Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Pt. 3- Four Dishonest Ways to Argue about Abortion

This post is the third (Pt. 1 and Pt. 2) in a series considering common arguments used by proponents of abortion and why they fail.  The arguments featured come from Stand to Reason's "Pro-Life Defense" Quick-Reference Guide.  This is an excellent resource that we highly recommend!

3. Assume the very thing you are trying to prove.

Instead of proving that the unborn is not human, often it is simply assumed in a given argument.  So many arguments for abortion, in fact, make this incredible, indefensible assumption.  It simply doesn't make sense.

"My body, my choice."

What's the assumption in this assertion?  That there is only one body involved.  It assumes that the unborn is not a separate human body, but this needs to be proven with facts and arguments.

"We need abortion to stop overpopulation."

Assuming this claim could but backed up with legitimate evidence (and that is questionable), should we kill innocent human beings in order to solve a hunger problem?  If that were our choice, we would seem to have a problem a lot worse than hunger.  Following this logic, why not kill the hungry children already born?1

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

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"The Woman is the Final Arbiter in the Abortion Decision."

Article: 5 Reasons Everyone Should Reject Abortion by John D. Ferrer

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