fact, such a policy would be utterly absurd and impractical, as I will explain further

below.It is difficult to avoid the impression that the “war to save lives” is a farce. The truth seems to be that the COVID-19 crisis has been used to extend the powers of the state. The government obtains the power to control and paralyze all other human concerns in the name of prolonging the lives of a select few. Never has this principle been admitted in a free country. Few tyrannies have managed to extend their power this far. The current beneficiaries of these new powers are elder citizens and a few others. But make no mistake: once the state’s new and previously unheard-of powers are firmly established, there is no reason that the elderly should remain especially dear to those in power. It must be feared that the very opposite will be the case.

I do not claim that the present French government seeks to grab power over life-and-death decisions, or dictatorial powers to introduce socialism through the back door under the cover of COVID-19. In fact, I cannot imagine that Macron and his government are driven by sinister motivations. I think they have the best of intentions. But the point is that there is a difference between doing good and wishing to do good.

I will note that Dr Hülsmann is far more generous to his masters, than I am to mine.

I prefer to assume that my Above-the-Law Masters are at least as well-informed and as logical as I am. This is not a case of “forgive them, for they do not know what they do,” as they very well know what they are doing.

And what they are doing is beneficial, for the select few that they care about.

But note: it would be wrong to claim that these people are merely dictators without public support. On the contrary, they have plenty of public support.

In a democracy, the people get what they deserve. Good and hard.

And if we live in a society of short-sighted, slavery-seeking fools… well, whose fault is that?

<Looks at the Western Christian Church, leaders and laymen alike.>

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