Pro-Life: Whatever It Takes

Abortion has always been a controversial topic in America. However, with the US recently forcing the UN Security Council to rewrite a resolution on sexual violence in wartime to essentially prohibit abortions, this is now forcing other countries to follow a pro-life stance; a stance that has no plan for the amount of issues that come with childbirth and care.

The pro-life side presents itself as arguing from a moral and religious stance, saying that ending an unborn life is wrong. According to ThoughtCo, common pro-life arguments can be something like,"Since life begins at conception, abortion is akin to murder as it is the act of taking human life. Abortion is in direct defiance of the commonly accepted idea of the sanctity of human life." Another one is "No civilized society permits one human to intentionally harm or take the life of another human without punishment, and abortion is no different."

Even though most of their arguments are entirely based on faith, many pro-life groups attempt to provide arguments based on fact. According to the Family Research Council's website, they have a large section based on showing that human zygotes are alive. "Thus, the scientific evidence is quite plain: at the moment of fusion of human sperm and egg, a new entity comes into existence which is distinctly human, alive, and an individual organism - a living, and fully human, being."

Taking their word as face value, it's understandable why the pro-life movement does what it does and would even be cause worth supporting, if they weren't complete hypocrites. You'd think the pro-life movement would provide information on how to effectively take care of children, provide financial support, or anything to help mothers who clearly weren't ready for motherhood.

For example, on the National Right To Life's website, there is an abundance of information covering the pro-life movement, the dangers of abortion, and how to help out or get involved. Another site run by the Pro-Life Action League is the similar, displaying tons of information on how to get involved but providing nothing of any kind for pregnant women not planning to take on a child.

This does show a self-contradiction of the pro-life movement as a whole. They don't really care about the well-being of the mother or the child, just that the child is born. They have no plans for what happens afterwards and they don't care if that child is safe or not. All they want to do is force others under their morals, under their beliefs, under their way of life.

If the pro-life groups want to get rid of abortion then they should support alternative solutions to issues such as childbirth complications, rape victims, or even unplanned or accidental pregnancies. So unless they are all supporting government-provided free child care, sex education, or birth control they need to stop getting in the way of people who need abortions to live.