As a pro-life Christian, I believe outlawing abortion is a BIG mistake.
Not because I don’t believe it’s wrong, but because I’m scared for the women out there who will turn to other ways to get abortions.
My grandmother got pregnant with my mother in the 60s, and considered getting an abortion at an illegal clinic. Now, an illegal clinic does not have to be up to code (because it’s illegal and they have no one supervising them). Thankfully she decided against it, because what if she got an infection or the procedure was done wrong and she died?
That’s what will happen if we outlaw abortion NOW. There will be no happy-white-Jesus-angels-singing victory! There will be women finding dangerous ways to get an abortion or even commit suicide themselves!
The only way to stop abortions is to stop the demand for it. How do we do that? Birth control, pre-natal care (which Planned Parenthood claims to provide but at most facilities it does not), care after birth, lower college tuition, lower housing costs, lower food costs, and most of all: get rid of the shame and fear of unexpected pregnancy!
Us Christians have shamed women and made them fearful to have children, and to bring them into this world. We have called them whores, disgusting, terrible women when really they are scared and need out help.
Let us as Christians start there: being gentle and compassionate to women who have unexpected pregnancy.
Just like we say “outlawing guns won’t stop criminals from getting to them”, it’s the same thing. Outlawing abortion will only lead to unsafe abortions.
Sorry this is long but I believe this is the biggest issue in America today: that we think nonbelievers are the problem when really, it starts with us. Pro-life is supporting life through every stage, not just at birth!
So, Trump doesn’t say a damn thing about the WORLDWIDE Women’s March that took place the day after his inauguration and this is what the March for Life gets. Full support and Pence even spoke at the march!
I’m terrified. This is so wrong. America is taking so many steps backwards and I’m absolutely terrified.
Firstly, I’d like to thank you for just asking in attempt to understand another person’s opinion rather than immediately assume things about them. Very mature.
There are many reasons. I think we can all agree that we shouldn’t kill people. Based on that agreement:
One main point is that every time you try to draw the line as to where life starts, there’s another situation that doesn’t match up. For example, if life starts when the heartbeat starts or lungs begin to breathe, then what about people whose hearts can’t beat without a pacemaker or lungs can’t breathe without a machine? Can we just kill them? And sentience–can we just kill people in a coma? Sure, they have a potential for sentience, but so does a child in the womb. And if we use that logic, then the beginning of a human’s existence, conception, creates a potential for sentience, and therefore I don’t believe it’s moral to kill them.
There’s the argument than women should be in control of their own bodies. Of course! I’m in full agreement. But I’m not talking about the woman’s body–there is a separate body inside them that has their own rights. It isn’t the baby’s fault that they’re inside the body of a woman that finds them inconvenient.
Of course, there are cases of rape/incest that pro-abortion activists often use to try to make pro-lifers look heartless, despite how these situations are a VERY low percentage of abortions. These cases are tragic and must be terrifying. And while I sympathize with the mother and can’t imagine the turmoil she must be facing, I don’t believe that any of this is the baby’s fault. I believe it’s more than reasonable to give the child up for adoption if the mother can’t face the child. Is her situation fair? No. Absolutely not. But I don’t think that’s an excuse to kill someone. I don’t think anyone has the right to kill a child.
I’d like to clarify that I don’t think mothers that have aborted their child are evil or should be punished. It’s the general consensus among pro-lifers that mothers are a victim in this situation as well. This is not, we believe, only a child rights issue, but a women’s health issue.
Since I know you all aren’t Roman Catholics, I thought it logical to stick to secular arguments. As for my religious beliefs, however, we have a deep and complex understanding of the sacred meanings behind sex and bringing life into the world that starts at conception. The precious innocence of new life being violated is unacceptable to my people.
If someone wants to argue… I mean, fine? It’s a free country. Yay! But I’m not starting an argument here–just answering a question. If you’re intending to change my mind, I’m afraid that’s not going to happen, considering how I’ve researched the arguments of those who disagree with me already. If you have a different argument or opinion, 98% chance I’m aware of it. My suggestion would be to acknowledge another point of view and how differing opinions doesn’t make someone bad, think on it, and continue with life.
This. This is what it looks like when you care about the people around you. This is one of the things pro choice is, caring about hungry babies. This is what peacefully protesting with a purpose looks like. Not rallying up to go picket the local Planned Parenthood, which does more in 5 minutes to prevent abortions than a Duggar will do in their entire lifetime. End rant.
I honestly cannot understand this whole banning abortions crap.
Who the fuck are you to tell a woman what she can and can’t with HER OWN BODY. It’s her body, not yours!
If she wants to have an abortion, then that shouldn’t concern anyone besides her and her body. Y'all are way too invested in other people’s personal lives nowadays.
If you don’t like the fact that a woman is having an abortion….. then who cares? It’s not your body. So shut the fuck up and mind your business.
If you actually care about the life of a child, then how about you help those thousands of kids sitting in foster homes right now. Instead of poking your nose into someone else’s life, go help them. They deserve to live a full life and have a loving family.
Oh and remember, banning abortions doesn’t get rid of them all together, it just makes them illegal and unsafe.