Abortion stops a beating heart. You’ve seen the bumper stickers. And you know that it’s true. But then, so do pro-choice feminists (both of the female and male variety). Because, as we know from Romans 1, the unbeliever suppresses the truth, no matter how evident, in his pursuit of unrighteousness. But some unbelievers are more honest than others. Take a fairly recent article by a woman named Antonia Senior’s in The Times [London] entitled, “Yes, Abortion is Killing. But It’s the Lesser Evil.”
Senior admits that a fetus at any stage is a child and, “any other conclusion is a convenient lie that we on the pro-choice side of the debate tell ourselves to make us feel better about the action of taking a life.” But does this confession make her repudiate the murder of children? No. She insists that “reproduction rights” (i.e. abortion) are central to the feminist cause and “if you are willing to die for a cause, you must be prepared to kill for it, too.” In other words, sure, abortion is murder. But somebody has to die in the glorious name of feminism.
Don’t be shocked by this. . To be a feminist, you must despise fatherhood (patriarchy) and if you’re going to despise fathers, you must despise the family. And if you’re going to despise the family, you must despise childbearing. For example, in The Dialectic of Sex, radical feminist Shulamith Firestone tells us how we can free ourselves from the patriarchy.
The freeing of women from tyranny of their reproductive biology by every means available, and the diffusion of the childbearing and childrearing role to the society as a whole, men as well as women.
That is feminism in all its cruelty. Forget the liberation of women. Feminism is about rejecting the fatherhood of God. And while belivers in the true gospel cry out, “Abba, Father” (Rom 8:15), believers in this false gospel climb to a summit of their own success, upon a mountaintop of their own murdered children.