Bob, the statement, “If you don’t like abortion then don’t get one” ignores all moral convention. As societies, we impose many limits on people in the name of protecting others from harm. Some people do not see anything wrong with stealing, but we intervene in their decision to steal in order to protect others.
Pro-choice arguments suggest that forcing a woman to carry an unwanted pregnancy is a violation of her bodily autonomy. However, an embryo is genetically a separate human being with its own unique set of DNA. Therefore, abortion is a violation of the embryo’s bodily autonomy.
Pro-life arguments are not inherently anti-woman or anti-choice — the woman has many choices prior to the creation of the new human life. Her choice should end where another human life begins.
We as human beings have not only the right but the responsibility to protect the vulnerable. Mahatma Ghandi said, “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.”
Vickie, the business of protecting innocent, human beings’ lives is everyone’s business. Injustice survives when people stay silently on the sidelines.
At conception a new, unique human being begins life. We all began that way. From that point nothing genetically will be added – only time and nourishment is needed. So scientifically that unborn human is as fully human as you and I and as deserving of the Right to Life which is guaranteed in our Constitution.
Michael, we seem to be going in circles. We provided you with objective, scientific evidence and even a citation from an embryology textbook. We asked you for evidence or support for your position, but you have been unable to refute the scientific evidence that was provided or able to submit evidence for your own position. You are simply subjectively stating your opinion, “an embryo is NOT a person. A fetus is NOT a person”.
The terms “embryo” and “fetus” are scientific terms used to describe points along the development of a human being – just like “toddler “or “teenager”.
You ask, “What gives you a say in the matter.” The answer is simple. It is the right and even the responsibility of every human to stand up for the vulnerable.
I encourage you to visit Abortion Survivors Network. There you will see the faces and hear the stories of real people who would not be alive except that their moms’ abortions were “unsuccessful.” Please hear their perspective!
Once conception occurs, the woman is already the biological mother of a genetically unique human being. As a human being, the baby has human rights.
There are many alternatives to abortion. Safe Haven laws allow women to surrender their parental rights in anonymity without shame or judgement. Traditional adoption plans are another loving alternative that protects innocent lives.
Experts estimate that there are 1-2 million couples waiting to adopt each year. There are approximately 900,000 abortions each year. Adoption is a great option! adoptionnetwork.com/…/domestic-us-statistics/
Jim, you did not provide any instances of women dying from the Texas law. What happened to the women in the article was horrendous enough. Please do not exaggerate.
You ask, “What gives you a say in the matter.” The answer is simple. Society speaks and limits decision making on many topics – even things as trivial as deciding that incandescent light bulbs must be replaced with more energy efficient bulbs. It is the right and even the responsibility of every human to stand up for the vulnerable. There is none more vulnerable than the unborn who have no voice of their own.
Also, you claim to be supporting women but in fact you are doing the opposite. We suggest you read, “Women Who Suffered Emotionally from Abortion: A Qualitative Synthesis of Their Experiences”.
The article is published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 22 Number 4 Winter 2017. This was a large nationwide study of 987 respondents who had sought post-abortive care. Here are some of the astounding facts which speak to the coercion and harm to women that are often involved in abortion decisions.
“58.3% of the women reported aborting to make others happy, 73.8% disagreed that their decision to abort was entirely free from even subtle pressure from others to abort, and 28.4% aborted out of fear of losing their partner if they did not abort.” Women and unborn children deserve better than abortion. They deserve support.