On November 18, 1920, Soviet Russia became the first country to legalize abortion.
It’s not surprising that a totalitarian state pioneered legalized 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 today so many international organizations, especially the UN and its agencies, 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, legalized abortion was limited to the U.S.S.R. and countries controlled by it. 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.
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 more than one billion.
It’s important for us all to understand the origins of legalized abortion. It started with a regime dedicated to the abolition of basic human rights, of religion and of family, and the massive expansion of state power.
Abortion is the offspring of communism.