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Misconception Monday: I'm Personally Against Abortion, but...

  • Ryan Phillips
  • 11/16/2020


Misconception: I’m personally against abortion, but I support a woman’s right to choose.

Many try to strike a delicate balance between acknowledging the horrors of abortion and not infringing upon the rights of others. They say they would never choose abortion for their own child, but at the same time they support the right for others to choose abortion.

This might seem similar to someone choosing not to drink or smoke, as the known health risks are too great, but allowing others the legal right to indulge harmful substances if they so choose.

But of course there is an obvious difference between drinking or smoking and abortion. If someone chooses to drink or smoke, that choice is affecting only their own health (aside from drunk driving or secondhand smoke). But an abortion literally ends the life of another person.

A more accurate analogy would be one which involves directly harming another, such as child abuse. Someone refusing to abuse their own child for moral reasons but allowing others the right to abuse their children is both inconsistent and intellectually dishonest.

Abortion is literally a life or death proposition with no middle ground. You cannot be against killing your own unborn children while at the same time supporting laws that allow unborn children to be killed.


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