Anne Lastman A Reflection “Peter,” The Holy Father, Pope Francis, without breaking the line of…
The connection between abortion and its after effects on men, women, and society has long been established, yet still the call is for more abortion, more sexual immorality and more death.
The family is under severe attack from many fronts; however, the most insidious is the now legal and lethal assault on pre born children demanded by their own parents. These are now the most vulnerable members of society, because in the womb they are unseen, unprotected, and those designed to protect and nurture them have become their judges and executioners.
Past history tells us those societies where children were offered as sacrifice to the gods of their day have perished. Perhaps our society with its technological advances has become the most primitive of all because our advanced knowledge has not been used to protect life but rather how to easily dispose of it. The ensuing collective guilt has instilled a projected self-hate, provoking individuals and groups to inflict more death on many levels. The crippling sense of guilt has led to flight via the medium of first denial and then ego satisfaction.
Ultimately what can be said about abortion and the family and society is that abortion deeply wounds the structure called family. Just as the family of God is held together through the overflow of His love so the human family is meant to bind together man and woman by an overflow of their love shown clearly in the image of their child. Abortion is the antithesis of love and plunges the family and humanity into a new state of dehumanisation and de-civilisation.
To heal the family of disenfranchised grief and unacknowledged pain and free them for life must be a goal of all therapy and therapies. Abortion kills love but an acknowledged and good therapeutic programme can restore love and equilibrium and wholeness and family. This needs to be the goal of the society of our times.
“In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act” (G Orwell)