Abortion was the first sacrament of the modern Church of the State, which later incorporated global warming, critical race theory, trans extremism, and most recently coronavirus hysteria. Abortion is the rock upon which it was all built. The faithful go berserk at threats to it.
Roe v Wad was crucial to the rise of government-as-a-religion for several reasons. It was an act of raw judicial power, of transcendence over democracy and the Constitution by the elite priesthood. It's hilarious to hear anyone who defends Roe blather about "defending democracy."
With Roe, the elite priesthood declared that something it wanted was Good, and therefore must be made Lawful. It worked backward with comical clumsiness to cobble together a legal rationalization for imposing its will, using religious terminology like "penumbras and emanations."
Roe v Wade is a religious document, the first Gospel of the Church of the State, not a logical legal decision. It was a bureaucratic miracle, conjuring new "rights" into existence from the aether, transcending both democratic "popular will" and republican Constitution.
Roe also established the primacy of the Church of the State above traditional religions. Today we accept the ruthless cleansing of traditional faith from every corner of public life, while adults and children are forced to chant the Gospel of the State and perform its rituals.
Today it's unthinkable to make policy based on faith, impose moral judgments, or question SCIENCE! - unless your faith says there are 57 genders, your moral judgment is the inherent evil of white people, or you defy science by treating babies like tumors.
That all began with Roe v Wade and its elevation of a new, bizarre, anti-human state religion forged by elite consensus - raised above popular will, traditional morality, republican institutions, and the science of human pregnancy by an act of pure judicial power.
The long-term social effects of abortion on demand were vital to the growth of the Church of the State as well. The crisis of illegitimacy fed the welfare state. Marriage was mortally wounded and bled to death over the following decades, eliminating a rival to State power.
When intact families are passing values of independence and responsibility to children, along with intergenerational wealth and opportunities, it's hard to stampede people into accepting socialism. Broken families living in despair on rented property are much better.
Abortion became a HUGE money-laundering system for left-wing politics, creating many acolytes for the Church of the State. If you're old enough to remember the Left railing against Big Business, you'll know abortion was the one titanic industry whose wealth was never questioned.
Perhaps most crucially, the first Gospel of the Church of the State enshrined the ideal of collective over individual responsibility. Individual men and women were no longer to be held responsible for their choices; everything was now Society's collective problem.
That's an incredibly powerful and destructive intellectual virus, injected into the American operating system at such a potent point of vulnerability: the beginning of life itself. Many other collective responsibility arguments were built upon that foundation.
Consider: it's treated like sacrilege to argue a man and woman are equally and individually responsible for the actions that led to the conception of a child. It's the original heresy against the Church of the State. There are now many others, with more added constantly. /end

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