The beat goes on, as the saying goes. The debate regarding abortion continues. But, is it really much of a debate? Or, rather, is it simply opposing sides flinging their most common arguments at one another, not really listening or caring what the other thinks? Sadly, even those on the “right” side of an issue can cripple efforts to reach out to the other side. We see this when the attitude overwhelms the argument, when snark and name-calling outweigh respectful reasoning.
Some who oppose abortion are guilty of this and should reconsider their intentions. There may be room for improvement in how one approaches the subject and those with whom we disagree. Having said that, there are plenty who support abortion who are just as guilty. In fact, often their culpability is much greater due to their refusal to face facts.
If you support abortion, fine, make your case. But, if you can’t legitimately do so, then what? Do you continue to stick with your position or do you honestly consider needing to alter it? Simply spouting catchphrases do not an argument make. Reality is not reached by consensus. The fact is, there is an extremely long list of debunked attempts at justifying the demand for abortion. The question is, will a person listen to them or ignore them?
Part of the reason for the debate heating up recently is an increase in changing laws at the state level. Changing laws may or may not be as effective as desired but they will never be an end-all on this issue. We need to change hearts, not just laws.There is no shortage of information, evidence and commentary to show how little moral, or even lawful, support abortion has...And, the excuses pro-choicers give rarely rise to the level of moral or even logical appeal. Click To Tweet
Clichés, Excuses and Misdirection
There is no shortage of information, evidence and commentary to show how little moral, or even lawful, support abortion has. It may be “legal” but that is not the same thing. And, the excuses pro-choicers give rarely rise to the level of moral or even logical appeal.
For instance, we have heard the claim about a woman’s body so often it has become a cliché. Seriously, it is embarrassing. Of course, we should respect the body of a woman or anyone else. But, how can we then immediately turn around and not include the body of the unborn child in that proclamation?
Many resort to all sorts of silly pretexts that do not pass the flimsiest test of rationality or reality. But, they persist thanks to the acceptance of political correctness. Abortion is legal so we have no right to complain. Do we really need to start citing all the horrors of history, in this country and elsewhere, that were “legal”?
Many, if not most, of these reasons cited are for little more than personal convenience. Other excuses are just that, without merit. Or, misdirections. If you really cared about kids, you would adopt them or take care of them in other ways. Which, again, is absurd. The amount of time, effort and money expended in those pursuits is beyond reproach. Not that it doesn’t stop some from making the false accusations.
For more on this, check out these 19 More Ways to Respond to Common Abortion Questions.