Pro choice arguments and pro life answers!
In this series, we are offering pro life answers to pro choice arguments in order to demonstrate that there is no good reason for abortion. These responses are meant to be loving and respectful but to show why abortion is always wrong. To see all of our answers to the top 15 pro-abortion arguments, click here.
Pro choice argument: A woman has the right to do whatever she wants with her own body.
This is a terribly illogical argument, but people continue to repeat it over and over again. If you hear it enough, it begins to sound true. However, nobody has the right to do whatever they want with their own body, male or female.
For example, a person could kill themselves by committing suicide, but it is morally and ethically wrong to end your own life. Likewise, you could choose to use your body to punch someone in the face for no reason. Going further with your body, you may even choose to kill them because you do not like them.
However, you do not have the right to kill someone because you do not like them. Theoretically you could do it, (you have free will), but it is wrong, and you will go to jail.
The drug Thalidomide was at one point in time administered to women to help them with nausea during pregnancy, until they found out that it resulted in birth defects and produced newborn children without arms or legs.
For obvious reasons, it was pulled from the shelf. The point being made here is that just because someone is a woman does not give her the right to use this medication and maim a child for life. That is completely illogical reasoning. Sex has nothing to do with it when it comes to hurting or killing someone else.
Could the lady in the picture below crush the skull of the baby if she chooses? Does she suddenly develop this right because she is a woman? Of course not. But that is what abortion does, as described in our first article.
The bottom line is this: Nobody has the right to kill an innocent life. Not a man. Not a woman. No one. Murder is not a right! This is why abortion is always wrong!
With that being said, sometimes women are faced with difficult choices, a lack of options, or are just afraid. They may not know where to turn, fear what people will say, or may not have a safe refuge. Furthermore, they may know nothing about raising a child (which makes one wonder why they are engaging in sex, of which, a child is the natural outcome).
Some are even forced to have an abortion against their will. I just read the story of a woman in college who was forced to have an abortion. Forced! Of course, this wrecked her. So let us also remember the women too. We do not know their circumstances or struggles, but we can work for the good of the woman too.
Here is the point. We need to stress that while abortion is always wrong, women are in need of help too, and we should help them in any way we can.
On this note, Planned Parenthood does not help women after they give birth. You do not see them offering diapers, food, shelter, places to live, or anything else like this that women in need might actually need.
Contrast this with countless pro-life agencies that do adoption, give women free diapers, free carriages, free food, money, shelter, a house to live in, and many other things to support their needs. So, for people to say pro-lifers only care about the baby is untrue.
There are even organizations that help women who have had an abortion (or numerous) to come to peace and healing, all with love and all without judgement… as the way it should be.
Thank God for these organizations that are there for the women. Let us help women and protect the innocent children. Let’s do both!
Hurting after an abortion? Looking for completely non-judgmental women who understand? Check out Rachel’s Vineyard where many women have found healing, hope, and newness of life. In addition, here are just some of the many, many organizations that help women in need!
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#1. “Persuasive Pro-Life.” https://goo.gl/PESWgw by Trent Horn (The BEST book and author on pro-life issues)
#2. DVD: “The Silent Scream” – By an ex-abortion doctor shows the killing of a baby in abortion through an ultrasound – https://www.amazon.com/Silent-Scream-DVD-Eight-Languages/dp/B000E10ELU/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=the+silent+scream&qid=1559671707&s=gateway&sr=8-6
#3. “Unplanned! The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Eye-Opening Journey Across the Life Line” https://goo.gl/wsjTx5
#4. DVD: “Making the Case for Life,” by Trent Horn – https://goo.gl/4mWCxo
#5. “Blessed are the Barren: The Social Policy of Planned Parenthood” – https://goo.gl/uaWhby
#6. Killer Angel: A Short Biography of Planned Parenthood’s Founder, Margaret Sanger – https://goo.gl/jgcTor
#7. “Three Approaches to Abortion,” by Peter Kreeft – https://www.aquinasandmore.com/cathol…
#8. “Explaining Tough Moral Questions” – https://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Apol… _Help us make more solidly Catholic videos!