Keep your laws off my body… says the baby

I snapped this photo a while back while at work.  It’s a shame that there are so many people who believe the growing baby in the womb doesn’t deserve a voice.

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Between you and me, that handwriting looks familiar

For those of you who may be new to Sifting Reality, here are some posts I have written on abortion.  I can’t recall the point in time when I became so passionate about the pro-life movement, but I haven’t always been.  Not that I was ever pro-choice, I was more apathetic.  Knowing what I know now, I don’t see how anyone can be apathetic given the gravity of what’s at stake.  I think most people are content to disagree on many issues which are generally thought of as personal (abortion, religious convictions and political points of view come to mind), not me.  If something is immoral, how do we just disagree?

These subjects are points of contention and are discussed, not with the intention of conversion necessarily, but with the goal of gaining a concession — there is a difference.  Often this is the reason I write.  I also wish to convert ideological opponents to my side of whatever issue.  Who knows if I will be successful, but I try.  I know my methods aren’t the most winsome, but I think that’s more the result of my own personality.  I am driven more by what is being said — the point being made — than I am the manner in which it’s presented.  I can look past the rudeness or arrogance of someone’s delivery to their argument.

Perhaps this is why I can be abrasive and confrontational at times when discussing topics with my readers.  Because I don’t take things personally, I don’t take into consideration that others might.  So that’s something I hope you’ll keep in mind when you visit here.  I mean no offense.  This is important especially when elective abortion is the issue.  So forgive my delivery and don’t let that dissuade you from considering what I have to say.

Here are some of my favorite posts:

  • What Gives You The Right? – Some abortion advocates posit that abortion is a basic human right.  But this idea creates absurdities.
  • One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others – Are pro-life advocates being inconsistent if they support the death penalty or removing life support?  Is there a difference between abortion, the death penalty, and “pulling the plug”?
  • Pregnancy: Won’t You Help Cure This Terrible Disease? – There is a tendency for pro-abortion advocates to speak of pregnancy as if it were a disease.  But speaking about abortion in terms of health-care only further desensitizes people to what abortion actually is.
  • But Where’s The Body? – Many on the pro-choice position claim they defend choice, but it seems the only choice they advocate for is abortion.  If you only argue for one point of view, can you truly claim to support choice?
  • Hookworms, Mosquitoes, and Embryos – Some pro-choice arguments attempt to tug at the emotions.  There is one emotional plea I find particularly disturbing.  Is the developing child in the mother’s womb a parasite?  There are many distinctions proponents of this defense for elective abortion fail to take into consideration.
  • Get A Life, Part 1 – Part one of a three-part series on the three most commonly offered defenses to abortion I have encountered.  Part 1 addresses “We don’t know when life really begins” and, “An embryo/fetus is not human“.
  • Get A Life, Part 2 – Part two of a three-part series on the three most commonly offered defenses to abortion I have encountered.  Part 2 addresses “Much like skin cells which also contain our dna, the developing embryo is not actually human but merely a mass of cells.  We do not consider killing skin cells to be murder, why should removal of a developing embryo be any different?
  • Get A Life, Part 3 – Part two of a three-part series on the three most commonly offered defenses to abortion I have encountered.  Part 3 addresses “The fertilized egg may in fact be human, and may in fact be alive — but it is not a person.  Only persons, and not mere human beings, have a right to life.  Therefore, because abortion takes the life of a human being, but not a person, abortion is morally permissible.”
  • Memories – Some abortion defenders claim that in cases of rape and incest abortion is morally permissible because the mother shouldn’t have to be reminded of the rape by seeing the child.  Does this defense hold any water?
  • Pregnant? How’d That Happen? – A good many defenses for abortion rest on the fundamentally flawed premise of what causes pregnancy.
  • Who’s to blame for single motherhood and abortion? – Is it possible to assign blame for the plight of single motherhood and the elective abortion epidemic?  I think so, but it’s not who you might think.

Click the Abortion tab at the top of the page to read more posts on abortion.

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Comments

  1. Thorough summary post. I read the “Memories” one. The abortion argument is always controlled by the left or the right. The left comes from the perspective of the mother and her legitamate feelings and fears. The right comes from the perspective of the child and it’s right to live. Jesus is the only person that can satisfy both. And the church needs to message that the truth is best for both. We will need the healing power of God to remove a woman’s shame, fear and rejection from the father. We need the truth of the word that God knows us in our mother’s womb. An entire ministry has to be built around this. We need ministries that will mentor single moms and we need lifestyles around abstinence. We need ministries that will mentor fatherless men so that the cycle of abandonment can be broken.The church should be #1 in fostering and adoption. hmm.. I think I may blog about this and reference your post..hmm..

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