Letter to the Daily Tar Heel
submitted about 3/22/14
A more representative title for
my March 18, 2014 letter to the editor would be “Abortion could be considered genocide.” Perhaps the Daily Tar Heel’s imperative,
“should,” prompted misunderstanding contained in the March 19 reply, “Abortion
letter was ignorant and hateful.”
But if abortion is genocide (or
if it’s murder) how are we to regard women who participate in taking the lives
of their pre-natal children?
Every genocide has aspects in
common with other genocides, but every one is different. Women have been
deceived into believing abortion is good for them. The reality of abortion being a violent act
that will destroy their child is suppressed or withheld. They’ve grown up in a culture that believes
sexuality can be separated from reproduction, and it is legal and okay to
destroy their offspring. If a comparison
can be made, it would be like German young people who grew up in the 1930s. They
bear a degree of responsibility for their actions, but they are also victims of
those who allowed the killing to be legitimized.
The UN and other definitions of
genocide do not refer to hatred. Impassive calculation is enough, because the
definitions turn on intent “to destroy in whole or in part.” There are groups,
national and international, campaigning to destroy all unwanted children. Planned Parenthood with its slogan “Every
child a wanted child” is an example. And
often people involved in genocide are motivated only by self-interest.
With genocide, and in any widespread
killing, dehumanizing language makes it easier.
“Fetus,” commonly used by abortion-choice advocates, refers to any mammal,
when the human-specific term is “child.”
For perspective, watch the
introductory video at www.abortionNo.org. How can such violence be healthy for women? Abortion is anti-women. Not only does it harm mothers, half of the
pre-natal children killed by abortion are girls.
I would encourage readers to
examine the facts (including gruesome images of the victims of abortion),
ignore the petty insults and personal attacks, consider the arguments, and come
to the best conclusion. What word
describes abortion better than “genocide”?
by Meredith Hunt
The photo is a GAP brochure that we handed out on 4/1 2014 on the campus of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Someone lit it on fire. Not only was my reply rejected, the Daily Tar Heel did not allow me to post any online comments.