A post that made it’s way to Imgur got me pretty heated this morning.It’s an older gentleman protesting abortion, while a woman holds a sign indicating her position on the matter: pregnancy is annoying, so abortion is a good answer for women.
Let’s strip it down to the bare arguments used in this argument:
- Pro-Choice: It’s my body, I can do what I want with it.
- Pro-Life: It’s a human being growing inside you that deserves a chance at life.
No matter how you slice it, those are the basic arguments used by both groups. Now, of course there are more arguments beyond those. For instance, rape.
Rape is often brought up in pro-choice arguments. After all, the woman didn’t consent to the sex, and therefore shouldn’t be responsible for the child that resulted. While I certainly have sympathy for victims of rape, and consider the rapists among the lowest scum in society, this is not a convincing argument for me. The baby did nothing wrong, the woman did nothing wrong. This is the rapist’s fault and judgement should not be rendered on the baby. These cases are terrible situations, but death is no answer. I certainly know enough people who would love to adopt(my in-laws adopted 3 children). While there is no easy answer, killing a child does not make it any better.
Another point I’ve seen raised in defense of abortion is to keep a child with physical or mental defects from becoming a burden on the family. I throw this stupid point in the trash where it belongs. EVERY human has the right to life, granted by our Creator and protected by our nation’s laws. If we can rationalize killing babies with defects, then what of the elderly? The sick? Should cancer patients be euthanized when it is clear they have little chance of surviving? NO. Do not even try to push this argument, it’s absolutely ridiculous and brings to mind Hitler’s attempts to build a “master race”. Disgusting.
The last, and most prevalent point I wish to discuss regarding the Pro-Choice circle is this: entitlement. Here’s where “choice” really becomes the issue. Let’s work through this together: Two people have sex. One of them, a woman, gets pregnant.
That’s it. That’s how sex has worked since creation. So how on earth does anyone think they can have sex whenever, with whoever, and not expect to eventually get pregnant? Sure, go on birth control, wear protection, etc. But the function of sex is to reproduce. You’re kidding yourself if you think you can get away with it without bearing the consequence: Childbearing.
The real problem here is a loss of personal responsibility as our population grows more and more entitled. My generation asks why the government doesn’t give us free healthcare, pay for our college degrees, pay us a minimum wage above what I make working overtime for HP, etc. Occupy wallstreet was an eye-opener to see just how far my generation has gone toward expecting others to make their life easy.
Sorry folks, but that isn’t going to happen. Back to the point of this article. You’re responsible for yourself. Often, it isn’t easy. I wish there was an easy answer, but that’s life. And taking the life of someone else to make your own easier is despicable. Don’t try to excuse your way out of it. Don’t refer to a growing baby as a “fetus”. It’s a human being, awarded the same rights our constitution awards every other human being in the USA.