Social Justice. #prolife #tcot #roft
You mean fetuses. How about you focus on the starving or the homeless. Y’know, people who need help.
Yeah I mean fetuses. Fetuses are human beings.
Why do I focus on the unborn? Because they are the most vulnerable human beings of all.
Actually, they’re not. Why don’t you focus on people who are suffering and starving? Fetuses don’t actually need you, I promise.
Some fetuses do suffer from abortion, as some abortions are done past viability, when they are able to feel pain.
All organisms of our species are human beings. A fetus is an organism of our species. Therefore he is a human being. He is one of us.
A human being doesn’t have lesser value because he has not developed the ability to suffer. The equality of human beings means that no function can be the standard by which we judge one to be a valuable, and another not valuable.
This is what equality is: to regard every human being as being like oneself.
Any abortion done passed viability is done because of medical emergencies, deformities, or health issues. Just because a fetus is human does not make it a person. Even if it was a person it has no rights to the body it’s occupying. Simple. Equal rights do not mean special rights.
The Gosnell criminal case showed that that’s a lie.
The women coming in for third trimester abortions were not there because their babies had genetic defects.
And I know for a fact that certain Canadian provinces send their elective late-term abortions to the United States for lack of doctors.
And even if there were deformities, that’s no excuse to kill a human being. That’s ableist.
If you say that a human being is not a person, that’s discriminatory and against the principle of equality. The basis for human rights is the intrinsic dignity of human beings based on their shared rational nature. Every human being is ontologically equally: meaning there’s no one human better than another human being, regardless of any characteristics you can name. That’s the basis on which women, people of color, and disabled people are granted equal rights, and if chip away at that fundamental notion, then you chip away at the concept of equal rights, especially for the disabled, because the functionalist reasons invoked to deny the unborn their rights would eventually be used to deny the disabled. If only a certain level of awareness, consciousness, or mobility makes one a human being, then implicitly, many disabled people should not have rights.
The fetus does not have a right to a body; but he is entitled to his parents’ care, and he’s entitled to life. And even if the fetus occupies a uterus against the mother’s will, that’s still no justification to kill a baby, especially since the occupation is temporary and its end is foreseeable. Nobody has the right to kill a baby for occupying one’s property or for violating any other right. That’s obviously non-sense. The baby isn’t responsible for being there in the first place, and killing him is making him the scapegoat for actions he didn’t take.
There are no special rights being invoked here. But there is responsibility being invoked. Adults have responsibility for children, especially children they created.
1. Gosnell is an outlier. Added to the fact that because of anti-choice laws and intimidation in front of clinics pro-lifers created Gosnell. If you left the protesting alone, if you didn’t make abortion difficult to get he wouldn’t have existed.
2. No. Knowing you cannot care for a child with a disorder, or knowing the child will live with nothing but pain is not ableism. Stop using terms you don’t know the definition of.
3. Responsibility is not allowing someone to use your body while you are unwilling. You have a responsibility to care for yourself first and abortion is a responsible choice.
4. I would like to see the source of your ‘fact.’