One of the main reasons that pro-choice advocates attempt to justify abortion is that they believe that zygote, embryo, or fetus is not developed to a point at which you could say it is actually human.
So let’s take this justification for a quick test drive and see if this really adds up.
I’ve started writing a short six part series on five categories that every pro-choice argument falls into and why they fail to justify abortion. This is the first of those five categories. Put nicely the argument is that because the fetus is still dependent on the mother to survive while still in the womb, it is permissible for the mother to end the pregnancy.
Put in a bit more an emotional form, pro-choice advocates may argue that the mother is is in some way unable to provide for the future of the child in the best manner possible. Why should a mother be forced to carry a child that she will in some way, be it financially or emotionally, she will not best be able to provide for. Would it not be better that she wait until she is able to better take care of a child and have a child then? Would you really wish to put a child in that sort of circumstance?
Abortion often feels like a very hard topic to talk over. So many factors seem to play a part in the debate. What if the mother can’t afford to take care of the child? What if she isn’t prepared for other reasons? What if the mother was raped? What if the baby will have abnormalities? What if the mother is too young to raise a child? What if the family doesn’t support the mother? What if the father says she should have an abortion?
What if I told you the entire abortion debate can be narrowed down to one question? What if I told you the best answer to that question supports a pro-life stance? Continue reading →