St John Paul II’s Compelling Observation about the issue behind Abortion

I have long believed that whenever there’s a wildly held belief or trend, especially something as understandably sickening as abortion, three’s always a few things behind them.

Some people have pointed out the massive financial drive behind the recent movements: Abortion “rights” and Transgender issues. It is not hard to see how much people gain from the enormous support these have garnered over the years. But St John Paul II turned his eyes to something even more profound; he believed that at the root of the pro-abortion fight are two monsters: the degradation of the sexual act and the idea that children are an obstacle to success and happiness.

“[I]n very many other instances, such practices [abortion and contraception] are rooted in a hedonistic mentality unwilling to accept responsibility in matters of sexuality, and they imply a self-centered concept of freedom, which regards procreation as an obstacle to personal fulfillment. The life which could result from a sexual encounter thus becomes an enemy to be avoided at all costs, and abortion becomes the only possible decisive response to failed contraception.”

Evangelium Vitae

When our culture moves so much to personal gratification in all areas, it is not surprising that the sexual act becomes removed from its place in marriage. Like everything else, the current cultural trend is about self-seeking above everything else. This is also why people are willing to sacrifice everything meaningful, scientific, and true for people’s selfish feelings.

The Saintly Pope also gave a powerful solution to the problem. He said the only way to counter this issue is to promote an authentic view of sexuality.

“Sexuality, which enriches the whole person, “manifests its inmost meaning in leading the person to the gift of self in love.” The trivialization of sexuality is among the principal factors which have led to contempt for new life. Only a true love is able to protect life. There can be no avoiding the duty to offer, especially to adolescents and young adults, an authentic education in sexuality and in love, an education which involves training in chastity as a virtue which fosters personal maturity and makes one capable of respecting the “spousal” meaning of the body”

If we do not educate our young ones on basic truths about human sexuality, then people will keep finding meaning in pro-abortion rhetorics. Those false “meanings” are only found in each individual’s selfish feelings and not in truth or in God.

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