So On facebook I was posting on the Komen Foundation’s wall during all that ruckus and apparently someone messaged me asking why I was pro-life and not pro-choice which I just read.
Their message is here:
Why be pro-life? I mean, if you give a fetus the right to life, you’re basically enslaving the woman in whose body that fetus is growing, and if she harms the fetus at all, or ends up miscarrying it, birthing it prematurely, or ends up with a stillborn baby, she’ll be charged with the death of that fetus. And, since miscarriages, premature births, and stillbirths don’t always have cut-and-dry explanations behind them, it will often be extremely hard to prove that a woman didn’t intentionally kill the fetus. The woman will have to be constantly paranoid about what she eats, drinks, and does with her life, since she’ll constantly be afraid that she’ll be charged with murdering or harming the fetus inside of her. She won’t be able to live a happy, care-free life at all. Basically, the fetus inside of her will be ruling her life, and that won’t be at all her choice.
Seriously, how can you be okay with that sort of a mindset, and how can you be okay with controlling women in that way? I understand that you care about fetuses, but why not care about women as well? (And no, forcing women through pregnancy and childbirth—which is what you’re doing, since you’re taking away the ability for a woman to choose not to go through with her pregnancy—is not caring at all, no matter how much you claim it is. Nor is treating pregnancy like a punishment caring at all.)
I am shocked someone had enough courage to message someone who disagrees with them on an issue, and replied with the following.
Hi Hannah, I am just now seeing your message, sorry for the delay in responding.
I am reading a lot of paranoia in your message. I am not looking for the natural and accidental death of a fetus be criminalized, but do hope that direct and intentional killing of a fetus, via abortion, does become illegal. Unfortunately miscarriages and stillbirths happen, yet these are accidents and guilt is not laid at anyone’s feet. In abortion, the woman consents to the murder of her child. The pregnant woman made a choice to have sex knowing full well what could occur due to that. Clearly she has to change her lifestyle to give proper prenatal care and health to her child. It was her choice to have sex. A Happy and care-free life, while wistful, is not realistic; we must live with the consequences of our actions. It would be much worse for a woman to have an abortion, the regret most women have after an abortion is much worse than having the privilege to bring a new life into this world.
I am a Christian and I believe that abortion is against both Divine and Natural Law. It’s been the constant teaching in Judeo-Christian theology and history that abortion is wrong. An unborn child is just that, a child; a little human with the same human DNA that we all have. Murder is gravely wrong and thus so is abortion.
I do not wish to control women simply ask them to do what is right and good. I do care for women as well as the unborn. What about the unborn women? I care for even them. I do not want to force anyone to do anyone, but I do want to stand up for the right to life that the unborn children have just like you and I. To me, a choice to kill is no choice at all.
Peace to you,