Abortion & Communism – 18 Nov 2020: 100th Anniversary of Legalised Abortion Worldwide

“On November 18, 1920, Soviet Russia became the first country to legalise abortion,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., founder and president of The Ruth Institute.

“It’s not surprising that a totalitarian state pioneered legalised abortion. Just as communism violates human rights on a massive scale, abortion denies the most fundamental of rights — the right to life — to the unborn child. That’s why it’s ironic that so many international organisations try to portray abortion as a fundamental human right, comparable to free speech or the right to a fair trial.”

Until the end of World War II, legalised abortion was limited to Russia and countries controlled by the U.S.S.R. Then Sweden and Japan followed suit. In the 1960s and 70s, many European democracies passed similar laws. In 1973, the Supreme Court imposed abortion on the United States.

Today, the World Health Organization estimates there are 50 million abortions a year worldwide. “The number of abortions performed in the past 100 years could be in the billions,’’ Morse said.

She also warned:

“Now some prominent NGOs and government aid-givers are trying to force abortion on African countries like Kenya, despite overwhelming local opposition.

“It’s important for us all to understand the origins of legalised abortion. It started with a regime dedicated to the abolition of human rights and the family, and the massive expansion of state power.”

In Kenya, the fight against abortion is being led by groups like the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum.

Human Life International Poland has also been working to raise awareness of this tragic anniversary.

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About the Author:

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D is the founder of the Ruth Institute, a global non-profit organization that defends the family at home and in the public square and equips others to do the same. She is passionate about equipping family advocates with the knowledge and confidence to defend the family at home and in the public square.

Dr. Morse was a campaign spokeswoman for California’s winning Proposition 8 campaign, defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. She has authored or co-authored five books and spoken around the globe on marriage, family and human sexuality. Her work has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Polish and Chuukese, the native language of the Micronesian Islands. Her newest books are The Sexual Revolution and Its Victims and 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person, coauthored with Betsy Kerekes.

She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Rochester and taught economics at Yale and George Mason Universities.

Dr. Morse was named one of the “Catholic Stars of 2013” on a list that included Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI.

Dr. Morse and her husband are parents of an adopted child, a birth child, a goddaughter and were foster parents for San Diego County to eight foster children. In 2015, Dr. Morse and her husband relocated to Lake Charles, Louisiana, where the work of the Ruth Institute continues.

For a listing of Dr. Morse's current presentations, please click here. For more information, contact info@ruthinstitute.org. You can listen to many of Dr. Morse’s recent talks on the Ruth Institute podcast page.

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