Choosing Someone Else’s Right to Life

chooselifeI used to be “pro-choice” until I did my own research and learned scientific evidence now shows human life (as most of us would define it) begins at conception. Meaning gender and the metabolic system are present at fertilization, the heartbeat and nervous system appear soon after.

I outlined my journey to becoming Pro-Life in a video featuring content and ideas that are being heavily suppressed by YouTube. Please consider giving it a watch, like and share to help alternative content beat their algorithms.

Now whenever I hear that tired slogan, “My body, my choice!” I just keep thinking, what about the baby’s choice?

What about their right to life?

I can’t in good conscience continue calling them “pro-choice” any longer, when what they really are is pro-abortion. Dr. Leana Wen, President of Planned Parenthood, stated as much in a recent tweet:

But women’s lives in America aren’t at risk at the levels many like Wen use to justify their views. I see so many pro-abortionists like her on social media make this same assertion: the majority of abortions carried out in the U.S. are for the health of the mother or due to a lack of “viability” in the fetus.

This simply isn’t true.

Many abortions are performed for “mental health and emotional reasons” or because it’s an “economic or personal inconvenience.” Barring sexual assault, shouldn’t those decisions be made before engaging in casual or unprotected sex? Our birth control options are vast and affordable and it’s simply not true that these methods are difficult to obtain in the states.

To use one of their favorite words, we must recognize our ‘privilege’ as Americans and treat our ability to create life with respect. Shouldn’t we be as responsible with this gift as possible?

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Guttmacher Institute, ‘Reasons U.S. Women Have Abortions: Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives,’ 2005, 37(3):110–118

Shouldn’t abortion only be used as a last resort, when a mother or child’s life is actually threatened? Barring sexual assault or incest, shouldn’t it almost never be used as birth control after the fact?

Pro-abortionists keep insisting this rarely happens, that most abortions are either due to assault or are tough decisions made as a result of health risks to either the mother or fetus.

Statistics don’t back up these claims. The Guttmacher Institute, often cited by Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion organizations (so not a place they can say is an unreliable source) found in a 2005 survey that:

“The reasons most frequently cited were that having a child would interfere with a woman’s education, work or ability to care for dependents (74%); that she could not afford a baby now (73%); and that she did not want to be a single mother or was having relationship problems (48%). Nearly four in 10 women said they had completed their childbearing, and almost one-third were not ready to have a child.”

https://www.guttmacher.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/tables/370305/3711005t2.pdf
Source: Guttmacher Institute

Per their accompanying table, reasons due to the mother or child’s physical health or the occurrence of sexual assault or incest placed at or near the bottom of the list.

Roughly 56 million babies are aborted worldwide every year. We as Americans, with ready access to birth control, can help lower this number.

Just in this year alone, only a month into 2019, and as of this writing 3.7 million babies have been aborted worldwide.

Two studies cited in the link I just provided state that:

“In the USA, where nearly half of pregnancies are unintended and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion, there are over 3,000 abortions per day… Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies in the USA (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion.”

When do we as adults, regardless of political or religious affiliations, stand up and say enough is enough? The time to make decisions about whether we want to be a parent is before we have sex. Unless it’s truly a life-threatening situation, should we have the right to choose someone else’s right to life?

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