segunda-feira, novembro 13, 2006

Aborto, imagens e palavras - 7

Na interessantíssima "New Oxford Review", a ler "Margaret Sanger and The New Woman" sobre a vida e a carreira de uma das primeiras defensoras públicas do aborto, ou acerca das motivações últimas que inspiram o feminismo radical aborcionista, ideologia com graves efeitos letais. Transcrevo este trecho (os destaques são meus):

After all that, it is not surprising to learn that Margaret had a rabid hatred of the Catholic Church. She rightly saw the Church as the great enemy and chief obstacle of the Birth Control League. In the 1920s Catholics presented a united front and gave public warnings that were clearly inspired and prophetic. They declared that legalizing birth control would lead to refined materialism and selfish individualism, would degrade marriage, would cause husband and wife to see each other as instruments of sexual gratification, and would weaken their self-control, as well as their capacity for self-denial. Even Gandhi agreed with the Catholic view when Margaret Sanger visited him and tried to bring him around to her worldview. Archbishop Patrick J. Hayes of New York put it bluntly: Easy access to artificial contraception would lead to a "wild orgy of atheism and immorality." These predictions have manifestly been fulfilled.

In the 1930s Catholics also gave prophetic warning that if Margaret Sanger and her Birth Control League had their way, the floodgates of pornography would be opened and abortion would soon be legalized. A generation before Roe v. Wade, they could see that legalized abortion was around the corner once easy access to birth control made immorality rampant.

In conclusion, Margaret Sanger can be compared to Semiramis, the mythical queen of Babylon who supplanted her husband and made sexual immorality the law of the land. She did this because she herself was lascivious and her abrogation of virtue brought about the ruin of her nation. Margaret Sanger's private life was obviously the hidden spring of her public actions. This now has to be admitted. She worked tirelessly to overturn the laws against obscenity, birth control, and abortion mainly because her secret lifestyle made all these things necessary. For at the root of her agenda and that of Planned Parenthood was and is a pseudo-scientific view of human sexuality as something even lower than the coupling of animals.


P.S. Na mesma "New Oxford Review", sugiro vivamente a consulta dos "dossiers" dedicados aos temas do aborto e do feminismo radical.

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