How to Confidently Refute the 10 Most Common Abortion Arguments

(Charisma News archives)
Is it possible to actually change people's minds if they support a pro-choice position? With radical Democrats voting 49 out of 50 to abort babies until their actual due date, we need to be equipped.

As Christ's ambassador, you have been deputized as a truth-teller to save the lives of developing babies.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who supported the sanctity of human life, has a niece who embraced abortion. Today she is one of the most devoted representatives for the pro-life movement in our nation. Dr. Alveda King is a dear friend who once gave me a little rubber representation of an unborn child to help me persuade others to protect children in the womb.

In my money clip, along with credit cards I carry a photograph of a handsome young boy whose mother changed her mind after I appealed to her to spare the life of the baby she was planning to abort.

Millions of Americans have been seduced into embracing the extermination of innocent babies in their mothers' wombs because they believed lies commonplace in our country.

Jesus said, "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free" (John 8:32, MEV). While there are many militant pro-choice adherents today, there are also millions whom God is preparing to hear the truth about the sanctity of life spoken confidently and compassionately. Let's be ready to engage them!

Responding to Pro-Choice Talking Points

1. "My body, my choice." In reality a baby is not just "part of the woman's body" like her liver or lungs. The unborn child is a totally separate person with 46 chromosomes, a separate blood system (often with a totally different blood type), and its own unique body parts. "Follow the (medical) science" proves that a baby in the womb has a beating heart at 5 weeks and feels pain at 12 weeks. Let's give them a chance to live!

2. "Abortion is merely terminating a fetus." A developing baby in a mother's womb is not merely a blob of tissue or collection of cells in a petri dish. It is a living, developing human being. The Latin term fetus means "little one" or "offspring." We reveal this reality when we ask, "When is the baby due?" or when we celebrate a "baby bump" or prepare to attend a "baby shower." When a pregnant woman is the victim of a homicide, the court recognizes two lives when dispensing justice.

3. "Abortion is simply a safe, harmless procedure like other surgeries such as tonsillectomies or root canals." Absolutely not. It is an operation terminating the life of a developing baby. If it were simply like these other procedures, why are there so many post-abortion support groups and scores of women getting professional counseling and grief therapy to cope with the baby's death? Couples at the earliest stage of pregnancy love to watch on sonograms the movements of their forthcoming boys or girls!

4. "Abortion is settled law because the Supreme Court made the ruling." One of the most controversial, contested and (now revealed) flawed rulings made by the Supreme Court was Roe v. Wade in 1973. Historically there have been many rulings overturned, like the Plessy v. Ferguson ruling establishing the "separate but equal" segregation ruling and the Dred Scott decision characterizing Blacks as property, not citizens. There is no constitutional "privacy" right to an abortion, as our founding documents direct states to decide "social" matters of this nature.

5. "Nobody has the right to impose their morality on other people." This is an erroneous assumption ignoring the obvious fact that all laws "impose" morality upon others. It is illegal to steal other people's property, cheat on income taxes, run naked through shopping malls, or drive 65 mph in neighborhoods with 35 mph speed limits. Justice and common decency direct us to protect human life. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

6. "No one should be forced to bring unwanted children into the world." Just because a pregnancy is initially unplanned or unwanted does not necessarily mean that the baby will be unwanted when born. And should the biological parents not desire to care for their newborn, there are millions of couples, many of whom have been waiting five to seven years, who are eager to adopt. I point to people who have adopted like us, our son (children from Nicaragua, South Africa and China) as well as dozens of famous celebrities, sports figures and innovators who were adopted — like Steve Jobs, whose iPhone you may be using right now!

7. "What about cases where the baby may be born handicapped or deformed?" Is there such a thing as a life not worthy to be lived? Since when has it become a capital offense to be less than perfect? The assumption declares that children born with handicaps will not live meaningful lives. There is absolutely no evidence to support this misguided viewpoint. Franklin Delano Roosevelt? Beethoven? Stephen Hawking? Stevie Wonder?

8. "The majority of Americans want unrestricted abortion." This is a falsehood. The most reliable and current polls show 71% of Americans want restrictions on abortion. Depending on how the question is asked, the overwhelming majority of Americans want to see abortion ended or rare, and more than half of these are women. At present, America's abortion laws are significantly more liberal than those found throughout Europe (Germany places restrictions at 12 weeks and France at 14 weeks) and puts us in company with communist China, North Korea and Vietnam, with their horrendous records of human rights violations.

9. "Do you want abortion forced to back alleys again where tens of thousands of women will die?" This exaggerated myth is a deception to promote abortion and fill the coffers of Planned Parenthood (founded by a racist eugenicist who wanted to eliminate all Blacks). Former abortion rights activist Dr. Bernard Nathanson confessed that his National Abortion Rights Action League fabricated data that was outright lies. Instead of "tens of thousands of women dying from back-alley abortions," it was about 250 deaths annually for the 25 years before 1973; also, 90% of these illegal abortions were done in doctors' offices!

10. "Feminists fought hard and paid a price to see abortion available on demand at any time for any reason subsidized by taxpayer funding, so how can we disgrace their heroic work and go backward?" Are you aware that the two women at the center of the two landmark abortion cases both radically changed to be pro-life advocates? Sandra Cano and Norma McCorvey later presided at the opening of the National Memorial for the Unborn, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on the site where an abortion clinic had previously terminated 35,000 babies.

Upon humbling themselves and accepting the truth of precious unborn babies having the "right to life," they admitted they were manipulated in what is now the genocidal slaughter of 62 million babies in America's holocaust. Norma, the "Jane Roe" of Roe v. Wade, said these words before she died: "I am dedicated to spending the rest of my life undoing the law that bears my name."

Here's the Deal

Jesus told us that on judgment day He will declare, "Truly I say to you, as you have done it for one of the least of these ... you have done it for Me" (Matt. 25:40, MEV).

To further equip you, I encourage you to go to bullseyechallenge.com and click on the compelling five-minute video of a young woman who changed from abortion endorser to mommy enjoyer! Then pray for Holy Spirit-inspired boldness and ask God for regular opportunities to compassionately share the truth about little babies in the womb.

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Larry Tomczak author of 10 books, is a cultural commentator of 50 yrs, Intercessors for America board member, best-selling author and a public policy adviser with Liberty Counsel. His new, innovative video/book, BULLSEYE, develops informed influencers in 30 days (see www.bullseyechallenge.com). and he has a variety of resources on his website (see www.larrytomczak.com). You can also hear his weekly podcast here.


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