Surviving Birth

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If a baby happens to survive an abortion, we almost unanimously agree that the moral thing to do, then, is to try and save the baby’s life. So a baby, that’s just been butchered by an abortionist moments before, who happens to still be breathing with a beating heart should not be thrown into the garbage, snuffed out or left to die – that we can all agree on.

But isn’t it inconsistent to then believe that moments before this baby “survived abortion” that a doctor had the right to kill it?

So the baby has no rights the moment before the abortion. Therefore the mother has the “right” to have it aborted. But the instant the abortionist is unsuccessful at killing the baby and the baby survives, all of a sudden the baby has gained a right to live? This makes no sense.

But this is essentially what “pro-choicers” believe.

If the baby has a right to live moments after a botched abortion, then the baby had a right to live moments before it. A baby doesn’t gain the right to life simply by surviving a botched abortion.

Our natural human rights are inherent. We have them simply because we are human. They are endowed by our Creator. They don’t come from our government giving them to us. They aren’t dependent upon your location (inside or outside of your mother’s womb). And they certainly don’t come as a result of a botched abortion procedure.

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Carol January 18, 2010 at 11:52 pm

Sorry to comment on such an old post, but I’m just now seeing it for the first time and I thought it begged to have this conclusion added to it, from a female perspective.

To me, this illogic is truly the highest form of misogyny. To remove the importance of the womb from the equation of human life debases women beyond anything else imaginable. I’m speaking of rape, prostitution, objectifying pornography; none of these come close to the desecration of the feminine mystique than completely negating our value as life-bearers. Moreover, nothing could be farther from the truth. It’s just sad that so many women have bought into this lie.

(Thanks, Matt, for your clear-minded, well reasoned assertions).

Sage April 10, 2013 at 1:49 am

Abortion is legal in the US. A fetus is not a baby. No woman should ever be forced to have a child she does not want. No one gets to decide this for someone else, especially a man who will never be faced with her situation.
To remove the importance of self determination from the equation of a human woman’s life is what debases women. To take away a woman’s freedom to choose if/when she wants a child means there is no life, liberty or pursuit of happiness for that woman. As the bearers of life we women are the only ones who have the right to decide when to do so and when not to do so.

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