Thursday, June 30, 2016
The fallacy of pro-choice. . .
It was said long ago that there was some common ground between pro-choice and pro-life. It was once claimed that the pro-choice position believed that abortions should be safe, legal, and rare. It might have been thought that the emphasis upon rare meant it was a choice but only a final choice under extreme circumstances. Now the illusion has been shattered. By insisting that any restriction or regulation of abortion is unacceptable, the liberal pro-choice movement have become the exact same entity as their dreaded opposite -- the pro-gun movement. In reality, I am not at all sure that it can be said that pro-choice people believe that abortion should be rare; I am fully confident that they believe it should be safe, legal, local, and free and that abortion is a salutary choice -- as salutary, moral, and virtuous as carrying the child to term and delivering the baby. And that effectively removes even the prospect of any common ground between those who laud the choice to abort and those who condemn it.
The SCOTUS has overturned logical, reasonable, and protective regulations for the sake of the mother. Perhaps these were occasioned by those seeking to put the brakes on abortion but these same restrictions have not prevented the choice -- only made it safer and moved it within the pale of other medical procedures and their preventative rules. By rejecting this argument, the liberals on the court have shown that they do not believe abortion is a right or a choice but the right course and the right choice -- along with those who say that they are pro-choice when they are in reality only pro one choice.
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And just how is a woman going to someone not qualified to do an abortion (especially a late term) supposed to be' pro' woman's right to choose? It appears to me that having requirements on those performing surgery gives a woman a choice - go to the one qualified, or not. No brainier, right? This surgery is not just a 'little procedure' like having a wart taken off!
I'm not saying this as a pro choice person; abortion at any stage is murder, and therefore a sin against at least one of the Commandments on the part of at least two people. It never ceases to amaze and sadden me the lengths to which our sinful flesh will go to justify our transgressions.
Hum, a woman's WHIM? Gimme a break...ever heard of rape of a 12 year old? And that is just for starters.
Why is it that pro-choice individuals always cite rape as the justification for abortion? Why make the rare exception, the rule? First of all, the majority of women choosing to abort their unborn babies are not rape victims. They are simply women who don't want to take responsibility for their actions (unprotected sex). They are women who use abortion as a form of birth control. Even in the case of rape, however, there are other options available. The child can be given up for adoption if the constant reminder of the evil of her rape proves too much for her. There are countless childless couples who would jump at the chance to adopt one of these little ones (who bear no responsibility to the crime perpetrated against their mothers, by the way). There are other options to the murder of unborn babies (and they are babies–ultrasounds prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt!!).
You know, society is a walking talking contradiction! Where the issue of abortion is concerned, it isn't a baby; it isn't a living human being. It's just a fetus, just a collection of cells. Yet, at the same time, society spends millions of dollars on ad campaigns warning women of the dangers of drinking, smoking, or doing drugs while pregnant. Doing so "will harm your baby" we are told. So, which is it? Is it a baby or isn't it? Society can't play both sides. If it isn't a human being (as the abortion supporters alway cite) then there is no reason to watch what you eat, drink, or smoke during pregnancy. It can't be a baby in one instance but not the next. It doesn't work that way. It is or it isn't. And, we know it is. The heart starts beating at around 18 days. Some women can feel the movement as early as 7 weeks. Ultrasound pics at an early stage of pregnancy leave nothing to the imagination that that is a little human being in utero (why do you think women contemplating abortion don't want to see the ultrasound? Why do you think abortion clinics prevent women from seeing it?). Janis is absolutely right! The sinful flesh does indeed go to great lengths to justify transgressions.
My faith tells me "All Human Life Is Holy" and to have the U.S. Government sponsor abortions leaves me with no moral ground to stand on. I pray for forgiveness as I accrue the sin of 'accomplice to murder' by paying my taxes.
ErnestO, it is one of those contradictions spoken of above your post. Humans can be nothing except inconsistent and sinful. We change what we can by God's Grace (n ourselves and the government). What we cannot change we do not take part in personally, and yes, we ask for mercy and forgiveness for our nation. There is plenty to ask for mercy and forgiveness in our nation, and each new day brings more legislation to light that needs our prayer.
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