Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ask Them What They Mean By Choice

Today marks the anniversary of Roe v Wade, a time when 9 men fabricated a constitutional 'right' where none existed, and still doesn't through a straight forward reading of the Constitution, to kill another human being because of where he currently presided. This was not an issue that We The People had a say on, in fact there has never been a majority of Americans who agree with the unfettered abortion access that Roe v Wade and later v Dalton forced upon our society. Pro-abortionists know this. They know the majority of Americans don't like the idea of killing other human beings. So they have built their 'right' around an elaborately concocted game of creative symantics. They don't finish sentences; instead of pro-choice to kill your offspring they are just 'pro-choice'. You can be pro-choice about a lot of things. Pro-choice for school options, pro-choice for gun ownership, pro-choice for states to control welfare or not. But in other causes people aren't afraid to stand up and say what 'choice' they think should be availible. They reinvent words; in the 70's the term 'pregnancy' was redefined by the medical community to begin at implantation instead of conception so that products that cause early term abortions could be marketed as 'contraceptives'. They lie about the order of things, calling it a 'reproductive freedom' or a 'reproductive choice', when reproduction has already taken place and choice happens before action. But mostly they just do everything they can to avoid the clinical term 'abortion' much less what abortion really means.
I'm about 8 weeks pregnant. I have reproduced 3 times. I have 3 offsprings. All of my offspring are human, they have human DNA, they are members of the human species, and they are distinct and unique individuals who did not exist before their conceptions, currently exist, and will never exist again upon their deaths (in their full physical beings). As a placental mamal I have a biological duty to care for my offspring until they can be born, as a human being, made in the likeness of my Creator I have an ethical obligation to not kill another human being who is not offering me mortal harm. As a member of a civilized society I have a societal obligation to care for my children until they are of legal age, or until another can be found to care for them. And as a Christian I have the moral obligation to protect and raise my offspring in a proper manner. The only thing I don't have is the legal obligation to care for my youngest child. In fact that 'pro-choice' crowd thinks I should have the legal option to kill my youngest offspring because he is currently in my womb, exactly the place he is biologically supposed to be.
And not only that but they are advocating for my 'right' to kill very young offspring in the most horrific wa imaginable. We haven't agreed with drawing and quarting as a valid means of execution for even the worst criminals for hundreds of years, yet pro-legal-abortionists think I should be able to tear my baby limb from limb just because he is in my womb. We would be beyond horrified, riot in the street if the state executed a serial killer by immersion in a burning acid, yet pro-abortionists think I should have that right too. And if a murder was due to be executed by stabbing his head with scissors and sucking out his brain, or crushing his head between a jagged vise, everyone in the country would be clammoring for a stay of execution, yet the pro-abortionists think that's fine and dandy if the victim is an innocent child.
They are not 'pro-choice', they fight at every turn informed consent laws that wish to make sure women have real choice; they fight to close down pregnancy centers who offer support and help, because they lead women away from abortion. They are pro-abortion. They are pro-murder-your-unborn-child-in-as-henious-a-way-as-can-be-found-if-thats-what-you-want.
My 8 week old baby has human dna, a beating heat, human blood, human tissue, eyes, hands, fingers. It also, at 8 weeks, has just completed growing the only things needed to feel pain: nerve pathways, nerve endings, and a working hypothalamus. It has not yet higher order brain operations, neither did you at that age, but it does have everything it needs to feel pain. So when a pro-abortionists talks about how most abortions are early term, they are still refering to most abortions happening to innocent human beings who will feel excutiating pain, pain beyond their ability to understand, just pain, and then death.

You can't be 'pro-choice' without being 'pro-abortion'. That's like saying you could be pro-choice to rape and not be pro-rape. We aren't talking about ice cream flavors, sports teams, or even politicians. This isn't a debate any thinking human can be neutral in. You either think it's ok to kill innocent human beings, or you don't.

I don't. No human has the moral or ethical or biological right to kill an innocent member of the human race, much less a member of their own family. And I don't think they should have the legal right to do it either.
I am pro-choice for reproduction, no women should be forced to reproduce, nor should any man. Do whatever you wish to avoid reproduction and I'll be happy to fight for that right. I'm pro-choice for adoption, no parent should be forced to care for a child they can not, they should have a right to turn that child over to another who can care for it. But I'm not pro-choice for abandoning your child, no parent should have the right to simply abandon their unwanted or can't-be-cared-for child where someone else can't care for it, like in a dumpster. And I'm not pro-choice to kill your child. No parent should have that choice, no matter how old their child is. I can't kill my 3 year old kid, I can't kill my 21 month old toddler (and let me tell you, she's far more a 'drain' on my bodily autonomy than my 8 week old!) And I damn well shouldn't be able to kill my 8 week old fetus either.

If you think it should be legally acceptable to kill your own offspring, say that, at least then you're being honest. Because clinging to a 'pro-choice' or bogus 'reproductive freedom' lable just makes you for murder AND dishonest.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Rachel said...

very well written...we may not agree entirely but i respect your viewpoint...now to the real reason for my comment...Oh my gosh you're preggers...squee...congratulations :)

11:16 AM  
Blogger Jespren said...

Thanks Rachel, I haven't posted it up on facebook yet, but it's starting to make the rounds. It's not like we're keeping it secret or anything.

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Katie Spencer White said...

Hi - interesting post. I came across it on Fbook via Evolutionary Parenting (well done for surviving the backlash, by the way). While I agree with you on a personal level, I do not agree with everything you believe on a public level. That is to say, I am personally (with regard to my own pregnancies) pro-life but recognize that it is an unfortunate reality that not all people share my moral/religious/ethical/scientific views. Yes, this may well be a cognitive dissonance! Also, I do believe there is a Constitutionally protected right to privacy - this "zone of privacy" is expressed in the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Amendments. More importantly, however, is the 9th amendment which Madison fought for in order to ensure that the Bill of Rights be construed as a list of rights 'including but not limited to' those set out in the preceding eight amendments. In other words, just because they aren't listed, it doesn't mean that there aren't other additional fundamental rights which are protected by the Constitution.

One thing I would really like to see more of from the pro-life community is a commitment to create a nation where we can significantly reduce the demand for abortion by ensuring access to medical care and financial support to expecting mothers. By financial support I do not necessarily mean direct welfare payments. But (for example) when I was pregnant for the first time at 20 I was single and at college but did not qualify for financial aid because my parents still claimed me on their tax return. A large percentage of women who seek abortion are in the same circumstances and choose abortion because they cannot afford medical care and the costs of education. I had my son anyway but I incurred significant debt to pay medical costs and living expenses. And that doesn't include the student loans I had to take out to pay for child care which I shall be paying for another 18 years. We could greatly reduce the numbers of abortions if we only supported women who wanted to choose life but made a difficult decision based on financial hardship.

Anyway, I thought your post was well written and I'll be back to read your blog again. Take care!

5:49 PM  
Blogger MoronicProchoiceQuotes said...

I'm sorry I haven't been following this blog until now. Glad I rectified that mistake :) awesome post.

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