I’m deeply disturbed that most atheists, when confronted with the pro-life argument, talk about human hair or saliva as if it is even in the same ballpark of significance as a fetus. Any preschooler could understand that there is a seminal moment during fertilization in which a person’s entire genetic makeup is determined (their unique “code,” if you will) and they are officially a growing human—we call it “conception.” Any respectable person of common intelligence, provided with the scientific facts, would conclude that none of us were any more or less fundamentally human beings in the seconds after we were conceived than we are as adults. The current state of political correctness in this country has unfortunately censored the very high number of people who simply cannot bring themselves to support abortion under any circumstance, because they realize that to consider the situation surrounding a person’s conception the only determining factor of that person’s worth is placing the mental or emotional well-being of a mother over an unborn child’s entire life. The only situation in which it could be acceptable and not narcissistic is if a medical professional absolutely guarantees that the mother will die if she does not abort her child—which, as we all know, almost never happens.
Why do no atheists take the moral and logical point of view about human life? Has the liberal climate spread THAT far? People would start calling the worst crimes imaginable “women’s health” if people were stupid enough.
A man is aggressively hitting on a woman at a bar and making her feel uncomfortable. It is raising her blood pressure and might give her a heart attack, so shooting him in the face to ensure he never talks to her again is absolutely acceptable. It’s about her health.
Arguing in support of women murdering anyone who takes her out of her comfort zone is in the same logical plane of arguing in support of abortion for the sake of her “health.”
I’ve tackled the two most important aspects of abortion: Whether or not there is a genetic difference between a day-old fetus and a 20-year-old adult, and whether or not it is narcissistic to consider a woman’s mental or emotional well-being more important than an unborn human’s entire life. Counters to both my conclusions are welcome.
Posted: July 14th 2012