The other day I was at a birthday party hanging out with my roommate from college, his wife, and his 1-year-old baby.
I don’t know how we got on the subject but we started talking about abortions.
Ultimately it came down to the age-old question: Are you pro-choice or are you pro-life?
My friend and his wife are pro-choice (by the way, they are dear friends of mine and I love them very much).
I have to point this out because there are some people who think that you can’t love others who have a different opinion than you on this subject.
So here were their reasons for being pro-choice:
1) They believe that a baby in the womb doesn’t become a baby until he/she is 6 weeks old.
2) In the case of rape it’s ok to abort the baby.
3) It’s a woman’s body and she should have a choice as to what she wants to do with the baby.
4) What if the mother’s life is in danger?
Here’s what I had to say about these four points:
2) The circumstances surrounding the conception of the baby do not justify the killing of an innocent life. If it isn’t okay to kill a person conceived in rape after they are born, then it isn’t okay to kill a person before they are born. (see point #1)
We shouldn’t murder an unborn baby because of the sin of the father. The mother can give the baby up for adoption.
3) A mom can’t just kill an innocent baby in her womb for whatever reason she sees fit.
4) If the mother’s life is in danger, the doctors will choose to save the mom’s life. In this blog post, we are only talking about elective abortion (i.e. when a mom has a choice to abort when her life is not in danger).
A Movie About Abortion Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen
The other day I came across a movie called180 and after I saw it, I knew I had to share it with you.
It compares abortion (the murder of babies) to something that you’ve probably never heard it compared to before.
I can’t recommend this movie enough! It will challenge you to think about abortion in new ways and it will get you equipped to be on the right side of the argument.
It’s 30 minutes long and it’s 30 minutes of your time that are well-spent even if you are pro-choice.
If you can watch it now, then go for it and if you can’t, then watch it on your lunch break.
Once you’re done, share your thoughts on what you thought of the movie and whether you are pro-life or pro-choice.