To my friend, Nicola, and to my pro-abortion friends and family. You know who you are.
I have been accused of being a forced-birther, that if a woman gets pregnant, for whatever reason, she does not have the right to kill that tiny human. Guilty. That woman’s rights end where the life of another begins. It is why murder is wrong morally and legally. The absolute worst argument in response is the unscientific and laughable statement that it’s not a person yet, or that his value is less because he’s dependent on the mother and she’s isn’t consenting to have the baby in her uterus. For the first argument, check your science because you are wrong, and two, apply that argument to day to day life. I’m dependent on someone else, if she doesn’t consent, can she kill me? why, or why not?
The best argument I have heard is of pregnancy-related death, which the CDC describes , “A pregnancy-related death is defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the end of pregnancy from a pregnancy complication, a chain of events initiated by pregnancy, or the aggravation of an unrelated condition by the physiologic effects of pregnancy.” I’d like to add, not a psychological cause. The argument that these women should be able to abort to save their lives is moving, and here I caveat that ectopic pregnancy is a case here and the principle of double effect applies. Why should these women die?
Then I saw the statistics. Let me run some numbers for you. In the US, the last recorded number of abortions in a year was 2015, with the CDC reporting that 638,169 Legal abortions were reported to them. Planned Parenthood reported doing 332,757 abortions in 2018. Unfortunately, I have no correlating datasets, but let’s go with 2018, it’s the smaller number. Of those, Guttmacher Institute says about half were unplanned and a little less than half were on birth control when they got pregnant. Ok. Then I saw this article on ABC. 3 in 5 pregnancy-related deaths can be prevented ! I thought, awesome, that takes a lot of that argument away! Then I saw the kicker. 700. 700 pregnancy-related deaths a year. That is 1 death for every 475 babies aborted, using the planned parenthood number from last year.
That brings up the philosophical question, is one mom worth 475 babies? And if you can save 3 in 5, that reduces it even more, right? So I don’t know how to do this part, but say divide 700 by 3, you get 233 repeating. That becomes 1 death for every 1428 babies aborted. That is roughly the adult seating capacity of All Saints Church. Because of those numbers, I am much less moved by the argument that all abortions should be legal to save the life of a very very very small number of pregnancy-related deaths. You are going beyond devaluing a class of person, you are committing genocide!
Before you come at me and say there would be more deaths without abortions, let me respond by saying more women will die in a car crash than from pregnancy-related deaths. In 2017, 5151 females died while driving in a car crash. Not counting passengers or pedestrians etc. This statistic makes me want to argue with People who are concerned about mothers dying that they need to be more concerned about the traffic fatalities, if they care about women so much. Especially when they reference how I must not really care about the kids because Flint, Michigan.
My point is obvious. We are allowing the slaughter of human beings for what? You tell me why!?!?! I want you to say it, loud, and be proud about why you want to keep slaughtering humans! There should be nothing for you to be ashamed of! If you are afraid to boldly say why, maybe you should check why you are reticent. And if you are honest with yourself, and really want to talk, I and others will gladly be here for you. I only yell when people disregard all things with fingers in their ears.
The numbers are scary though. These numbers, if I have my maths even close, indicate a wanton disregard for human life. So, from 1970 to 2015, the CDC reports 45,789,558 abortions in the US. Millions. And that is reported, surgical or clinical procedure abortions. I want to put this in perspective. Wikipedia says that,
“Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event during the Holocaust era, in which Germany and its collaborators persecuted and murdered other groups, including Slavs (chiefly ethnic Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, and Soviet citizens), the Roma, the “incurably sick”, political and religious dissenters such as communists and Jehovah’s Witnesses, and gay men.[d] Taking into account all the victims of Nazi persecution, the death toll rises to 17 million.”
6 million Jews, and they have a museum in DC to make sure it never happens again. And taking into account all of the victims? Well, almost triple the total number of victims have been aborted. Almost triple. And that is just in the US.
You can argue that they aren’t people yet, that legally they aren’t people till they are born, but that philosophy brought you the original Holocaust, where the Jews were subhuman. You can say that the baby is a parasite but you can’t explain why the human body is built to reproduce in exactly a symbiotic, not parasitic, relationship. You can say that some women just don’t want to be mothers, and I will say some men just don’t want to deal with other people, it doesn’t make it OK to kill what you don’t want to deal with! The science, philosophy, and morality are against you. Even the statistics don’t support your argument.
So let’s talk about the real reasons. The ones you don’t want to admit or deal with, because otherwise, it’s all a lie.