Early abortion rights activists, such as Gloria Steinem, asserted that “if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.” Obviously, men can’t get pregnant, and yet the sacrament of abortion is alive and well.
The Democratic Party platform embraces taxpayer-funded abortions for the entire nine months of a pregnancy, even though 78% of rank and file members of their own party disagree with this extreme position. Furthermore, they want U.S. taxpayers to fund abortion in developing countries, a position opposed by 76% of all voters in the same poll.
“I don’t like the Supreme Court decision on abortion. I think it went too far.”
Who is imposing their religion?
Biden joins a long list of Catholic politicians who embrace abortion-on-demand, to the chagrin of the retired archbishop of the diocese of Philadelphia, Charles Chaput. Shortly before his retirement, he wrote:
“The unborn child means exactly zero in the calculus of power for Democratic Party leaders, and the right to an abortion, once described as a tragic necessity, is now a perverse kind of ‘sacrament most holy.’ It will have a candidate’s allegiance and full-throated reverence…or else.”
The modern religion of ‘choice’
Celebrity abortion activist, Lena Dunham, expressed her longing for the sacrament a few years ago with her lament that, ”I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.”
Clashing sets of scripture
Catholic philosopher, Dr. Peter Kreeft, sees the sacrament of abortion as a diabolical caricature of the Catholic Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist:
“Abortion is the Antichrist’s demonic parody of the Eucharist. That is why it uses the same holy words, ‘This is my body,’ with the blasphemously opposite meaning.”
Ultimately, abortion acolytes promote their sacrament with religious fervor and unwavering self-righteousness. They are out to convert us, or else.