Presentation on theme: "What does it mean to be ProLIFE ? To be in favor of the full protection of ALL human life despite it age, place of residence, stage of development, physical."— Presentation transcript:
What does it mean to be ProLIFE ? To be in favor of the full protection of ALL human life despite it age, place of residence, stage of development, physical condition or appearance. From conception to a natural death
What are semantics ? Put plainly, the changing if the meaning of words to blur or disguise the truth or affect the perception of people E.g.: It’s just a Fetus not a baby. The word fetus means “little child” in Latin this conveniently allows the pro-abortion person to avoid the “B” word
Semantics is the chief weapon used by those in favor of abortion I am in favor of “women’s choice” and not in favour of abortion. The choice is of the stronger over the weaker and a this is a “poor choice” Its just an embryo ! As though the word embryo changes the reality that it is a human embryo and not that of a dog or other animal
More Semantics Its just a product of conception! We are all products of conception, no matter how old we are. Its just a blob of cells It is scientifically incorrect to say that an embryo is not human because of its stage of development. Its like saying that a toddler is less valuable than a child.
Its not a wanted baby! Not wanted does not make the child any less valuable. Because I do not want a hamburger but a chicken burger does not make hamburgers any less valuable. Common reasons to justify an abortion
The mother was raped ! Who agrees with this statement? Then let me ask you some questions Common reasons to justify an abortion
Is the embryo the rapist? Is the embryo fully human with its own DNA? Is that embryo made up of genes from both it’s father and its mother? Who agrees that if your father or mother commits a crime that you should go to jail for the crime they committed? Should you go to jail for a crime your father committed before you even existed?
The child is always innocent The woman may believe that in removing the child she will “undo” the damage done to her body but in effect she then has to deal with the trauma of having killed her baby also. The baby is half hers and not fully his Rape and abortion
Those encouraging abortion often do so because they are uncomfortable dealing with rape victims, or perhaps out of prejudice against victims whom they see as being "guilty for letting it happen “ Rape and abortion
"Most women who aborted did so only because they felt it was their only choice, and more than 80 percent said it was a choice they deeply regretted” In contrast, most (88%0 of the women who carried to term reported that they believed they had made the right decision in having their children. What is especially striking is that even though some women were still struggling with the pain of the rape, none of the respondents expressed regret over having given birth or a wish that they had chosen abortion instead. Instead, many saw their children as instruments of healing and grace in their lives." Dr David Reardon – Victims and Victors (The Elliot Institute) Only study available dealing with Rape and abortion
Deformity Using dehumanising language may change perception but never the fact that the child deserves greater love and protection Doctors are often wrong in diagnosis Society is hypocritical. We offer them special parking and lifts, speak tenderly about the poor sweet things and in the same breath we send a message that they are a burden Common reasons to justify an abortion
Deformity Case study –would you abort? The father had syphilis The mother tuberculosis. Of four previous children, the first was blind, the second died, the third was both deaf and dumb, the fourth tuberculosis. The mother is pregnant again, would you say abortion was justified here? Maybe? yes ? Congratulations – you just killed Beethoven
It can’t live on its own Yes that is true until about 24weeks. But neither can the child that is born – at least until it is much older. The more dependent is the life on its mother the more of a duty it is for us to provide that life with protection and laws to safeguard it. Common reasons to justify an abortion
Its not a person Personhood is defined by membership in the human species and not by stage of development within that species. Because it may be small does not make that personhood less important Just follow this short cartoon with me Common reasons to justify an abortion