Women Deserve Men Who Oppose Abortion

Clement Harrold

Forty-nine years and sixty million preborn lives later, the Supreme Court 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade should be recognized for the moral and legal calamity that it was. But there remains another, less commonly discussed dimension to this decision, namely, the catastrophic moral and spiritual failure of men, especially Christian men, who have stood on the sidelines for so long.

Legalized abortion, we know, rests on an intricate web of lies that disfigure our vision of the human person and distort the relationship between the sexes. Instead of helpmates united in the service of one another and of society, women and men are now viewed as competitors freed from key obligations and responsibilities. In the name of choice, we consent to a line of thinking that turns mothers and fathers into moral monsters, violently destroying the one relationship, the relationship between a parent and their vulnerable child, that ought to be most sacred. Our offspring must die, we tell ourselves, so that we can truly live.

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