Why Abortion is Wrong (Part 2)

In this series, we are giving the reasons why abortion is always wrong. In each of these articles, we are giving pro life answers to the top pro abortion arguments showing that there is no good reason to support abortion, or to have an abortion. There will be resources at the end for anyone who may have had an abortion and or is looking for forgiveness, healing, or peace.

This is #2 of 15. If you missed the first argument, click here, or if you wish to watch the YouTube video (part 1) giving the first 5 arguments, click here.

Pro choice argument #2: “My body, my choice.”

One of the gaping problems with this argument is that it is not a woman’s body. It is their child’s body that they are forcing their opinion on and taking their life from. They are telling the child that it has to die and has no right to live. Or, perhaps a man is forcing a woman to force that decision of their child.

Looked at another way, a woman has her own body. and the child has its own body. They are not the same but separate and distinct. If it was only the woman’s body, then the mother would have four feet, four hands, four arms, two heads, and so on. But she doesn’t.

To make the point here, my wife is pregnant, and we have had several ultrasounds in which we are able to see our baby’s own individual hands and feet and body. We even have ultrasound videos showing our little girl kicking away. Our child has it’s own individual body, and it’s a different body than the mothers.

This is an ultrasound of our little girl. We saw not only the head, arms, legs, spine, and ribs very clearly, but we also saw the brain, the heart beating and more. This is not only another person separate from my wife’s body, but it has it’s own body which we have no right to kill.

So, in other words, our child is it’s own individual person, and it’s not our property to kill.

Another point. It’s not really our body anyway. Our bodies have been given to us on loan from God, and He said in Scripture that we will be responsible to Him for how we treat our bodies and what we do with them.

Here’s what the Bible actually says; “The immoral man sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you which you have from God and that you are not your own? You were bought with a price: so glorify God in your body” (1 Corinthians 6: 18-20).

So our bodies are not our own. We have been given to them by God, and God is the author of life. And we are told to glorify God in our body, or make right choices. Consequently, we have no right to play God and end another person’s life, born or unborn.

In fact, God says that if we destroy his temple (our body through sin), then He will destroy us. It is one of the hardest words in Scripture, but that is the reality.

At this point, someone might object again saying, “OK, maybe a baby is its own person with its own body, but it is still in the woman, and the woman has the right to do whatever she wants with her own body. We cannot tell a woman what to do with her body.”

That is the topic of our next article!

Thanks for reading! Please see the resources below for hope and healing or for more information on the pro-life message.

Great Resources!

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#1. “Persuasive Pro-Life.” https://goo.gl/PESWgw by Trent Horn (The BEST book and author on pro-life issues)

#2. DVD: “The Silent Scream” – By an ex-abortion doctor shows the killing of a baby in abortion through an ultrasound – https://www.amazon.com/Silent-Scream-DVD-Eight-Languages/dp/B000E10ELU/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=the+silent+scream&qid=1559671707&s=gateway&sr=8-6

#3. “Unplanned! The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Eye-Opening Journey Across the Life Line” https://goo.gl/wsjTx5

#4. DVD: “Making the Case for Life,” by Trent Horn – https://goo.gl/4mWCxo

#5. “Blessed are the Barren: The Social Policy of Planned Parenthood” – https://goo.gl/uaWhby

#6. Killer Angel: A Short Biography of Planned Parenthood’s Founder, Margaret Sanger – https://goo.gl/jgcTor

#7. “Three Approaches to Abortion,” by Peter Kreeft – https://www.aquinasandmore.com/cathol…

#8. “Explaining Tough Moral Questions” – https://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Apol… _Help us make more solidly Catholic videos!

About Bryan Mercier

Bryan Mercier is a professional Catholic speaker, retreat leader, author, YouTuber, and a Catholic apologist who has been teaching and preaching for almost two decades. He has also been aired on TV and radio in different states, including Relevant Radio, Ave Maria Radio, Sirius XM Satellite, and EWTN. He is the founder of "Catholic Truth," a non-profit dedicated to the New Evangelization and helping Catholics to know, love, and live their faith with purpose and passion each day!
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