I don’t know for sure, but I’m going to assume you’re a Christian. I’m a Catholic, and I of course don’t believe in abortion under any circumstance, no matter how the child is conceived, it’s still a child and still has a right to life. I was just curious… In your opinion, do you think most Christians are pro-life? My aunt is Baptist, pro-choice, and I never quite understood how any Christian could support the act of killing an unborn baby. What are your thoughts on pro-choice Christians?
Actually, I’m an atheist. Abortion is not a religious issue, it’s a human rights issue. All innocent human beings deserve the right to live, regardless of their age, size, location, or stage of development. Each of us were once a prenatal child and look at us now. Just because we were unable to speak or be seen while living in the womb does not justify the legal right of our mothers to kill us.
Most Christians identify as pro-life under most circumstances, but the use of the term ‘pro-life’ under these circumstances is a misnomer. If you believe that abortion is acceptable in cases of rape, for example, then you are clearly pro-choice. I, like you, cannot understand how a Christian could advocate for the slaughter of prenatal children. Killing is clearly a violation of the ten commandments, the foundation Christianity is built upon.
It’s important that abortion is always framed as a human rights issue, not a religious issue. Different religions hold different beliefs. Science has clearly proven that life begins at fertilization. In fact, every characteristic that defines us, including our sex, hair color, eye color, personality traits, and thousands of other characteristics were determined at the instant our parent’s haploid DNA carriers fused. From that moment on, our right to life should be protected by the law.
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