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Is Abortion Really a 'Right' or a 'Choice'?

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Is Abortion Really a 'Right' or a 'Choice'?

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Everyone Has the Right to Life

Abortion is the Taking of Another Human Life

No Law Can Truly Legalize Abortion

Abortion & The "Don't Impose Your Morality" Argument

A Mother Has No Right to Take an Innocent Life

The "It's My Body" Argument

Women Have Choices Other Than Abortion

Abortion is Not a Solution

Abortion is Unnecessary

Abortion is Evil

Abortion Offends God

The 'Pro-Choice' Position is Deceptive and Untenable

The "I Am Personally Opposed, But..." Argument

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Everyone Has the Right to Life

The facts are:

  • Life is a gift from God. 

  • Every individual has the inalienable right to life. Even the U.S. Constitution speaks of the right to life.

  • We have no right to take an innocent life, even if doing so would make our life more 'convenient'.

Remember that human life that is born is no more valuable than pre-born life. Both are made in the image and likeness of God. The one big difference is that the unborn can't speak up to defend themselves, therefore they must rely on others to be their voice.

"As far as the right to life is concerned, every innocent human being is absolutely equal to all others...Before the moral norm which prohibits the direct taking of the life of an innocent human being 'there are no privileges or exceptions for anyone. It makes no difference whether one is the master of the world or the 'poorest of the poor' on the face of the earth. Before the demands of morality we are all absolutely equal'." (Pope John Paul II)

"Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves 'the creative action of God', and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can, in any circumstance, claim for himself the right to destroy directly an innocent human being." (Pope John Paul II)

Abortion is the Taking of Another Human Life

There is no disputing that abortion kills children - it is the taking of another human life. Abortionists know it, doctors and scientists know it, even the legal system sometimes unwittingly admits it. One cannot deny this truth without dismissing all the scientific evidence to the contrary. Click here for information on the unborn baby

With abortion, not only does the death of a child take place within its own mother's body, but it is done in a violent and gruesome manner. Click here for information on the abortion procedure

If you are not yet convinced that abortion kills children, simply look at a picture of an aborted baby. Notice the small hands, the small feet, the fingers and the toes. If you must, watch a video of an abortion and watch the baby try to dodge the instruments used to kill it. Ask an abortionist about babies that have come out alive. Look into fetal development (click here for information on the unborn baby). There is no doubt about it, abortion kills a living human being. Abortionists have even admitted this is true. Click here for more information 

"Every human person, no matter how vulnerable or helpless, no matter how young or how old, no matter how healthy, handicapped or sick, no matter how useful or productive for society, is a being of inestimable worth, created in the image and likeness of God." (Pope John Paul II)

No Law Can Truly Legalize Abortion

The right to life does not come from the state. It comes from God alone. When the seven Supreme Court Justices arrogated to themselves the 'legalization' of abortion, they completely ignored or discarded all the scientific evidence that the victim was a human being - as if it simply did not matter that what was to be killed was a living human child.

What kind of misinterpretation of the laws of this country could discard the "inalienable right" (that is: "a right incapable of being repudiated, a right not subject to forfeiture") of life, indicated in the Constitution of the United States, in favor of a so-called 'right to privacy'? Since when does a so-called 'right to privacy' trump the most basic right to live? 

'Legalized' murder based on privacy? Our country has actually granted a 'legal right' to one person to kill another innocent person simply because she does not want that person? Where will this lead? Most everyone - including you and your loved ones - will probably be considered a "burden" or "inconvenience" for another at some point. Does that simple fact give another the right to kill you or your loved ones? Of course not! Allowing abortion is a "slippery slope".

The only way such a 'right' could even become 'legalized' is by declaring the unborn 'non-persons'. They simply ignored or discarded all the inconvenient evidence that the baby was a living human being. It didn't matter that they were really persons or that they were really being killed. They were simply declared 'non-persons.' This 'convenient labeling', however, does not change the reality - the unborn are no less persons than you, only smaller in size, despite what the court calls them. (Click here for more information) Remember that the last time seven Supreme Court Justices declared a whole group of people 'non-persons' was when they declared that black persons were not persons. Slavery was also made 'legal', but that didn't make it right! Clearly, human laws aren't always just.

Abortion is murder. The average person would be repulsed by a mother killing her 3 month old baby simply because she considers it convenient. They would never say she had a 'right' to do such a horrible thing. This is the same little child that was, however, only a few months earlier, inside her womb. What is the difference? In both cases the child is dependent, in both cases, it is a person. Why is it our laws don't even allow the indiscriminate killing of criminals, but allow the killing of innocent children inside the womb?

Our laws changed to allow abortion decades ago not because the previous laws were wrong, but because there was pressure from "fringe groups". The change was not even a mandate of the public (not that public support could make abortion acceptable). One former abortionist admitted that they lied about how many people wanted abortion before its legalization (they said 85% when was 5%) in order to help change the law. Fortunately now, after so many long decades and lives lost, there is growing public concern over abortion.

Perhaps this is because people have seen how abortion hurts women (click here for more information). Perhaps they have finally realized the fetus is human (click here for information). Perhaps they have realized that there has been a campaign of misinformation (click here for more information). Perhaps they have come to realize the slogans and terms used are lies (click here for information). Maybe they have been shocked to learn of the actual abortion procedure (click here for more information) or what is done with aborted babies afterwards (click here for more information). Maybe people are finally starting to really think about this issue in a truthful manner. Let's pray what was once inflicted on us by seven Supreme Court Justices can be stopped soon. If not by our legislatures or courts, then by millions of educated voters standing up for truth. Thankfully, we can still change the law in this country. Let's hope it's very soon since millions of lives are at stake.

"[T]he State has for its office to protect natural rights, not to destroy them" (Pope Leo XIII)

"[A] law which violates an innocent person's natural right to life is unjust and, as such, is not valid as a law." (Pope John Paul II)

"Abortion and euthanasia are thus crimes which no human law can claim to legitimize." (Pope John Paul II) 

"The killing of the innocent is no less sinful an act or less destructive because it is done in a legal and scientific manner." (Pope John Paul II)

"Consequently, a civil law authorizing abortion or euthanasia ceases by that very fact to be a true, morally binding civil law." (Pope John Paul II)

"Laws which authorize and promote abortion and euthanasia are therefore radically opposed not only to the good of the individual but also to the common good; as such they are completely lacking in authentic juridical validity." (Pope John Paul II)

"The legal toleration of abortion or of euthanasia can in no way claim to be based on respect for the conscience of others, precisely because society has the right and the duty to protect itself against the abuses which can occur in the name of conscience and under the pretext of freedom." (Pope John Paul II)

"Consequently, laws which legitimize the direct killing of innocent human beings through abortion or euthanasia are in complete opposition to the inviolable right to life proper to every individual; they thus deny the equality of everyone before the law." (Pope John Paul II)

"[I]t is never licit to cooperate formally in evil. Such cooperation occurs when an action, either by its very nature or by the form it takes in a concrete situation, can be defined as a direct participation in an act against innocent human life or a sharing in the immoral intention of the person committing it. This cooperation can never be justified either by invoking respect for the freedom of others or by appealing to the fact that civil law permits it or requires it. Each individual in fact has moral responsibility for the acts which he personally performs; no one can be exempted from this responsibility, and on the basis of it everyone will be judged by God himself (cf. Rom 2:6; 14:12). To refuse to take part in committing an injustice is not only a moral duty; it is also a basic human right." (Pope John Paul II)

"Therefore, by the authority which Christ conferred upon Peter and his Successors, in communion with the Bishops - who on various occasions have condemned abortion and who in the aforementioned consultation, albeit dispersed throughout the world, have shown unanimous agreement concerning this doctrine - I declare that direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, always constitutes a grave moral disorder, since it is the deliberate killing of an innocent human being. This doctrine is based upon the natural law and upon the written Word of God, is transmitted by the Church's Tradition and taught by the ordinary and universal Magisterium. No circumstance, no purpose, no law whatsoever can ever make licit an act which is intrinsically illicit, since it is contrary to the Law of God which is written in every human heart, knowable by reason itself, and proclaimed by the Church." (Pope John Paul II)

"Another very grave crime is also to be noted, by which the life of the offspring hidden in the mother's womb is attempted. Moreover, some wish this to be permitted according to the pleasure of the mother or father; others, however, call it illicit unless very grave reasons attend, which they call by the name of medical, social, eugenic 'indication.' Since this pertains to the penal laws of the state, according to which the destruction of the offspring begotten but not yet born is prohibited, all of these demand that the 'indication,' which they defend individually in one way or another, be recognized even by the public laws, and be declared free of all punishment. Nay rather, there are not lacking those who demand that public magistrates lend a helping hand to these death-dealing operations, something which unfortunately we all know is taking place very frequently in some places. Now as for the medical and therapeutic 'indication,' to use their words, We have already said, Venerable Brethren, how sorry We are for the mother, whose health and even life are threatened by grave dangers resulting from nature's duty; but what reason can ever be strong enough to excuse in any way the direct murder of the innocent? For this is the case in point here. Whether this is brought upon the mother or the offspring, it is contrary to God's precept and the voice of nature: 'Thou shalt not kill!' [Exod. 20:13]. The life of each person is an equally sacred thing, and no one can ever have the power, not even public authority to destroy it. Consequently, it is most unjust to invoke the 'right of the sword' against the innocent since this is valid against the guilty alone; nor is there any right in this case of a bloody defense against an unjust aggressor (for who will call an innocent child an unjust aggressor?); nor is there present any 'right of extreme necessity,' as it is called, which can extend even to the direct killing of the innocent. Therefore, honorable and experienced physicians praiseworthily endeavor to protect and to save the lives of both the mother and the offspring; on the other hand, most unworthy of the noble name of physician and of commendation would they prove themselves, as many as plan for the death of one or the other under the appearance of practicing medicine or through motives of false pity... [T]o seek to procure the death of the innocent is improper and contrary to the divine precept promulgated by the words of the Apostle: 'Evil is not to be done that good may come of it' [Rom. 3:8]. Finally, those who hold high office among nations and pass laws may not forget that it belongs to public authority by appropriate laws and penalties to defend the lives of the innocent, and the more so as those whose lives are endangered and are attacked are less able to defend themselves, among whom surely infants in their mothers' wombs hold first place. But if public magistrates not only do not protect those little ones, but by their laws and ordinances permit this, and thus give them over to the hands of physicians and others to be killed, let them remember that God is the judge and the avenger of innocent 'blood which cries from earth to heaven' [Gen. 4:10]." (Pope Pius XI)

"One of the specific characteristics of present-day attacks on human life - as has already been said several times - consists in the trend to demand a legal justification for them, as if they were rights which the State, at least under certain conditions, must acknowledge as belonging to citizens. Consequently, there is a tendency to claim that it should be possible to exercise these rights with the safe and free assistance of doctors and medical personnel. It is often claimed that the life of an unborn child or a seriously disabled person is only a relative good: according to a proportionalist approach, or one of sheer calculation, this good should be compared with and balanced against other goods. It is even maintained that only someone present and personally involved in a concrete situation can correctly judge the goods at stake: consequently, only that person would be able to decide on the morality of his choice. The State therefore, in the interest of civil coexistence and social harmony, should respect this choice, even to the point of permitting abortion and euthanasia. At other times, it is claimed that civil law cannot demand that all citizens should live according to moral standards higher than what all citizens themselves acknowledge and share. Hence the law should always express the opinion and will of the majority of citizens and recognize that they have, at least in certain extreme cases, the right even to abortion and euthanasia. Moreover the prohibition and the punishment of abortion and euthanasia in these cases would inevitably lead - so it is said - to an increase of illegal practices: and these would not be subject to necessary control by society and would be carried out in a medically unsafe way. The question is also raised whether supporting a law which in practice cannot be enforced would not ultimately undermine the authority of all laws. Finally, the more radical views go so far as to maintain that in a modern and pluralistic society people should be allowed complete freedom to dispose of their own lives as well as of the lives of the unborn: it is asserted that it is not the task of the law to choose between different moral opinions, and still less can the law claim to impose one particular opinion to the detriment of others. In any case, in the democratic culture of our time it is commonly held that the legal system of any society should limit itself to taking account of and accepting the convictions of the majority. It should therefore be based solely upon what the majority itself considers moral and actually practices. Furthermore, if it is believed that an objective truth shared by all is de facto unattainable, then respect for the freedom of the citizens - who in a democratic system are considered the true rulers - would require that on the legislative level the autonomy of individual consciences be acknowledged. Consequently, when establishing those norms which are absolutely necessary for social coexistence, the only determining factor should be the will of the majority, whatever this may be. Hence every politician, in his or her activity, should clearly separate the realm of private conscience from that of public conduct. As a result we have what appear to be two diametrically opposed tendencies. On the one hand, individuals claim for themselves in the moral sphere the most complete freedom of choice and demand that the State should not adopt or impose any ethical position but limit itself to guaranteeing maximum space for the freedom of each individual, with the sole limitation of not infringing on the freedom and rights of any other citizen. On the other hand, it is held that, in the exercise of public and professional duties, respect for other people's freedom of choice requires that each one should set aside his or her own convictions in order to satisfy every demand of the citizens which is recognized and guaranteed by law; in carrying out one's duties the only moral criterion should be what is laid down by the law itself. Individual responsibility is thus turned over to the civil law, with a renouncing of personal conscience, at least in the public sphere. At the basis of all these tendencies lies the ethical relativism which characterizes much of present-day culture. There are those who consider such relativism an essential condition of democracy, inasmuch as it alone is held to guarantee tolerance, mutual respect between people and acceptance of the decisions of the majority, whereas moral norms considered to be objective and binding are held to lead to authoritarianism and intolerance. But it is precisely the issue of respect for life which shows what misunderstandings and contradictions, accompanied by terrible practical consequences, are concealed in this position. It is true that history has known cases where crimes have been committed in the name of 'truth'. But equally grave crimes and radical denials of freedom have also been committed and are still being committed in the name of 'ethical relativism'. When a parliamentary or social majority decrees that it is legal, at least under certain conditions, to kill unborn human life, is it not really making a 'tyrannical' decision with regard to the weakest and most defenseless of human beings? Everyone's conscience rightly rejects those crimes against humanity of which our century has had such sad experience. But would these crimes cease to be crimes if, instead of being committed by unscrupulous tyrants, they were legitimated by popular consensus? Democracy cannot be idolized to the point of making it a substitute for morality or a panacea for immorality. Fundamentally, democracy is a 'system' and as such is a means and not an end. Its 'moral' value is not automatic, but depends on conformity to the moral law to which it, like every other form of human behavior, must be subject: in other words, its morality depends on the morality of the ends which it pursues and of the means which it employs... But the value of democracy stands or falls with the values which it embodies and promotes...The basis of these values cannot be provisional and changeable 'majority' opinions, but only the acknowledgment of an objective moral law which, as the 'natural law' written in the human heart, is the obligatory point of reference for civil law itself." (Pope John Paul II)

Abortion & The "Don't Impose Your Morality" Argument

Is preventing someone from killing you or robbing you or raping you imposing morality or religion? Of course not! Laws against such actions are designed to protect us, not impose morality or religion. Just as you - as an innocent person - have the right not to be killed, the unborn baby also has the right not to be killed. 

All our rights must be limited when our actions affect others. This is a matter of natural justice. While we may have a right to free speech, we do not have a right to yell "fire" in a crowed building, because others can be hurt. Likewise, while we may have a right to drive a car, we do not have a right to drive as fast as we want because others may be hurt. We do not have unlimited rights where other people are concerned.

In the case of abortion, a living child is murdered. While the mother has her rights, the child also has rights - including the very right to life. How would you allow a mother of a three month old child to kill her baby because it was 'burdensome' to her? Surely you would never provide legal sanctions for such actions. No mother has the right to kill her child, even if the child is still in her womb.

It is clear that a morality has been imposed on our nation. It is the 'morality' of those who push for abortion, of those who have decided that the mothers have rights and their innocent children have none. Millions and millions of innocent children have been killed because their mothers were given 'rights' and theirs were taken away. They never had a voice to speak or access to the courts. They are the innocent victims who have had 'morality' imposed upon them.

A Mother Has No Right to Take an Innocent Life

Power and right are often confused. A mother may have the power to choose that her child should live or die, but she does not have the right to do so. Most decent people instinctively know that it is wrong to deprive an innocent person of their life, and much more so realize how wrong it would be to take the life of their own offspring. It is unnatural and immoral to kill one's own children. Clearly one has no such right, even if one has the power.

Even though a child is smaller, it has an equal right to life as its parents have. You, as a mother, have no more right to kill your child than your own mother has to kill you. A child has the same right to life as its mother does, even if it is not yet born. Click here for more information on the unborn baby

Killing one's child is a terrible evil and a grave sin (click here for more information) that one must ultimately answer to God for. Such an action, rather than giving a woman 'freedom', makes her a 'slave of sin' (Our Lord Jesus Christ: "Amen, amen, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin."). Even the sorry results of abortion prove that it is a bad 'choice' for women. (Click here for more information

"To claim the right to abortion, infanticide and euthanasia, and to recognize that right in law, means to attribute to human freedom a perverse and evil significance: that of an absolute power over others and against others." (Pope John Paul II)

"The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?" (Mother Teresa)

The "It's My Body" Argument

As indicated above, the problem with abortion has nothing to do with the rights of a woman over her body, but with the rights of the other person insider of her. Her rights end at her body. She does not have the right to end the life of the person inside her. The exercise of one's civil liberty is naturally curtailed when it endangers the life of another innocent person or even one's self (e.g. suicide).

It is not just a "blob of tissue" inside of her, but a living human baby, a human life. It has its own heart and blood supply and DNA and organs - and may even be of another sex. It is a totally different human being from her. She has no more right to kill it then she has to kill her two month old baby that she considers a 'burden'. Click here for more information on the unborn baby. What is growing inside her is not a disease to be treated or a sickness to be cured, but a child to be loved. In fact, her body was designed for this very purpose. 

While a woman has the right to control her own body, she does not have the right to kill innocent children. Far from being denied 'reproductive rights', a pregnant woman has already exercised her 'reproductive rights' and she has reproduced. What she wants to do in an abortion is not exercise her 'reproductive rights', but instead to kill an unborn child.

No woman has no right to kill an innocent human being, even if she finds the other person inconvenient.

Women Have Choices Other Than Abortion

When a woman is troubled by a pregnancy, she is often led to believe that her only option is abortion. So called 'pro-choice' persons will rarely provide her with information on real solutions (e.g. adoption) or tell her about all the help that may be available to her (click here). They will probably never mention all the emotional and health risks associated with abortion (click here) or about the grisly procedure itself (click here). They may lie or provide misinformation which may prevent her from making the right choice for herself and her baby (click here for information on 'Abortion Misinformation'). Instead, under the banner of 'choice', they will try to lead her directly to an abortion. Since they make their living off the killing of innocent children, they don't often want women dissuaded from abortion. Ultimately the woman fails to realize that there are real choices available to her that are likely to help both her and the baby. She also may not realize the wealth of help that others may provide her. Click here for more information

And, of course, before becoming pregnant, a woman always has the choice (and even the duty) not engage in intimate activities which may result in pregnancy.

Abortion is Not a Solution

Once a woman is pregnant, she is already a mother. She will either have a living child or a dead child. Killing her living child will not solve her problems, but is likely to add to them. It is a fact that many and serious consequences are associated with abortion. Click here for more information. It is clear that many women suffer a great deal after (or during) an abortion. Although the procedure might be presented as simple, it is actually a ghastly procedure (click here) that physically hurts the unborn child (click here) and may cause many negative emotional and physical complications to the mother, even including death. Click here for more information

It has been said that "Most women who are talked out of abortion are grateful, while many who have an abortion are remorseful."

How can abortion be a solution when it takes an innocent human life, causes so many new problems for women, and when those who have had them regret them? How could such a serious a violation of God's commandments ever be a solution? 

Abortion is Unnecessary

Besides being evil and wrong, abortion is plainly unnecessary! All pregnancies will terminate naturally, either by the baby's birth or by it's unfortunate (but natural) death.

Those which end with a new, living child bring hope to the world and a new child to love. Even if the birth mother doesn't want her child (or can't raise it), someone else will want that child. And, God wants that child! There is no such thing as an unwanted child. All children have inherent value even if their own parents cannot recognize it.

Abortion is Evil

Abortion kills innocent children, ruins women's lives, hurts men, hurts society, destroys souls, and offends God. "Each and every abortion has at least one victim." And, abortion brings a whole host of evil in its wake...

  • Babies have been aborted alive and left to die (or starved, suffocated, drowned, strangled, etc.).

  • Fetuses have been used in the manufacture of various products.

  • Fetuses have been used for experimentation (even while alive and still able to feel pain).

  • Abortion leads to euthanasia as life is devalued.

  • Abortion contributes to the real risk of under-population (click here).

  • Abortion ruins relationships.

  • Abortion helps contribute to a "darkening of conscience".

  • Abortion ruins the moral fiber of our nation.

  • Etc.

Click here for more negative effects of abortion

Abortion takes the life of innocent, living human babies. These unborn babies - the weakest and most defenseless of all people - have committed no crime, have no voice, and suffer a violent death in great pain at the command of their mothers. Click here for information on the abortion procedure. They never receive baptism and are discarded like trash. 

"...hate what is evil" (Rom. 12:9)

Abortion Offends God

God made all humans in his image and likeness and has given each one an immortal soul. Abortion - the killing of innocent children in the womb - is a grave sin that has been condemned since the earliest days of the Church. Click here for more information. It may cause the loss of souls and bring down divine punishment on our country.

"[T]his horrible crime [of abortion]...will eventually draw down divine punishment on our nation." (Catholic Bishops of Iowa)

The 'Pro-Choice' Position is Deceptive and Untenable

Although they argue that they are 'pro-choice' and want 'reproductive freedom', the 'pro-choice' movement really is pro-abortion and wants the freedom to kill children. They hide their designs behind misinformation (click here), empty slogans and deceptive terminology (click here). They say they want 'freedom to choose', but they really they want freedom to kill. If they really wanted women to make a 'choice', why will they not give her all the non-abortion related options? Why do they hide from her the fact that her baby is a baby? They clearly have only one 'choice' in mind.

If you try to argue the issue with them, their position cannot hold. Their arguments are selfish, weak and illogical. That is because there is no getting around the fact that abortion kills innocent children. The child never consented to be killed. The father may not have consented to the killing of his child. Often, if the mother was truly informed of what she was doing, she may not consent. Certainly, they can never argue it from the position of the unborn child. Since science clearly shows that the unborn baby is a living human being (click here for more information), they may try to ignore this inconvenient fact and just act as if the child is a non-person and hope that no one realizes otherwise.

There is often an overemphasis on so-called women's 'rights', as if there were only one person involved. They encourage her to set aside the rights of her child for her own selfish desires, as if her 'convenience' was more important than the life of her child. They act as if the only way a woman can solve her problems is to kill her children.

On one hand, they pretend concern and compassion for women, on the other hand they encourage her towards the destruction of her motherhood. If they are so concerned about women, why do they hide information from them concerning the serious medical and psychological risks of abortion? Why do they not tell her that the abortion might result in her death - if not now, than many years from now? Click here for more information risks of abortion

In fact, there are many inconsistencies on the 'pro-choice' side. For example:

  • They call a fetus a "blob of tissue" when a mother wants to have an abortion, but sympathize with a woman who has lost her "baby" by miscarriage.

  • They consider the killing of a two-month-old child to be a crime, but call the killing of unborn children a "right"

  • They object to women being treated as "property" or a "possession", but encourage her to treat her unborn son or daughter as if it were her property.

  • They claim a 'right to privacy' when it comes to murdering the unborn, but live in a world where their every move may be recorded, watched, databased...

  • They fawn all over a mother and her baby at a shower, but act as if a baby a few months earlier had no right to exist.

  • They claim to be fighting for a woman's rights on one hand, but viciously deny an entire class of people's rights on the other hand (about half of those female).

  • They consider it a "right" to kill a baby five months after its conception, but would be horrified if any mother could go into a doctor's office to have her five month old killed.

  • They act as if a woman is somehow victimized by being pregnant even though they know that her own actions resulted in her being pregnant.

  • They object to punishment for persons who have committed no crime, but they seek the 'death penalty' for innocent unborn babies whose only 'crime' is being 'inconvenient'.

  • They say they want "equal rights for women", but then deny the world's smallest females any rights whatsoever.

  • They would advise pregnant loved ones not to drink while pregnant so as not to harm the baby, but tell abortion-minded women that their same age fetus was "just a blob of tissue" that they had the right to abort (kill).

  • They want abortion to be 'legal' with no ramifications to the mother or the abortionist for killing the unborn baby, but they might argue for severe penalties should a person kill a baby a few months old.

  • When a woman wants an abortion, they call it a "fetus", but when they or a loved one becomes pregnant with a 'wanted child', they call it a "baby". 

  • They might be strong opponents against violence towards women on one hand, but think nothing of the tearing off limbs, crushing a skull, cutting off a head, etc. of a small girl while still in the womb.

  • They would rightly object to the position that a woman's value comes from whether or not her husband wants her, but then place the entire value of an unborn baby (male or female) on whether or not its mother wants it. 

  • They talk about "planning parenthood" on one hand, but what they actually do is plan non-parenthood.

  • They might cry at a funeral for a stillborn baby on one hand, but think nothing of a baby taken in pieces from its mother's womb on the other hand.

  • They would rightly object to one's arguing for a 'right to murder', but that is precisely what they are promoting in actual fact.

  • They call for the 'right' to extract the fetus (a "blob of tissue" or "product of conception") when a woman wants an abortion. But were the same woman to have an operation where a doctor removed the fetus for no reason, they would be appalled at his actions and saddened her loss of "motherhood".

  • They want women to have 'rights over her body' on hand, but deny the world's smallest females any rights over her body.

  • They claim to have this 'right' to an abort (kill) an unborn child under the law, yet the Constitution states that all persons have an 'inalienable' right to life.

  • They might vehemently deny that the unborn is a 'person' when a woman wants an abortion, yet when facing death may will some of their property to an unborn so-called "blob of tissue".

  • They might consider it cruel to simply notify a child that the mother wants to kill it for her convenience, yet they promote this actual act in practice.

  • They seek to make the killing of the unborn legal, yet would be appalled if a doctor set up shop to kill 1 year olds.

You see, when it comes to the destroying of innocent human life, of innocent children, there is no sense. It is an impossible position to defend. But if they don't care about such principles as the right of an unborn child to live, why should we expect them to care about concepts such as truth?

If we can't reason with the 'pro-choice' side regarding every child's right to live, if we can't show them that abortion is morally wrong, if we can't show them that their position that one has a 'right' to kill another human being who is deemed 'inconvenient' is nonsensical and wrong, perhaps we may still be able to convince them that abortion is very dangerous for the mother. The evidence has been mounting that many have suffered greatly for it (click here for more information). If they really do care about women, perhaps this might be the only way to convince them of the evil of abortion. 

For those people who simply have been misled by "party line" in favor of 'a woman's right to choose' without much thought, perhaps we may still be able to also reason with them and show them that abortion kills another human being and that it is wrong. We may educate them about fetal development (click here), about the campaign of misinformation (click here), about the empty slogans (click here), and about the gruesome abortion procedure itself (click here). We can also can inform them of the grave abortion-related risks (click here). Perhaps there is still some chance that they can see things from the victim's point of view. Or, maybe they might be convinced by the many persons who have changed positions (from 'pro-choice' to pro-life) when all the facts were brought before them. If nothing else, maybe the thought of their final judgment and the accounting they will have to make to the awesome Judge on the last day might change their mind.

"It may be said that a society shows itself just to the extent that it meets the needs of all its members, and the quality of its civilization is determined by the way in which it protects its weakest members." (Pope John Paul II, 2002)

"It is therefore a service of love which we are all committed to ensure to our neighbor, that his or her life may be always defended and promoted, especially when it is weak or threatened." (Pope John Paul II, 1995)

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil, who change darkness into light, and light into darkness, who change bitter into sweet, and sweet into bitter!" (Isa. 5:20)

The "I Am Personally Opposed, But..." Argument

What if someone was to say to you, "I am personally opposed to your murder, but I can't impose my morality on anyone"? What if the entire law changed so that you could be murdered 'legally' at the will of any other person - would you even want to go outside? The entire "I am personally opposed, but..." argument makes no sense! Murder is murder and one can't be "personally opposed, but..."! How can you be "personally opposed" to murder and not want it to be stopped, to not be 'legal'? Would it be okay if you saw the same mother kill the same child when it was one month old? Of course not. Then you'd never dream of saying "I'm personally opposed, but..."! Would you not call the police and want the mother arrested? How then can you ignore the taking of unborn life because you don't want to "impose morality"? You must know that there are moral wrongs that are absolute. You must know that murder is wrong. 

Perhaps it may give you to courage to take a stand if you realized that the mother herself is often hurt as a result of an abortion (click here for information). Society is also hurt. If you cannot stand up for the innocent baby, can you at least stand up for the mother or society? Since abortion tends to expand, it will lead (and has led) to infanticide, euthanasia, etc. Is there not one victim that will make you take a stand? Someday the victim could be you or a loved one.

What if you consider that abortionists aren't motivated by "morality", but by money? They "make a killing" from killing innocent children! They want abortions to continue and they have no qualms about imposing their 'morality'. These people deliberately take thousands of lives each year for a profit - sometimes their 'work' is 'unsuccessful' and the babies come out alive. Sometimes they kill the babies while they are being born. After an abortion, they may sell or simply throw away the baby! Click here for more information on abortion procedures. In the face of all this, how can you remain silent? How can you remain only "personally opposed"?

Good people have to take a stand to stop this killing! Members of Christ's flock know that we are supposed to be our "brother's keeper", that we are supposed to assist others in need. We are also called upon to be courageous and proclaim the truth, even to admonish our erring brother. The apostles had no problem "imposing morality", nor should we fear to proclaim the truth and resist error. If we are silent, we appear to accept - and we may even be guilty of sin.

Remember that there are new victims of abortion each day - thousands and thousands of innocent victims more each day. They have no voice and need you to speak for them. Please rise up and defend your younger brothers and sisters!

Note: We do not condone violence or illegal activities.

"Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness; rather expose them" (Eph. 5:11)

Pray that there will be no more victims of abortion!

Pray that all your relatives - and the relatives of all people - will see the light of day!

Want to See the Results of 'Choice'?

Click here and scroll down to view prayer counter for the unborn. Each number represents a child killed each day in the U.S. by abortion. Note: How about praying for them? Consider making a prayer commitment using this prayer counter. 


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