Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | January 18, 2010

Pro-abortion arguments refuted:

To the Editor:
Pro-abortion people say dumb things: “Abortion isn’t killing. A fetus isn’t alive, it’s just tissue.” Yet, how can something that’s growing not be alive? Biology says that the fetus is alive, and abortion makes it dead. Isn’t that killing?
“A fetus isn’t human.” What is it? A dog? A fish? A rutabaga? If a being has human parents, isn’t it human? If it isn’t a baby human, the woman is not pregnant.
“Abortion just terminates a pregnancy.” No! Childbirth terminates a pregnancy, is abortion the same as childbirth?
“A fetus is just a microscopic piece of tissue.” Aren’t we all “pieces of tissue” in different sizes? Are bigger people, more valuable people? Is Refrigerator Perry more valuable than Gary Coleman?
“It’s just a part of the woman’s body.” If that’s true then pregnant women have two brains, two hearts, 20 fingers and toes, two blood types, two sets of DNA, and a penis half the time!
“No one knows when life begins. It’s a religious question.” Can a Satanist kill a two-year-old in a ritual sacrifice? After all no one knows when life begins and that’s what his religion says.
“My body, my choice!” What about the child’s body and his or her choice?
“A woman has a right to privacy.” Does a woman have a right to abuse her two year old in private?
“We shouldn’t force our morality on other people.” Isn’t a mother who aborts her child forcing her morality on her child?
“I’m personally opposed to abortion, but I wouldn’t take away a woman’s choice to have one.” Why are you personally opposed to abortion? Would you be personally opposed to slavery but not take away the choice to own a slave?
“Abortion is a private decision between a woman and her doctor.” If a woman privately hires a doctor to kill her born child, should we interfere?
“What about children who will have terrible lives or live in poverty?” Do we need to kill them to save them from poverty or problems?
“Abortion is legal.” So was slavery. What is legal isn’t always right.
“Do you want women to die in dangerous ‘back-alley’ abortions?” No, the death of the mother would be just as tragic as the death of the child. Can’t we have a world where neither dies?
“You’re a man. You don’t have a uterus. You have no right to tell me what to do!” The entire Supreme Court that decided the Roe vs. Wade decision were men. Should we ignore that court decision legalizing abortion?
“Pro-lifers are fanatics that bomb clinics, shoot abortion doctors and break the law!” Why do you think Pro-lifers do those things? I am Pro-life and do not do or advocate those things. However, I am glad that you agree that it’s terrible when people harm those that they consider “unwanted.” That’s why I oppose abortion.

Pastor Terry K. Hagedorn
Calvary Baptist Church
PO Box 282 Reedsville, WV
Ph. 304-864-3870

“Pointing Mountaineers to Mount Calvary.”


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