Why does a state have a role to play regarding abortion?

The quality of a state is measured first and foremost by the esteem with which it holds human life. When men enter political society, they expect that the state will protect not only property and liberty, but above all, life itself. The liberalization of abortion goes against this dynamic. Such liberalization means not only that protection of the law is refused some human beings, but it further entails the destruction of natural solidarity before it can even blossom. In the end, this process is the destroyer of the family and of the very fabric of society.

Campaigns for the liberalization of abortion already had as their purpose -and this was stated by some- to destroy the child because he is the weakest link in the family chain. The principal and ultimate stake in the debates on bioethics, which have ensued as a consequence of the study entrusted to Professor Jean-François Mattei, is the hastening of this process of destruction of the family.

As the pioneer of the legalization of abortion, France risks further damage to its image on the international level, by making the destruction of the family the priority of some kind of a republican messianism. This form of lay gallicanism cannot but end up in the destruction of the social fabric, that is, in hell itself.

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