They get so unhinged when cheer leading for abortion. It is ghoulish. They are like the blind men of Sodom, groping for the door after they lost their sight. I know this is long but please read it all. Everything they wrote is not just incorrect but hypocritical (be sure to stay to the end where they bash Republicans for agreeing with part of what Ayn Rand said but don’t seem to realize that she was pro-abortion!).
Conservative “Christian” fundamentalists honestly believe in their own minds that the end to any political debate with a Christian progressive, no matter the issue, is “Oh yeah!? Well you guys advocate killing babies!” After they make that pronouncement it’s all over for them.
So they start with a straw-man argument, as usual — as if they really know the minds of believers. We don’t think our proper views on abortion ends every debate. It is merely one of countless things they get wrong. They could have said the same thing about us thinking it is “all over” when they deny the deity of Christ, or deny that Jesus is the only way to salvation, or when they mock the Bible, or when they ask Caesar to redistribute wealth and call it charity on their part, and so on.
A fetus isn’t a person. It’s a fetus. It becomes a person when it’s BORN! Dah! People don’t celebrate their Conception Day. They celebrate their BIRTHday. People don’t buy LIFE Insurance for a fetus.
And that’s the kind of pro-abortion reasoning you get from the anti-science “Christian” Left. It is a scientific fact and basic common sense (what else would two human beings produce?) that a new human being is reproduced at fertilization. Seriously, go check out any mainstream embryology textbook. I’m too pro-science to be pro-choice. Based on the settled science, it is then simple moral reasoning that it is wrong to take the life of an innocent human being without proper justification, and that is what happens during 99% of abortions.
Note how their pro-abortion reasoning supports infanticide (aka “partial-birth abortion”). What they leave out in their anti-science screed is that the fetus is a human being. Human embryo ==> human fetus ==> human baby ==> human toddler ==> etc. Same human being at different stages of development. Always made in the image of God and worthy of protection.
I’m almost embarrassed for them because of the silly examples they use to deny the personhood of the unborn. The size, level of development, location and degree of dependency do not dictate whether humans are persons. Using their logic, since most people don’t buy life insurance for infants then it is OK to kill them, too.
Worse yet for the “Christian” Left: The laws of 2/3 our states consider the unborn persons — except when mommy is paying for the killing.
Finally, as Kathy has noted, many Asians, such as the Chinese, do count from conception (though of course that must be an estimate). We can obviously pinpoint birth more easily, so we tend to celebrate “birth” days and not “conception” days. The key takeaway is that the “Christian” Left uses such trivialities to sell abortions for any reason at any time.
Abortion is a made up issue that isn’t in the Bible.
Oh, the argument from silence! It wouldn’t be a pro-abortion cheer leading session without that. Using their logic, child abuse, wife-beating, gay-bashing, and more are OK because they aren’t specifically mentioned in the Bible.
But wait, it gets worse for them. Remember, they insist that abortion is OK because of how they (mis-)interpret Numbers 5. So they say it is in the Bible when they want to advance their pro-abortion cause but deny it is there when we note it is simply another form of murder.
This issue was created in the early 80’s as a political ploy to deceive Christians to think they had to vote republican.
Yeah, the Hippocratic Oath was written in the early 80’s as a political ploy. No, wait, that’s not right — it was written hundreds of years B.C. and said, “Nor will I give a woman a pessary to procure abortion.”
Even Planned Parenthood, part of the vast right-wing conspiracy, was anti-abortion in the 60’s (then they figured out how profitable it was).
And early church fathers and those throughout the century were strongly anti-abortion. Here are a few quotes from early church leaders on abortion. I’m sure the pacifists quote these left and right in their pro-life efforts:
And when we say that those women who use drugs to bring on abortion commit murder, and will have to give an account to God for the abortion, on what principle should we commit murder? For it does not belong to the same person to regard the very foetus in the womb as a created being, and therefore an object of God’s care, and when it has passed into life, to kill it . . . Athenagoras of Athens, circa 180 A.D. from A Plea For The Christians
You shall love your neighbor more than your own life. You shall not slay a child by abortion. You shall not kill that which has already been generated. (Epistle of Barnabas 19.5; second century)
Do not murder a child by abortion or kill a new-born infant. (The Didache 2.2; second century catechism for young Christian converts)
It does not matter whether you take away a life that is born, or destroy one that is coming to the birth. In both instances, the destruction is murder. (Tertullian, Apology, 9.4; second century)
Those who give abortifacients for the destruction of a child conceived in the womb are murderers themselves, along with those receiving the poisons. (Basil the Great, Canons, 188.2; fourth century)
Jerome called abortion “the murder of an unborn child” (Letter to Eustochium, 22.13; fourth century).
Augustine used the same phrase, warning against the terrible crime of “the murder of an unborn child” (On Marriage, 1.17.15; fourth century).
The early church fathers Origen, Cyprian and Chrysostom likewise condemned abortion as the killing of a child.
And even the “Christian” Left new BFF, Pope Francis, leads a religious organization that has always been anti-abortion.
What shameless liars the “Christian” Left are! They have lots of bad reasons to be pro-abortion, but their “Republicans made it up in the 80’s” lie is the worst of all. But that’s no surprise, given that their leader is the father of lies.
A whole lot of needless human suffering has been propagated as a result of that lie.
Oh, the morbid irony of them pretending to care about human suffer when they champion this and this. Over 3,500 human beings destroyed every day — including minorities being killed at wildly disproportional rates — and the “Christian” Left pretends to care about humanity? Indeed.
The republican platform is an Ayn Rand selfish, self-centered, renounce your neighbor ideology. It is the antithesis of everything Jesus taught. Thank God people are finally waking up to this fact as well.
What a perfectly ironic and amusing close for their screed. Ayn Rand was pro-abortion, just like them!
With respect to her pro-abortion views, she was indeed the antithesis of everything Jesus taught — just like them.