Why I Hate The Pro-Choice Movement

This is a rant.

I feel compelled this morning to unpack all the different layers of what is wrong with abortion as a practice and why a society that tolerates it is inevitably culturally degenerate.

1. Abortion is murder – This is the common objection. Human life begins at conception. Butchering a fetus is murder. It is not just murder, but a mother voluntarily killing her own child and disposing of her own offspring for what is usually lifestyle reasons. This makes it even more awful. Christians would argue that the fetus has a soul, but you don’t even have to subscribe to Christianity to recognize that the practice of a human mother killing her own child is deeply unnatural and perverse and wonder about what the long term consequences of such a grotesque act would have on the social order.

2. Abortion strikes at organic bonds – As I have repeatedly pointed out, there is no deeper human bond than the organic bond between a mother and her child. It dwarfs the bond between kin groups. It dwarfs even further the far more distant organic bond of race. A culture which would sever the deepest of all human bonds for lifestyle reasons is sick. It is hopelessly, irredeemably individualistic. Thus, you can expect every other weaker biological bond than that one – such as the bonds of kinship on which nationalism rests – to be fatally undermined and eroded by the logic that sustains abortion.

3. Abortion is liberalism run wild – There isn’t any mystery about why abortion was legalized in the United States. It was due to postwar liberalism animated by modernism, which romanticizes self-expression, pushing extreme individualism to a whole new level and cutting deeper and deeper wounds in the social fabric. Legal abortion only became possible because attitudes changed toward the Self. The Self had to be put up on a pedestal for abortion and a host of other evils to become politically feasible. Selfishness and self-definition through self expression was romanticized which necessarily devalues unchosen, natural, ascriptive, hereditary bonds and forms of identity whether it is the weaker ones like race and ethnic kinship or even the strongest of all biological bonds like the mother-child bond.

4. Abortion demolishes traditionalism – As a nationalist and a racialist, I want to live in a society that is built on natural, organic bonds, not liberal abstractions and still less on the pursuit of modernist aesthetic lifestyles, hedonism and novelty seeking. The mother-child bond is the strongest of these bonds. The family bond is another important key bond in the social fabric. Love of your ethnic group and your race is an extension of how you value your family and what you believe about the Self. A healthy person is someone who defines their identity in terms of their relationships and obligations to others. They have an identity that connects them to the past, present and future of their kind. Liberals are sick people who build their sense of identity, not on what binds them to others, but on self definition and self expression. They build their identity on what they don’t owe to others and what they don’t have in common. They are the clothes they wear, the car they drive, the brands that they consume, the tattoos and piercings which cover their flesh, etc. An unwanted child is an obligation that could be a burden in their pursuit of unbridled narcissism, self-expression, material accumulation and the pursuit of educational credentials. They believe that they have the choice and constitutional right to dispose of that responsibility because ultimately no one really owes anything to their own blood, but everything to themselves.

5. Abortion demolishes blood ties – Think about it. There are a lot of liberal assumptions that are implicit in the practice of abortion. It is not murder (the fetus isn’t really alive), but a personal choice. It is not a sin that is deeply offensive to God. Life isn’t sacred up to and including your own offspring. Blood ties are meaningless and have no claim when weighed against the right of individual self-expression. Forget about the father because patriarchy can’t get between a woman and her physician.

6. Abortion emancipates women’s sexuality – As a practice, abortion severs a woman from her own offspring. It severs the woman from the father. It severs the woman from her kin and society. Obviously, it severs a woman from God too, but that usually doesn’t even enter her mind. It really breaks every sort of organic bond. It is her “choice” alone. It is her sovereign body. You could say that a liberal society is one that is defined by anonymity and the weakness of virtually all sorts of natural, organic bonds. It is built on the assumption that human societies are formed by sovereign individuals, not the assumption that humans are social beings who are born into societies or that humans are relational beings.

7. Abortion is deeply nihilistic and disposes of future generations – As a practice, abortion rests on the assumption that future generations are disposable. A culture which endorses such a practice will inevitably devalue future generations in everything it does. We don’t owe anything to future generations because everything is owed to the Self. Such an attitude and sick value system which is geared toward the present will inevitably have consequences that go far beyond abortion.

8. Abortion makes it impossible to conserve anything – Ultimately, what abortion represents is that the future of any society which practices it should be given over to whims and fads and choice. It eliminates limits and boundaries. It should be allowed to drift toward whatever end comes along whether it is miscegenation or homosexuality or childlessness because at the end of the day any end which is freely chosen is just as good as any other. The social consequences don’t matter because of the elevation of the Self under liberalism animated by modernism. Female self-definition and self-expression IS ALL that matters. Abortion is a backstop and subsidy that encourages irresponsible, antisocial behavior. Pretty much all cultures which endure over time whether it is Christianity or Islam regulate sexuality.

9. Abortion has massive political consequences – The biggest supporters of abortion are that whole class of White and Jewish college-educated, professional class career women and feminists who live in the big metros even though they rarely get abortions themselves. The “pro-choice movement” are the DINKs and dog moms and wine moms who value materialism and their careers before their families who are Hillary Clinton’s political base and whose negative impact on our society goes far beyond the abortion issue. We hear a lot about racial differences in abortion rates, but much less about the political impact of all these harpies who are far more likely to vote than poor, working class blacks.

10. Shamelessness – There is also the matter of shamelessness. We don’t think about shame and dishonor in the way our ancestors used to. We have been removed some distance from our own customs, but abortion used to be considered a shameful, immoral, antisocial act. The same was true of miscegenation, homosexuality, drunkenness and all kinds of other vices and perversions which are celebrated today in the wake of the Left-Modernist culture shift. In our sick, degenerate modernist culture, identifying as a post-op “trans” woman is a kind of badge of honor in the Olympics of bourgeois self-expression.

I hate pretty much everything about late 20th century America.

I’m not under any illusions that these negative social trends are separate issues. A culture which tolerates legal abortion is sick and degenerate and overvalues the Self and thus will also tolerate pretty much anything whether it is interracial marriage, miscegenation, homosexuality, gay marriage, polygamy, etc. Such a cursed, degenerate culture will also tolerate things like “trans” and children mutilating their genitals. The right to pursue all 60,000 gender identities completely divorced from biology and tradition and social ends is also a “choice” and the rotten fruit of the same tree of modernism and postmodernism. Indeed, we already see the “pro-choice movement” following the liberal and modernist logic of abortion to its inevitable conclusion: anyone who freely chooses to self-identify as a woman or express themselves as a woman IS a woman and you are a bigot for not going along with their delusion. Such is how the abolition of one limit naturally and inexorably leads to the erosion of ALL limits.

Now you know why the “pro-choice movement” appears to be composed of self-absorbed liberal degenerates who are increasingly detached from reality who care nothing for their race, nation, family or God. A highly inflated sense of Self occupies that space in their hearts and through them their collective influence in our culture.

Note: I didn’t choose to a White male. I didn’t choose to be a Southerner. I didn’t choose to speak English. I didn’t choose my family. Unlike liberals, I base my identity on natural, unchosen obligations and affiliations.

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24 Comments

  1. You seem to see abortion as an individual rights vs common good issue. I don’t. Yes, the stripper who aborts her kid is doing it for her own “selfish” individualistic reasons. But I don’t think she’s denying anything valuable to society by not having a kid out of wedlock. Your argument about “the future generations” only works when you keep it vague and abstracted. When you look at the actual, concrete phenomenon, you realize that this is not the kind of “future” anyone wants. There’s a subtext that a society can’t care about “future generations” unless everyone, even people with bad genes who will make terrible parents, reproduces.

    • Show me a society which supports legal abortion as a constitutional right and I will show you a society that is completely and utterly degenerate and abandoned to selfishness in pretty much every other way. That’s a feature, not a bug.

      • But restricting abortion is not going to undo the numerous other precursors to degeneracy and White decline. We no longer have a racially and culturally homogeneous society where all your points against abortion would not even need to be stated.

        Imagine if all the protests and funds raised against abortion were instead directed at birthright citizenship, forced integration or affirmative action? Or against all the foreign interventions which have ended up getting young White men killed/maimed and subsequently importing millions of non-Whites from the countries where we intervened? Interventions which have been largely cheered on by those that opposed abortion.

        • A society that values abortion isn’t going to defend itself from all that. It wont even want to. Degeneracy of the spirit prevents one from defending himself against actual predators and enemies.

          The only foes they can muster up the will to fight are those who threaten to take their things away – in this case, the “right” to kill their unborn baby. They’ll fight “white supremacists” and “mysoginists” all day. Non-whites immigrants and Jews? Not so much.

          Hunter’s rant here has made me reconsider my own assumptions and values.

      • As a member of Class Mammalia, we are creatures of a biochemical dance that has been part and parcel with regulating our behavior, therefore, if you really want to increase the odds that a woman will keep her embryo-fetus until birth, one effective fix would be to artificially raise the level of the neuropeptide oxytocin in her brain. Simple as.

      • In spite of what some say, we don’t have too sell our soul’s or outdevil the devil, too protect and preserve our race, all we have too do , is try too do the right thing, getting rid of legalized abortion is a very good thing……..the.life is in the blood, the life is in the blood, the life is in the blood…………if it has blood, it has a soul……….their are some who say ” make america great again” how bout instead we try too make america good, clean and honest again……..
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      • Hungary? It doesn’t have it in the constitution but it’s fully legal and non-controversial. There are some problems with corruption and low-fertility rates, but you could fine problems in any society. It certainly isn’t infested with the suicidal wokeness of the United States.

  2. The Founder of Planned Parenthood Margarette Sanger was a race realist definitely on our side.

    She understood if the American lowest class, criminal Negro population was allowed or encouraged to breed out of control it would destroy our civilization as almost happened in our cities in the 1970s, late 1980s and early 90s.

    Is there anyone reading OD or writing OD think it would be a good thing for us for the populations of Haiti, Liberia (General But naked), Natal South Africa, Baltimore, Phily West side of Chicago to double and triple?

    Does anyone think that Right Wing Constitutionalist 2nd Amendment types will use their military rifles to kill 10 to 30 million underclass Blacks or invading Central American orks, Pakistani and Algerian sexual groomers, rapists?

    Of course don’t try to sell Abortion on Demand until birth in Conservative Christian places – instead present other, safer forms of brith control for the worst populations. Why should rich White women have birth control rights/options that poor people of color don’t have.

    Also, all the issues were pointing our way for takin over the USA Congress in November on MAGA Trump , immigration patriotism, American First, law and order (Black crime) in our cities.

    But American Conservatives, Christians, Christian ZIonist pro life or worst Libertarian loons will never miss and opportunity to miss an opportunity.

    The election might swing back to ABORTION as the #1 issue, Lib J*w media will frame it as Christian Religious Right trying to make us a Christian Protestant Theocracy – find idiots like Krafy here who don’t think Catholics are Christians, get obsessed with LDS Mormons underwear, say secular Liberals who favor Abortion rights are….

    NAZIS – and yes Margarette Sanger was heavily in to Eugenics. So should we.

    • In 1980, the Lib J*w media tried to portray Reagan and the Moral Majority as a move towards a Christian Protestant Theocracy… and it failed utterly. Don’t worry, it won’t work this time, either.

  3. I agree with you Hunter, however, it is necessary to distinguish those cases in which, due to illness or the onset of problems in childbirth, one is forced to abort against one’s will. I condemn abortion only when it is the choice of unconscious people who fuck while drunk or simply unconsciously and then without taking responsibility eliminate the child as if it were a game.

  4. I have a rhetorical question for the “abortion is implicitly white” types in our sector:

    Show me one instance of the modern officially organized public facing pro-abortion movement advocating in any implicit or explicit way for anything that comes close to smelling like white interests.

    From what I see, that crowd is all SJW and woke, all the way.

    And you’ve gotta do better than Margaret Sanger. Because she was for her times a woke egalitarian. A majority of black interest groups during the peak of her activism cosigned what she was doing, and even W.E.B. DuBois personally did so.

    In contrast, Ron Unz said a quite a few years ago that he remembers seeing a tape of very young Pat Robertson before he became big and on some low viewership outlet worry that the pro-abortion movement of the time was dangerous because it was going to affect negatively white birth rates. Now, today’s Robertson would denounce himself, if he wasn’t able to deny it. But I have no reason here to think Unz is lying about what he saw.

    • I have always strongly resisted falling down in to “obsessions” with weird conspiracy theories. I have clearly scene what the various anti Southern, Anti White, very J*w, BRA, BLM, fake news media, Neo Conservative, idiot Christian Zionists “rapture crowd, race denying Libertarian loons say and do – it’s rather open and obvious, not something weird and hard to understand.

      The J media, anti White media’s 24/7 propaganda of Russian Collusion using fake conservative prostitutes like Utah Senator RINO Mittens Romney – that was rather obvious, not something secret – after 2 solid years of this not working, the fake news, anti White media switched gears from an order from the NY Times editorial board to stop with the “Russian Collusion” meme and switch to

      Trump and Trump supporters are illegitimate because they are all beyond the pale White racists.

      So what’s obviously happening now is that:

      The Powers that be, the Lib Conservative Inc Establishment, the Anti White media fears a landslide victory for populist, nationalists, anti Black crime, immigration restrictionist Trump forces in Movember… so….

      The word was put out to suddenly make Abortion the #1 issue – pait Republicans as dominated by Protestant Christian Religious Right theocracy that hates Blacks, Hates immigrants, hates Jews and yeah…

      HATES CATHOLICS

      We do have some/one here Krafty something.

      And then the anti White J media will feature old and out of it, stupid Russel Moore Bible Fundamentalist Creationists in Alabama that supposedly want to bring back alley abortions, put Jews in gas chambers and bring back Jim Crow or Slavery and teach Creationism in all public schools and ban science.

      I’m sure there are so many real old and out of it dumb as* that want to get on TV and say Jesus and God speak directly to them and will now make America a “Christian nation again”.

      Yep that’s what’s happening.

      Why leak word that Roe V Wade is about to be reversed now in May 2022?

      It’s obvious that the word came down for the New York Times, Fed Reserve J banking cartel, military industrialists, Open Borders Agribusiness CEOs of Tyson Foods, Hormel, Cargill that the populist, White race realist, immigration patriots must be crushed the way to do so is to make anti Abortion extremism, the Religious Right Evangelical “Let’s round up all the js and Gay people and kill them” Theocracy front and center.

      And yep, dumb as* Amurikan Conservatives, Religious Right with take the bait hook line and sinker.

      We haven’t heard from the Christian Zionists, Mike the Huckster Huckabee types in a long time, they want TV airtime, somehow this will all bring JESUS CHRIST BACK REAL SOON in the meantime….

      Send lots of money to the tax exempt Right, support Israel uber alles oh and also waste 5 days a week watching Black Negro football.

      Any questions?

      It’s not called “The Stupid Party” for nothing – get ready to waste most everything up until the November Congressional elections on really really stupid shi* like making anti Abortion extremism (Even in cases of incest and rape) front and center.

      That’s just the way it is…..

      Things will never change

      (Bruce Hornsby and the Range)

  5. > “completely and utterly degenerate and abandoned to selfishness” … “I hate pretty much everything about late 20th century America.”

    Gosh I guess I missed the day in Sunday School when they told us that Satan isn’t the ruler of this world but in fact we need the government to stop people from committing the sin of “selfishness” – one of the Seven Deadly Sins.

    Who knew? Those Yankee reformers were right all along! We can have heaven right here on earth, just stop letting those slutty gals be so selfish.

    Must be that “modern Christianity” I keep hearing about.

  6. It’s situational for me. Libtards killing their libtarded children? Good. I don’t even mind if they deliver the kids first before offing them. Maybe even raise them a year or two before drowning them in the tub. Imagine if the libtard parents of antifa had followed their own advice and killed their kids in the womb. For example, imagine if Jared Holt’s libtard parents had flushed him out before birth, as prudence would have dictated. The world would be a much better place.

    In a healthy society, yes, abortion is always bad. In a society that has allowed genetic liberals to reproduce beyond all reason, it has its place in culling their numbers.

  7. This is the finest anti-abortion essay I’ve ever read. The people who want to allow some form of abortion simply haven’t thought it out like you did in this essay.

  8. I doubt most women who go to abortion clinics to terminate their unwanted pregnancies regard it as being no different than going to a hair and nail salon. It’s a very difficult and private decision. And unless you are the woman’s husband or boyfriend it’s really none of your business.

    If you condemn those women as murderesses then you are implying they’re criminals and should be sent to prison. Is that really a solution, though? And what happens to the millions of unwanted kids who are born, many of whom may be physically/mentally handicapped? Do we bring back the state hospitals and orphanages so they can be abused and scarred for life in an institutionalized environment? Emotionally charged legislation, no matter how well-meaning, can and will have all kinds of disastrous unintended consequences.

  9. Ban all abortions and only the poor will suffer – as usual. Rich women will be able to fly to some foreign country to end their unwanted pregnancies.

  10. Great article. Again, I completely agree on all points.

    I’m glad you’re still writing. You’re the only guy left in the former Altright that has the correct, consistent, measured, fair view with respect to our original convictions. Everyone else burned out, became a shill, was consumed by resentment, or devolved into meta-irony.

  11. What do you think about abortion in cases of rape? Should rapist genes be allowed to continue on?

  12. I saw a video of a abortion being performed, they had the camera, inside the woman, the unborn ” LITTLE BOY” was trying to push the blade away, he was trying to get away, trying too fight for his life, any man watching that and not.being effected by it, not wanting to save and protect that little boy, I would prefer too have no association, with a man like that, I never really realised, how evil abortion is, till I saw that video………….

  13. Hillary Clinton, publicly named Margaret Sanger as her hero and role model, leadership from their shared mentality, will lead us too the pit, we have no control over, what other people do, only ourselves, abortion on demand is wrong, it will be unlawful and not allowed in our southern republic…………

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