Abortion has become a heated topic in society, often polarizing ordinary people and being a heavy source of contention between the two main political parties. Should a pregnant woman have a right to abort her child? If so, what does that mean for the unborn child within her? Alternatively, is the fetus within a pregnant woman truly a human being and at what point does it gain rights?
Science often takes a backseat in the issue with politics taking the forefront. Liberals claim this is an issue of women’s rights. The argument is that a woman’s body is her own, thus making the decision hers. It’s not wrong to state that we should have final control over our own bodies. What is freedom if we have the government or other human beings controlling our body?
The problem here is that abortion doesn’t just involve the rights of the pregnant woman. It also involves the unborn child within her. So while it is right to say each individual should have a final say over their own bodies, who will speak for the unborn children?
The “women’s rights ” argument is a one-sided political claim advanced by liberals who don’t necessarily believe in the rights of all women. More importantly, they don’t speak for the rights of all females in society and the right for them to decide their own bodily fates. When a child is terminated, their fate is decided for them. There is no consultation of the child or defense made on their part. The execution can go forward without any consideration for the life of the child.
Again, the claim is “women’s rights.”
But what happens if the child being targeted by the abortion practice is a female? What if it comes down to a pregnant woman and an unborn female? If we are to believe that a woman truly does have a right over her own body, then the child’s body should matter as much as the mother’s.
At this point, it isn’t about women’s rights or about rights at all. It’s a match of the adult versus the child, with adults deciding against the child often times without anyone to advocate for the unborn child. What about the rights of the unborn child?
This is where many pro-abortion supporters fail to make a legitimate case for abortion. The argument is not a scientific fact or reference to detailed research, it’s a mere emotionally political argument about “women’s rights.” But there are many unborn females who are terminated without their rights being recognized. Do these females have rights?
If the unborn females do not have rights, at what point do we begin to recognize that a human being is a human being? Is this determination based on scientific fact? Is there moral consideration for the rights of all human beings? Perhaps greater than all of these questions is the one regarding who makes the final decision.
Who decides what is and what isn’t a human being? When faced with an unborn female and a pregnant woman, who truly claims “women’s rights”?