Anti-Abortion Argument #5: No Abortion after Fetal Viability

This post is part of a series of posts addressing arguments made against abortion. The format here is simple: I list a common argument against abortion and then open the floor for my readers to discuss. Without further ado, here’s today’s argument:No Abortion after Fetal Viability Abortion in the early stages is ok, but abortion after viability should be restricted because the fetus can live outside the uterus and therefore delivery makes more sense as an option since it ends the pregnancy w … [Read more...]


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Anti-Abortion Argument #4: Shouldn’t We Err on the Safe Side?

This post is part of a series of posts addressing arguments made against abortion. The format here is simple: I list a common argument against abortion and then open the floor for my readers to discuss. Without further ado, here’s today’s argument:Shouldn't We Err on the Safe Side? The fetus MIGHT be a person. It’s hard to say when personhood/self-awareness/thought begins and therefore the fetus might be/have any or all of the above and should be given the benefit of the doubt. After all, ev … [Read more...]


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Anti-Abortion Argument #3: Abortion Is Cruel

This post is part of a series of posts addressing arguments made against abortion. The format here is simple: I list a common argument against abortion and then open the floor for my readers to discuss. Without further ado, here’s today’s argument:Abortion is cruel Have you ever seen the video “Silent Scream”? It’s a video of an abortion, and in it you can see the unborn baby trying to move away from the probe, and then screaming as it is murdered. Abortions are incredibly cruel. Some types … [Read more...]


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Anti-Abortion Argument #2: Abortion is murder

This post is part of a series of posts addressing arguments made against abortion. The format here is simple: I list a common argument against abortion and then open the floor for my readers to discuss. Without further ado, here’s today’s argument:Abortion is murder If a zygote/embryo/fetus is a person, abortion should not be permissible, as it is the active (not passive) taking of a human life. Yes, a zygote/embryo/fetus resides within a woman’s body, but that does not make terminating it a … [Read more...]


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Anti-Abortion Argument #1: It’s a Person

This post is part of a series of posts addressing arguments made against abortion. The format here is simple: I list a common argument against abortion and then open the floor for my readers to discuss. Without further ado, here’s today’s argument:A zygote/embryo/fetus is a person From the moment of conception, a zygote/embryo/fetus is (a) alive and (b) has its own unique human DNA, and is thus clearly a living, distinct human being. This makes it a person. In the past, people thought zygo … [Read more...]


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Completed List of Anti-Abortion Arguments

I was raised anti-abortion, but became pro-choice as a young adult. Based on this transformation, I decided it would be interesting to collect together all of the arguments against abortion that I could find and post them for discussion. Therefore, with the help of my commenters, I have put together the following list. You can also find this list on the page I've created and listed under my projects tab.(Feel free to comment on the way I categorized the arguments or arguments I missed, but I … [Read more...]


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