Is abortion an advance and giving birth a retreat? This is where an education in the Old Testament and classic civilizations comes in handy. It was the bloodthirsty age of the Old Testament patriarchs where we learn about the great god Molech into whose brazen jaws the pagan peoples threw the unwanted “products of conception” after their debaucheries. It was the cruel and brutal Roman civilization, which in her later years, condoned infanticide and the exposure (or throwing away) of unwanted “products of conception.”
It was the Christians and Jews of the first centuries who exposed not infants, but the cruel and heartless barbarism of the people who could kill innocent children. Rather than abortion being a step forward into some brave new world, it is a step backward into the cowardly old world of world weary decadents who fornicate and conceive and throw their babies away.