The Truth About Abortion

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.”

Mother Theresa

CONCLUSION

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.

Published by Tim Owens

A Man with a Passion for Truth

6 thoughts on “The Truth About Abortion

  1. You wrote: 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.

    I don’t think anyone believes abortion is “O.K.” Least of all the woman who goes through it. However, having said that, I refer you to this part of your comment: the mother has every right to do whatever she wants with her body.

    This is totally correct. It is HER body, HER choice. SHE is the one who must live with the decision. Not you. Not me. Not anyone else.

    Contrary to what anti-abortionists may think, abortion is not done without considerable thought and mental agony. It is not a willy-nilly decision as you and many others seem to think. Nevertheless, it is and should always remain the woman’s decision.

    Lastly, your concluding remarks are not only insulting, but they demonstrate gross ignorance and extreme bias against women. Hopefully your college education will provide you with a more charitable view of life.

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    1. Hi Nan, thanks for reading the article and giving some feedback. All feedback is valuable to me.
      I wanted to address the issues that you pointed out in your comment.
      Abortion would not be a thing if it were not “okay” in someone’s opinion. They would have to come to the conclusion that their time, financial situation, career, comfort etc… is more valuable than the life of the child inside them. Woman today are highly pressured into abortion by modern society. The idea that you can’t have a career if you have children is completely absurd.

      And yes the mother has every right to what she wants with her body, but not at the expense of someone else’s life. No matter which way you look at this, it’s immoral to take the life of another human unless they first make a threat on your life.
      The baby is not her body, like I said in the article, this is an absurd argument because if that were the case, then the mother has: 4 arms, 2 heads, 2hearts, 4 lungs etc…
      to address my concluding remarks. I did say at the very beginning that I was going to be blunt and not pull punches. I do respect woman, you can ask my mom and fiancé that one. However, abortion is in fact a product of a reckless lifestyle with the mindset that you don’t have to deal with consequences to your actions.

      I would argue that my pro-life view, (the desire to see millions of lives saved every year) is a more charitable view of life than one that says human life is not as valuable as a career, convenience, education, financial position.
      This is because I believe human life is intrinsically valuable.

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      1. Tim, I realize we are on different sides of the fence … and will most likely never agree on this very controversial topic. Nevertheless, I do appreciate you taking the time to respond.

        The only thing I want to add/correct … some women make the choice to abort for the reasons you suggest, but not all. In reality, there are a myriad of reasons … each one relevant to the circumstances existing at the time the pregnancy is discovered. Further, many, many women do experience emotional pain from their decision. Trust me, it’s not a decision without consequences.

        Nevertheless, I ask you to compare it with an action that is rather close to most men. If you were FORCED to submit to a vasectomy to avoid your wife/partner from getting pregnant — not related to medical reasons but due to those circumstances I mentioned above — how would you react? Would you consider having it done simply to protect a human life? Or would you prefer to keep your “manhood?”

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      2. Nan, you’re probably right about that we may disagree, but at leas the positive is that we are having a civil discussion which is something I think we can both agree on is lacking in today’s culture.
        I realize that I did not take the sympathetic route with my post, maybe in the future I might do that concerning the same topic. I do know that there is an emotional pain that goes along with making that decision, and that definitely comes from the fact that they know exactly what they did. They know that they took an innocent life, and now they grieve because of it.

        Now concerning the “forced vasectomy”, this comes from a misconception that by my being anti-abortion that I advocate taking away a woman’s reproductive rights. This is in no case true. I completely recognize that men are equally as responsible in a relationship, and I don’t think anyone has to lose the ability to reproduce over the possibility that a human life (one that the couple may not be ready for) may come of the actions.
        I’m pro-choice actually. I support 4 choices. 1.) abstinence 2.) contraception 3.) adoption 4.) motherhood/parenting

        It’s a lie that if I’m pro-life, that must mean that I’m also against reproductive rights. I believe you can do whatever you want with your body, until it comes to the expense of another life. I just promote being more responsible with your body and your actions to prevent “unwanted” pregnancies, on both the male and female roles.

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      3. You upped my opinion of you when you included contraception as something you would support. So many pro-lifers are even against that … which is mind-boggling to me.

        I recently had a brief discussion on another blog related to adoption. It is not the panacea that many would like to believe. Certainly there are successful adoptions, but there are also a staggering number of children that are NOT adopted and must live in foster homes … or worse. Further, I was adopted and although I had loving parents, there is most definitely psychological issues that affect the person throughout their lifetime. I’ve done considerable research on the topic so I know of which I speak.

        Anyway, I highly doubt we’ll ever see “eye to eye” on this topic … unless, of course, you change your thinking. 🙂

        Been a pleasure.

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