Dare to ask: What do you mean by choice?

Today, led by pro-life blogger Jill Stanek, the pro-life online community will join together once again on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade to ask NARAL, “What do you mean by choice?” Choice has been the operative buzzword for their movement for decades now, but their definition of choice is ambiguous. NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and others use buzzwords like “choice” in order to simplify the issue of abortion. If they can distract from the fact that abortion ends a human life, they can easily move their agenda forward. So, today, we are asking them to define exactly what they mean by “choice.” In doing so, we can point out all of the inconsistencies and misgivings of the pro-“choice” movement.

What do you mean by “choice”?                                      

Do you mean that it’s okay for women to end another human life for the sake of convenience? 

Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and other pro-“choice” groups continuously say that women should have the right to choose, citing the mantra “our body, our choice.” But it’s not just their body. The unborn child in the womb has its own genetic makeup, its own DNA, and its own heartbeat. Despite this, “choice” activists support unlimited access to abortion – for any reason, at any time. In other words, it’s okay to end the life of another for the sake of convenience.

Do you mean that society has the choice of saying which human lives are more valuable than others?

Pro-“choice” activists state that a human life does not gain human rights until “viability and consciousness.” This dangerous viewpoint states that while some human life is sacred, other forms of human life do not possess the basic human rights of life and liberty. While pro-lifers believe that all human life is valuable, you pick and choose which stages of humanity deserve protection.

Do you mean that doctors have the choice to end a late-term pregnancy?

While some pro-“choice” activists believe that abortions should be allowed up to viability, you believe that abortion should be legal anytime, anywhere. You believe that “choice” includes late-term and partial-birth abortions.

Do you mean that women should have the choice to know all the facts before having an abortion?

Planned Parenthood’s business model is centered on abortion. Their counseling is designed to sway women toward abortion. Still, you in the pro-“choice” movement have opposed dozens of laws that would give women the option of having an ultrasound, learning more about adoption, or seeking other alternative options to abortion. It’s quite clear that you only believe in choice when it fits your agenda.

Do you mean that we have the choice to deny science when defining the point at which life begins? 

Planned Parenthood and NARAL enjoy calling Pregnancy Crisis Centers “anti-science”. However, Planned Parenthood ignores the scientific and medical fact that life begins at conception. They state that life begins at implantation, and that the life gains rights at the point of viability. For pro-lifers, it’s much simpler: Life begins at conception and every human life possesses human rights. 

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