Ten Non-Analogies for the Unborn

Here are ten ways you shouldn’t think about defending the unborn.  Fighting for the rights of our unborn children is not at all like:

  1. Fighting for peace over war. Children are innocent; terrorists are not.
  2. Fighting for women’s rights over the rule of the law. The issue is not and has never been “a woman’s right to choose.”  That’s a smoke and mirrors show to get your attention away from the matters of true importance.  Every government exists to protect the rights of every single person under its jurisdiction, not merely those with the most power or voice.
  3. Fighting for children to have a certain “quality of life” outside the womb. This one is another fiasco – children aren’t murdered because loving parents are concerned about the child’s quality of life; they’re murdered because hateful parents are concerned about their own quality of life.  And being alive is always better than being dead.
  4. Fighting for private family matters to remain private. Contrary to President Obama’s press release, the last time I checked, these abortions are performed in public facilities by public doctors, sometimes with public dollars, with the approval of our public government. These are the most public murders in the history of murder.
  5. Fighting for grown women to have “dreams” and “opportunities.” Whoever said that taking care of children is such a dream-killer?  Whoever said that anyone is guaranteed a responsibility-free life for the sake of their own self-glorification?
  6. Fighting for our culture to remain “tolerant.” We aren’t tolerating unwanted children – who’s crying out for them?
  7. Fighting for the future of our country. By killing those who would inherit it?  We may well have little country left to inherit, and little left worth inheriting.
  8. Fighting against sexism and male chauvinism. Fathers must be held accountable the same as mothers, but this is hardly the issue.  If a man slays an infant, he is a murderer.  If a woman goes to a doctor and does the same, she is a victorious feminist.  Fighting sexism would rather equal out the law to make it the same for men and women.
  9. Fighting against tradition, backwardness, and the ideologies of the past. Abortion was practiced, quite brutally, in the Roman Empire of the first-century.  It is as gruesome now as it was then.
  10. Fighting against the stereotypes of the “stay-at-home mom.” Are the rights of the unborn really about the dignity of women as God created them to be, or is it more about the dignity of women as they see themselves made in a man’s image – pursuing their own fame in career, money, and extramarital sex?  Must women act like men in order to be valued in our culture? We must think not.
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About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

4 Responses to Ten Non-Analogies for the Unborn

  1. Fighting for children to have a certain “quality of life” outside the womb. This one is another fiasco – children aren’t murdered because loving parents are concerned about the child’s quality of life; they’re murdered because hateful parents are concerned about their own quality of life. And being alive is always better than being dead.

    So you would rather have a human being be born into this world to spend a life in a poor family, with no opportunities for the future, to possibly follow the same destitute fate as he/she’s parents? Parents who know they can’t afford another child and who right away (as soon as they find out) “do the deed,” are not only helping any current children they have but are helping society because that extra kid will be a burden on other taxpayers in the form of welfare. Parents who irresponsibly have 3 or 4 or 5 kids and can’t afford them are doing a disservice to us all. So we should tell those folks to go ahead and have the kids anyway and further burden the tax base just to save some some the lives of some cells? Where is the cut-off? At what point after intercourse does someone become fully human with a soul intact? Does a person gain a soul a conception, at the cellular level? When we scratch our face, we kill huge amounts of cells. What about those? As Sam Harris said, every time we scratch our face, we are committing cellular genocide. Any notion that says we gain souls at conception, at the cellular level, is totally conjecture.

    The issue of abortion seems to be tied up with stem cell research. Folks on the anti-abortion side are so concerned with “preserving life,” but it’s unclear why, when in the Bible, God doesn’t seem to have the same concern. Rather than supporting methods that could effectively help current living human beings beat a large range of illnesses – since stem cells can potentially become most any type of cell in our body –
    anti-abortion, anti-stem cell research folks would rather stifle that research in favor of a bundles of cells with no recognizable eventuality. Current human beings with real, life-threatening, untreatable diseases could see their lives improved or even cured! and some people side with bundles of cells. Shocking.

  2. B Treece says:

    Jeremy,

    Thanks for visiting my site. As always, I appreciate the comments, the dialogue, and the feedback. I only have time at the moment to answer the first part of your comment (since there were two slightly different strands), but I may return to the stem cell one later.

    You wrote:

    So you would rather have a human being be born into this world to spend a life in a poor family, with no opportunities for the future, to possibly follow the same destitute fate as he/she’s parents? Parents who know they can’t afford another child and who right away (as soon as they find out) “do the deed,” are not only helping any current children they have but are helping society because that extra kid will be a burden on other taxpayers in the form of welfare. Parents who irresponsibly have 3 or 4 or 5 kids and can’t afford them are doing a disservice to us all.

    I cut if off there because that’s enough evil self-centeredness to tear the world apart. I mean, can you imagine if in every country on the face of the earth people were murdered left and right simply because they could potentially, by their very existence, do society a disservice? And who has the right to make that call? Certainly neither you nor I. You must see that the philosophy you’re espousing is the root of all ethnic genocide (Holocaust), dictatorial violence (Stalin, Communist China), and religious genocide (Sudan) in the world. When the voice of the strong drowns out the voice of the weak, mass murder often ensues.

    So, to answer your first question in short, yes, let me say it again, YES, I would always and forever want children born into a poor family rather than killed. Always. This is not to mention the fact that you’re basing their happiness on their access to wealth, which is another well-proven fallacy.

    To your other questions:

    Yes, a fertilized egg immediately has a soul. When else would the child attain it? Upon exit from his or her mother’s womb? That’s silly. They’re people at conception – scientifically, morally, and ethically. Size doesn’t make a person, nor does mental ability. You already assume the personhood of the unborn when you make your first point.

    Stem cell research – Embryos are people, too (see above). And I’ll take issue with the God comment – God absolutely, undoubtedly has such a concern for human life in the Bible. This is why He gave Himself for wretches like you and me! He did not kill off people for His convenience (as aborting non-parents do), but rather in the cross gave His own life in order to make people alive in Him! If this is not a supreme concern for human life, then what is?

    Again, Jeremy, I’m thankful for your honest, open comments. I pray you see the truth in standing up for the weak and the needy in our world.

    Britt
    crossonmyback

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