Wow. Henry Morgentaler did the world a favour by saving it from 80,000 criminals. An amazing feat.
I’m not sure how he knew that all 80,000 of the unborn babies he personally aborted were destined to become criminals, but that was his rationale. When the University of Western Ontario in London awarded him an honorary doctorate eight years ago, he said: “Well-loved children grow into adults who do not build concentration camps, do not rape and do not murder.”
Interesting, how he only acknowledged the humanity of these unborn babies when he predicted their future criminality; otherwise, they were just non-human blobs to be obliterated.
But let’s take a closer look at the gaping holes in Morgentaler’s ridiculous justification for wiping out the equivalent of a small city’s worth of future Canadian citizens.
Well-loved children grow into adults who do not build concentration camps? Josef Goebbels was, by all accounts, the apple of his mother’s eye. He grew up to be a key player in the building of concentration camps. So did Hermann Goering, right-hand man to Adolf Hitler — yet, Goering’s brother, Albert, was known as a humanitarian who saved many Jews during the Holocaust. They both had the same mother. And one would think that Albert, who was allegedly the product of an extramarital affair his mother, Fanny, had, would have been the unwanted child. Yet, he grew up to be not a criminal, but a hero who risked his life to save Jewish people from the Nazis.
As for rape and murder, would those rapists Morgentaler alluded to include the approximately 40,000 unborn girls he aborted? Highly unlikely, to put it mildly. The overwhelming majority of rapists are men. So what crimes did the deaths of those girl fetuses prevent? Maybe Morgentaler prevented the odd tube of lipstick from being shoplifted at a mall store — you know, the occasional teenage theft-type of incident. Nor were the vast majority of those unborn boys headed for rampages of rape and murder should they ever escape alive from the womb.
The truth is that in his zeal to rid the world of future criminals, Morgentaler also deprived it of future doctors, teachers, scientists, artists, athletes and others who might have contributed to society in so many ways. That’s because life is not as starkly black and white as Morgentaler painted it, and the child who is unwanted often becomes a much-loved and much-wanted child after he or she arrives.
The Calgary Herald
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Lakritz - The Inconvenient Truth about Morgentaler
Amid the praises lavished on Henry Morgentaler after his death this past week, there is one voice that is singing a different tune. And she actually got this published in the Calgary Herald. Well said, Naomi Lakritz.