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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.
Nonetheless, party leaders continue to evangelize the sanctity of abortion to the masses, even though their core voters aren’t in synch with this element of the party platform. Party leaders believe that, given time and coercion, they’ll gain converts:
One such convert is Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden. Mr. Biden attended the first March for Life in Washington DC in 1974, and said,
“I don’t like the Supreme Court decision on abortion. I think it went too far.”
As the current standard-bearer for his party, he has jettisoned every single pro-life position he ever held on the sanctity of life, most recently withdrawing his decades-long support of the Hyde Amendment. This amendment blocked the funding of human abortion using taxpayer dollars.
Who is imposing their religion?
Biden used to say that he couldn’t impose his Catholic religion, which supports life from conception to natural death, on others. Now he has no compunction imposing his new sacrament, abortion, on all taxpayers, even Roman Catholics who still embrace the timeless pro-life teachings of their Church.
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.”
He identified that the ‘price of entry’ into the party’s elite political class has “been the transfer of our real loyalties and convictions from the old Church of our baptism to the new ‘Church’ of our ambitions and appetites.”
The modern religion of ‘choice’
The modern religion of ‘choice’ suggests that power for a woman a comes from control over her own body, even at the expense of the child in her womb. Their ‘clerics’ encourage women to ‘shout their abortion’ as outward signs of being ‘blessed’ by the sacrament of abortion.
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
Her theology is grounded in the abortion culture’s ‘scripture’ from 1970, “Our Bodies Ourselves.” It clashes with Christian theology whose scripture states, “You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6)
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.