Should we allow abortions when an amniocentesis test shows that the child will be disabled? What do disabled children think about abortion? Would you change your mind about aborting disabled children if you found out, disabled children are glad they were allowed to live? Are there health risks to the child when an amniocentesis test is administered? Yes. The risk of a miscarriage as a result of this test is about the same as a child having down syndrome. That’s not the only risk of this test. Amniocentesis also raises the risk of club foot tenfold. Another study found about 29 out 1000 women suffered complications from amniocentesis. Should we abort children who are unwanted? Are there other options for a mother who does not want her child? There are people so desperate to adopt children that a black market exists for the sale of babies. Many people even request special needs children.
Many arguments are offered as to why that “thing” in the womb is not a human? Does size determine personhood? If a person is vertically challenged, are they less of a human? What if someone is less developed? Should they be considered less human? A one year old is less developed then a thirty year old. Does that make it ok to kill the one year old? How about a person’s environment? Is it ok to kill a child because it’s in the womb and you can’t see it? Does the child’s location in the womb make it part of the womb? When twins have bodies that are connected, can one have the other killed simply because they are connected? Can one say to the other, because you are part of my body, I am going to abort you? Does degree of dependence determine ones right to life? A child in the womb cannot survive without it’s mothers help. Does being dependent on someone or something else change ones personhood? If your spouse is in a horrible car accident and is on life support, is he or she less of a human? Does it become ok to deprive them of life?
When someone tells you a women should have a right to choose, what should you ask? A right to choose “what”? The question is what is that thing growing in her belly? If it’s a person, would it be ok to kill it? What if the child is a product of rape? Many people believe this is a women’s rights issue. When we take into account that most abortions are baby girls, I would agree, it is a women’s rights issue. Today we will continue a series about why we should choose to preserve life.
Here’s the entire mp3 podcast series on Why We Should Be Pro-Life, ready for download.