posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 09:26 PM
Let's dig through all the emotional hype and lay bare the uncomfortable truth about anti-abortionists.
The overwhelming majority of "pro-lifers" agree that abortion should be allowed in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother's life is endangered.
If the issue were truly about the "slaughter of unborn children," it would not matter how the child was conceived, it is still a child. And,
if a woman does not have the right to abort in order to save her future, she clearly doesn't have the right to save her own life at the expense of
the helpless, innocent, must-be-protected-at-all-costs child. Anyone who is really on the anti-abortion side for the sake of the poor helpless babies
who have an inalienable right to be born and live, will accept abortion for one reason and one reason only: if mother and baby will BOTH die if it
The difference between rape and and the unwanted child is very clear and very simple: the rape wasn't the victim's fault. This makes it quite clear
that the agenda for those who want to make abortion illegal but allow them for rape victims is not about saving the child, but about punishing the
woman for her perceived carelessness, poor planning, poor judgment, promiscuity, etc. In other words, it's about morality. She did something that
they think is immoral or wrong, and being forced to bear the child is fitting punishment.
The other valid issue is freedom. Do you want the right to raise your children as you see fit? Then you should be willing to allow other people to
take care of their own children as they see fit, be they unborn or alive.
The moral majority think that they should be able to dictate to the rest of the population how they should live. In a truly free society, this would
not be the case. In any issue in which morality is unclear between different beliefs or values, freedom should be allowed. Nearly everyone believes
that murder, theft, robbery, rape, etc. are wrong, and they harm other people who have their own rights to freedom; thus they are (and should be)
against the law. As long as there is a significant portion of the population who do not believe that abortion is wrong, it does not fall into the same
category as murder. It is a moral issue that should not be legislated. Abortion harms no one except the fetus and the mother, and if you think you
have the right to control what someone does with their fetus, then you should be willing to give up control of your own children.
Before you take a freedom away from someone else, be willing to have it taken away from you. Your beliefs about right and wrong are no more valid than
anyone else's, and every time you try to impose your concepts of right and wrong on someone else, you should remember that you have implicitly given
permission for them to try to force their ideas of right and wrong on you.