February 29, 2020
Welcome to your ONE-STOP shop of DEBUNKING pro-choice myths.
Is abortion legal? In many instances yes. Is abortion murder however. Again, I say yes.
In the argument on abortion pro-life advocates are crying out for the lives of the unborn, as there are close to a million abortions per year in the U.S. (about 876,000 according to this article).
In this blog post, we will go over the 20 MOST COMMON PRO-CHOICE arguments, and we will dismantle them, one by one.
Again, these are the BEST pro life arguments that destroy the BEST pro choice arguments.
Our primary goal is not to sell you pro-life t-shirts (those pro-life shirts will one day fade), but we want you to be educated in your mind with a great pro life argument that will never fade.
Most of these good pro life arguments can be found in the PRO LIFE classic, "Politically Correct Death", by Dr. Francis J. Beckwith, so I highly recommend this book for further reading on destroying "good pro choice arguments".
Let that statement start the pro life-pro choice debate!
Here is a quick lesson of abortion news that Dr. Beckwith talks about in his book, explaining WHY a baby is FULLY-HUMAN at conception (the list is below if you wish to skip ahead).
Fertilization occurs when the male sperm and female ovum unite.
What results is an entity called a zygote (pictured below), a one-celled biological entity, a stage of development through which each of us has passed (just as we ALL have passed through infancy, childhood and adolescence).
Both ovum and sperm, which are genetically EACH a part of its owner, cease to exist at the moment of conception, and a new entity (the zygote) is born.
The zygote fulfills the 4 criteria needed to establish biological life: metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction.
The zygote is a product of HUMAN parents, thus human.
ALSO, resulting from the union of the female ovum (which contains 23 chromosomes) and the male sperm (23 chromosomes), the conceptus is a new, although tiny, individual with its own genetic code (46 chromosomes), a code that is neither his mothers nor his fathers.
From this point until death, no new genetic information is needed to make the unborn entity an individual human.
AGAIN, his genetic makeup is established at conception, determining to a great extent his own individual physical characteristics - gender, eye color, bone structure, hair color, skin color, susceptibility to certain diseases, etc.
So at conception, the genotype - the inherited characteristics of an individual human being - is established and will remain in force for the entire life of this individual.
The unborn individual, sharing the same nature of all human beings, is unlike any individual who has been conceived before and is unlike any individual who will ever be conceived again (unless identical twins).
The only thing necessary for the growth and development of this human organism, as with the rest of us, is oxygen, food and water, since this organism, like the newborn, the infant, and the adolescent, needs only to develop in accordance with his already-designed nature that is present at conception.
THAT is the prolife position, and it is being shared by pro-life organizations throughout the world, like Students for Life and National Right to Life.
If it is wrong to kill a 3-month-old baby who has been born (and that's actually a big IF for some people), why is it all right to kill the same being 4 months earlier?
He is only less mature than he would be right before he is born in terms of development, dependency, and size; considerations that are NOT morally relevant when it comes to the right of born people.
A 2-year-old does not have a lesser right to life than an adult simply because he differs from the adult in terms of development, dependency and size.
Furthermore, doctors say that a single thread of DNA from a human cell contains the information equivalent to 600,000 printed PAGES (with 500 words per page), or a library of 1,000 volumes of specific genetic information, all available right there at conception.
The stored knowledge, at conception, in the new individual's library of instruction is 50 times more than that contained in the Encyclopedia Brittanica full set.
All of that information inside just one strand of DNA from that small conceptus.
A person did not come from a zygote, she once was a zygote; she did not come from an embryo, she was an embryo; she did not come from a fetus, she was a fetus (late term abortion); she did not come from an adolescent, she was an adolescent.
Are you seeing the point?
The pro-life advocate believes that full humanness begins at conception for at least 4 reasons (from pg. 45 of Dr. Beckwith's book which covers these abortion statistics):
If you would like to learn this information, check out this "spoken word" piece that goes over all this information quickly, in musical form.
We will show you why many advocate for an abortion ban.
If you want to skip ahead, here is a Table of Contents:
Once upon a time, there was a small, brick schoolhouse that was going to be completely demolished because the principal and mayor agreed that they didn’t want it there anymore.
While the townspeople stood around, waiting for the dynamite to be lit, murmurs hummed through the crowd and waves of faces became pale and anxious.
Just then, the town seamstress shuffled hurriedly under the protruding elbows of suited businessmen and around the huddled circles of gossiping teens to the rusty fence taped off to the public and shouted to the head contractor as loud as she could, “EXCUSE ME! SIR!”
After throwing his hands in the air and briskly trekking up the small hill to the small aging woman, he did his best to maintain his composure, since after all, the town’s new mayor was standing a couple rows back.
“Ma’am, we’ve got a deadline. What’s the problem?” asked the contractor in his deep, frustrated southern accent.
“Do you KNOW that no children are in that school?” exclaimed the seamstress, her voice shaking.
“No one knows, ma’am. That’s above my pay grade” he shrugged.
“WHAT?! You mean you’re going to blow up a school, whether or not you know FOR SURE that there is no life in it?” she questioned.
“It’s the principal’s decision. His school. His choice” he replied, losing patience.
The seamstress began to hyperventilate.
Mustering up the her strength, she furrowed her brow, stomped her brown leather loafer on the dirt-packed grass and asserted, “You cannot just – ”
“Hey! Mind your own business, lady. This is a decision between the principal and the mayor. Keep your opinions to yourself!” snapped the contractor.
And with that he shook his head, stomped back down to his control booth, looked back at the old woman, gave a smirk, and lit the dynamite.
Everyone knows very well that this would never happen in real life.
Because we value life.
But this analogy gives us a great example of what abortion arguments actually boil down to, and maybe the most important question in this whole blog post.
If we don’t know FOR SURE that the baby inside the womb is alive, why would we destroy it?
Just as the seamstress wanted to prevent the school from exploding to protect what could be a child, the pro-life position stands with her against the ones who hold the “ignite button”, too.
People may give thought-provoking reasons as to why someone should be able to have an abortion, but the conversation always comes down to this: Is there a child in the womb or not?
And if you are not 100% sure that the baby in-utero is not a child, don’t blow up the school. Choose life.
Well, now we would like to hear from you.
Which PRO-CHOICE misconception have you heard most frequently?
Was it, "My body, my choice," or, "if the child is unwanted, they should be aborted?"
Let us know in the comments section below.
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May 10, 2021
As a pro choicer reading though this article I have a few questions.
What you think about birth control? Would you be amenable to abortions only in case of rape (yes, as you said it is rare but it still needs to be taken into account)? What if there is a complications and it’s eighter abortion or both the mother and the child die? What if a child gets pregnant, would they be allowed an abortion?
For number 14, 10% of unwanted kids means nothing if you don’t also state the percentage of unwanted kids compared to the whole population.
For number 17, I am not forcing anti-choice women to have an abortion, they would force me to carry a baby full term even if I didn’t want it from the start, in many cases even if I were underage and the pregnancy would have a high chance of killing both me and the child.
For number 18, I am the inconsistent one appearantly. I am pro-choice but anti capital punishment. This mostly stems from the fact that you can never know for certain this person is guilty, even when they confess. In other cases, even with an abundance of evidence, this person might have commited other crimes, and might be the only one that can solve a 20 year old cold case. It’s also way more expensive than just giving someone life in prison.
About many of your points: I don’t care if the baby is human. For me it litteraly isn’t a part of the equation when I ask myself if I find abortion to be ethical. It is more a question of: ‘is it ethical for a human to end another humans life’. In the case of abortion before the 4 month marker the answer for me is yes. The child has no bodily autonomy with no way to survive without the mother. It is human, but it isn’t a person with it’s own thoughts and emotions yet.
About 17, I’m not forcing any anti-choice women to have an abortion, so why should they want to force this huge bodily (and sometimes mental) trauma on me? Do you know what goes into growing and later birthing a child? Your body will never be the same as before. There are women who suffer from permanent incontination after a birth. If you want children that’s annoying and a bit humiliating at times, but if you didn’t want it you’re condemed for life to this condition that could have been easely avoided if abortion was allowed.
Now it might seem I’m disagreeing with everything you wrote, but I do actually agree with some of your points. ‘no one knows when life fully begins’ is barely an argument, and a stupid one at that. Life begins at conception, the question is if it is okay to end that life. Men should obviously have opinions on abortions, we’re talking about their possible children as well as womens. There is a gray zone where a woman get’s pregnant, gets told not to get an abortion by her husband, boyfriend, other, but does it anyways. I think it should be the womans choice to have the child removed at that point, but I think there should be a way for a father to decide to never be involved with a child, to not have to pay child support or anything if he really doesn’t want the child. Of course this would need to be written down before the birth of the child, or like a month after he discovers his child exists.
Oh and your final anecdote is a false equivalence, especially for people who don’t believe life begins at conception
May 02, 2021
This website is an abomination. These arguments barely pass as coherent let alone deductive reasoning. If you actually had respect for human life like you are professing all throughout this, you would take time to properly think about what you are saying.
April 08, 2021
Your only talking point is that life begins at conception. All your mustered talking points are nil if one does not agree with this definition of human life. Would you save a shipment of 1,000 fertilized eggs or a two-year-old? I’m curious what you’d choose.
April 06, 2021
Thanks for your comment Shelly. You know, I think we need to show grace to people who have had abortions in the past, and now feel regret toward that decision. We all make mistakes and are imperfect. The arguments in this blog post are very powerful, but we don’t use them to beat people over the head, but to defend our pro-life position. If you break down the pro-choice position (as this blog post seeks to do), you will quickly see all the flaws and logical fallacies in their thinking. And you can just point those things out by simply asking them questions about it. Also, OF COURSE, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom in those situations, HE WILL!
January 31, 2021
We will all face our maker and be judged for our works.I wouldn’t want to be a doctor who has done abortions standing before God.I just hope they repent before or they will be tormented forever,same goes for the mother.
January 24, 2021
I need some advice. I am prolife. I have 2 family members who have had abortions. One went on to have 3 more kids, the other did not have any children. How do I relate to them…one has told me about her abortion. the other did not. I do not judge or condemn them but I do not know what to say to them. The one that told me about her abortion has not asked me for advice or my opinion. I have been vocal about my stance before I knew about their abortions. I don’t want to turn them off but I want to stand up for the unborn.
these are arguments for abortion that I have heard….“the government keeps giving mothers money when they have a baby..the more babies they have, the more money they get. What about the ones born addicted to drugs? Why should tax payers have to pay for all these drug addicted, brain damaged babies? The mothers should be sterilized!” that is just a sample.
April 05, 2020
Thanks for the comment David. All of that sounds right to ME.
April 04, 2020
A person’s life begins, when their unique DNA Signature becomes evident. Their DNA never existed before and will never be created again.
We begin life as a person, not an organism… Abortion dehumanizes a person’s beginning…
See others, as you would want to be seen.
Yeah Vicki, that is definitely a popular one. I think that would fall under QUESTION 2 (MY BODY MY CHOICE). Thanks for the comment. That’s interesting about the baby when you drank that orange juice, Jen. :)
April 03, 2020
I do know after taking a non stress test- drinking orange juice- the baby became very active which I could feel as well as the monitor picked up.
April 01, 2020
The argument I’ve heard most is. If it’s not your pregnancy stay out of it…mind your own uterus
March 02, 2020
Hey, I’m a pro-life activist and I’d like to hear some elaboration on the reaction to stimuli point. Does the unborn child react to stimuli from conception?
February 29, 2020
Oh wow :) Yeah that pretty much falls under the “My Body My Choice” option (#2). Thanks for the comment!
The argument I’ve heard most is “If it’s not your uterus stay out of it”
March 01, 2021
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