Axios: Impact of Roe v. Wade Reversal Could Extend Far Beyond Abortion

This is the point I have been making.

Abortion is a practice. It was preceded in the 1950s and 1960s by a key cultural shift among our elites toward Left-Modernism. As a practice, the legalization of abortion merely reflects a change in the law that brought our society into line with its new set of dominant values. The same was true of the demise of racial segregation, the postwar trend toward deracination and cosmopolitanism, the legalization of interracial marriage, the triumph of feminism and gay rights, the embrace of birth control, etc. All of these things are the same thing which is elites reordering a society in line with a new set of values.

There is a reason why all of these massive cultural shifts which broke with centuries of tradition all occurred around the same time. These shifts have always been linked to a change in elite values. Modernism with its romanticization of the inner world of the self, self-expression and cultural liberation and egalitarianism infected postwar elites and became ascendant in this era.

Axios:

“The implications of Roe v. Wade being overturned could stretch far beyond accessing an abortion.

Why it matters: Patients experiencing early miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, or life-threatening medical conditions could also lose access to timely care, experts said Tuesday. …”

Eric P. Kaufmann described this key cultural shift in his outstanding book, The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America.

The legal reasoning that established Roe v. Wade as the law of the land also triggered a cascade of social revolutions that ripped apart the social fabric.

Among other things, we live in a culture which not only tolerates, but celebrates everything from deracination to antiracism to multiculturalism to cosmopolitanism to legal abortion to birth control to homelessness to drug abuse to suicide to gay marriage to “trans” to divorce to blasphemy, and so on. Every conceivable category of hardcore pornography is easily accessible on the internet. This is an extremely radical cultural shift which represents a very hardcore version of expressive individualism. It is bizarre and stands out both as a severe break from other world cultures and our own history.

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13 Comments

  1. I appreciate your view of legalized abortion as a manifestation of a wider societal/cultural iconoclasm.

    As a practice, the legalization of abortion merely reflects a change in the law that brought our society into line with its new set of dominant values.

    Or as I suggested before, it can be seen as part of a switch from a Christian to a secular moral framework — there can be no question of abortion ever being acceptable in Christian morality — my own feeling about abortion has been uneasy acquiescence to the Roe status quo (‘pro choice’), yet I always regarded abortion as immoral and conceded the moral high ground to the ‘pro life’ side.

    • “as I suggested before, it can be seen as part of a switch from a Christian to a secular moral framework”

      No, to a Jewish moral framework.

    • The pro-life side may hold the moral high ground (I have my doubts about that) but many of them are thoroughly unlikable. I once heard an argument that true Christians should not be upset about the deaths of the unborn, because their souls are so pure and uncorrupted that they immediately fly into the embrace of God.

      • Actually, the tradition was that the unborn, being unbaptized, went to Limbo. The Catholic Church no longer insists on that, or even that Limbo exists, but Catholics are free to believe in it.

        • You’re right, I forgot about Limbo, a place that Catholics invented to put all the billions of people who lived before Christ and therefore never heard of him.

  2. “Axios: Impact of Roe v. Wade Reversal Could Extend Far Beyond Abortion”

    To Brown v. Board of Education ?

    Only in my dreams 🙁

  3. Fear porn for the libtards, in order to get them activated and motivated for the November midterms.

    Axios is making an ant hill into a mole hill.

  4. The supreme court is not an elected body. They never had the authority to invalidate state abortion laws. They never had the authority to decide how public schools should be run either, or how the states would run criminal justice. The supreme court was supposed to deal with disputes in the federal government, or business between the states, i.e. the interstate commerce clause, not make laws by judicial fiat.

    They are a handful of bureaucrats that none of the public voted for, with no particular expertise in anything except case law and court procedure. They should not be making rules for the rest of the country to follow. What’s democratic about eight or nine know it alls making rules for everyone else to live up to, when they don’t have to answer to anyone?

  5. Griswold vs. Connecticut from way back in 1965 legalized contraception nationwide which had been illegal in Connecticut and many other states before this Supreme Court ruling. Legal abortion logically followed because when contraception fails abortion is used as a back up method.

    After Jan. 1973 the floodgates opened with eventually so-called “gay” marriage, Heather has Two Mommies, transgender freaks, LTGBQ+ etc. This repeal of Roe vs. Wade, if it holds up is a really big deal, that is why there is all the wailing and gnashing of teeth from The Usual Suspects.

  6. Wasn’t abortion commonly practiced in the Soviet Union? What’s their policy now? Has it changed? What about other European countries?

  7. The 5 justices could reverse all legislating from the bench, which would further divide the state since that has smoothed over differences

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