Have You Been Fooled By One of These Pro-Abortion Myths?
Writing at Live Action News and LifeNews.com, pro-life activist and lawyer Kristi Burton Brown discusses “10 Pro-Abortion Myths That Need to be Completely Debunked.” What’s curious to me is that several of these myths have been offered as “convictions” by people claiming to be pro-life. One has to wonder if the constant media hounding of pro-life people has created compromises that pro-life people are willing to accept. I certainly hope not. What other explanation could there for a person claiming to be pro-life that finds an exception (read: loop hole) where killing an unborn child is acceptable? How can that be justified?
More to the point, if killing an unborn child can be justified in certain circumstances, can’t killing any person be justified? (This example does not include death incurred as the result of just war.) If killing a person can be justified in a few circumstances can’t those few circumstances eventually be expanded to include others? You see where this is going? The bottom line is that if killing the unborn can be justified in any way, it will (and must) lead to the killing to others.
Some of the “myths” Burton-Brown discuses are: (To read the entire list with commentary, click here)
1. MYTH: Abortion is safe.
2. MYTH: Abortion doesn’t kill a person.
You can read what Burton-Brown has to say about this in the article. But, I find it most interesting that this excuse is used to oppose 20 week abortion bans. Thankfully, the 20 week abortion ban, also known as the Pain Capable Unborn CHILD Protection Act, was recently made legal in West Virginia through the efforts of pro-life lawmakers after the “pro-life” governor vetoed it. See #4 in this list for why this is ridiculous. But let’s also not forget the times in human history when living human beings were called and considered “sub-human,” “unhuman,” or otherwise:
- “In the eyes of the law…the slave is not a person.”
- “An Indian is not a person within the meaning of the Constitution.”
- [People purged by the Soviet government were called] “unpersons who had never existed.”
- “The Reichsgericht itself refused to recognize Jews…as ‘persons’ in the legal sense.”
- “The statutory word ‘person’ did not in these circumstances include women.”
3. MYTH: “Pro-abortion” and “pro-choice” are different.
4. MYTH: It’s okay if you are opposed to abortion, but don’t enforce that on anyone else!
5. MYTH: Guys don’t have a say on abortion.
6. MYTH: Birth control doesn’t cause abortion or hurt women.
7. MYTH: Abortion is a basic right..
8. MYTH: If you’re a feminist, you need to support abortion.
Let me see if I understand this. You’re a feminist and believe women need to be valued, so you support killing unborn girls!? Yep, makes perfect sense. Oh, and you support “women’s choice” by reducing it to one choice: abortion.
9. MYTH: Abortion is a simple, easy procedure.
10. MYTH: First trimester abortions are better than late-term ones.