United States of Hypocrisy

with Greg Tyzzer

Pro-Life vs Pro-Choice

with 2 comments


The debate on abortion never seems to lose steam. As many Americans know, there are two main sides to this debate: Pro-Life, and Pro-Choice. Typically, the Pr0-Life movement is associated with Christian conservatives and Republicans; the Pro-Choice movement is associated with liberals and Democrats. Both arguments are summarized below:

Pro-Life
Members of the Pro-Life movement believe that a fetus is a complete human being (most often “created in the image of God”) and that aborting the pregnancy at any time after conception is murder. Some people who consider themselves Pro-Life make exceptions for cases of rape, incest, and if the mother’s life would be endangered by carrying the fetus to term.

Pro-Choice
Members of the Pro-Choice movement believe that women have the right to an abortion. They believe that all people have the right to decide what goes into or comes out of their bodies. This includes other human beings. People who call themselves Pr0-Choice are divided between whether an abortion is right at any time during the pregnancy or only during the first trimester.

 

I used to consider myself Pro-Life. I believe that all life is sacred; it deprives an individual of his or her right to life if that life is cut short because of another person’s decision. However, I am also a realist. I recognize that women have rights as well–especially to their own bodies. As I write this, I consider myself Pro-Choice. I have my opinions about what is right and what is wrong, but that does not give me the authority to tell someone what they can and cannot do with his or her own body. I will say, however, that abortions should only take place before the fetus is fully developed. Once the fetus is recognizable as a human child, I consider aborting that pregnancy murder.

Leave a comment below telling me about where you stand on this issue.

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Written by Greg

March 8, 2011 at 12:00 am

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  1. Here’s my belief on the subject:

    It’s a pointless battle of opinions that cannot be won. It’s all about morals. On whether it is right or wrong to prevent a creature from coming into the world. Is it wrong to abort a dog? Is it wrong to abort a chicken? How about a spider? Is it wrong to absentmindedly squish a spider’s egg sack? It is not different than aborting a human. We’re all just living things, all equally important in the eyes of the universe. The only immoral value that abortion holds is that which society gives it. This argument is really pointless, because it’s a non-ending dispute between whether a person’s right to free will or a person’s right to live is more important. It’s all opinion based, and opinions are never right or wrong.

    Danielle

    March 16, 2011 at 1:00 am

    • I agree with you–to an extent. I hold the belief that it is wrong to willingly take the life of another living creature. Accidents do happen, however.

      As you said, these are only opinions. I’m just sharing my opinions with you.

      Greg

      March 16, 2011 at 1:04 am


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