One of our favorite arguments for abortion from the pro-choice crowd is the idea that the procedure is okay because the victim in question isn’t really a victim at all.
It isn’t a fully-formed human being, they’ll say, because it doesn’t have fingers and can’t read Shakespeare. Heartbeats don’t matter. Neural activity doesn’t matter. It’s just a clump of cells, so killing it in the womb isn’t so different from killing a house fly or a mosquito, right?
The irony here is that, by using this argument, the pro-abortionist is essentially admitting that there is a degree of killing happening here. Because the entire goal of the pro-choice side is to dissuade us from believing that murder is even taking place, they have to attack the humanity of the fetus in question. It’s almost like they’re making the argument for us.
Of course, a fetus is more than a clump of cells — just as a court decision like Roe v. Wade os more than a cluster of words. It’s a collective of meaningful information. The difference is that one of them bleeds when you stab it.
~ Facts Not Memes