Responding to Bumper Sticker Arguments for Abortion
by Jennie Stone
Recently, Live Action bloggers Kristen Walker and Kristi Burton Brown delved into a few common and misleading pro-abortion rights arguments and phrases. We hear vapid slogans from these activists all the time, so how are we to respond to these bumper-sticker lines?
Just a few examples I recall encountering:
“Never going back!” (typically accompanied with a photo of a coat hanger)
The abortion movement has intentionally misinformed people about the number of deaths due to illegal abortions. They say thousands of women died each year from illegal abortions and this would reoccur if it were made illegal, but one of the founders of NARAL, a former abortionist and clinic owner, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, stated that in order to push a legal-abortion agenda, they would “[fabricate] the number of illegal abortions done annually in the U.S. The actual figure was approaching 100,000 but the figure we gave to the media repeatedly was 1,000,000. Repeating the big lie often enough convinces the public. The number of women dying from illegal abortions was around 200-250 annually. The figure we constantly fed to the media was 10,000.”
It is horrible for even one woman to die this way. But, it is not an excuse to keep abortion legal. We wouldn’t make robbery legal in order to make sure that a robber isn’t hurt during a robbery.
Pro-life activists do not do abortions. If we somehow made abortion illegal right now, and illegal abortionists came about in the next few days, each one of them would be pro-choice. Any woman that ever died or was hurt during an abortion, legal or not, it was because of someone who was pro-choice. Something for abortion-rights activists to ponder.
Further, as this slogan refers to illegal and “back-alley” abortions, I wonder if they would become angry about pro-choice groups that promote and advocate illegal and secret abortions already.
“Keep your rosaries off my ovaries.”
This futile attempt to be clever makes abortion rights activists look more ridiculous. I am not the least bit concerned about your ovaries, nor will I put a rosary on them, I promise.
Not all pro-lifers are religious, but one doesn’t have to be to know that killing a defenseless human being is wrong. Simply because many pro-lifers are motivated by religious beliefs doesn’t mean abortion a religious issue. If we start rejecting laws just because they are supported by religion, since that there is hardly anything illegal which is not also prohibited by most religious scriptures, then we will have get rid of all of our laws…
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