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The Rectitude behind Abortion Pt. 2

Last updated on 24 Jan 2020

Remember, let’s be polite; let’s be respectful, but most of all, let’s be outspoken.

The U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe V. Wade’s verdict was determined in 1973. When the decision was broadcasted on national television, thousands rejoiced while others cried in misery. To this date, according to Planned Parenthood, they have committed over 55,000,000 abortions since Roe V. Wade. I have already written my stance on abortion in an earlier article. If you have not read it, then I urge you too before you read this one. The link is here.

On May 15, 2019, Alabama passed what the media are calling, “The Strictest Abortion Ban in history.” Passionate advocates for abortion are calling it a disgrace and an attack on women’s reproductive rights. Social media posts targeted the lawmakers behind the bill. Therefore, because of current events, I am going to address the top five pro-choice argument’s refutations.


My Body, My Choice

To preface my contention, a woman has the right to do whatever she wants with her body. From a libertarian perspective, as long as she does not violate the law or hurt anyone, she can do whatever she wishes with her body. To add on, pro-choice advocates argue the government does not tell men what to do with their bodies. That is false because there is a mandatory military draft for all 18-year-old eligible males in times of war. Even on a general basis, the government says men and women cannot use their bodies to commit felonies like murder. To address the argument, a woman is not exercising her right to her own body because the fetus inside her womb is not her body. The growth of a human being begins at conception and stops around the age of 25 according to NPR. Therefore, the fetus is an independent human containing a separate strand of DNA. Also, there is a phrase circulating social media saying, “No uterus, no opinion.” The purpose behind this phrase is to emphasize men will never understand the experience of pregnancy. This is true, however, that does not mean I cannot have an opinion on abortion. This phrase is disregarding someone’s opinion because of the nature of their chromosomes. Which means only women can have a voice, not men.


Abortion is justified in cases of rape and incest.

I want to extend my deepest condolences to women that are victims of rape. Now, this contention has an emotional appeal. A man commits an act of evil by forcing his body on to another woman without consent. I condemn rapists and believe they should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. However, the cases of committing abortions in times of rape or incest are drastically low. Statistically speaking, according to the State Department of Health, out of all the abortions recorded, only 0.7% of them are done as a result of rape. Furthermore, if someone argues they want to legalize abortion because of rape and incest, then they must come to the consensus that abortions should only be done in cases of rape and incest. One can not take the minority to justify the majority. Even in such a rare case, I would not find abortion morally permissible. I understand the traumatic and psychological experience a woman can go through from rape. I also understand that the baby is a reminder of the rapist, but this is not justification for murder. If there is a pregnant mother out there that is carrying an unwanted child as a result of rape, tell me. My email is ethanhyunkim@gmail.com. I have set up charities in the past and I will do it again. I pledge to do everything in my power to protect and support her in such a hard time. Carrying the baby to term is one of the noblest and honorable actions a mother can do.


Abortion is justified if giving birth endangers the life of the woman.

I have already addressed this contention in my previous article, but I want to expand upon it. According to the State Department of Health, 0.5% of all abortions are done to save a women’s life. In that situation, the doctor should do everything they can to save both lives. However, when restricted by the limits of medicine and technology, doctors cannot always save both lives and the baby dies as a consequence. Also, a government that forces women to give birth when they have full knowledge that she is going to die is an oppressive government.


Unwanted Pregnancies.

If a woman had consensual sex with a man and had an unwanted pregnancy as a result, then the baby must be carried to term. Self- responsibility is imperative during pregnancies. Birth control works almost a hundred percent of the time, but it still can lead to a pregnancy. The best way to prevent a pregnancy is by not having sex. To add on, humans have a biological urge to mate, but an urge does not equate to necessity.


A woman cannot support a child on their own because the father left or because they lack the necessary finances.

To the men who think it is morally permissible to walk out on their families, you are a coward. As a man and even more so as a father, you have an obligation to be more ethically upstanding than the common man, not less. Even though these men walk out on their families, abortion is still not justified. Even among married couples, abortion is not justified when lacking the necessary finances. My hope is one day, to be a parent does not mean pandering to a level of mediocrity and selfishness, but exemplifying maturity and independence.

Abortion is a hot button topic and it always will be without new legislation. We are called pro-life because we believe in upholding the sanctity of life. We will not back down and we will not stop protesting against injustice.

Remember, let’s be polite; let’s be respectful, but most of all, let’s be outspoken.

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