A society can be judged by how it takes care of its most vulnerable.
So how would the United States be judged?
A society that has systematically murdered the most vulnerable form of human life, the unborn. Let me ask you this… if a baby is murdered in the womb and no one is around to hear it scream, does it still make a sound? The unborn are voiceless and powerless forms of humanity that do not have the capacity for argument nor the ability to consent.
Today I’m going to discuss the arguments and statistics which helped me transition from a pro-choice liberal into a pro-life conservative, in hopes to bring justice to the United States most oppressed subgroup. This transition started with the idea that there is no such thing as woman’s rights, there are just human rights, and no right should grant an individual the ability to murder. PERIOD.
I would like to prelude this discussion with what I feel is a necessary statement; I am a sexually active male who is not capable of getting pregnant. That being said, I still have a voice to argue topics ranging the entire political and social spectrum.
I have been told by many women, “you don’t have a uterus, therefore you don’t have the empathy to know the fears and health risks of pregnancy. So shut your mouth about abortion.” By this oppressive logic, only gun owners can argue about guns, only slave owners can argue about slaves, and only taxpayers can argue about taxes. This is an argumentative strategy used to delegitimize the opposing speaker, so people don’t have to listen to arguments they don’t like.
If we wish to progress socially and politically, we need to stop delegitimizing speakers, and start critiquing logic. In addition, my desire to illegalize abortion has nothing to do with me wanting to legislate your privates. I have no interest in your body. All I care about is the body and rights of the most innocent and vulnerable form of American life – the unborn baby.
My belief on abortion is that it is constitutionally inconsistent, morally deficient, and above all… murder.
I believe this because I hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, which among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Our founders stressed that this applies to all of humanity whether you’re male, female, black, white, brown, gay, straight, trans and yes… even unborn.
That is why America was the revolutionary idea that helped abolish slavery, and granted women equal rights. I firmly believe this is the same idea that will one day grant these same rights to the unborn.
In the past, slavery was justified by declaring that people of color are subhuman, and therefore receive different rights. This is how plantation owners justified indentured servitude, which violates the right to liberty.
In the past, the Nazi party declared that Jews, gays, criminals, and the mentally challenged were subhuman, and were tainting the bloodline of the holy land. This is how Adolf Hitler justified a genocide on millions of people, which violates the right to life.
I say that it is immoral to arbitrarily define what is human and what is not, out of personal convenience.
My goal is not to say that those in favor of abortion are Nazi’s, or slave owners. What I am saying is that, to me, the moral argument which justifies abortion, is the same moral argument that justified genocide and slavery. That is, an unborn baby is a human with rights once we decide its’ existence meets our personal convenience.
This is precisely how women all over the country get away with a genocide of nearly 1 million babies per year. This yearly genocide is happening on our very own soil, under the disguise of the “freedom of choice”.
The History Of Abortion In America
Margaret Sanger, the founder of America’s first abortion clinic in 1939, is most famously known for making the comment, “Colored people are like human weeds and need to be exterminated.” This quotation from the Mosiah of Planned Parenthood shows that the American institution of abortion was founded on the roots of exterminating individuals deemed unfit for humanity (blacks, women, and handicaps).
This is precisely why, even today, Planned Parenthood clinics are strategically placed in impoverished communities of color, and why abortion remains the leading cause of death for the black community. In fact, the black community makes up only 13% of the population, but are responsible for 37% of all abortions.
In addition to these staggering statistics for the black community, the Down Syndrome community is even worse. Those who are determined to be at risk of being born with Down Syndrome during prenatal care have a 90-92% chance of being terminated.
Furthermore, all across the world women are struggling with the issue of sex selective abortion, otherwise known as gendercide. This is extremely abundant in Asian countries, however is still prevalent in the United States. Sex selective abortions are almost exclusively used in the cases of women, and are responsible for the death of one in every 200 female fetuses.
Around the world, nearly 24 million girls are aborted annually solely based on their sex. It’s strange how feminists are fighting for the “right” to essentially depopulate the female sex. If you ideologically align with the pro-choice argument, you are essentially on the side who is waging an active genocide on minorities, women, and the mental handicapped.
Room For Compromise
With all the anti-abortion talk in mind, there are two points I am more than happy to see a compromise for. Those points would be in cases of rape, and when the mother’s health is at risk.
I believe rapists should be either chemically castrated or put to death, and that no woman should be forced to carry a child to term whom is a product of such trauma and sin. However, cases of rape make up less than 1% of all abortions.
I also believe that if the mother is at risk of significantly endangering her health and/or dying, she should be allowed to abort the child. In most of these cases, the baby dies anyway, and it would seem inhumane to force a woman to carry a child to term knowing the possibility of terminal death. Even these only make up roughly 3% of all abortions.
What this means is that roughly 96% of abortions serve as a form of birth control for women whom are financially inadequate, have relationship problems, fear change, are too young, not ready for responsibility, or already have enough children. Imagine if someone decided your life wasn’t worth living because of financial instability… don’t you think you should have a say in whether or not you are unjustifiably murdered?
Standards Of Society
We have the freedom to make many choices in this life, none of which should include infringing upon someone’s unalienable rights. Plantation owners do not get to choose whether to own slaves, and Nazi’s do not get to choose whether to wage genocide. So the people who are against abortion personally, yet stand idly by as millions of people are being murdered, are just as responsible. I have a stake in whether my neighbor owns slaves, and I also have a stake in whether my neighbor murders their baby.
This has nothing to do with me hating women, this has nothing to do with me wanting to control your body, and as an atheist this has nothing to do with my devotion to a God; this comes from my belief that killing babies is wrong because everyone, even the unborn, should have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Unless you were raped, you were given the liberty to consent when you decided to have sex. The American victims of unborn murder were not given the right to liberty; they did not choose nor consent to having their life unjustifiably vacuumed out of their skull. This argument is not about efficiency or convenience; this is about what is right and what is wrong. Dennis Prager once said, “good societies can survive people doing immoral things, but a good society cannot survive if it calls immoral things moral”.
The Millennial generation is going to be the generation to terminate abortion. We are the pro-life generation.
So tell me, what side of moral history will you fall on?