8 REASONS WHY THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT is right
People need to take a moral stand. Compare a bumper sticker from 2012 to a slogan from 150 years ago in 1862.
DON’T LIKE ABORTION?
DON’T HAVE ONE
DON’T LIKE SLAVERY?
DON’T OWN ONE
These bumper stickers highlight the morality of the issues. The PRO-CHOICE movement is nothing more than the POPULAR-SOVERIGNTRY movement of the 19th Century. Blacks were always human beings, as Unborn Children are developing humans.
Remember that the U.S. Constitution explicitly labeled black Americans as 3/5th of a person for representation purposes in the U.S. House of Representatives. Pro-Life Activists are today’s Abolitionists. It’s a tough fight but it’s a fight for a more moral
- TEST YOUR HUMANITY
During what month do your become Pro-Life? Nearly everyone is Pro-Life during some point during a woman’s pregnancy. The difference comes down to which month. Pro-Life people choose conception as their moment of human life being established. Once you’re acknowledged a month in the development of a child you’ll see the argument in its clearest terms. If someone refuses to pick a month that they become pro-life, then you’ve met a monster, because only a monster would sanction the abortion of a 9 month old fetus.
- TECHNOLOGY INTERVENES
OUR EYES NOW SEE THE TRUTH. Nearly 40 years ago in 1973 people could delude themselves thinking that the unborn child was not human - out of sight, out of mind. Today thanks to medical technology we cannot turn our backs on the truth. We can see the unborn child sucking his thumb, we can see the fingernails on the little hands, and we can see a developing heart beating.
VIABILITY: Thanks to advances in medical technology, pre-mature babies can achieve viability earlier in the pregnancy. This fact now makes Roe more humane since 6-7 months or 24-28 weeks now is considered viable in the medical community. THE TIME FRAME FOR VIABILITY IS SHRINKING AND WILL CONTINUE TO STRINK.
- IT’S A BODY WITHIN A BODY
The strongest argument within the Pro-Choice movement has always been that it’s A WOMEN’S BODY – KEEP YOUR HANDS AND YOUR LAWS OFF MY BODY. This has been a rallying cry for many conservative women also especially well-educated and wealthy women. Yet, even this argument crumbles with honest scrutiny. The issue is more complicated than feminist doctrine admits since the issue is a body within a body – no one honestly disputes this premise since the issue driving the debate is the developing baby. There would be no debate if a woman wanted to remove her pancreas or her gallbladder. The true debate here is a balance - should a woman be compelled to carry her unborn child to birth? The physical and emotional stress of the woman versus the life of the unborn baby. This is not an easy call but the life of the unborn child that is, the Right to be Born trumps the right not to carry a child to birth. It’s life, liberty, and then the pursuit of happiness.
5. CONTRACEPTION and RESPONSIBILITY
Contraception since 1960 has been evolving to the point of being nearly perfect. Men and women combining contraceptive methods again increase reliability to nearly 100%. If an unwanted pregnancy still occurs, the mother and the baby’s father need to be held accountable including jail time for irresponsible fathers.
6. HUMANE OPTONS
Today, humane options are available. Subsidize the Teenage mother whether she is living with her young spouse or her parents. Do not penalize a teenage mother who is living with the baby’s grandparents. Encourage the decision of adoption and make the process more streamlined.
Provide counseling for teenage mothers and fathers to reflect the need for responsible behavior including abstinence plus fund tutoring for schooling.
7. THE ISSUE OF ABORTION CONCERNS WOMEN AND MEN
Part of today’s problem is the notion that the issue of abortion and pregnancy is exclusively a women’s issue. This leftover propaganda from the 1970s Feminists’ Movement has allowed men in general and teenage boys in particular to wash their hands of producing unborn children. MY BABY’S DADDY has never been funny even when Michelle Obama used it to introduce her husband to a rally in 2004. Without men there is no pregnancy. Hold all fathers accountable.
8. MORE AMERICANS ARE NOW PRO-LIFE
For all of these reasons, for the first time since 1973 more Americans now identify themselves as Pro-Life by nine percentage points according to the Gallup Poll of May 2012: 50% Pro-Life to 41% Pro-Choice. Now the country can truly concentrate on preventing unwanted pregnancies, protecting teenage mothers, and saving the lives of our most vulnerable humans, the unborn children. Word Count: 778
Geoffrey G. Fisher is a highly-qualified state-certified history teacher working in southwest
as a guest teacher. He holds a BA in History from the Florida University of Connecticut and a MA in Public Policy from Trinity College in In addition to teaching he is a former elected official and speechwriter. Mr. Fisher now writes the political blog: THE THINKING CAP at Hartford, CT.