Liberalism, Islam and Abortion

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A human fetus (offspring) in early development

Liberalism has a very obvious indifference to the life of the unborn and the Holy Father recently warned that “the protection of nature is also incompatible with the justification of abortion” (cf. Laudato si, no. 120).  Abortion is so closely tied by the left to leftist views on women’s rights and environmentalism that it is aggressively pushed for by the left, even with liberal Christians calling it a “women’s right issue” in addition to a necessity to save the environment.

Even as brutal as Muhammad was, he had the decency to spare the infant from the sin of the couple.  According to Islamic tradition Muhammad encountered an adulteress.

“He (the Holy Prophet) said to her: (You will not be punished) until you deliver what is there in your womb. One of the Ansar became responsible for her until she was delivered (of the child). He (that Ansari) came to Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) and said the woman of Ghamid has given birth to a child. He (the Holy Prophet) said: In that case we shall not stone her and so leave her infant with none to suckle him. One of the Ansar got up and said: Allah’s Apostle, let the responsibility of his suckling be upon me. She was then stoned to death.” (Sahih Muslim 17:4205)

Obviously, I do not agree with the punishment for the adulteress since we are called to have mercy and even more so since she asked for forgiveness; she even confessed to him earlier of fornication and asked for forgiveness.  I thought Allah was supposed to be Most Merciful (rf. Quran 5:34).  Anyways, it is strange how as ruthless Sharia can be, the liberals feel the need to whitewash themselves of the evils they endorse namely in abortion, the killing of innocent, unborn human life.  Can they really say they are that much better than the extremists whose actions they condemn?  Let us not forget, Adolf Hitler’s administration had firm pro-abortion, pro-euthanasia and pro-sterilization policies along with strict gun control laws.  Does that sound familiar?  It should.

Unfortunately the abortionists feel the need to end the life of the unborn due to the mistakes of the couple in such cases as adultery, fornication and especially incest, when ironically Muhammad himself made the adulteress give birth before stoning her.  The baby is therefore not only seen as a result of said illicit expressions of the conjugal act, but also the illegitimate byproduct of said acts.  Saint John Paul II noted how abortion is sometimes treated as “the only possible decisive response to failed contraception” (cf. Evangelium Vitae, no. 13).

So, what can we learn from all this?  The choice to terminate an unborn human life is not the same as making the choice to sell a car.  One choice is a matter between life and death.  The other is not.  Our choices do have consequences and the choice to have an abortion comes with dire consequences.  Let us pray for victims of abortion, pregnant women, women who have undergone abortion and those thinking of having abortions.  We think of the words of Mary, the Immaculate Mother, who in Scripture said, “Let it be done to me according to your word.”

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Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.

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