The word itself is one of the most divisive in the English language.
Fewer topics invoke the ire of so many people. In today’s world, the abortion debate seems so muddled in rhetoric that no side can fully understand the other. This cacophony of voices creates a simplistic message that is used against each side of the debate. It leads to people who label themselves as “pro-choice” stereotypically viewing pro-lifers as some mix of bigots, religious fanatics, and people wishing to revoke the rights of women as well as “pro-lifers” viewing pro-choicers as murders, heartless people, or some similar idea.
It is time that we take a look at the pro-life response to the arguments of abortion supporters, using logic and reasoning: no religious views, preconceived notions, or political agenda. Let’s look at it through logical analysis.
First though, I want to make it clear that I believe that women must be taken care of after the baby is born. It is wrong for those who are pro-life to advocate so strongly against abortion and then abandon a mother with her newborn child. Thus, it is imperative for citizens to open businesses, charities, and other organizations for the purpose of caring for these women by getting them on their feet or keeping them on their feet in a good paying job. If someone is pro-life, they should respect life on all levels, at all ages.
STATEMENT ONE: “My Body. My Choice.”
This slogan has been used by the women’s movement for decades. This refrain comes from the idea that the fertilized embryo, being inside the womb of the mother, is therefore the property of the mother. This argument has its strong points; indeed, the organism growing inside of a female is using the mother’s resources, taking up her nutrients, and using energy that the mother could be utilizing somewhere else. Indeed, no rational person would argue that a woman is not biologically and personally affected by being pregnant.
But, looking at the “my body, my choice” argument from a reasoned perspective, is the bundle of cells within a woman her body?