Keep Your Hands Off My Body
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When does an unborn human obtain personhood? In other words, when are they endowed certain unalienable Rights, among them the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?
Keep your hands off my body, but not my baby’s body.
One of the unusual phrases I hear from pro-abortion folks is the phrase “No one is pro-abortion”. They believe abortion should be legal they believe abortion should be accessible they believe anyone that has an abortion shouldn’t feel bad about it or feel shame and they don’t want the government stepping in and telling a woman that she can’t have an abortion. All this, they say while not being pro-abortion. Kinda like buying the merchandise, the t-shirts and the hats of a sports team to wear around but you’re not a fan. You’re sending mixed signals I’m afraid.
I don’t know if I can fully grasp what exactly would cause an otherwise normal, nice person to literally lose their mind when it comes to inconsistency in behaving in a moral way. The amount of hoops jumped through, the amount of linguistic gymnastics required to somehow justify your position for abortion w/o acknowledging what abortion does to a fellow human is staggering.
But there’s a good reason for that. It’s because any normal person knows that it is a baby’s life at stake that forces them to live a world of denial in order to survive their conscience’s annoying habit of reminding them that babies actually prefer to be left intact until they get to come on out here and join in all the fun.
Normally when it comes to abortion the typical tactic is to find another cause to champion and then kinda include abortion as an afterthought. For example people will say I don’t want the government to tell me what I can do with my body. If you ever hear someone use that phrase I will bet you a thousand dollars they do, on the other hand, want the government to tell me how much aerosol spray I can use on my body. How much fossil fuels I can burn with my body in a vehicle, how important it is for the government to forbid my body from using plastic straws, what size beverage I’m allowed to drink and for God’s sake will the government please make everyone aware that I can use any bathroom I choose based on how my body feels that day! Not to mention if my body disagrees with their particular point of view, the government needs to step in immediately and tell me what I must do with my body which always means agree with me.
Yes it is crucial that the government tells me everything I can and cannot do with my body unless it involves a separate body that isn’t yours at all. A baby in your womb. That is where I draw the line to when the government can intervene Oh, unless the government courts want to tell people they must allow my body to get an abortion, you can and must step in there, just not the other way around. My question to you listening is how abortion was ever considered moral to some humans and immoral to others? One of the ideas you will hear from the discussion from the pro-abortion side is if we don’t allow abortions then women’s lives are in danger because they will go seek illegal abortions on the side where there is no medical protocol demanded from back alley abortionists. So here is my question. Why did back alley abortionists exist in the past? For only one reason, because professional accredited doctors were forbidden to give abortions because 1) it killed another human which doctors normally tried to avoid thank god 2) it is literally written in the Hippocratic oath which is One of the oldest binding documents in human history, the Oath written by Hippocrates is still held sacred by physicians which examined the ethics that would be expected of doctors even though clearly some doctors have abandoned it. Here are a couple lines from the classic version of the oath: “I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.
I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly, I will not give a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.” This is from thousands of years ago in a “backwards” unsophisticated time and yet humans then still considered abortion unethical and immoral. Even an updated version of the oath, and Lord knows there would need to be a “progressive version to accommodate the modern culture which always in progressivism means eliminating wisdom and traditions of the ages so as to not hold humans accountable for their immoral behavior. But it includes this phrase:” I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God. So from the time of the Greeks to this modern age no one pretended that killing an unborn baby was ethical. No one. So the back alley abortionist existed because moral society wasn’t going to sanction something considered evil and heinous. The back alley represented what evolves when a society decides it has no moral obligation to the most vulnerable amongst us. So what caused the prospective societal change to even allow this to be examined? The feminist movement of the 60’s had one goal in mind. Women were to be treated and to behave exactly like men. Because over the centuries many men behaved as cads and irresponsible jackasses in abandoning a woman they got pregnant the feminist movement believed it was high time woman got to jump in and behave just as irresponsibly as men have historically. Because it always takes two willing participants in order to get pregnant, but physically only one of the two genders ends up carrying the child. Something had to be done to equal the playing field. A man could walk away from his obligation, a woman never could. So the only way to bring about an egalitarian outcome in regards to recreational sex w/o consequences was to first dehumanize an unborn child and then remove all moral restrictions as oppressive and patriarchal/misogynistic archaic attitudes. Thus the thousands of years habit of calling an unborn child exactly that…an unborn child, was now to recategorize that innocent human being as a “fetus” or even more dehumanizing a “clump of cells” I have a flash for you if you are watching this episode and are able to understand what I’m saying guess what? YOU are a clump of cells as well. A clump of cells mind you that have miraculously combined to create a healthy, autonomous, rational , moral free agent sacred human being made in the image of god. Every single DNA cluster that allowed you to grow into a mature adult was there within you at conception just like every aborted human through history. If you are being intellectually honest there really is no argument as to whether a human life is taken with an abortion. It is more a matter of is that life sacred, and worthy of existence and protection or have we decided that those further down the line of their human flourishing now have some magic power to decide those that come behind them simply don’t warrant protection. Also keep in mind that the woman gets to make this decision so even though she could not get pregnant without a man who contributed exactly half of the conceived child’s DNA, somehow the father has no say as to if his child can come into the world. You consider that egalitarian or a product of the matriarchy and misandry. Misandry is the female version of misogyny and is equally immoral and bigoted. But since I speak often of the sacredness of the human being because I am a Christ follower where does that leave a woman who has already had an abortion? It leaves her in the tender care of the God of the universe who will in fact forgive her, love her and help heal her if she only asks and believes in His mercy. I am not here to condemn you as though I am judge and jury but instead want to offer you freedom from guilt and pain so many women have experienced by the inevitable post abortion trauma that planned parenthood conveniently never seems to warn woman about. That freedom was paid for by Jesus the Christ and I pray you find Him and release this to his care. BUT, what I cannot do in good conscience is pretend that abortion isn’t one of, if not THE, single most immoral law ever to come out of the Supreme court rivaled only by Plessy vs Ferguson. But even slavery, as immoral as it was, didn’t result in the deaths of 100% of those affected by it. It is time for America to decide once and for all if all of its citizens deserve Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And we can’t even begin to honestly examine that when some Americans are not even given the liberty to dissent in regards to their own demise..
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