When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense

I borrowed the title from this post from the actual article I wanted to bring attention to. “When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense” is a recent piece at the National Review by Frederica Mathewes-Green. The story of what changed her mind on abortion is quite interesting and well worth your time to read. I don’t think this is an exaggeration, this is a prophetic piece. Particularly the last few paragraphs.

Here’s a quote:

“When people say the unborn is “not a person” or “not a life” they mean that it has not yet grown or gained abilities that arrive later in life. But there’s no agreement about which abilities should be determinative. Pro-choice people don’t even agree with each other. Obviously, law cannot be based on such subjective criteria. If it’s a case where the question is “Can I kill this?” the answer must be based on objective medical and scientific data. And the fact is, an unborn child, from the very first moment, is a new human individual. It has the three essential characteristics that make it “a human life”: It’s alive and growing, it is composed entirely of human cells, and it has unique DNA. It’s a person, just like the rest of us.”

And another:

“In time, it’s going to be impossible to deny that abortion is violence against children. Future generations, as they look back, are not necessarily going to go easy on ours. Our bland acceptance of abortion is not going to look like an understandable goof. In fact, the kind of hatred that people now level at Nazis and slave-owners may well fall upon our era. Future generations can accurately say, ‘It’s not like they didn’t know.’ They can say, ‘After all, they had sonograms.’ They may consider this bloodshed to be a form of genocide. They might judge our generation to be monsters.”

You can read the rest of the article here.