There is a constant cacophony from liberals with the same tired illogical arguments for legalized abortion. I don’t usually get too bothered by it. I don’t expect logic from them. However when the noise starts coming from those that claim to be Christians, that’s when it becomes like nails on a chalk board, and I feel compelled to respond.
So here is a short list with those reasons I seem to hear the most often.
1. “Yes, I believe it is murder, but who am I to judge? I know I would never choose it, but I support a woman’s right to do it.”
For starters, how does that even come out of a person’s mouth?
Ok, so wait, you did just agree that it is murder? And then added that you are ok with it?
The truth is that I have more respect for someone who says “It’s *not* a life, and it’s my right” then this crazy, “yes it’s murder, but what can ya do?” nonsense.
Either it’s murder or it’s not.
If it is, well, then isn’t prohibiting murder kind of a big part of why we have a legal system?
Yes, if murder is happening, you really do have a moral obligation to try to stop it as much as is within your means. And it certainly is within your means when it comes to abortion. (i.e. at the very least voting)
2. “How can you say you are pro life, and also be for the death penalty! Hypocrite!!”
Not exactly the most honest comparison. A man brutalizes and murders countless children, and then you compare his right to life with helpless babies? And before you say “just lock up the murderers for life,” check out this article about killers that were given life sentences that were freed only to kill again. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2421724/Revealed-The-murderers-given-life-jail-freed-kill-again.html
Yes, so please, no more with this argument. The death penalty is about protecting innocent life from being taken by a murderer
,which is kind of exactly
like my pro-life stance.
3. “We can’t afford more babies, over populated planet! No room!! Less is more!”
Here is the thing. We just aborted the guy that was going to find a way to live on mars! Way to go! Also, that whole cancer cure? Yeah, the girl that was going to discover that never saw the light of day. Oh, and the person that had a plan to end world poverty? That guy will be aborted tomorrow. You see, there are two forms of energy. Kinetic and potential. Is kinetic more powerful than potential? Roe v. Wade says yes. Science says no.
4. “All those unwanted babies become murderers and drug dealers! We are safer this way!”
I would like to introduce the people that say this to google. (google: famous adopted people)
I would also like to put money on the fact that these people also voted for Bill Clinton, who was adopted, not aborted. Next I would guess that they are using their iPhone to do this search, their iPhone developed by another “unwanted” baby, Steve Jobs. Not to mention how disgusting it is to suggest that a baby that goes up for adoption is unwanted. Seriously. So disgusting and actually just inaccurate. I would also like to point these people to the lines of people wanting and waiting to adopt a baby.
5. “Women are going to do it anyway, would you rather them lose their life in a back alley with a dirty hanger?“
Ok, so let me get this straight, we need to make murder less dangerous? Seriously? Again, if you don’t think it’s murder, of course this logic makes sense to you, I grant you that. But Christians, that believe that the fetus is a living real life baby, (which is the actual definition for a fetus) are you really saying that we need to make murder less dangerous? Please, say that out loud, using those words. “We need to make murder less dangerous.” See? Sounds crazy right?
Now let’s apply it to other types of murder as well. I mean, think of all the mothers that have lost their lives driving their children off a bridge. Shouldn’t we make it more accessible for mothers to kill their older children too? I mean, otherwise they are just going to drive their car off a bridge and die alongside their children.
God help me.
6. “Who are you to judge?”
I just can’t hear this one anymore. Not one more time. We all judge, all day long! And thank God we do!
Should I cross the street? I don’t know, let me judge.
Should I wear a warm coat? I don’t know, let me judge.
Should I stop that man from beating that dog? Yes, I have judged the situation, and must intervene.
Judging is such an important activity, that we actually have people with the job title of “Judge.” What about that verse in the Bible that tells people not to judge? Again, google is your friend. This time try googling “What does “Judge not lest you be judged” actually mean?
Does it mean that we allow criminal activity to go unchecked? That we don’t defend the defenseless? Nope. Not for one second. No. The Bible tells us to Judge (discern) with right judgment.
There are more, so many more. This list is incomplete. But it’s a start. And maybe if just these six nonsensical arguments were eliminated, maybe a real conversation could take place. As a matter of fact, I would be mostly satisfied if these arguments were just never used again by people that identify themselves as Christians. Just that in and of itself would be a huge step in the right direction.
These lies have been told so many times that they are believed even though they are absurd. I know many women who are grieved by the choices they made when they were ignorant. For that reason, I can’t end without stressing that there is forgiveness at the cross. The very apostle Paul that penned most of the New Testament had committed some heinous acts of murder of which he was completely forgiven. There is no sin that Christ will not forgive when one repents. Stop believing the lies today, and experience true freedom.