‘Pro-life’

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There are a few things that get on my nerves about the ‘pro-life’ movement, and I will list them here.

1. Their religious justification is flawed.

God is not pro-life, he doesn’t even disapprove of ending a life because you regret how things turned out.

And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” Genesis 6:6-7

And throughout the Bible we have God either killing unborn children, or allowing unborn children to be killed. We find this in verses such as 2 Kings 15:16, Numbers 31:17, Hosea 13:16 and Hosea 9:11-16.

 “Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that were therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah: because they opened not to him, therefore he smote it; and all the women therein that were with child he ripped up.”

“Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.”

Other verses include 1 Samuel 15:3, where God commands the death of infants, Psalms 135:8 & 136:10, where God is praised for slaughtering little babies, and Psalms 137:9 Where God says that people shall be blessed for dashing babies against rocks.

2. They only care about the unborn child.

Pro-life proponents want all children to be born and no abortions to happen, but we don’t see them doing anything about children once they’re born! They only care about them when they are unborn. You never see pro-life proponents looking after these children or doing anything to help them survive, they only care that they get born in the first place.

Firstly, is it better to abort a child or let them live in a world of hardship and suffering? Like the children in Africa, is it better to abort one or have it suffer and die? Secondly, do aborted children go to Heaven? If so, you’re doing them a favor, if not, your God is a sick monster.

3. They are telling people how to live their lives.

Christians are great at that: telling people that they are not allowed to be gay, and that they are supposed to change their genetic makeup, and telling people that they have to spend 18 years of their life, which is 18 – 22.5% (if you die at an age of 80 – 100) caring for a child that YOU DIDN’T EVEN WANT. How can a child be in a happy, loving family if the family didn’t want them in the first place?

4. There are enough humans around already.

There are 7 billion of us and overpopulation will be a problem in the future. Our species needs to cut back on the amount of new humans being born, otherwise we will be in trouble.

And think about it for a second, you are fighting for a whole ton of new humans to be born, who will grow up to compete with you for food, money, jobs, everything. You are helping someone who will pretty much grow up to be your enemy! They won’t care that you forced them to be born, you will just be another person to compete with to survive to them.

5. Abortion is justified in some cases.

Abortion is always bad, is it? Well, what about children that have been badly deformed or mutated that will suffer for a short period of time and then die once they have been born, possibly killing the mother in the process? Do you still think an abortion would be bad? It would be more humane not to bring a terminally ill or genetically deformed child into the world than it would be to let it suffer.

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6 thoughts on “‘Pro-life’

  1. Reblogged this on Nina's Soap Bubble Box and commented:
    most anti-abortionists are also pro-death penalty and pro-war, which that last one is a huge waste of perfectly good breeding age people.

    also, if you reallllllly push them hard enough, they will admit that they only do not want women of their same demographic and they will be okay with others because it comes down to fear of being outnumbered.

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  2. Nice summary.
    It is interesting that God never grants an inherent “right to life” – he only doles out extra years of life as payback for favors.

    One has the right to “Go forth and multiply” – but only if one is following god’s other random laws.
    And the commandment, “Thou shalt not kill” does not enshrine one’s right to live but God’s right to decide when HE shall kill.

    Keep up the good work.
    May the world awaken from religion someday.

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  3. It might be worth mentioning that around 20% of all pregnancies end with a miscarriage. That’s roughly the same number as the percentage of pregnancies that are terminated by an abortion in the US. If God wanted all those pregnancies to go to term, you’d think He’d do something about those miscarriages.

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  4. Nicely written. And I don’t think you don’t know there are atheists who are prolife (Christopher Hitchens for example), it’s just that this reads like it’s just a christian thing.
    In my talks I’ve seen good reasons to believe both sides of the fence and I find it always comes down to where you think human life begins. So where does it begin for you?

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    • I think that when human life begins is difficult to pinpoint. For most of the time before the human is born they are just a mass of cells, and I don’t think this qualifies as human life. So using embryos for stem cell research that could save living, breathing humans is better than allowing potential life to exist.

      In the later stages of development, the human develops pain sensors, organs, and becomes much more like a human. At this point, it is no longer potential life, and abortions and stem cell research would no longer be able to be done on the human.

      The post is mostly aimed at Christians, because they seem to be the bulk of the anti-abortion group, but most of my points apply to anyone in the pro-life movement.

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