A recent discussion on interconnected social problems and the resulting polarization of our society brought forth the suggestion that many of us, including many of the Christians and Catholics reading this, may be responsible at least in part for abortions. While many pro-life people would deny this, I invite you to follow the logic with me and see what we find.
Our Polarized Society
It was the demographers that first publicized our polarized society and related interconnected social problems. They pointed out that in several major elections they could predict voting based the fertility level of a state or area. Those states with the highest fertility levels traditionally swung to the right and voted for conservative candidates and conservative issues while those states with the lowest fertility levels traditionally swung to the left and voted for liberal candidates and liberal issues. Two things are immediately noteworthy. One is that the basis for this is fertility level, which translates into bringing children into the world. The second thing to note is that this question on children tends to polarize our society into the right and the left. Continue reading →
Many people may ask whether there is an obvious connection between abortion, politics and the slippery slope. The demographers and researchers will tell you that there is a very obvious connection. Moreover, this connection explains why our society is falling apart.
Our Polarized Society
Those who have been keeping up with research, or even just reading the news, are aware that our society has become increasingly polarized. A poll by a well-known company in late April of 2016 showed that only 26 percent of Americans feel that the United States is heading in the right direction. An earlier poll of likely voters in February of 2016 disclosed that 81 percent of the respondents felt that the Federal Government is corrupt.
Another poll in April of 2016 showed that nearly 30 percent of Americans felt that the political parties were out of step with the voters. This is increasingly obvious as the presidential election campaign unfolds. On the conservative side, the two candidates with the most support were both mavericks who did not follow traditional politics. Even the liberals have a second candidate who is getting support as an unconventional politician. Much of this reflects the fact that our society has become increasingly polarized in recent decades. Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com- 2/4/2014- By Larry Plachno- It is human nature to assume that we live in an enlightened age where all knowledge is now available and there is nothing new to learn. Nothing could be further from the truth. Reality is that statistics and reports are teaching us new things all the time about how our society functions and how one thing impacts another. It was less than 200 years ago that we learned about how germs spread disease. Today we are learning how selfishness spreads through our society. Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com- by Larry Plachno – Those of us who work in the Pro-Life area, or in similar areas where morals come into play, are frequently chastised for being so inflexible. Why is everything so black and white? Why don’t you allow for a little “wiggle room” and some shades of gray? Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com- 4-27-2013- by Larry Plachno- I am personally sickened by the thought that some women make an appointment for an abortion like they make an appointment for a flu shot. It boggles my mind that there are reports indicating that some Russian women have as many as seven abortions in their lifetime. Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com- by Larry Plachno-At a recent meeting of Pro-Life people, a question was brought up. How do you respond to people who say: “If you don’t believe in abortion, then don’t have one.” This is a favorite comment of many liberals but it makes no sense when you sit down and look at it. Two good ways of responding include cafeteria morals and desensitization. Continue reading →