Lets look at abortion, this is going to be a big topic in the coming months as new pro-life laws are challenged in the Supreme Court. Especially since Justice Kavanaugh will be on the court to hear these cases.
I’m not going to go into the fact that the Court doesn’t Constitutionally have this power of review, since that is a topic for another post. And they think they do and We the People do nothing and let them have it.
The pro-choice side states that life begins when a baby is born. That a developing fetus is part of the mother and is just a mass of cells. No different from any others of her body. And that a woman can do anything with her own body and we, meaning the legislature I presume, cannot make any laws against what a woman can do with her own body.
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The pro-life side states that life begins at conception. We do not equate the egg and sperm as a baby. They must unite in the spark of light for a baby to be conceived. Only the resulting union is a new life. The developing fetus in the mother’s womb is a separate individual. It is not a mass of cells any more than the mother herself is a mass of cells. Just the fetus cannot exist outside of the womb until it is fully developed.
It is a false argument to state that the legislature cannot make laws against what a woman, or a man for that matter, cannot do with their bodies. There are a multitude of such laws already in existence. It is illegal to be a prostitute. It is illegal to use the services of a prostitute. It is illegal to consume certain drugs before a specific age. It is illegal to consume certain drugs for any reason or condition. These are just the easy ones. Each of these restrict what a woman can do with her body. Where is the outrage?
Additionally we already have common law examples that a developing fetus is a separate human life. This is proven time and time again when a pregnant woman is murdered. The perpetrator is charged with TWO counts of murder. One for the mother. And one for the unborn child developing in her womb. If that developing fetus was just a mass of cells and part of the mother, there wouldn’t be two counts of murder, there would be only one charge and not two.
So here is where the pro-choice argument fails and shows that it is a matter of convenience and not a matter of truth. Because truth would show that either a developing fetus is either a mass of cells or it another human life. It cannot be both. Either the murderer is charged with 2 counts and abortion is a murder. Or the murderer is only charged with 1 count and abortion is just the removal of an unwanted cellular tissue mass, like cancer.
To be pro-choice is either grossly neive and confused. Or one is mentally ill or just purely wicked and evil.