Question for “pro-lifers”. Can you please explain how a random woman choosing to have an abortion impacts your life?

Question for “pro-lifers”. Can you please explain how a random woman choosing to have an abortion impacts your life?

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  1. “The unborn” are a convenient group of people to advocate for. They never make demands of you; they are morally uncomplicated, unlike the incarcerated, addicted, or the chronically poor; they don’t resent your condescension or complain that you are not politically correct; unlike widows, they don’t ask you to question patriarchy; unlike orphans, they don’t need money, education, or childcare; unlike aliens, they don’t bring all that racial, cultural, and religious baggage that you dislike; they allow you to feel good about yourself without any work at creating or maintaining relationships; and when they are born, you can forget about them, because they cease to be unborn. It’s almost as if, by being born, they have died to you. You can love the unborn and advocate for them without substantially challenging your own wealth, power, or privilege, without re-imagining social structures, apologizing, or making reparations to anyone. They are, in short, the perfect people to love if you want to claim you love Jesus but actually dislike people who breathe.

    Prisoners? Immigrants? The sick? The poor? Widows? Orphans? All the groups that are specifically mentioned in the Bible? They all get thrown under the bus for the unborn.

    -dave barnhart

  2. As a follow up question: how does the murder of some random person effect you?
    I actually think abortion should be legal but I do understand why people could be against it.

  3. Deep down in my heart of hearts, I am pro-life. I don’t want women getting abortion but logically know overturning Roe v Wade and criminalizing abortion won’t do shit.

    That said, I consider abortion murder. You can logic and philosophize all you want, I already tried myself. I can’t change how I feel. I see it as a life being ended and, well, I don’t like that. So yeah.

  4. Does something have to impact you directly for you to care? If someone’s being racist, is breaking the law, or doing something you think is wrong, do you just sit idly by. I’m not asking you to change your opinion, but understand where “pro-lifers” come from. Just as I understand the logic and reasoning behind pro choice.

  5. School shootings don’t affect me. I don’t like them, and I don’t want them to happen, because I think the world would be better if they didn’t happen.

    So it is the same for a pro-lifer. They are morally against it. Whether that is right or wrong, it is irrelevant, because the question suggests people should only be against things that directly affect their own lives.

    Obviously, abortion isn’t equal to school shootings. And reasonably, a random person’s abortion affects far fewer lives than school shootings or murder or robbery or other crimes.

  6. If someone terminates a healthy baby in the last month of pregnancy it’s simply murder. That’s a viable baby at this point. If you punch a pregnant lady in the stomach at 8 months and the baby dies you’re going to jail for murder.

    It gets blurry at shorter pregnancies. At some point is morally wrong but not murder

    I still think woman should be able to make these choices because it’s gonna happen anyways. It’s not the governments business

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