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Abortion is Wrong Regardless of Your Faith

The abortion issue provokes an ethical and scientific debate. This is why many atheist leaders in the past have stated that abortion is wrong. This is why bioethicists in the past debate so much over it. This is why there are many deontological arguments against abortion. Consider modern embryology, since this field proves time and time again that the fetus has life.

In the past, many people have argued that abortion is merely a religious issue. Over and over, they repeat the same political propaganda. They insist that the only reason conservatives oppose abortions is their blind adherence to specific religious conventions. This manifests itself in many ways, including millennial bloggers at college campuses talking about how “sick and tired” they are of women not getting access to “health care” due to people’s extremely “outdated” religious views. The argument that abortion is merely a religious issue is a hoax created by the left in order to discredit both religion and pro-life activists.

Proponents of abortion have frequently suggested that opposition to abortion arises merely from Christian beliefs, as suggested in this abortion debate letter on USA Today’s Network and by this blogger on Medium. These pieces from earlier this year are conventional straw man arguments that have been proven wrong time and time again. The abortion issue provokes an ethical and scientific debate. This is why many atheist leaders in the past have stated that abortion is wrong. This is why bioethicists in the past debate so much over it.  This is why there are many deontological arguments against abortion. Consider modern embryology, since this field proves time and time again that the fetus should be considered a human life.

However, as a man of science, I think abortion is ethically wrong as well. Modern embryology has proven that performing an abortion still takes away the life of a human being.  While many bioethicists argue for abortion, some of the world’s most prominent atheists and philosophers have publicly stated that they can not support it. The infamous Christopher Hitchens, who was at times even more secular than Richard Dawkins, refused to come out and support abortion.

Although Christopher Hitchens has supported contraception and women’s access to abortion in some circumstances, he still stated that abortion takes away the life of an unborn child, during his popular debate “Humanism and Abortion”. He has also advocated strongly against funding for abortion.

Although he is not the perfect pro-life advocate we are searching for, Hitchens could not support abortion from a scientific standpoint. This is because he believes that the fetus is an unborn child and that “all the discoveries of embryology, which have been very considerable over the last generation or so, and viability, appear to confirm that opinion”.  Even some online forums contain some confessions of less famous pro-Life atheists. Presumably, they either took it from an ethical or completely scientific standpoint (certainly not from their strong religious faith), so to label the pro-life movement as only a religious issue is completely irresponsible.

 

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One comment

  1. Like the sign says: JUSTICE FOR ALL.

    You sed:

    “so to label the pro-life movement as only a religious issue is completely irresponsible”

    I have to admit, I had the idea that pro-choice for the mother, having to care and raise a child for twenty odd years is more the matter. People who are male (and no, I’m not being feminist here; women are mothers; that’s an absolute fact and we still default to the woman in a family, primarily, taking care of the kids–my mom did that) are so damn casual about this situation and it really pisses me off.

    But having dealt with and supporting Steven Crowder, I have listened to more of his arguments on the matter–and no, he doesn’t THROW his religion in my face and I really like that–and I think I’d say I’m PRO-LIFE. Yet I still believe a responsible woman should PRIMARILY be making the decisions based on the idea that is it HER LIFE and how she lives it for the next twenty years.

    But you having mentioned the concept of being PRO-LIFE generally being about being religious, that IS terrible true. I hadn’t thought about that. I love Kellyanne Conway but the first time she led me into a pack of PRO-LIFE protestors I suddenly got uncomfortable.

    In fact, the idea of being REPUBLICAN makes me uncomfortable and I still have the sense it means being religious, but I just cannot get behind that idea. I was not raised religious, and that’s more the point.

    JUSTICE FOR ALL That’s where we are.

    I hope this posts. I am roo3story and darkdove on Minds.com I use DISQUS for commenting. I hate most other standard brands or I’ve close or been banned from them. (ie. Like twitter or recently closed account Facebook)

    Are you on Bitchute? I am also roo3story there.

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