A few questions to the pro-abortion people.

I’m going out on a limb here saying something, but a few questions must be posed…

I don’t want to be taken as “heartless.” if you have had an abortion, I don’t mean any of this as a personal attack. This is for those who are dead set that they think abortion is something that is a normal healthcare or “family planning” necessity.

Say you are “pro-abortion” to prevent children being “unwanted.” Are you saying the answer is to put an unplanned child down like a dog instead of take care of him or her?

I don’t understand the “logic.” There are plenty of barren parents who will adopt if someone absolutely can’t handle raising a child. The truth is, how many of these children would grow up in the home they were born in perfectly happy after the mother or father or both realize that child had nothing to do with the mothers inconvenience or even her emotional pain and rise to the priveledge of raising him or her? How many do all the time? It’s amazing what someone will do when the challenge is given. I was an unplanned child conceived out of wedlock to parents who couldn’t afford a child. Guess what? I was given an imperfect, but happy childhood.

How can this possibly be about a woman’s choice of a medical procedure to remove a parasitical growth in her own body as some have twisted the issue to become? Babies are being sliced up in the womb regularly at the same age and size my babies were born at 28 weeks gestation at less than 3lbs each. The groups like Planned Parenthood (just one of many, it’s just the most known for cramming abortion as normal down the throats of the past 2 generations) are pawning this a women’s healthcare right. A pap smear, pelvic exam or mammogram is not even close to the same as the barbaric “procedures” being performed to end the life of an “unplanned” child.

Then you have these folks that hold their guns and won’t even budge saying that partial birth abortion must be protected and even funded by taxpayers. They say this because they think it may be necessary to save the life of the mother. The baby is developed enough to survive, and has had their entire body birthed except for the head. I’m no genius but, if the mother is going to die having this baby, wouldn’t this kill her? Really, what is this all about?

Then you have reasons that get thrown out as a way to portray pro-lifers as heartless and cruel. Like in the rape and incest argument. Let’s say these two reasons are the only way legally a child could be aborted. How many actually would happen? I venture to say it is going to be rare. I have no doubt this has to be awful pain to live with. But even still, does the helpless child whose life depends on that mother need to be the one to pay the consequences of this?

The liberal media, politicians who are too stubborn to look at the facts, and those who for some reason or another are stone cold for abortion continue to stop up their ears to logic and common sense. Why? Have we really become such a barbaric, hedonistic society that doing what feels good or is convenient, is easier or less painful has to be the only way? What happened to men and women who act responsibly even to their own detriment? What makes me so terrible to believe that every child should be given a chance?

I think what bothers me the most is that abortion is how we as humans have explained away what is unthinkable as someone’s right to do as they pleased. And because of it, to stand up an be someone who believes in life makes someone intolerant and cruel. What’s next?

Please feel free to comment. Just keep it civil. Give good reasons for what you say.

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3 thoughts on “A few questions to the pro-abortion people.

  1. dean says:

    In regards to the argument that abortion should be an option in the case of rape or incest (and this may come across as ignorant or uncaring since I’m a guy and I have no idea what it would be like to go through such an ordeal), it would seem to me that whatever psychological trauma would be inflicted would have been done, for the most part, at the time of the crime. My ex-wife’s step mother was raped as a teenager, and her mother raised the resulting child as her own (the child grew up believing that his birth mother was his sister in other words). I’m not saying everyone could handle it that way, but adoption is certainly an option if the rape/incest victim just absolutely cannot stand the sight of her child because he or she would be a constant reminder of what happened. As you pointed out, there is no shortage of persons waiting to adopt.

    Pro-abortion folks prefer to call themselves pro-choice, but perhaps the choice they so stridently argue for should be made PRE-conception, rather than POST-conception. Why is it so much easier to “choose” to abort a pregnancy than it is to “choose” to be abstinent or properly use birth control? And I understand that birth control is not 100% foolproof, but that is STILL not the fault of the unborn child. Nine months of “inconvenience” vs. a lifetime of regret… few people talk about the grief and remorse that many women go through post-abortion.

    On a more practical level, the people who are fretting over the future of Social Security and Medicare should sit up and take notice. Do the math. We have lost an entire generation of workers through abortion since 1973. An entire generation of people who are not and will be around to pay Social Security taxes or otherwise contribute to the economy. While this in no way even begins to be on par with the moral arguments against abortion, the economy seems to be foremost in the minds of politicians and voters alike, so why NOT make the argument?

    Within the current political, legal and societal climate, it’s impossible to speak of abortion in terms of murder any more, even though I completely believe that’s what it is. It is legal in this country, and that is to our country’s shame and detriment. There is even a growing chorus within the Republican party to go pro-choice (or at the very least not even have it as a party plank in the future). I don’t think this will be a political issue within the next couple of election cycles given the way public sentiment is going. This is where we as believers MUST step in. Changed hearts will change behavior. Wouldn’t it be something if Roe v. Wade was never overturned, but there was never another abortion performed in this country?

    Finally, I do not think anyone has much of a leg to stand on in opposing abortion UNLESS they are willing to step up and make a real contribution toward supporting mothers who choose to forego abortion. And I’m not just talking about giving money. Be willing to adopt or foster. Be willing to stand outside an abortion clinic and offer counsel… not shouting or spewing talking points, but giving Godly counsel. Be willing to babysit when that single mom who decided to keep her child has to go out and work to support him or her. Be willing to take a single mom and her child into your home when her boyfriend and family turn their backs on her. And yes, be willing to offer financial support. Diapers are not cheap. Baby food and formula is not cheap. Baby clothes, cribs, beds, playpens are not cheap. Sometimes the meme about pro-life people has a ring of truth to it… that we believe life begins at conception, and ends at birth. Let us as believers not just pay lip service to life, but I pray that our actions speak even louder than our words.

  2. TJ says:

    I had a family member make a point regarding true health reasons for the mother. I think it’s a point worth bringing up, because it validates what I’m saying about the abuse of abortion “rights”. Here is what I responded to her.

    Hey! Thanks for commenting your point of view! In my curiosity for the facts about this (rather than me spewing regurgitated “right wing” answers), I looked up some statistics, and found some interesting numbers….

    According to National Abortion Federation’s (NAF) 2009 book, “Management of Unintended and Abnormal Pregnancy: Comprehensive Abortion Care,” this only accounts for 12% of reasons given for these abortions in 2008. That would take the 1.29 million abortions down to just over 158000. Rape, add another 1% or 12000. I’m hesitant to argue too hard against either of these. The numbers suggest these are more rare circumstances than are portayed. I don’t judge anyone for having to make the choices between living and carrying a baby to a viable term, or having to live with a child that was conceived by rape. I can’t imagine that kind of turmoil. What my beef is with all of this is that the compassionate reasons are the only ones that are paraded around making those against abortion look heartless – when in reality over 3/4 of all abortions are performed for a convenience reason (The Guttmacher Institute’s study).

    So, let’s say health issues for the mother and birth defects that would affect the ability for that child to live, which really are very compassionate reasons to make one say “keep it legal,” are the only reasons children were aborted. Instead of 22% of all pregnancies in the US ending in abortion, it would be less than 3%. I just think, instead of blindly saying “leave abortion alone, leave Roe V Wade alone” our country could unite and do something about the extreme abuse of the abortion ruling.

  3. dean says:

    This is how conditioned I am… I was looking all over for the “like” button on your last comment 🙂
    My views on health of the mother were colored for me very early on in the more public debate about abortion… nearly a decade before I even became a believer. A pastor friend’s wife (who was in her mid-20’s) had made the decision before she ever had their first child, that if giving birth to her child would endanger her life, she would rather the baby live and she die, since she’d had an opportunity to live her life (even if only into her 20’s) and the baby had not. That made a deep impression on me. She may have been the ultimate exception to the rule… heck, she may have even changed her mind in the delivery room when faced with making that choice on the spot. But I don’t know that I’ve ever heard a more selfless conviction as that, save for the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross.

    Regarding birth defects, I again point to a dear friend who gave birth in a military hospital on a weekend in Japan when there were no MDs on duty in the building. Her baby’s umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck for way too long, and her daughter was born with debilitating handicaps. When they did later talk to a doctor about their daughter, they were told to come back to the US, go to the most liberal state they could find and put their daughter in hospice to die (by the “liberal state” comment, it was assumed she would be starved to death). I met their daughter several months ago, and while she is wheelchair-bound and her communications can only be understood by her parents and her brother, she is very much alive, smiles quite often, and is loved enormously, cared for diligently and included fully in everything the family does.

    Would I condemn anyone who opted for abortion if faced with either of these situations? I don’t see how I could, yet I would be terribly heartbroken to know that they did…

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