Why Abortion Is Wrong

A sign reading 'right' and 'wrong' pointing in two opposite directions

There are two sides to the abortion debate. One which believes that killing a baby is the reason why abortion is wrong and the other side that is wrong.

Oh yeah, it’s going to be one of those kinds of articles, and if the previous little point upsets you, then the next one will completely destroy whatever emotional balance you think you have.

Abortion is nothing more than pretending that ‘the right to choose’ or ‘bodily autonomy’ is a valid justification for allowing a woman to murder her own (and by the way someone else’s) defenceless child simply because it will get in the way of her life.

It’s quite ironic because it used to be that parents would voluntarily give up their lives to protect their children from danger. Now it’s the children who are forced to give up their lives, just for the convenience of their parents.

In case you’ve missed the point, due to it being drenched in sarcasm, derision, mockery and dare I say it, wit – I suppose I do dare say it – then let me state it for you as clearly as possible.

The reason why abortion is wrong is because it’s the act of killing a baby. Otherwise known as murder.

Yes, I know all the arguments for being Pro-Child Murder … I mean Pro-Choice  … to murder your child (aren’t euphemisms great): it’s not a life, it’s not a person, you hate women and want to control them, it’s her body so she has the right to choose whether what’s inside can live or die … I mean what to ‘do’ with it, you don’t want to look after it financially once it’s born so you can’t say murdering it before hand is wrong, wait a minute you’re a man so your opinion doesn’t count.

But the fact is none of that is true. Those who are Pro-Life … I mean anti Pro-Choice to murder your child (oh it’s not that complicated) don’t hate women. Nor do they want to control them. They just don’t like people murdering babies. It’s not that hard to understand. They believe that a woman can choose to do whatever she wants with her own body, except killing the child she’s carrying. They also believe you can have an opinion on abortion despite not wanting to financially support the child or god forbid, being a man. Because all the silly excuses cannot overcome the far more important point that a foetus is, as we’re going to show, a developing human being and killing it is morally unacceptable.

And I apologise for exaggerating. Honestly. I really shouldn’t say that the reason why abortion is wrong is because it’s murder. It’s an embellishment that overstates the truth of the matter and as such is counterproductive, damaging and doesn’t help advance the discussion. It’s much better to be precise and accurate.

So let me restate the point without inflating it in any way whatsoever. The reason why abortion is wrong is, as we’re going to show, because it’s the worst form of murder.

There, fixed it.

The Reason Why Abortion Is Wrong Is Because a Foetus Is a Human Life

Despite the huge number of Pro-Choice arguments and the equally huge number of Pro-Life arguments that rebut them, there’s really only one fundamental question in the abortion debate.

And that is whether a foetus is a life or merely a bundle of cells.

Once this question is answered all the other issues disappear. If a foetus is a life, then no amount of hysteria about choice, women’s rights or the impact on the mother’s life (unless we’re talking about death or genuinely severe medical issues) can make killing it morally acceptable. If a foetus is not a life but a clump of cells, then there’s no reason to override a person’s right to do whatever they want with their own bodies.

If a foetus is a clump of cells, then making abortion illegal would be wrong. If a foetus is a life, then killing babies would be the reason why abortion would be wrong.

It’s really very simple. It’s also really very simple why people make it so complex. Because complexity muddies the waters and creates confusion. If you bombard people with lots of silly excuses that redirects their attention from the status of the foetus to focus on women’s rights, then it becomes much easier to kill babies with a clear conscience.

Because the answer to the fundamental question about the status of a foetus and consequently whether abortion is wrong, is that it is a life and therefore, abortion is wrong.

And I’m not just saying that because I want it to be true. I’m not a Leftist. It’s true because those are the facts. Science tells us that a foetus is a life. In fact, science proves that life begins at fertilisation.

A fertilised egg has all the criteria science requires to establish biological life: metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli and reproduction. And it’s not merely another one of the mother’s living cells, as it also has the two criteria science requires to distinguish one cell from another: a different composition and behaviour. A fertilised egg has a unique molecular composition which, while containing the components of the sperm and egg that created it, is distinct from both, and it behaves differently from them as the goal of both sperm and egg is to fuse while this new cell works to prevent any further fusion.

Furthermore, a fertilised egg is not like other parts of the body for example the kidney or arm which are also living human cells, because it’s an organism. Science defines an organism as: a complex structure of interdependent elements that acts in a coordinated manner to carry on the activities of life by separately functioning but mutually dependent organs. In other words, although a cell which is the basic unit of a living organism, exhibits the activities of cellular life, it doesn’t engage in coordinated interaction to sustain the life of the entity as a whole or achieve a higher level of organisation. An organism, which is a discrete and complete living thing, does.

It’s clear that science does prove that life begins at fertilisation and therefore it follows that an abortion would be the ending of a life. Another way of expressing the concept of one person ending the life of another, is murder. And that’s the reason why abortion is wrong.

A Foetus Is a Human Life Not a Human Being

Now many people misunderstand the above point. And so it’s worthwhile to be clear. The reason why abortion is wrong is not because you’re killing a human being. The reason why abortion is wrong is because you’re killing a human life.

Sounds like hair-splitting doesn’t it. But it’s actually an important distinction.

All normal people believe that murdering another person is one of the most heinous crimes that can be committed, but you’ll notice that this aversion to ending life only applies to killing people and not to other known life-forms. Most people don’t think it’s wrong to kill animals and those who do, do not think it as severe a crime as killing a human being. The reason for this is that the life of a human being has a greater value than the life of an animal. This is because human beings experience life in a vastly superior way to animals in terms of things like intellectual abilities (even Leftists who would be perfectly capable of higher levels of reasoning were they not also of the belief that switching off their brain cell and accepting insane ideas makes them morally superior), consciousness, sense of personal identity and the ability to criticise people you don’t like. Being more valuable, the end of the life of a human being is a far greater loss than the end of the life of an animal, and the idea of one person intentionally killing another human being for no good reason, far more repugnant than the idea of a person killing an animal for no good reason.

This being the case, one could argue that there’s no reason why abortion should be considered wrong. A foetus or a fertilised egg doesn’t experience life in the way an adult human being does. Its experience of life is more similar, if not inferior to that of an animal and if an animal who experiences life in a superior way to a foetus can be killed, then there should be no reason why you can’t kill a foetus.

But this is only true if the argument for why abortion is wrong is because a foetus is a human being. Only then could one rebut the argument by saying, correctly, that despite a foetus being a human life it’s not a human being who experiences life in a superior way and is therefore something you can kill. However, since the argument for why abortion is wrong is because a foetus is a human life – an argument that already takes into account the difference between human life and human being – the rebuttal does not work.

Because the argument is that even mere human life has a greater value than the life of an animal and so despite not being able to experience life to the level of an animal it would be wrong to kill it. And that greater value is that it will develop into a human being that will experience life in a superior way.

This is more than saying that a human life is a potential human being because potential may or may not be actualised. A foetus is more than potential because it’s developing right now and is something that if you would just leave it alone, will, within a relatively short period of time, become a human being that will live a superiorly experienced life.

The truth is that everybody agrees with this. After all, nobody thinks it’s perfectly okay to kill a newborn just because it lacks the intelligence of a dog whereas everybody thinks it’s wrong to kill a newborn because of what it will grow up to be.

The Reason Why Abortion Is Wrong Is Because It’s a Form of Murder

Now you may think that having made this distinction between human life and human being means that we can’t call abortion murder. And you may be correct. It may well be difficult to argue that preventing a human life from developing into a human being is as bad as killing a human being but there are two things you should keep in mind.

First, even if it’s not murder, preventing a human life from developing into a human being is still only something a first-class scumbag would do. A foetus today means a whole life tomorrow and preventing that just because right now the foetus is not yet a human being, is an exercise in a high level of small-minded pettiness.

Second, preventing a human life from developing into a human being has the essential element of murder. Murder is when one person intentionally ends the life of another person for no good reason, but what is it exactly that makes it such a heinous crime? It can’t be the pain and damage you’re causing, because that would mean murder would be okay provided you do it without causing pain and damage. The real problem with murder is that you’ve stopped the murdered person from living the rest of their life. In other words, you’ve prevented life. Which is exactly what happens when you abort a foetus.

(This may mean that the distinction between human life and human being as the reason for why abortion is wrong, is mere hair-splitting after all.)

Since the essential element of murder – namely the prevention of life – exists in abortion, I think it’s perfectly reasonable to say that abortion is a form of murder. And that would be the reason why abortion is wrong.

The Reason Why Abortion Is Wrong Is Because It’s the Worst Form of Murder

There’s a slight possibility that some people will not like this section.

Never mind.

Despite the common denominator that runs through all murders – namely the death of the murdered – which makes murder one of the worst crimes that can be committed, some forms of murder are worse than others. Various factors are taken into account when judging how severe a form of murder is, some of the most obvious being intent and motivation. It’s clear that bad as it is to make a spur of the moment decision to kill someone, it’s not as bad as when the murder is planned weeks in advance. Revenge is definitely not a good reason to kill someone, but it’s not as bad a reason as enjoying watching other people suffer.

The reason why abortion is wrong is not only because it’s murder, but because it’s the worst form of murder.

For five reasons.

The first is because of who you’re murdering. You’re murdering the weakest members of our society. Defenceless, helpless, children. Those of us who are not bad people believe that this weakness means children need more looking after and protecting, not that they’re people you can exploit because they can’t stand up for themselves or fight back. Also, foetuses haven’t experienced much of life yet, and from a certain point of view killing them is worse than killing people who at least had the chance to experience life, even if they threw that chance away by spending too much time in front of the TV.

The second reason why abortion is the worst form of murder is because of your relationship with the child you’re murdering. Namely, that it’s your child, for goodness sake. Human nature dictates that if there’s one thing a parent should not do to their child, it’s abort them. On the contrary, the job of a parent is to nurture and care for their children even past the stage in life where they are perfectly capable of looking after themselves. The job of a parent is to protect them from all the psychos out there, not to be one of them.

A child is the offspring of its parents. A child is created by its parents. A child is a part of its parents. That’s why it’s human nature for a person to love their child. There’s not much out there that’s more unnatural or abhorrent than a parent killing their own child.

The third reason why abortion is the worst form of murder is because it has the worst of motivations. Some reasons for abortion include (but are not limited to) being unable to afford a child, not wanting to be a single parent, not being ready to have a child and not wanting anything to interfere with education and career plans. In other words, your own convenience is more important than your child’s life. That’s a super cold-hearted and callous motivation for murder.

And by the way, the inconvenience is temporary. Nine months and then you can give your child up for adoption. This is the fourth reason why abortion is the worst form of murder. Because your already appalling motivation becomes even more sickening when we highlight the fact that your motive for killing a defenceless child was a temporary problem.

It doesn’t end there. The final reason why abortion is the worst form of murder is yet another aspect of the worst of motivations. Because not only are you killing your own child to prevent any inconvenience, and not only are you killing your own child to prevent any temporary inconvenience, you’re killing your own child to prevent a temporary inconvenience when you were the cause of that inconvenience in the first place! If the foetus would have magically appeared in your uterus, then killing it because it’s temporarily inconveniencing you is merely cold-hearted and callous. But in this case, it was something that you did which caused the foetus to end up inside you. How wretchedly awful a person must you be, if the motivation to kill your own child is a cold-hearted and callous reason that you’re responsible for?

Hint: very, if not more.

And yes, if the pregnancy was the result of rape, where you didn’t willingly create the foetus, then you can’t make this last argument. In such a case there must be leniency and only the other four reasons why abortion is the worst form of murder will apply.

These are the reasons why abortion is the worst form of murder.

Which in turn is the reason why abortion is wrong.

It Gets Worse

How? What could be worse than the reason why abortion is wrong being because it’s the worst form of murder?

And you’re right. We’ve reached the end of the line in how bad abortion is in and of itself and you can relax and try and restore some of your emotional balance. I mean you shouldn’t have lost it anyway. What else did you expect from an article entitled, ‘Why Abortion Is Wrong’.

But I would like to point out that vis a vis the ideology of abortion as a whole, there’s something even worse than the reason why abortion is wrong.

And that is that the Pro-Abortion side has convinced millions of women who do not know any better, to kill their defenceless children for their own convenience. Many of the women who have abortions are completely unaware of the severity of what they’re doing and have been persuaded that an abortion is nothing more than the removal of a polyp.

This is why despite murder being the reason why abortion is wrong, it’s not clear that women who have an abortion are actually murderers.

The one thing that’s worse than committing the worst form of murder is brainwashing others to do it.

Yeah, maybe I jumped the gun on telling you to relax.

Sam Taylor

I'm Sam Taylor. I don't really like pointing out stupidity when I see it, but I'm going to. It's my way of reaching out to those who can actually think.

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