Conservatism and the Moral Calculus of Abortion
Murdering nascent life is one thing, and perhaps we as a Conservative force cannot fully cauterize this abomination. But we can make it rare. Moreover, we can also make it so that taxpayers will not have to fund this horror from public redistributed funds. The command against murdering the innocent, whom God has wonderfully knit together and Who knows of every hair on their little heads, is not a negotiable item for either economic convenience, sex selection, or because one was either just too stoned or complacent to take responsibility for one's actions. In an age that has elevated indiscriminate freedom to the status of fetish, can it be doubted that not everything that sprouts from the imagination of blighted minds is morally acceptable or desirable? While in our bedeviled state of moral anomie a republic can no longer aspire to make men good, it can certainly restrain the demons of our baser natures from defiling ourselves, and generations hence, by subsidizing a ponderous chain of wickedness.
Considering the totality of human action through God's perfect justice -- who beholds us through His fiery lens without blemish, just how "draconian" is His judgment on selective abortion of the innocent? Does He consider it a sphere of civil rights or an issue of autonomous liberty? Is selective abortion really a net advantage for population control or a benevolent plume in the cap of feminist liberation from the cruel restrictions of a rigid patriarchal nature? Can a regime that thwarts the sacrosanct integrity of life that we of ourselves have no power to create, and so cavalierly suck into a sink, call heinous human evil committed under color of nihilistic choice a utilitarian addendum to our republican virtues? One expects such byzantine moral-political tap dancing from the compromised Left, who measure all things through the grimy looking glass of statist calculations and expedience. But Social Conservatives and Christians, who comprise perhaps the lion's share of the total Conservative camp, are subject to a duty higher than materialist economics.
The day will come when America is perhaps a furtive memory -- and in the fullness of all things, even the Earth, with its spiritual contagions of sin and wantonness, will pass unto the fire. But what measures we uphold today and what strongholds we smash with the iron rod of transcendent truth and enlightened law will form the substance of our crowns. Conservatism must mean more than conserving money. It falls to us to conserve, in as much as possible, the ineffable illumination of light and life. Having been redeemed from such a great darkness: one that has cast a burial shroud darkening the collective mind of Men, we are commissioned to do no less.
Glenn Fairman writes from Highland, Ca. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.