the facts

A few frequently asked questions:

  1. Why do you think a fetus is a human life with rights?
  2. Doesn’t a woman have the right to choose for herself if she wants a baby?
  3. What about all the children who will be born in a home where they’ll be neglected or abused? Isn’t abortion better than that?
  4. What about a woman who is raped?
  5. This is none of my business. Why should I care?

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  1. Why do you think a fetus is a human life with rights?
    See the medical textbooks, which affirm overwhelmingly that human life begins at conception.
    The facts speak for themselves. Click here to see a documentary that shows the stages of embryonic development.
  2. Doesn’t a woman have the right to choose for herself if she wants a baby?

    Yes, she does; but when a woman chooses to have sex, she is giving up her “right” to not be pregnant. We could ask the question, “Shouldn’t moms and dads accept the consequences of their choices?” Of course they should.

    If a woman is in a situation where she doesn’t feel she can properly love and care for the life she has created, then we want to help her get the child into a good adoptive family—not exterminate its life. No mother has the right to kill her child.

    The fact that every child is dependent on its mother well after birth doesn’t make the child less human or less deserving of our love and protection. There is no conflict between the mother’s rights and the baby’s rights. Both woman and child are valuable and deserve our support and protection.

  3. What about all the children who will be born in a home where they’ll be neglected or abused? Isn’t abortion better than that?

    There’s no question that many children are growing up in homes where they are abused or neglected. In these situations the child is never the problem, and killing him or her would never be a legitimate solution.

    The problem is selfish and irresponsible mothers and fathers. Abortion doesn’t cause people to act more responsibly or love children. Just the opposite, in fact: Abortion furthers and perpetuates the very mentality that leads to child abuse (not to mention that abortion itself is a severe form of child abuse). The number of child abuse cases in the United States increased dramatically after Roe v. Wade, from 167,000 in 1973 up to 1.22 million in 1996.

    Rather than spend billions on abortion clinics and lobbying politicians to keep abortion legal, why not put all that money into helping moms and dads care for and properly raise their children?

    Additionally, let’s create a culture where mothers and fathers are expected to love and protect their children, both born and preborn—where they can’t abandon, abuse, or abort them simply because they are “getting in the way” of the parents’ happiness.

  4. What about a woman who is raped?

    The mother has suffered a horrible experience, and someone must be punished severely; but not the baby. The baby is innocent. The rapist is the filthy perpetrator who needs to be punished.

    A mother is now carrying a precious child inside of her. The child is not a rapist; he or she can grow up to be a great person. If the mother aborts, she is adding insult to injury. Why not rally around her, giving her the support she needs to bring the child to term and place him or her in a caring, adoptive family? This is the loving option—quite the opposite of killing a son or daughter for the sin of their father.

    Click here for more answers on “the rape exception.”

  5. It’s none of my business; why should I care?

    First of all, your tax dollars are being used to subsidize abortions—not just in America but in other countries as well!

    Secondly, we should be concerned about the sufferings of others. We should be concerned about injustice. It is our business. Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors as ourselves. If it was your child or loved one who was about to be executed, wouldn’t you hope that someone would come to their defense? If it was your own life on the line, how would you feel if onlookers posed the question, “It’s none of my business, so why should I care?”

    This issue cuts to the heart of our values as a society. Do we believe, as our founding documents assert—and as so many Americans have fought and died for—that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness”? “Life” is listed first because without the inherent right to life for all, there could be no other secure freedoms. The pro-choice position puts individual freedom ahead of the right to life. That’s dangerous.

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