I’m Personally Pro-Life, But Who Am I To Impose My Beliefs On Others?

by Morals & Values, Pro-Life

PRO-LIFERS WANT TO IMPOSE THEIR MORALITY ON  EVERYONE ELSE.

THEY’RE JUST INTOLERANT.  WE ARE ALL ENTITLED TO OUR OWN MORAL BELIEF SYSTEMS. 

REBUTTAL 

That’s nonsense. We all believe in imposing morality, and we do it every day. On critical moral issues—like  rape, child abuse, murder, or theft—we never rely on each individual’s personal moral code to best guide their actions. We declare to the world that rape and murder are repugnant, immoral, and illegal—and we’ll throw you in prison if you dare to rape or kill!  That’s “imposing morality” and we impose it on every single member of society every single day. So let’s not pretend that we don’t believe in imposing morality— every single one of us does. 

I’m Personally Pro-Life, But Who Am I To Impose My Beliefs On Others

REBUTTAL 

On critical moral issues—like slavery, child abuse,  rape, or murder—we all have a moral obligation to impose that morality on the rest of the world. These actions should be morally repugnant to every human being. Can you imagine someone saying, “I’m personally anti-slavery, but who am I to impose my view on others? I’d never own a slave, but if you want a  slave or two, that’s none of my business.”

Clearly, you and I fully know that we have a moral obligation to impose our views about slavery on everyone, everywhere. In fact, not imposing your morality on critical moral issues is, frankly, immoral. Oh, and, by the way, I’m also personally against wife-beating, but . . . 

KEEP YOUR ROSARIES OFF MY OVARIES!

REBUTTAL 

While many of the world’s major religions oppose abortion, opposition to abortion need not be based on religion at all. My own opposition to abortion is based on science, reason, morality, social justice, and the visible evidence

THE VERY PRIVATE DECISION WHETHER OR NOT  TO HAVE AN ABORTION IS BEST LEFT TO A WOMAN AND HER DOCTOR. 

REBUTTAL 

The advice or assistance of a physician to commit an act does not change the moral character of that act. An act that is intrinsically immoral cannot be made moral by the assistance of anyone. For example, would anyone actually believe that it is OK to drown a three-day-old baby just because a doctor recommended it? 

“Abortion reflects a profoundly  defective anthropology, according to  which every individual is sovereign  and everybody else we encounter, even  our own children, are to be considered  first and foremost a threat to that  sovereignty.…The dependent status  of the weak carries with it moral  obligations for the strong—indeed,  that dependency and obligation to  one another are what make us truly  human.” 

—Carl R. Trueman

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Sources:

• Alcorn, ProLife Answers, 117–18. • Horn, Persuasive Pro-Life, 69.

• Fisher, “How to Stop Any Pro-Choice Argument.” • Alcorn, ProLife Answers, 166. • Kaczor, The Ethics of Abortion, 26.

• Paul Stark, “‘I’m Personally Pro-Life But’ Really Just  Means You’re Pro-Abortion,” LifeNews.com, August  23, 2018, https://www.lifenews.com/2018/08/23/im-personally-pro-life-but-really-just-means-youre-pro abortion/. 

• Alcorn, ProLife Answers, 132–36. 

• Fisher, “How to Stop Any Pro-Choice Argument.”

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