I recently read an article by Amanda Prestigiacomo at The Daily Wire in which she describes a recent exchange at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Valentine Camano, a U.N. youth representative from Mexico, discussed how abortion is taboo in Mexico and Latin American countries. Lila Rose spoke back that there is never a right to take an innocent human life and spoke out disrupting many of the arguments of abortion. She argues that Mexico, and many other countries, have more advanced laws that the U.S. that protect human life. She argues that “choice” in the U.S. is not simply choice, but that it is murder. Many would argue that it is a woman’s right to choose and that the act of abortion is not murder. Merriam-Webster defines homicide as, “1. a person who kills another; 2. a killing of one human being by another.” Many argue that this isn’t homicide but simply a choice. In many countries, this would be confusing as Ann Kioko states at the UN since, “a child is a blessing” and is “celebrated.”
When did life, taking a babies life, become simply a choice? Planned Parenthood treats abortion as no big deal. A simple look through their website at reasons for abortion teaches those considering abortion to only think about themselves and how the child would affect their lives. Abortion affects more than just one life, as the child is a life. Those in support of abortion would like you to think that the child is not a person before birth. The American College of Pediatricians states that, “The predominance of human biological research confirms that human life begins at conception—fertilization.” The article describes the science behind human life and the determination that the embryo functions as an individual being.
So this own individual being is nothing more than a choice of convenience at this point. Any human life is more than a simple choice. Those who support Planned Parenthood and abortion in general can argue that it’s nothing more than a choice, but that’s simply not the case. When is murder an appropriate choice? Those who argue women’s choice, as in the case of Gail Collins at the NY Times, state that “the plan is to keep you pregnant whether you like it or not.” The goal is not to keep anyone pregnant, but protect innocent lives. Murder is never appropriate or acceptable. If we want to talk about abortion as a choice, maybe we should discuss accepting choices we make. We choose the way we live our lives and there are consequences to those choices that we must accept. Murder as a way out of those choices is never acceptable.