A recent article in The Tribune, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Australia, expounded upon the Marxist view of abortion, adding new understanding to the international debate over the rights of the unborn. “Human Life and Fetal Images,” an essay by Rebecca Albany, appeared In the Australian publication on August 10 of this year.
Albany made the following statements about the teachings of Karl Marx and their relationship to the unborn: A Marxist believes that personality and human value are imparted by the external and economic environment, not by NY Inherent spiritual value, or even by biological processes. The fetus, according to a Marxist, becomes a person when he Is Judged as such by “someone of higher wisdom. ” The humanity of the fetus depends upon how the mother perceives the “social relationship” that exists between them. If the mother desires to keep the baby, then she “fantasize” It Into becoming a human being.
But, If she does not want the pregnancy, “It is something else entirely. ” Her opinion of the fetus thereby denies It of Persephone. “Biological processes,” says Albany, “do not carry automatic moral values s the Right to Life suggests Human economic, social, and political relationships create moral values. ” According to Albany, “Material conditions of life change, and so do moral values. ” This means that, to a Marxist, the unborn baby may be a human being for a time, but may then become diversified and rendered ;pre-human,’ all because his or her mother began to think differently about him or her.
She adds: “Certainly, many women experience mixed feelings; the fantasy baby may even appear for a while. Women can tell it goodbye forever. DRP. John Whitehall, who reported these statements to the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade in his article “Marx and the Unborn Baby,” (September 1 5, 1988), commented on Album’s conclusions by saying, “The inhumanity of communism resides in this arbitrary assessment of human life, which is based on the Marxist valuation of certain social relationships.
On this basis, millions have been told ‘goodbye’ – from the purges of Russia, to the genocide in Cambodia, to the killings in the Philippines, and now to the unborn baby. ” Karl Marx was a conflict theorist and Is also known as the father of the conflict theory perspective in the field of sociology. In modern American society Marx would be pro- choice, but inversely he would not be supportive of all abortions.
According to his views specific stages in history happen for a reason and are followed by more historical events, which will ultimately lead to the perfect society. In his “Communist Manifesto,” he writes about the struggles between the bourgeois and proletariat’s and that without this struggle there would be a classless society. Marx would believe that abortion, In American society, provides a the bourgeois or upper class an advantage against class uprising such as the one’s he wrote about In his Manifesto.
HIS negative views towards capitalistic society would not change, but he would agree that for America’s economy, to be Marx and Abortion By Disheveled Images,” an essay by Rebecca Albany, appeared in the Australian publication on any inherent spiritual value, or even by biological processes. The fetus, according to a Marxist, becomes a person when he is Judged as such by “someone of higher hen she “fantasize” it into becoming a human being. But, if she does not want the pregnancy, “it is something else entirely. Her opinion of the fetus thereby denies it of being for a time, but may then become diversified and rendered ‘pre-human,’ all Karl Marx was a conflict theorist and is also known as the father of the conflict theory that abortion, in American society, provides a the bourgeois or upper class an advantage against class uprising such as the one’s he wrote about in his Manifesto.