Misconception Monday: Abortion Is Healthcare

  • Ryan Phillips
  • 12/07/2020


Misconception: Abortion is healthcare.

Abortion is often referred to as “healthcare” or a “medical procedure” by those who defend the practice. “Abortion is healthcare” is a slogan commonly seen on signs at rallies in support of abortion, while the term “healthcare” is often used in pro-abortion legislation. However, both of these terms are completely inaccurate and intentionally misleading.

Medicine is defined as the science or practice of diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease, while healthcare is defined as a system to deliver that medical care. A disease is defined as a disorder of structure or function. Diabetes, cancer, and countless other diseases negatively alter normal structure and function and produce unwanted symptoms which require medical attention. 

But a pregnancy does not fall under any of these definitions. Even if a pregnancy is unexpected or unwanted, there is nothing abnormal about the conception of a child. It is not a result of systems failing or performing their functions improperly. On the contrary, the very purpose of male and female reproductive systems is to conceive and produce offspring. A pregnancy is a beautiful and miraculous manifestation that those systems are working perfectly as they should. 

A pregnancy is not a disease that needs to be cured or a condition that must be eliminated. A pregnancy is a human life.

The ultimate goal of medicine or health care is to preserve and improve life, while the goal of abortion is the exact opposite of this. Abortion is a violent, barbaric procedure which intentionally ends a human life.


Here at Pro-Life Utah, we do everything we can to empower women to choose life. If you would like to contribute to the cause, please consider making a donation. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, please take a look at our free resources we have for you.

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