Monday, May 29, 2017

A Discussion On The Morality Of Abortion

  • Introduction:
          -From a Judeo-Christian perspective, the fact that cultural liberals are obsessed with depicting the concept of abortion as being a woman's right and a personal healthcare choice is abominable. The underlying reasoning for this is that human beings are made in the image and likeness of God. It would be unthinkable to destroy that. 
          -The existence of controversy on this matter pertaining to the birth of children shows that our society does not value human life as it should. It is a rather distorted aspect of our culture. Millions of little children each year are denied a chance at life because of the choices of their mothers. They are robbed of a chance to reach their full potential in life.
          -The abortion movement is one of the offshoots of the Feminist movement, which sought to obtain equal rights for women. Hence, this is the reason that pro-choice advocates proclaim that they want "equal rights" with men. One question worth pondering is, "How free can a person be before his rights infringe on the rights of other people?"
  • Human Life Begins At The Moment Of Conception:
              -The life developing inside the womb has a different body and the decision is therefore not up to the woman to terminate that life.
              -If a baby does not have the "right" to use a woman's body for a period of nine months (it is attached to her through an umbilical cord), then why should an infant have a right to nurse on his or her mother, since he or she also depends on her for survival? Using this line of reasoning, why not bother to perform a surgical procedure to end their lives at the whim of the parent, as well?
              -When can a fetus correctly be recognized as human life, three hours before birth? When exactly does a fetus transform into a baby?
              -If a fetus is not a baby, then what is it? If the answer is a "glob of cells," then how come it cannot be formally recognized as being a "human," since we are also a "glob of cells?"
              -The claim that an embryo or cell in another stage of development in the womb is not a human is scientifically inaccurate. They all have DNA, 46 chromosomes, a unique blood type, brain waves, and organs that function independently of the mother's body. They all have a human nature, as further evidenced by the myriad of photos of aborted babies. The only difference between us who are fully grown and the beings found in the womb is the stage of development. But development does not determine "how human" a person is. Thus, human life begins at the moment of conception. The value of human life is not dependent on how well a human body is developed.
    • What About Cases Of Rape Or Incest?:
              -Women who were raped by selfish men may certainly feel violated and would thus not want to possess a child (or any object) that brings back terrible memories of such occasions. Neither would families want a product of incest to be born into the world because of the possibility of a damaged reputation, various genetic health conditions, or abnormal bodily features on the baby. But these reasons do not amount to a valid rationalization of the abortion procedure because the scenarios presented at hand still involve the murder of an innocent human being. The conclusions to these arguments have been constructed entirely on self-serving logical premises.
              -Despite the fact that the perpetrators of the crimes should be penalized to the maximum extent of the law, that still does not mean that we should murder other people because we have been victimized. It is equally wrong to take somebody's life because he or she is not wanted. Children should be loved, regardless of how they were conceived.
              -This pro-abortion argument could actually be used to devalue women because it implies that they are unable to overcome negative circumstances in life. We must set aside emotional barriers in order to make rational decisions which are built on the proper application of sound moral principles.

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