If you ask people why they do the things they do in life, they will give you sensible sounding reasons which seem to explain their decisions. We like to believe that we exercise sound judgment, especially in the important decisions of our lives.
I think that this is rarely true. I think that standard operating procedure for human decision making is to do what feels right to you at the time, and then to give logical sounding justifications for what you were already going to do anyway, whether you had justifications or not.
So, if you are pregnant, and want to get an abortion, you will be able to give any number of reasonable sounding explanations why this is the right decision. You’re not ready to be a parent, or you need to finish your education or get to a better point in your career, or you don’t have enough money, et cetera. If instead you want to keep the baby, you will explain how even though you will have some extra difficulties due to the lack of money or whatever, you will certainly be up to the challenge to make your life work with the baby, how being a parent will be good for you, what a great parent you’ll make, how it will bring you and the father closer together, and so on. In either case, none of these will be the real reason for your decision. The real reason for your decision will always be, “I did it because I wanted to do it.”
And this is why killing prenatal children must be made just as illegal as killing neonatal children. Just because some women may want to kill their infants or toddlers does not mean they should be allowed to. All of us deserve a birth. Just because you were born does not make you special. You were no more valuable than the 120,000 children killed in the womb on the day you were born. You just happened to be gestating in the right person’s womb. Aren’t you glad for that? Shouldn’t everyone have the same chance at birth that you had? Shouldn’t everyone be as protected as you and I were?
If killing children during the first year after their birth was legal, how many people do you think would take advantage of this ‘right’? I can assure you that millions of infants would die.
It’s time to take action to end the atrocity of abortion.
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