Pro-abortion “feminist”? Antonia Senior, who is the Personal Finance Editor ofThe Times(London), wrote a column, published June 30th, titled,“Yes, abortion is killing. But it’s the lesser evil.”
As ever, when an issue we thought was black and white becomes more nuanced, the answer lies in choosing the lesser evil. The nearly 200,000 aborted babies in the UK each year are the lesser evil, no matter how you define life, or death, for that matter. If you are willing to die for a cause, you must be prepared to kill for it, too. [Via Ignatius Insight]
So abortion is a lesser evil than what? I guess letting the child actually live. So in this scale of evil chopping up a child in the womb is less evil than to let the child be born naturally. On her scale she accepts that abortion is indeed murder yet places the effect on the life of the mother as being more important. So I guess her Ten Commandments would include “Though shalt not inconvenience the Mother.” Though what do we expect from a culture that forgets that maternity is a natural effect of the sex act? A so-called crisis or unintended pregnancy is certainly a life-changing event, but it should not be a life-ending event. I would guess that Antonia Senior would also consider adoption a greater evil than abortion. Funny how it is the feminists that are never there to help women in these situation either to help out financially so they can raise the child or to support adoption. They look at a women in this circumstance and oddly only see abortion as the answer. When killing is the answer you have the wrong answer. Killing outside of self-defence is murder and murder can never be justified.
You can imagine the reaction if a pro-life protester made a similar comment that they must prepare to kill. Someone making such a comment would be rightly condemned in the pro-life movement. Such a comment will go without any outcry among the pro-abortion crowd.
What really struck me seeing this quote today is that today is the feast day of Saint Maria Goretti. Senor’s quote of “If you are willing to die for a cause, you must be prepared to kill for it, too.” is about as far as you could get from the life of this great saint. Saint Maria Goretti pray for us and to especially intercede for the conversion of Antonia Senor.