In my daily dealings with the pro-abortion crowd, the same arguments and excuses pop up. Here they are and why they don’t hold water:
1. My body, my choice!
Well, no, it isn’t your body. Oliver Wendell Holmes once said “The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins.” Just as I have no right to strike another person, a woman does not have the right to bring harm to her unborn child. Science has proven that at the moment of conception a brand new, unique human life is formed, completely separate from the mother. Pro-aborts love that science, but only when it suits them.
2. The fetus is a parasite that has no right to use my body against my will!
Against your will? Did you willingly engage in intercourse? Unless you are completely brain dead, you know that sexual intercourse could result in pregnancy, whether you are using birth control or not. If you willingly have sex, you are consenting to the possibility of pregnancy. Parasite? Um, no. a parasite will cause harm or disease to their host. Examples of parasites are tapeworms, flukes, lice, ticks, etc. A human fetus does not cause harm or disease. Yes a fetus draws his/her nourishment from the mother, but not to the detriment of the mother. Pregnancy actually benefits the mother. All those extra hormones have an effect on the mother’s well-being, some even improve mom’s health during and after pregnancy.
3. It’s just a clump of cells!!
So is your brain, should you remove it? We are all “just a clump of cells”. But for argument’s sake, most women discover they are pregnant between 4 and 7 weeks gestation. Now unless she’s so cold-hearted that she runs to the nearest abortion facility the minute the stick turns blue, more than likely some time will pass before she makes the decision to abort her child. 90% of abortions are performed in the first trimester, up to 12 weeks gestation. So let’s say she finds out she’s pregnant at week 7, and takes another 2 weeks to decide. That puts the fetus at 9 weeks gestation. Here is what a 9 week “clump of cells” looks like:
4. Abortion is needed for cases of rape or incest, or if the mother’s health is in danger.
Needed? 1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest; 6% of abortions occur because of potential health problems regarding either the mother or child, and 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient).93% are done for the sake of convenience. 1% for rape and incest. As for the 6% that are done in the cases of a mother’s or the child’s health: 1, Every child deserves a chance at life. You can read stories about children who lived despite the dire predictions of medical professionals that they would not. 2. If the mother’s life is in danger, and all other medical treatments have failed, then yes, her life should be preserved. Abortion does not need to be the answer. In the case of an ectopic pregnancy, the fallopian tube can be removed with the fetus still intact, allowing the child to die a natural death. If the mother’s womb is diseased with cancer, remove the uterus with the fetus intact and again allow for a natural death. A child does not have to be dismembered in a violent manner in order to save the mother’s life.
5. There are too many unwanted children!
Let’s get this straight, there are no unwanted children. According to childwelfare.gov, in 2002 (the latest stats available) 18.5 million women considered adoption, while 2.6 million took concrete steps toward adoption. according to the CDC, 854,122 abortions were performed that same year. Enough said.
6. The world is overpopulated!!!
You’re kidding right? Take a look at this:
That’s the top 6. Stay tuned for the next post :” Who’s waging the real “war on women?”
Until then, God Bless.