If you’re gonna base your entire argument against abortion based off the fact that a fetus looks like a human being I suggest you get off your high horse and realize that it could very well be the fetus of the goddamn Easter Bunny.
No, appearance is not the entire basis of my argument against abortion. In fact, the opposite is true. No one should kill any human being based off their appearance.
What I was specifically addressing is when a pro-life person shares a picture of an embryo and a pro-choice person says, “that’s not real,” when in fact it is.
Some people are honestly unaware of fetal development and how quickly it takes place. Many are surprised to see how much the baby has grown in 5 short weeks. Most people I talk to think that a baby at 6 weeks gestation looks like this:
I am simply trying to correct that misinformation.
Regardless of what a human being looks like, whether they be a zygote, an embryo, a fetus, an infant, or a child, I don’t condone their forced death through the choice of another who has power over them.
Abortion groups across the nation have organized pro-abortion events in 32 states, as part of their “1 in 3″ campaign. It aims to feature women telling uplifting and inspirational stories about their abortions. The organizers want to “end the stigma of abortion.” It is the act of violently murdering an unborn human, why should there be any negative feelings attached to it?
Why stop at ending the stigma surrounding abortion?
Did you hear the story about the girl who went to Victoria’s Secret with her dead child in her purse? Cops are still investigating, but it would appear that this person gave birth to her baby, drowned it, stuffed it in a bag and then went shopping. If they can prove she killed it AFTER it was born, they’ll likely charge her with murder.
But why? I say let her go. End the investigation.
Let’s end the stigma surrounding child murder. All child murder — not just the trendy kind, which we’ve dubbed “abortion.”
You think I’m kidding? I wouldn’t joke about this. I’ve been known to be sarcastic, but this isn’t one of those times. How in God’s name could we possibly justify arresting a girl for CHOOSING to TERMINATE her child. It was HER child. It came out of HER body. It’s HER business. It’s HER choice. Until WE’VE been forced to make that difficult choice, we can’t judge. Right? Isn’t that the logic we use for abortion?
What, we can use it if she murders the kid while it’s in her womb, but we can’t use it seven seconds after it comes out? Why? For what reason? What’s the difference?
No, seriously, what’s the difference? Whatever that being is that we’re exterminating, it was that when it was inside her, and it’s that now that it’s outside of her. It IS whatever it IS. If it’s essence — it’s being — isn’t worthy of legal protection inside a woman’s body, why should we afford it any special protections outside? Is it more of a hassle, more of a strain, does it take more of a toll on you when it’s unborn? No, but even if it did — how can THAT be the sole legal justification for crushing its skull with metal pliers? And if it IS justification, that justification still applies — indeed, applies even more so — when it’s a newborn.
So fine then. Make infanticide legal. Do you know why? Because we don’t deserve to prohibit it. We can’t sit here, ignoring the silent screams of millions of murdered children, and pretend that we have ethical standards. We can’t do that. We don’t get to do that. We can’t celebrate the genocide of 50 million human infants and then pretend to be horrified because a girl stashes her dead baby in her handbag.
— Matt Walsh, It’s time to end the stigma of infanticide
I don’t support abortion in the case of rape.
If you were desiring a less general answer, I invite you to be more specific with your question.
"The mouth of the just man tells of wisdom and his tongue utters what is right." — Ps 37:30
Truthful persons do not keep silent when it is the time for speaking out. They keep silent when it is the time to be silent. But then their very silence cries out! — St. Catherine of Siena.
God of truth, grant me the wisdom and the courage to speak the truth without fear of others. Let me be silent only when it is Your will for me to do so.
I can tell you that what people say about “losing your freedom” is bull crap. We’ve got a pathetically shallow notion of freedom in this country, and that’s perfectly reflected by this common claim that you lose it when you have kids. Sure, if “freedom” is merely “the ability to go places and do things with minimal hassle,” then, yeah, you’ve lost that. You haven’t lost it permanently, but for a good long while. This is a flimsy, flat, flaccid view of freedom. I believe there’s more to being “free” than vacations and financial flexibility. I’ve seen both sides of this; I lived completely alone for the first half of my twenties, so I know about this sort of freedom. I know about it, and I can honestly tell you that I feel more free now than I ever have before. If I didn’t have a family, I could go on a cruise, or move to Vegas, or see Paris if I so desired. In fact, I could go pretty much anywhere on the globe. But I’d only be “free” to travel laterally. Now, I can travel deeper. I’m free to go deeper into human existence and experience things that are much more life changing, enriching, transformative and exciting than a thousand vacations to a thousand exotic locations. The greatest freedom we have as human beings is the freedom to change. I’m not talking about changing the scenery, I’m talking about changing ourselves. Having children is TRULY life changing; having free time is not. This is not meant to be an attack on people without kids and spouses; I’m just clarifying a point. They are not more free than you.
Real freedom comes only from love. When you have your kids, you will have a love that you’ve never before experienced, and never could have experienced, and that will be the truest sort of freedom.
— Matt Walsh, You Don’t “Lose Your Freedom” When You Have Kids