"In the wake of the dictatorships of the 20th century, and after a few centuries of the philosophical glorification of the individual, the highest value in our time is “freedom.” The deregulation of sexual norms has been “sold” to people as part of this freedom." - Gabriele Kuby
Which is why efforts such as the March for Life on Washington is more or less ignored by secular media and politicians. No one is listening - despite the fact stats suggest surgical abortions are decreasing in number, it could just be an anomaly. Contraceptive use remains the norm.
No one is listening because it is a matter of women's reproductive rights - the bedrock truth of the feminist movement, with an international, global agenda.
To understand Clinton's statement one needs to be aware of, if not study, what happens at the United Nations, as well as in the European Union as concerns the development of policy and law in support of civil and political rights. Women's reproductive rights is the bedrock of the Human Rights agenda which encompasses and promotes LGBTQ rights internationally.
What's wrong with that? It sounds fair. It sounds good. Yet Clinton unabashedly reveals the shockingly immoral bedrock which is the foundation of a global agenda. Most ordinary Americans, brainwashed and addicted to the idea of unlimited freedom and liberty and equal rights, have no idea that we have enslaved ourselves to what Pope Benedict XVI understood as the 'dictatorship of relativism'. Relativism being the ideal climate wherein to cultivate and nurture gender ideology, is not going away.
The deregulation of sexual norms leads to the destruction of culture. Why? Because, as established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, the family is the basic unit of society—and it needs some basic moral conditions in which to thrive.
But children—brought up today in a hyper-sexualized society in which they themselves are sexualized by the entertainment industry, the media, and mandatory school programs—are increasingly unable to become mature adults that are up to the demands of marriage, and the obligations of responsible fatherhood and motherhood.
Furthermore, such a hyper-sexualized society cannot do without contraception and abortion. And the outcome of all this is the “culture of death,” a term coined by John Paul II. - Gabriele Kuby
It seems to me we listen, but we do not hear.
We look, but we do not see.
We study, but we do not comprehend.
We talk, but no one listens.
All because we love the comforts of our contemporary lifestyle and standard of living - which is unsustainable without contraception and abortion.
Human Rights and Sexual Orientation in International Law
Gender Ideology - Kuby
H/T Lisa Graas for the Clinton post.
H/T PML for UN studies.
*Although I believe it safe to say, Western Civilization as we know it will collapse with it.