Supporters and detractors of abortion use very different language to describe the right of a woman to have an abortion even if there are no health complications whatsoever.
Detractors of abortion call it murder, infanticide, the killing of innocent babies who did nothing to deserve a death sentence. Fittingly, they refer to themselves as pro-life.
Supporters of abortion put the emphasis on choice – the woman’s right to choose whether or not to have a baby. They portray restrictions on abortion as a removal of freedom. Thus they refer to themselves as pro-choice.
But is support of abortion really a stand that upholds the right of choice?
Let’s use the example of a young woman, unmarried but dating. Being a liberal feminist, she sees no problem with having multiple sex partners. Free love is the philosophy!
Then one day, discovers that she is pregant. And being a liberal feminist, she heads straight for the abortion clinic to be rid of the ‘inconvenience’ and ‘punishment’ and get back to her carefree, high-flying lifestyle.
Now before she made the ‘choice’ to have an abortion, the ‘choice’ which the pro-abortion side makes such a big deal about, she had the following ‘choices’ to make:
She had the choice not to have premarital sex.
She had the choice not to have sex around her fertile time of the month.
She had the choice to use contraception while having sex.
She had the choice to seek support from the baby’s father (if she even knows which guy that is), from her family, from social services, from the local (pro-life) church, from adoption agencies.
Instead, she makes the choice to terminate the pregnancy…
And that removes the right of choice from the person who stands to lose the most from the abortion – the baby.
Did anyone ask the baby if he or she made the choice not to be carried to term? Did anyone ask the baby if he or she made the choice to be murdered? Did anyone ask the baby if he or she made the choice to surrender life just like that?
What if the baby had been allowed to be born, grow up and becomes fully mature… And then be asked his or her opinion on what choice to pick now – life or death? And if he or she agrees to it, then the forestalled murder can be carried out?
Does anyone really think the potentially-aborted person would wish his or her life had been snuffed out all those years ago?
Would YOU, o pro-abortion activist, agree to be ‘aborted’ today to prove your point?
“I’ve noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born.” – Ronald Reagan
Abortion is not the right of choice. It is the ill-conceived privilege to make mutiple bad choices, and then escape from the consequences of those choices by denying the right of the baby to make any choices at all.
Pro-abortion is pro-choice? More like con-choice. Both con as a negative, and con as a big fat lie of being about real choice.