Five Solas


Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law, p.266

Rousas John Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law: A Chalcedon Study, Nutley, N.J.: Craig Press, 1973, p.266

"An important study of abortion in “primitive” societies revealed that its main functions are a revenge against the father, a hatred of responsibility (the Papuans of Geelvink Bay declare, “Children are a burden and we get tired of them. They destroy us.”), a desire to avoid shame, an analogue to suicide, a hatred of life, a hatred of men, and a castration of the father. As a flight from parenthood, the motivation of abortion is (1) the preservation of beauty, (2) the continued enjoyment of freedom and irresponsibility, and (3) the avoidance of the sexual abstinence common to many cultures during pregnancy and lactation. The essence of these motives is, according to Devereaux, “a neurotic flight from maturity.” That even these “primitive” societies are aware that abortion is murder appears in Deveraux’ section, “The Eschatology of the Fetus.”