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Pro-life isn’t pro-life at all

Pro-life isn’t pro-life at all. It’s about controlling women’s bodies. The reason why I say this is that pro-lifers aren’t around once a child is born and doesn’t worry about mother and baby dying because of a medical issue that could have been resolved with an abortion.

Let’s make something clear, abortion is a safe, medical procedure that one small religious minority is trying to exploit to legislate their own narrow understanding as the only acceptable position.

The trouble is the so-called pro-life position isn’t pro-life at all! It’s pro-birth, and anti-everything else! Once that infant is born, the child, mother and family are on their own.I can guarantee that every pregnant woman was once a fetus that the pro-life crowd supposedly cared about. One might ask, when did the caring stop? The real answer is, the caring is never really started. They only wanted control over someone else life.

No one should ever tell a woman what to do with their bodies. Fetuses are literally part of women’s bodies because they cannot exist separate from her.

“If you think making abortion illegal will end abortion, you don’t know why it is legal in the first place.”  – Unknown

Let’s get real, and insure that safe, legal abortions continue to exist. If you want to reduce abortions, teach accurate sex education (instead of trying to stop it) with heavy emphasis on self-protection and partner protection, and respectful treatment on each other within the relationship!

“You will never successfully ban abortion. Abortion has existed as long as pregnancy has. You will only successfully ban safe abortion, and directly lead to the death of people who do not want to be pregnant.” – @ohkayewhatever

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  1. Ok. If I might, I would like to clarify a few things. First, being pro-life means that you oppose murder in all of its forms. We know and understand that an unborn baby is every bit a living human being in its earliest stages of development, and that they are separate and genetically distinct from their parents, we believe that they are deserving of full human rights protections, to include the right to life.

    Second, the idea that the pro-life side doesn’t care what happens to babies once they’re born is wrong. It is the pro-life side that has set up pregnancy crisis centers all over the country, enabling women to find ways and resources to raise their children, or put them up for adoption.

    One such center is located near my house. They take in young pregnant women, house them, clothe them, feed them, help them with continuing medical care, and ensure that they are well supplied with diapers, clothes, and formula. They help direct those women to all kinds of community resources, including job training, higher education, housing, child care, etc.

    The Church is also very involved. Apologia Church of Tempe, AZ not only posts up outside of abortion clinics, but they also offer a variety of resources to women that include arranging an adoption of the baby, all at no cost to the mother. They even have a legal team on standby, ready to facilitate those adoptions. To date, they have saved dozens of babies, and are doing their level best to ensure that those babies live and grow up well. Their Pastor, Jeff Durbin, will gladly show pictures of those babies to any who ask. Several churches across the nation have begun to follow their example, and have begun to come up with similar numbers of babies saved. Does that sound like we don’t care?

    All of that being said, there is one area where we are in agreement: the role of the fathers. I absolutely agree that our society has allowed men too much latitude when it comes to raising their children. It’s worth noting that in biblical times past, a man who refused to care for his children simply wasn’t a man. That sentiment needs a revival as far as I’m concerned.

    In modern times, it’s been proven that children who came from a two-parent home enjoy the greatest chances at success, especially if their parents are married. This is why conservatives push so hard for the traditional family, it truly is best for our children.

    So, given that we work hard to preserve life, help to provide resources for young mothers in crisis, and fight for the types of social conditions that ensure the greatest success for our nation’s children, how is it that people can develop the idea that we simply don’t care what happens after birth?

    1. First of all, thank you for taking the time to write. I can’t say that I will change my mind on the subject. I know that there is quite a grey area between Pro-Choice and Pro-Life. What gets to me is that being pro-life should also care about the woman who carries. I have never had an abortion. On the contrary, I struggled to have the child I gave birth to. She was wanted and there is help for those who can’t have kids, which is great. The same should be available for those who don’t want to be pregnant. If someone had forced me to carry a baby I didn’t want, it would be the worst of torture. We currently live in a world where the punishment for abortion is much more than it is for rape. That doesn’t make sense to me. We live in a world where minors are forced to become parents. Can you imagine the mental damage that does to a child?

      1. I am glad you chose to speak up. I do hope that my argument at least gave you some food for thought. I get the feeling it did. My intent is to bring people around through sound, logical discourse on the matter; one which includes Scripture, science, ethics, and reason. While I do hope that you will change your mind on the issue, I must leave it between you and God.

        From where I stand, there really isn’t a grey area between the two issues. Not to be harsh, but it comes down to the decision on whether or not to commit murder. For most people, that choice is a bit of a no-brainer. As the Bible says, “Do not murder”. Sadly, that moral stance seems to waver a bit when one is faced with unborn children.

        In the interest of full disclosure, I grew up in a Democratic household. I was taught to be pro-choice and held that position up until five years ago. The woman who is now my wife argued very eloquently on it, and I came around.

        You made the point that pro-life ought to care about the mother, too. You are absolutely right, and the fact of the matter is that we do. When we are pleading with women to keep their babies, we are doing so just as much for the mother as we are the baby.

        You have an ability that I, and all other men, lack utterly. You have the ability to bring life into this world. As my wife puts it, “I make human beings and keep them alive. What’s your super power?” This is an unspeakably amazing thing that should not ever be taken lightly. When someone aborts a child, they are taking that divine ability, and spitting on it by shedding innocent blood. Tragedy isn’t a strong enough word to describe it.

        That being said, what is to be done about a woman who has an unplanned pregnancy but doesn’t want it? Ma’am, if I might venture to say, it is still a choice between committing murder and not committing murder. One would hope that her mind changes at some point during the pregnancy, but if it doesn’t, she can adopt. There are countless couples ready and waiting to give a new baby a good home, and many organizations stand ready to facilitate it, including churches, adoption agencies, etc.

        You mentioned that you chose to have your child, a decision I applaud wholeheartedly. I am 42 years old. I was 37 when I met my wife, and already had four kids of my own, the eldest of whom is now 20 years old. I firmly believed I was done having kids, and had decided to wait until grandbabies began to appear. We have had two babies since; a little girl (4), and a little boy (2).

        (Side note: said little boy is standing in front of me, trying to navigate the intricacies of the juice box. 😂)

        Our little girl was a huge surprise. She was utterly unplanned, and my wife (who was my girlfriend at the time) gave me the option of walking away. I think we know what my decision was.

        The option she absolutely would not consider was abortion. It simply isn’t an option in her mind, because of the reasoning I’ve presented. It is a human life, in its earliest stages of development. It is at its most vulnerable, and must be protected at all costs. It isn’t a matter of forcing someone to be pregnant, it’s a matter of preserving human life in its most fragile state.

        At present, there is no human punishment for abortion, though I agree that we are too lenient on rapists. In my mind, a few years in prison aren’t enough. I firmly support the death penalty for rape and child molestation. What I don’t support is the death penalty for people who have committed no crimes, and that includes the unborn.

        You are right, we live in a world where children can and will get pregnant. It is beyond tragic. I have three daughters, aged 20, 15, and 4. If anything was to happen to either of them, I would go full Southern daddy on whoever hurt them. They are absolutely precious to me.

        The question then becomes, why would we compound an already tragic situation by shedding innocent blood? Would it rather be a much more reasonable idea to simply go all out to address the social factors that contribute to teens and preteens getting pregnant? If we were to be honest, murdering an unborn child makes far less sense than doing all we can to wipe out child molestation, rape, and pre-marital sex.

        You asked if I can imagine the mental damage done to a girl who must carry her baby to term. Ma’am, I have no trouble imagining the mental damage that things like rape and molestation can do to a young mind. I’ve seen it, which is why I am so overly protective of my girls. Can you imagine the further damage that would result once a girl comes to the full realization of what happened to her baby?

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