Pro-choice, pro-life, who cares? I personally do not. I am a white, heterosexual male and as such, I can be objective on the matter of abortion. And if you look at the abortion matter objectively, you can only reach one conclusion, that abortion is the act of killing an individual human being. Merriam Webster seems to agree, defining abortion as “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus:”. There’s that word, “death”. But does this mean that abortion is murder? Absolutely not. Murder, according to Merriam Webster is “the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought”. So, since abortion is currently legal, it is not murder; regardless of what the pro-life crowd puts on their signs.
So should abortion be murder? Well, I don’t really care one way or the other. However, there is one thing that I do know and that is that the primary job of government is to protect human life and property. That is the whole point to having a government, to prevent people that are bigger and stronger from taking the life and property of those that are smaller and weaker. Hence, whether abortion is just killing or becomes murder, the central issue is whether the government should in any way support or encourage abortion. And that is an easy issue to resolve. The government should never, in any way promote, support or encourage abortion because doing so runs exactly opposite to the central reason for government in the first place.
And don’t give me any of this “It’s my body, blah blah blah”. First of all, it is not your body, it is society’s body. Check your laws regarding suicide and the like. You do not have the right to commit suicide in our society. The reason is that society owns your body, you do not. Hence, society can place whatever restrictions they wish upon what you do with your body, including committing suicide or getting an abortion. Second, regardless of how you wish to justify abortion to your conscious, it is not the same as getting a wart removed. Otherwise, we would call abortion “internal wart removal” or something else. That’s not what we call it. We call it abortion, which is a medical procedure involving the killing of a human fetus. That fetus may not yet have intelligence or its own personality, but you are still killing it. If left to its own devices, we all know the end result of being pregnant is that a human baby comes popping out nine months later. If you do not want that to occur, then you go get…what? An abortion, which by definition is the killing of a human fetus. This is the entire reason there is a medical procedure called “abortion” and the reason why there are medical doctors specialized in the medical procedure of abortion. If it was wart removal, they would send pregnant women to a plastic surgeon, not someone specialized in snuffing out the life of a human fetus.
This is not rocket science people, abortion involves killing something. Hopefully this is not a news flash for most folks. If it is, then our education system in this country is even worse off than many suspect. Personally, I think that the time and need for abortion is past. There are thousands of people in this world that are begging to adopt even SARS-riddled Asian babies. We have affordable, omni-present birth control in the form of condoms, “the pill” and even the morning after cocktail. What possible use to society is a medical procedure that endangers the mother’s life as well as involves the killing of a growing, living being? Our world’s problems will not be solved by killing things, they will be solved by propagating the human species. How many Einstein’s, Ghandi’s, Tesla’s and Hawking’s have been killed before they could provide society with their insights and knowledge?
Originally Published July, 2003