Today on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Conservative MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg, clearly expressed his views on abortion. After which, he seemingly "broke the internet".
The traditional MP who has recently garnered his own following “Moggmentum”, was aggressively pushed on the subject of abortion by Piers Morgan. In response, JRM clearly stated: “Life is sacrosanct and begins at the point of conception”. Mr Rees-Mogg affirmed that he is against abortion in all circumstances and believes abortion to be “morally indefensible”.
In recent months, the North East Somerset MP has been heralded as a potential future leader of the Conservative Party.
As could reasonably be expected after his TV appearance, all of Twitter simultaneously had a heart attack.
“How could anyone with such archaic views be fit to run this country?”
“Jacob Rees-Mogg is a misogynist with outdated, anti-intellectual views”.
It need not matter that Jacob Rees-Mogg is one of the most fiercely intelligent members of parliament (who paid for his own education at Oxford from the investments he had made on the stock markets as a child) and an extremely principled man (whether you agree with his politics or not), because according to the Twitterati and liberal media, anyone who holds the view that abortion is morally wrong is, in fact, evil. It makes you a bad person who should be silenced.
Calmly and without cowardice
For those in the prolife movement, this comes as no surprise. What is refreshing about this story, however, is Jacob’s clear and unashamed manner. He defends the unborn calmly and without cowardice. He is not intimidated and he is not trying to be popular. Above all, he cares about truth. So while the liberal banshees continue to wail, they should be reminded of the fact that politics needs more people who are dedicated to truth over popularity, not less. His bravery should encourage us all.
That being said, a concerning aspect of today’s drama is that announcing “Life begins at conception” on television is now more than sufficient to make you a thought-criminal. Jacob Rees-Mogg has been personally slammed by every major news outlet for his comments.
This is in spite of the fact that science has long established when a man’s sperm enters a woman’s ovum, a new genetically unique human being is created. There has never been a human with the same genetic code and there never will be again. This is scientifically indisputable.
If one were then to apply the ethical maxim: “it is morally wrong to end the life of an innocent human being” to this scientific fact, they quickly arrive at the same logical conclusion as Mr Rees-Mogg. This is not archaic, it is not outdated, it is not misogynistic, it is the most reasonable conclusion which can be drawn using all of the scientific evidence.
As Elvis Presley once said: “Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away”.
The lie that abortion is morally neutral, or at times morally necessary, is a pervasive one in society. But the truth that the unborn child is an innocent human being with a right to life will remain true for all of time. Newspaper editors will come and go. Twitter may cease to exist (look at Myspace). But the unborn child’s humanity is unchanging. This is why the prolife position will win out in the end, as science will only throw more and more light on what others want to keep in darkness.
We applaud Jacob Rees-Mogg for being a politician who is willing to put his head above the parapet in defence of the unborn child and we wish him all the best.