Paraphrasing the good people on the internet:
The right to choose isn’t the right to choose anything. Some choices are wrong and should be restricted. If the unborn are human persons, then the choice to have an abortion is on par with murder. if the unborn are not human persons, then women ought to be allowed to do 'what they want with their own bodies'. However, there is a clear scientific consensus that conception results in the existence of a 'living, distinct and whole' human being.
Faced with this, the ignorant and the wicked may reply with 'the unborn are unable to think like we do or do the things we adults are able to do'. However, as they cannot but concede truths that ultimately contradict them (truths they partly harbor (or half truths) for their wicked, deceiving purposes, as does their bastardized, dangerously compromised, and ultimately farcical paraded humanism), namely, that our values as human persons does not depend on how we are currently able to function, that all humans have equal moral value in spite of inequalities in development, intelligence and dependency, it is entailed that the unborn are as as much persons as the newborns, adults in deep sleep, the past centuries slaves, the mentally ill, the mentally retarted, human patients surviving on life support machines, so on and so forth. If they concede all of those to be human persons, then they simply cannot rationally deny the human personhood of the unborn.
If the unborn are human (as per the scientific evidence) and person as per the above, then abortion is simply a human rights violation.
The desperately and unashamed wicked people might still reply by
- "it's not black or white" mantra or that abortion is legit and licit in some cases such as in response to rape and incest pregnancies. However the abortion in such cases only adds another victim (the unborn child) to an already existing crime. The unborn are just as innocent as their mothers, and we ought not punish or harm the innocent.
- Appeals to bodily autonomy. However, If, as demonstrated, abortion takes the life of a human person, then the scope of liberty does not extend to abortion anymore than it does to murder.
- 'abortion is bad and inevitable, so it should at least be safe/legal/rare in order to minimize the harm from illegal / 'back-alley' abortions'. However, this amounts to saying 'we need to make bank robbery safe/legal/rare in order to minimize harm to bank robbers'. Both should be illegal to begin with. Speaking of safe abortions makes as much sense as speaking of safe murder.
As things stand, abortion is the worst human rights violations of all time.
inviting the following forum members for an input on the topic of abortion
@Isabella @manifesto @Nonan @loubnaniTO @The Jade @Muki @Jorje @Frisbeetarian @dodzi @Danny Z @Libnene Qu7 @Placebo @Silence, @Dirty Dragon @Skunk, @Genius, @Republican @LiNk @mrsrx @ma5assak @L'arbalette @butters