Saturday, June 02, 2012

QUOTATION: Choice, Abortion and Respect for Life

The pro-life warning about the potential of widespread abortion to degrade reverence for life does have a nugget of truth: a free-market rhetoric about abortion can, indeed, contribute to the eerie situation we are now facing, wherein the culture seems increasingly to see babies not as creatures to whom parents devote their lives but accoutrements to enhance parental quality of life. Day by day, babies seem to have less value in themselves, in a matrix of the sacred, than they do as products with a value dictated by the market economy.

--Naomi Wolf, "Our Bodies Our Souls", The New Republic, 1995