Lord Nicholas Windsor is speaking out about “the single most grievous moral deficit in contemporary life.” Following the example of William Wilberforce, (1759-1833), one of history’s greatest abolitionists, Lord Nicholas spoke out on the evils of abortion in an article published in First Thing, American religious journal.
Lord Nicholas, in comparing abortion to terrorism, admits that “terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda calls for “robust and, where necessary, lethal response”, but that “these are not threats that appear existential and have not as yet provoked a real sense of public crisis” as abortion has.
He is right is stating that, “[t]oday legal, permissive abortion is a fact of life so deeply embedded and thoroughly normalized in our culture that – and this is the most insidious factor in that normalization – it has been rendered invisible to politics in Europe.” I would add that such has also become the case in the United States as well.
We live in times where the words of my Uncle Martin ring truer than ever before, namely that: “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” And “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”
The fact that abortion has become so “normalized in our culture” speaks volumes to “the silence over [abortion] by the good people.” Unknowingly, all those good people “who [accept] evil without protesting against it [are] really cooperating with it.”
The fact that surveys show that over 50% of all Americans report being pro-life means that the sidewalks in front of the abortion mills should be packed with protesters on a daily basis, not the 2-5 that are show up currently, more if there is concentrated effort such as 40 Days for Life.
We “good” people are sometimes letting the unborn babies down; and we are letting these mothers down, who, out of a sense of fear, lack of support, and all the other reasons why women have abortions; why they turn to abortion as a solution to their problems. But if they saw a crowd of people expressing their love for them and their unborn babies; our outreach might help them to make a different “choice”, knowing that all these people care about them and are willing to help.
I invite everyone to read and contemplate Lord Nicholas’ words as he very eloquently states his case for life.