Once upon a time I was “sort of pro-choice,” meaning I thought abortion ought to be allowed in most cases. I am ashamed, today, of ever having held that opinion.
One book completely changed my mind: Windswept House (1998), by Father Malachi Martin. In it he described what was already an abortion industry, and included the selling of parts of unborn babies and “harvesting” them for assorted business purposes. I believed his testimony, and it brought a sudden end to my support for abortion.
Now I know that Martin, an ex-Jesuit, was extremely controversial in his time, and there is a lot of material in Windswept House that I, personally, find impossible to believe and wouldn’t want to repeat.
But if what he said about the abortion industry wasn’t true at the time, it has certainly become true since then. The activities of Planned Parenthood, which are the same as those described in Windswept House, can neither be denied nor defended. I mean, we’ve got the suckers on videotape, don’t we?
What I can’t believe now is that a Republican majority in both houses of Congress can’t defund Planned Parenthood.