Monday, October 19, 2009

The Fallacy of Choice

As written up in today's post on Big Blue Wave in Somebody Has to Be Pro-Abortion, Suzanne points out that pro-choice defenders don't like to be called pro-aborts. Choice is such a positive word, as Bernard Nathanson wrote, that's why they picked it to push their agenda to legalize abortion in New York City in the early 70's. Who would dare to criticize the seeming virtue of choice?

But choice simply means that you pick one thing as opposed to another. And the object of choice is what matters, not the fact that you have choice itself. It is what you choose that makes the difference.

So let's expose choice for what it is. What do women choose when they choose abortion? They choose, plain and simple, to end the life of their developing baby. Period. That's what their choice is. We must never substitute the ability to choose from what is actually chosen. In the end, it is the object of choice that matters, not the ability to choose.

The essence of the abortion mentality is not to deny that the unborn child is a child. Rather, it is that we take the place of God. It is the idea that what I choose is right, not because the ting I choose is good, but rather because I choose. Choice is more important than life, and my choice takes the place of God himself. Hence, clergy preach “choice” and the message of Christ becomes “choice on earth.”

Ultimately, human being have to feel like they are in line with God. Therefore, if they do not change their lives to conform to God’s will, they will change their very concept of God to conform to their own will.

- Father Frank Pavone, Ending Abortion, Not Just Fighting It

Every time, pro-lifers gather to defend the right to life for the unborn, someone passes who yells out "choice, choice, choice" to which I always want to respond "what are you choosing?" After all, we are not talking about flavours of ice cream here. Let's be serious, let's be truthful.

1 comment:

BabyBoy1203 said...

I think that quote from Fr. Pavone really sums it up. People today are more than aware that the unborn are human. It's reached a whole new level of horror when we admit that the unborn are people but that our "right to choose" what their fate will be is more important than their humanity. This kind of hardness of heart is worse than anything, and it is so difficult to soften such hearts.