I would apologize for yet another controversial post, but I’m not sorry. It’s your choice to read my post. Speaking of choices, did you hear about the vote to de-fund Planned Parenthood?
Well, some people aren’t too happy about that vote. Why? Because their choices are obviously more important than everyone else’s. And their response is to tell everyone how happy they are about their abortions. How they are not ashamed. How they were able to get on with their lives.
Just like that post on gender rights, we’re going to take a look at this logically and scientifically. I will address a few comments I stumbled across on the issue and prove to you why they hold no weight. But first, I want to prove to you that abortion does = murder. As Bri over at The World of the Writer pointed out, this isn’t a debate about mere choices. We’re not anti-choice. Abortion should not be an option because there are other, far better ones. We’re anti-murder.
• The Foundation for the Rest of this Post •
Find me some evidence that the following ain’t true and you’ve destroyed my arguments completely. Fortunately, you won’t be able to find any because this is 100% pure science.
• Dr. Alfred M. Bongioanni, professor of pediatrics and obstetrics at the University of Pennsylvania, stated:“I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception…. I submit that human life is present throughout this entire sequence from conception to adulthood and that any interruption at any point throughout this time constitutes a termination of human life….I am no more prepared to say that these early stages [of development in the womb] represent an incomplete human being than I would be to say that the child prior to the dramatic effects of puberty…is not a human being. This is human life at every stage.”• Professor Micheline Matthews-Roth, Harvard University Medical School: “It is incorrect to say that biological data cannot be decisive…. It is scientifically correct to say that an individual human life begins at conception…. Our laws, one function of which is to help preserve the lives of our people, should be based on accurate scientific data.”• Dr. Watson A. Bowes, University of Colorado Medical School: “The beginning of a single human life is from a biological point of view a simple and straightforward matter—the beginning is conception. This straightforward biological fact should not be distorted to serve sociological, political, or economic goals.”
So we see that we are dealing with human life. That’s a pretty big deal, guys. I urge you to do more research on your own and develop your own stance on this critical issue. But please. Do research. Be informed. Not just opinionated.
• Do you believe in equality for all? •
Everyone is offended by everything nowadays because we supposedly believe so much in equality for all. Do you believe that? If so, you would be contradicting yourself to take a pro-abortion stance. Because the pro-abortion stance says, “the woman has a right to decide whether or not her child lives.” And we have already established that we are discussing a human child’s life.
In America, we are guaranteed the protection of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. The most important of these is life. The second is liberty. Liberty should never trump life. And since life begins at conception, that life has the right to live, to liberty, and to pursuit of happiness.
With that said, we can continue to the comments and my refutation of them:
• Double Standards + Hypocrisy •
Response: “WHAT??? Comparing women who are attempting to show how abortion was right for them makes them like Hitler? And here was I thinking the media were supposed to be unbiased – what a truly horrendous comparison to make.”
(Note: In a following comment, the lady said that “wasn’t” was a typo and she meant that the women made a decision that was right for them.)
I also saw another comment on another thread who said, “Just because you don’t believe abortion is okay doesn’t mean you can force your choice on the rest of us.”
Just because you don’t believe abortion is okay doesn’t mean you can force your choice on the rest of us.
…your choice on the rest of us.
I have two responses:
- The people who write these comments are setting double standards. In the first comment, we see that the person is upset because the media said something contrary to her belief. She thought the media was supposed to be unbiased. They’re supposed to be. But they’re not. And they haven’t been for a long time. But I’ll bet you that if they had had a quote supporting her position on the issue, she’d have been perfectly fine with it. Unbiased is secret code for ‘only biased toward the opposing side.’ In the second comment, we see that the person is outraged because, well, other peoples’ choices matter too. Support my decision all day long, but heaven forbid you favor an opposing view.
- These comments are ridiculously hypocritical. We see that both of them are angry because they can’t force their personal view on everyone else anymore.
• A person is a person no matter how- oh, wait. •
Your convenience and your decision do not trump someone else’s rights. Sound familiar? It’s because we dealt with this issue back in this post.
My response to this comment is this: woman’s rights = fetus’ rights NOT woman’s rights > fetus’ rights. Why? Because we already established that the fetus is a person. As Dr. Alfred M. Bongioanni of the University of Pennsylvania said, “This is human life at every stage.” You don’t get to choose who lives and who dies. You’re not God. You’re not more important than everyone else. You don’t deserve more rights than the life you created.
Is your mother’s life worth more than your own? Your brother’s? Your father’s? Your sister’s? Your cousin’s? Your friend’s?
In case you were wondering, no. Because no person is more equal than another. No person has more rights than another. They just have more power.
• But I don’t want kids. •
“I never wanted to have children, so I had an abortion. I’m thriving, without guilt, without shame, without apologies.”
My response: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. If you decide to screw around, you accept the consequences of that. If you can’t handle it, don’t have sex. It’s quite simple. You’re an adult, as you pointed out. You ought to have some modicum of dignity and self control. Use it.
Furthermore, just because you don’t feel guilt doesn’t mean you’re not guilty. I wonder if Hitler felt guilt…
• If we don’t agree, you’re wrong. •
“Those who are anti-choice are under-informed/misinformed/indoctrinated.”
My response: Really? A different opinion doesn’t mean it’s a wrong opinion. Science and logic prove the pro-abortion stance wrong. Human life starts at conception. Once it’s there, you can’t just kill it. Convenience does not determine the importance of a life. I read this story (a 2-year-old was murdered because she was being annoying) this morning and it sickens me. The only difference between that situation and the one we’re discussing now is size and age.
• The degradation of human life to a hashtag •
The #shoutyourabotion hashtag degrades this issue. Degrades the millions of lives lost to someone’s “choice”. A choice not founded on respect, dignity, or rights but on power and convenience instead.
This issue is very much like what happened in World War II. Neither instances respected life. Hitler had no right to murder the Jews, but he did it anyway because he had the power.
Please consider this side of the debate. Consider respecting life even when it’s inconvenient because convenience doesn’t determine how human a person is.