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The Case Against Abortion

Medical Testimony

A new human being comes into existence during the process of fertilization.

It is false to claim that no one knows when life begins and dishonest to argue that abortion does not kill a human being.

Prenatal Development

Growth in the womb is a rapid process; All systems are in place by week eight.

An accurate understanding of prenatal development makes it impossible to argue that abortion is the mere removal of undifferentiated cell tissue or that the developing embryo is simply a part of the mother's body.

Personhood

It is unjust and inaccurate to classify certain human beings as “non-persons.”

By definition, humanity and personhood go hand in hand. Developing humans in the womb have an intrinsically personal nature and even demonstrate "personality" in many of the same ways that newborn babies do.

Abortion Procedures

All abortion methods violate the most basic medical tenet: “Do No Harm.”

While some surgeries carry a risk of harm, abortion is intended to harm. It may be one of the most common surgical procedures in the world, but it is hardly a harmless one. A better understanding of the techniques involved makes this abundantly clear.

Abortion Pictures

Abortion is an act of violence against an innocent human being.

There is simply no way to accurately comprehend the barbarity of abortion without being exposed to the photographic evidence which so clearly demonstrates that abortion is a brutal act of violence.

The Role of Law

It is reasonable and necessary for society to outlaw certain "choices".

The only way people can successfully live together in community is to give up a measure of personal freedom. Personal choices that infringe on the life or livelihood of another human being must be legislated against. Therefore, it is impossible to justify abortion by simply arguing that women should be "free to choose".

Competing Rights

The right to not be killed supersedes the right to not be pregnant.

Some have suggested that prohibiting a woman from having an abortion is to place the value of an embryo or fetus above that of the woman herself. Restricting abortion does not imply that the child is more valuable than the mother. Rather, it recognizes that the child's right to not be killed is more fundamental than the woman's right to not be pregnant.

Common Objections

Poverty, rape, disability or “unwantedness” do not morally justify abortion.

There are all sorts of circumstances that people point to as justification for their support of abortion. Since none of these circumstances are sufficient to justify the killing of human beings after birth, they're not sufficient to justify the killing of human beings before birth.

Inconsequential Differences

The differences between embryos and adults are differences that don't matter.

Human beings inside the womb are smaller, less developed, and more dependent than human beings outside the womb. These are differences of degree, not differences of kind. We can all point to other people who are bigger, stronger, smarter, or less dependent than we are, but that doesn't make our life any less valuable, or any less deserving of protection.

Systematic Injustice

Abortion is condemnable for the same reasons that slavery and genocide are.

Networks of killing centers across the globe are eliminating "unwanted, unborn" children at a staggering rate. Were the context not abortion, the world would be outraged. Call it what you want, when an innocent group of human beings is targeted and exterminated by the millions, that is an injustice on par with any of history's most egregious atrocities.

A Future Lost

Like any act of homicide, abortion steals from its victims the opportunity to live out their future life.

Killing is one of the worst crimes because of the impact it has on the victim. Killing deprives the victim of life. The loss of life is the greatest possible loss anyone can suffer because it deprives us of all the experiences and enjoyments that otherwise would have been part of our futures, which we now value or would have come to value. If the loss of our valuable future is what makes killing you and me wrong, then abortion is equally wrong, because it deprives the fetus of its “future like ours”.

Abortion and Race

For decades, abortion has disproportionately targeted minority babies.

Whatever the intent of the abortion industry may be, by functional standards, abortion is a racist institution. In the United States, black children are aborted at nearly four times the rate as white children and Hispanic children don't fare much better.

Abortion and Gendercide

Around the globe, abortion is shrinking the female population at an alarming rate.

No matter what you believe about the ethics of abortion, there is no denying the fact that abortion has become the driving force in eliminating females around the globe. Estimates put the global gender gap somewhere between 100 and 200 million people.

Abortion for Profit

Many abortion supporters have a huge financial stake in keeping abortion legal.

Abortion is a lucrative business. Those who defend it the most ardently often have a financial interest in keeping it legal and commonplace. Couple this with the abortion industry's consistent opposition to measures requiring more full patient disclosure, and there is good reason to wonder if they care more about profits than they do about women.

Post-Abortion Syndrome

Abortion often leaves women with a lifetime of mental anguish.

The psychological implications of abortion are as disputed as the act of abortion itself. Whether or not Post-Abortion Syndrome is a real or imagined condition, there is no denying the fact that abortion has left countless women with feelings of profound regret.

Abortion Risks

Significant risk factors (like breast cancer) have been associated with abortion.

The morality of abortion is not directly tied to the risks it poses to the mother. Giving birth certainly carries its own set of risk factors. Nevertheless, shouldn't a woman considering abortion know about the potential damage it could do to her own body?

Child Abuse

America has become a more violent place for born children since abortion was legalized.

The available data shows that legal abortion has not reduced child abuse in America, as theorized by some, but rather may have contributed to its increase.

Abortion Alternatives

Pregnancy care centers help eliminate the financial burden of an unplanned pregnancy.

In the United States, there are thousands of pregnancy care centers which all exist to help women through the emotional and financial stress of an unplanned pregnancy. Couple their services with the widespread availability of adoption, and it should become immediately apparent that women need not kill their "unwanted" children.

Feminism Perverted

Elective Abortion flies in the face of classic feminism.

While feminism today in the U.S. is largely in favor of abortion, seeing it as necessary to ensure equality for women within society, the early feminists found abortion to be a societal evil that dishonored woman and killed children.

Crisis of Conscience

Prominent former abortion providers now firmly condemn the practice.

The stories on this page highlight the remarkable turnarounds of four former abortion-insiders–including the physician most responsible for the legalization of abortion in America. Taken together, they reveal abortion to be a grisly business that is built on deception, plagued by cover-ups, populated by unethical characters, and largely driven by greed.

Potential for Abortion Clinic Abuse

Aborting women are vulnerable to the predatory behavior of unscrupulous doctors.

No matter what anyone believes about abortion in theory, no matter how adamantly a woman argues for abortion rights in public, most women go to great lengths to ensure that their own abortion remains a secret. This desire for secrecy gives abortion clinics lots of room to cover-up abuse.

Biblical Teaching

The Bible makes no moral distinction between born children and unborn children.

The issue of abortion is never directly dealt with in Scripture, but it says plenty about children inside and outside of the womb. In light of what is explicitly stated about children, and what is explicitly stated about murder, it is fair to conclude that God hates abortion.