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Pro-Life Responses to Pro-Choice Arguments

Updated on June 19, 2013
Life is Precious:  Thank God that your mother was Pro-Life
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The abortion issue brings out passion on both sides. The Pro-choice side proclaims a woman’s so called “right to choose” that has led to over 54 million babies having their heart beats stopped. This is a national tragedy. We are no different than Germany under Hitler. We can make up fancy terms like “pro-choice” to hide the fact of what is really going on, murder. What astounds me is the outrage of Michael Vick fighting dogs. Do not get me wrong, I love dogs, but at the end of the day it is a dog and not a human life we are talking about. Where is the outrage? Can we be honest? We all know what is developing in a woman’s womb. Ultrasound technology has created a window to give us a peak behind the curtains. As we look, we see a baby with its own DNA at conception. The baby’s heart begins beating less than three weeks after conception. The even greater reason that we know it is a baby in the womb is that is what comes out nine months later. We can lie to ourselves and say that it is not a baby, but we become self-deceived.

Honest Abortion Testimony

Sorrow

My heart breaks when I think about the millions of babies who had their lives ended without ever having a chance to be born. My heart also breaks for all of the women who have chosen to go down this road. I pray that they will find comfort in Jesus Christ. I want to end this practice by changing people’s hearts and not condemning anyone who has had an abortion. If you have had one or pressured someone to have one, there is forgiveness available through Jesus Christ.

Praise God for Ultrasounds

Exploring Pro-Choice Arguments

Let us take a look at some of the arguments that Pro-choice supports make.

Argument: Freedom for Women

This argument says that a woman cannot be free unless she is able to make her own reproductive decisions. There are several problems with this argument. First, a woman has control over her own reproductive decisions apart from rape or incest. Actions have consequences. If I eat at McDonalds every day, I am not going to be healthy. If a woman chooses to have unprotected sex then she could become pregnant. It is not difficult to understand. The second problem is an even bigger issue. If what she is carrying is a human baby, what else could it be, how can we deny it the right to life? If the baby was killed as part of an attack on the mother, 38 states would add a charge of murder for killing the unborn baby. When two rights conflict, the right with the higher value should always win, the right to life.


Life Begins in the Womb!

Argument: We do not Know When Life Begins

This is absolutely ridiculous. The argument says that if we do not know when life begins, we should be able to go ahead and murder the baby. That is the dumbest argument that I have heard. Did we somehow forget that abortion stops a beating heart? Logically speaking, this argument makes the case for life. If we cannot determine when life begins, we should error on the side of life.

Interview with teen girls after seeing their first ultrasound

Argument: The Fetus is Part of the Woman’s Body or a Blob of Tissue

This is a clever argument designed to dehumanize the baby in the womb. A tumor is a blob of tissue. Internal organs are part of a woman’s body, but a separate living being that has its own DNA at conception is not part of a woman’s body, but a new life that is developing inside of the mother. The damning answer to this argument is that we know that what is developing is a baby because we can see into a womb thanks to ultrasounds which give us a clear picture of what the baby looks like at each stage of development. Its heart begins to beat after only 18 days in the womb. Brain waves can be detected at 42 days. At around eight weeks, all of the baby’s organs are present. The baby also has its one of a kind fingerprint and is able to suck on its thumb. The pro-abortion advocates also try to say that it is not a human because it relies fully on the mother for life. Last time I checked, a new born baby as well as toddlers on up rely on their parents for life. So is it okay to kill them if they become an inconvenience?

Jane Roe aka Norma McCorvey

Argument: Every Child a Wanted Child

This argument argues that it is unfair to bring an unwanted child into the world. This argument does not cut it. If you are grown up enough to have sex, you should realize what the consequences could be. We live in a real world where decisions have consequences. President Obama tried to make this argument back in May 2008 on the campaign trail.

“’Look, I got two daughters – 9 years old and 6 years old,’ he said. ‘I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I do not want them punished with a baby.’” Barak Obama

Since when are babies punishments? Babies are a gift from God whether they are planned or not. The rational here does not make sense. If you make a mistake, it is okay to end a life. We would not apply this to any other area of life. If someone says that they made a mistake and married the wrong person, why should they be punished the rest of their life. A typical answer nowadays is that you could divorce them. In the case of an unwanted pregnancy, give it up for adoption, not kill it.

Argument: If Abortion is Criminalized, Women Will Seek Illegal Abortions

This argument says that if abortion is made illegal, women will have back alley abortions that are unsafe. I guess bank robbery, murder, theft, assault and battery, and all other crimes should be legal because people continue to commit them anyway. At least we will be consistent then. This argument is just dumb and ridiculous.

Randy Alcorn

Argument: Many Pro Life People are also Pro Death Penalty

Any Pro-choice advocate that makes this argument is admitting that a baby is being murdered in the womb because they are trying to equate that with giving the death penalty to a criminal. Logically, that is what the argument says. Death sentences are given to people who have been convicted of committing a heinous murder. This is where the argument breaks down. The convict is guilty of taking another life. The convict had a choice of whether or not to murder someone. The taking of the convict’s life actually lifts up the value of human life because it says that if you kill someone it will cost you your life. A baby in a womb is an innocent life who has never done anything deserving of

All of these arguments try to appeal to your emotions. A “woman’s right to choose” sounds so noble, but if we slow down and look at what the choice really is, the stopping of a beating heart. All of these arguments fail because what is inside of the womb is a baby created in the image of God.

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    • Dont Taze Me Bro profile image

      Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 4 years ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      Awesome hub page! Beautiful in that you defend the life of the innocent!

      Which brings us to the Ugly truth. Used to be that they were called pro-abortion until science and public image forced them to change their logo to pro-choice. Who could be against the right to choose? And that gave liberals the ability to say (like Biden and Hillary have) well personally I'm really not for abortions (because I agree with my religion) and want there to be fewer abortions but I believe the law is the mother has the right to choose. Really? So where is the task force to tackle reducing the number of abortions every year? We have a task force to find ways to end shootings of relatively handfuls of innocent people or children but when we are talking about MILLIONS of innocent babies the issue becomes ,well, let’s find ways of paying for these abortions with taxpayer money. Insane! That would be like Biden’s task force declaring guns cause shootings (which they don’t but for this illustration) so we want to find ways of paying for you guns with taxpayer monies.

      Which demonstrates once again the hypocrisy in almost everything and every position the liberals have on issues? Barrack Obama once said it was "above his pay grade" to decide when life begins. He said this after he had voted as a state senator for infanticide after a botched abortion and for partial birth abortion as a federal senator. So I guess it isn't above his pay grade to decide when an innocent life ends? Logically you can't have both positions, because if you can't decide if it is a life you certainly can't decide to end it, can you?...I guess if you are a duplicitous liberal (is that redundant?) you can...

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      Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

      You've approached this hot topic so beautifully and logically -- thank you for all of us who are against abortion. My heart aches for those who have so little understanding of life that they do not realize they are killing a baby when they abort it. Congratulations on an outstanding Hub! Best/Sis

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I read this this morning. Thought about it. But I could not shake the feeling that this is antagonistic and a little mean spirited. I like your points, I voted up and interesting. But I just can't pass your hate. It is understood to be righteous indignation and an appalled sense of understanding the horror and their horror.

      However I totally miss your concept of productive discourse. It seems a divide creator not a love thy neighbor notion. Please tell me why I am wrong.

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      Eric Cramer 4 years ago from Chicagoland

      Thanks Don't Taze Me and Angela! Life is precious

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      Eric Cramer 4 years ago from Chicagoland

      Ericdierker – Mean-spirited and hateful is a culture that legally allows 54 million babies to be murdered in their mother’s womb. It is an American Holocaust! We have murdered 9 times more babies than Hitler killed Jews and yet there is no outrage in this country. Unborn eagles and unborn seals have more rights than a human baby in the womb. As a culture, we are more offended at Michael Vick than we are at babies being senselessly killed. I think righteous indignation and passion is what is needed in this debate. It does not make sense to go point for point when it all comes down to the most basic human right – life. I want to be clear on two points. First, my heart goes out to any women that have had abortions. I pray that you will turn to God and find healing. After all, we are all sinners and are in desperate need to have our sins forgiven. God offers us forgiveness of our sins through Jesus Christ. Second, in no way am I advocating for violence to stop abortion. We need to pray and seek the face of God. Also, we need to take a stand and do something. We can volunteer at a Crisis Pregnancy Center, pray outside of an abortion clinic, and vote for politicians that will vote for life.

      I am passionate against abortion because if my dad had not been Pro-life, I would not be here writing this Hub. My mom was very sick when she was pregnant with me, so sick that the doctor asked my dad to choose which one of us he wanted them to saved. Praise God that he choose to tell the doctor to save both of us.

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      Arthur Bundy 4 years ago from Colorado Springs

      I was conceived in Japan and born in the United States. If my Dad had his way I would have been aborted.

      It was a fundamental rejection of me that existed all the way until my father's death two years ago.

      The one thing I wanted from him was acceptance. An acceptance that never came to be.

      Sometimes I think it would have been better for all concerned if I had not been born. Maybe I would never have gone to prison.

      What this article fails to consider is that life is not subjective it's real. You cannot put yourself in someone else's shoes no matter how righteous you believe your position to be.

      My Dad was an alcoholic. He never learned to change his behavior because he was more concerned with being right than he was with being accountable.

      That is how I see people like you. All the righteousness in the world does not make your attitude responsible.

      It's not up to you to tell people how to face God when the time comes, it's up to them. It's up to you and people like you to focus on your own demons first before you take the time to be someone else's judge.

      Matthew 7.

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      Eric Cramer 4 years ago from Chicagoland

      Arthur - Thank you for your comments. I am sorry to hear about how your father treated you. Life can be very hard and difficult, but that does not change what right and wrong are. God is the one who determines what is right and what is wrong. His standards are not subjective, they are absolute. He said as part of the Ten Commandments “do not commit murder.” Circumstances are irrelevant. Right is right and wrong is wrong. People make mistakes all of the time, but that does not give them the right to commit murder or any other crime. If they do not want the baby, they can give it up for adoption. Stopping a beating heart out of convenience is wrong. I speak not in judgment, but in defense of helpless babies that are being slaughtered in their mother’s wombs. They have no voice, except for people to take a stand and speak out on their behalf. We abhor what Hitler did to the Jews, and rightfully so, but we are far worse than Hitler, as a country we have murdered over 54 millions babies. We offer more protection to unborn baby eagles than we do human babies.

      When it comes to judging, we all stand guilty of sin before a holy God. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23. Mother Theresa as good as she was does not even come close to being good enough. I know that I deserve to be thrown into hell because of my sins. I am a wicked man. Thanks be to God for sending Jesus, His only Son, to be brutally crucified on a Roman cross for your sins and mine. It does not matter what we have done, Christ’s blood paid it all. All we have to do is repent of our sins and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Cramer this is all kind of fatalistic, maybe we could do our best and let Jesus do the rest.

    • Dont Taze Me Bro profile image

      Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 4 years ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      Do our best? Murder is our best? Yeah, Jesus would approve of that. Jesus has done the rest by making it crystal clear abortion is murder of a living human being and expecting everyone, not just believers, to live by and obey his tennants, anything less is not doing our best. You can't justify murder by saying a dead person will have it better than if he lived a tragic life. If you believe in Jesus you know life on earth is not all there is and even a lifetime of suffering here is well worth an eternal life with the living God.

      So Arthur, do you think it would have been better for all concerned if we just murder the millions of people, children in third world countries who are starving to death and have nothing to live for? Abortion is not a choice, it is death. You are either pro death or pro life - the only choice that is made is to risk pregnancy and the consequence of that choice should never be murder.

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      Eric Cramer 4 years ago from Chicagoland

      Ericdierker - Jesus told us that we are to be salt and light. We are to first and foremost share the good news, but we are also called to act like salt and preserve the culture.

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      Arthur Bundy 4 years ago from Colorado Springs

      I have read the Bible front to back and back to front. I have yet been able to find words that gives me the right to be judge. What I do know is that I am the one who will face the maker in the end. Me and my life and God. What I see you doing is making yourself out to be more righteous than those who chose to abort. You can't possibly put yourself in their shoes, and yet that is what you have done here.

      My ex-wife and I had to make that choice. So, I have been at it from both sides. When you can say that then maybe you will be in a place where you can have an opinion that has some credibility.

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      Eric Cramer 4 years ago from Chicagoland

      I agree that we will all stand before a holy God and give an account for our lives. The standard will be God’s law. And none of us meet that standard.

      “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 6:23

      “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.” Romans 3:10-12

      In no way am I saying that I am better than you. I freely confess that I am a wicked, wretched sinner who deserves to spend eternity in hell. I have broken God’s law and the Bible says in James 2:10, “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.” Let me assure you that I have repeatedly broken God’s law. The Bible is clear that if we stand before God on how good we are, we will not measure up. There are two kinds of people in this world, those who have been forgiven by God and those who haven’t. The best part is that God’s forgiveness is free.

      “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

      “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him, shall have eternal life.” John 3:16

      God stands ready to forgive and save anyone who is willing to come to him while there is still time. People sin each and every day. I sin each and every day. That is why we need Jesus. Only through a personal relationship with him can we be saved from our sins.

      I do take issue that I need to have had an abortion before I can speak out against it. That would mean that I cannot speak out on the Holocaust because I am not German or Jewish. Or slavery for that matter because I have never had a slave or been a slave. God has written His laws on our hearts, aka our conscience. God talks about defending the defenseless, what is more defenseless than a baby in a mother’s womb?

      How can I be credible talking about abortion? Here is my answer: If I was to stop a 6 month old babies heart, I would be arrested for murder, but I can legally stop a babies heart in the womb and it is okay. That is not even logical nor would it be tolerated of any other species. If I were to crack open an eagle’s egg, I would be fined up to $250,000 and could face jail time and yet I can kill a baby in the womb. You know that it is wrong that is why you are accusing me of judging you. It is God’s spirit tweaking your conscience. As I said in my hub, God offers forgiveness for ALL sins. The tug that you feel on your heart is God calling out to you to turn to Him. He loves us enough to be crucified on a Roman Cross for your sins and mine.

    • Dont Taze Me Bro profile image

      Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 4 years ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      All Arthur knows how to do is divert the discussion (this is not about judging, it's about getting at the truth) raise a straw man (no one is making themselves out to be more righteous than those who chose to abort) or demean those with whom he disagrees. He views any discussion that has to do with his behavior or beliefs as a rejection of him when it is nothing but an examination of the truth... you can not reason with someone who has this problem as he demonstrates repeatedly he can not be objective.

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      Arthur Bundy 4 years ago from Colorado Springs

      No it is you who diverts the discussion, Dont Taze Me Bro. You are attacking my beliefs because they do not agree with this hub.

      I have seen both sides of the discussion in my own life. My father never forgave me for being born. It hurt like hell to give up on a child that never had a chance. I wanted my ex-wife to live.

      The truth, as I see it is that no one person is a better judge of my actions than I am. I will face my maker on my terms and not, and I repeat not yours. PERIOD.

      Your need to be right out weighs your need to be respectful. Otherwise you would not feel the need to attack my position.

      I learned the hard way, that it is tough enough to pay attention to how I come across. I find that when my focus is on my behavior, the behavior of others is not as important.

      When you speak on behavior that is not yours, that is a judgement. Once you step up and challenge that behavior you are opening up yourself up to an equal and opposite judgement. You either have the capacity to accept the consequences of your actions or you don't.

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      Eric Cramer 4 years ago from Chicagoland

      No, you will face your maker on His terms, not yours. If you or I face Him without knowing Jesus, we will goto hell. Only a relationship with Jesus Christ can save you or me.

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      busillis22 4 years ago

      Thanks for this and for your critical analysis of pro-choice arguments. Some very helpful thoughts here!

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