100 Years of Legal Abortion: Happy ‘Birthday,’ Subhumanism, by Jason Jones & John Zmirak

Liberation Theologian Leonardo Boff Is a Keynote Speaker at Vatican’s ‘Economy of Francesco’ Conference, by Edward Pentin
November 19, 2020
Making Room for the Common Good, by Dr. Jeff Mirus
November 19, 2020

By Jason Jones & John Zmirak, The Stream, November 18, 2020


Jason Jones is a senior contributor to The Stream. He is a film producer, author, activist and human rights worker. You can follow him at @JasonJonesShow… John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream, and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism.

Jason Jones & John ZmirakNovember 18 marks a powerful anniversary. In 1920, the newly-hatched dragon that was the Soviet Union legalized abortion. That made it the first government in the West to embrace the destruction of children since the conversion of Constantine. No one even dared to raise the idea of doing that until the 18th century, when the Marquis de Sade proposed it — in the midst of one of his many pornographic, literally Satanist books.

The egg he laid took centuries to mature, but it pecked its way out 100 years ago today. Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir both argued for abortion as the only way women could be fully “equal” to men. Equally free, that is, to abandon the innocent product of sexual gratification. In the U.S., Ruth Bader Ginsburg picked up de Sade’s argument (likely ignorant of its origins) and tried to enshrine it in U.S. law. In the Soviet Union, by the best estimates, the average woman had six abortions in her lifetime.  …

Continue reading  >>>