Abortion is the willful killing of an unborn child for the sake of a mothers personal convenience. This is vastly irresponsible and grossly immoral. Abortion incentivizes a reckless and promiscuous lifestyle where consequences to actions can be ignored. Let’s look into the excuses that are usually made in defense of the pro-choice movement.
Abortion Empowers Women
The agenda pushed by modern leftism and modern feminism is that abortion is an empowerment of woman. Women in modern culture are being taught that abortion is a human right, and that a fetus is nothing more than a vestigial organ that you can through away whenever you want. These assertions couldn’t be further from the truth. Empowerment at the expense of someone else’s life is not empowerment but is murder.
A Fetus Isn’t a Viable Human Life
PC culture is shoving this idea that a fetus is not a viable human being when inside the womb. There are two ways for me to handle this notion. Firstly, to say this, is to say that life is determined by about seven inches of geographical location. To say that it’s suddenly a human life after the baby leaves the birth canal is ignorant and stupid.
Secondly this is an anti-scientific view. At conception the embryo has all the information (DNA) that makes the baby unique human being. At six weeks a baby has a heart beat and the ability to think and remember, and at seven weeks babies gain the ability to feel pain. These two weeks are often weeks that pass before the mother even notices they were pregnant. Don’t believe me? Just check out the list of links at the bottom of the article.
It’s the Mother’s Body
Another common lie is that the baby is part of the mother’s body, and the mother has every right to do whatever she wants with her body, therefore abortion is ok. What a completely ridiculous statement. Of course the baby is not apart of the body of the mother. If that were the case, the mother would suddenly have two heads, two reproductive organs, twenty fingers, twenty toes, four eyes, four ears, and two stomachs. I think you get the gist.
Rape and Incest
Probably most compelling argument for abortion is the, “rape, incest” argument. We’ll ignore for now that rape only accounts for less than one percent of all abortions. The left pushes that the woman should not be held responsible for the actions of the rapist, therefore the abortion becomes an option. WRONG. Yes, the person at fault is the rapist and no it’s not super fair, but to abort a baby by reason of rape and incest is to kill an innocent person for something somebody else did. Why should the baby be punished for a rapist’s actions? Is that fair? The baby had nothing to do with the whole situation, yet because his life started in unfortunate circumstances, he no longer has the right to life? This is also immoral.
“The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts–a child–as a competitor, an intrusion and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the dependent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters. And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners.”
Abortion is the immoral practice of killing an intrinsically valuable human life most often for the sake of convenience. It is, again, the incentivizing of a reckless and promiscuous lifestyle that refuses to recognize that every action has its respective consequences. It is legalized murder.