Could someone here help me better understand the Pro-Choice movement’s argument?
Like, the pro-life argument basically is that abortion is killing a human person.
The pro-choice argument I’ve been hearing was that women should have the ability to choose, blah blah blah.
Is this really all there is to the pro-choice side? Frankly it’s a really paper-thin excuse. Since so many people are pro-choice, you’d think there would be a stronger argument
It’s ridiculously easy to shoot down the “choice” argument. It’s practically saying "I’ll do whatever I want, and it’s not my fault. It’s like, I’ll walk around blindfolded with a gun in one hand and a knife in the other and it’s not my fault if other people get killed, it’s my choice to do it.
There’s also that sort of “no one’s body but my own,” which is also easy to shoot down, because it isn’t only a woman’s body that’s involved, but another person’s body too. It’s funny yet sad that these are the arguments brought on by pro-choice feminists. They say that men shouldn’t be able to bully over women, and they’re right about that; but they turn around and bully over the fetuses in their bodies.
And there’s the “no viability” argument, wherein the fetus has no viability to survive in its early stages without the mother. Again, quite easy to knock down – the kid won’t be able to survive on his own for at least another 18 or 21 years, quite probably even more, it doesn’t make it okay to kill him off while he’s a teen.
Oddly enough, I haven’t heard anything in the last decade regarding whether or not it is a human person and whatever, so I guess science is showing that we’re right about the personhood of a fetus. But, if for argument’s sake we weren’t sure if a fetus is a human or not, it still would be best to play it safe and not to abort just in case if it is a human being. It’s like, if I could drop a test bomb, it makes much more sense to make sure nobody would be hurt than to just randomly pick a spot where people may or may not live. It’s just being safe and wise.
What are the other arguments that Pro-Choicers try to push?
I’m asking this because I’m trying to formulate a good response to pro-choicers and I’d like to be prepared for whatever arguments there are. They do their research and consult with other pro-choicers to come up with arguments, and we pro-lifers should do the same if we want to win.