Friday, March 2, 2012

Abortion: Imposing one's views on the Unborn (Quick Apologetics)

by Steve C. Halbrook

A popular defense of abortion is that "we should not impose our moral views on others." 

But this is self-defeating, because abortion itself is an imposition of one's moral views (really, immoral views) on the unborn child. 

Moreover, murder--being the ultimate imposition--is a much greater imposition on the unborn child than a "forced" birth is to the mother; being murdered is much less desirable than giving birth. 

It is at this point where the pro-abortionist will argue that "yeah, but a mother could die while giving birth! Therefore, making her give birth can be tantamount to killing her!" But the possibility of the mother dying while giving birth is just that, a possibility, and an unlikely one at that. 

Even when doctors themselves predict death for the mother, they are still wrong sometimes. But the possibility of a child dying during an abortion is 100%. Therefore, probabilities alone still make abortion a greater imposition to the child than a "forced" birth is to the mother. We would further add that the child did not choose to be conceived, but the mother most likely chose to knowingly engage in a behavior that could likely result in conception. 

In any case, "forcing" a mother to give birth is not murder, but abortion is.

Finally, if society takes the "we should not impose our moral views on others" as a pretext for taking the life of the unborn to its logical consistency, then society would have to believe that one has the right to choose to murder anyone he wants. Some might decide, for example, that everyone who is pro-abortion should be murdered: "Who are you to say otherwise!" they might say. "Don't I have the right to choose?" Murdering anyone, then, would simply be a matter of choice.

Such is the futility of advocating abortion. But the Bible teaches that murdering anyone, of any age, is unjustified. 

"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil ..." (Isaiah 5:20a)

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