Are there pro-life atheists here?

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Fox's picture
I will always be pro-choice

I will always be pro-choice because giving the government control over our bodies is a MAJOR slippery slope (think Nazi Germany).

If a fetus is given legal rights to life, the woman loses hers. It's as simple as that.

We know this because in states where there are fetal personhood laws, these laws don't just impact women who want to terminate their pregnancies, but they also impact women who want to carry to term.

Watch this short video for an explanation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3X4_p3yAC8

If a fetus is given full legal rights, where is the line drawn? Will pregnant women not be allowed to work in labor intensive jobs? Not allowed to have a glass of wine? Drink coffee? Run marathons? Exercise? Eat McDonalds? Smoke cigarettes?

No, thank you. The government needs to stay out of it. These choices need to be between a woman, her family and her doctor. PERIOD.

Fox's picture
And here is my issue with

And here is my issue with blindly pro-life people who say they truly believe that the life of an embryo is EQUAL to the life of a child.

If there was a hospital on fire, completely engulfed in flames, and on one side of a huge room is a container with 100 fertilized, human embryos and on the other side of the room is a baby crying.

You only have time to grab the container OR the baby. You don't have time to grab both.

What do you do?

Every pro-life person I've asked refuses to answer the question, because they know that saving the crying baby is MORE MORAL and HUMANE than saving the 100 fertilized embryos.

Yet when I ask them, in the same situation, instead of fertilized embryos, it's a 99 year old elderly man, they pro-life people save the baby every single time. Does that mean the baby's life is MORE VALUABLE than the old man? Of course not. It's just logical to save the baby because the baby has it's entire life ahead of them, whereas the old man has lived a long life.

So pro-life people can think critically, they just choose not to to suit their political agenda.

Tin-Man's picture
@Fox

@Fox

By golly, young lady, a very grand welcome to you! We are always pleased to have another voice of reason join us here in the AR. Please make yourself at home, and do keep up the good work... *tipping hat respectfully*...

arakish's picture
@ Fox

@ Fox

Damn fine post. My answer in both situations is to save the baby. Same reason for both: "It's just logical to save the baby because the baby has it's entire life ahead..." And the same reason would apply if I had the choice of saving only the baby, or saving only myself.

rmfr

Old man shouts at clouds's picture
@ Fox

@ Fox

Well done. Great post. 10,000 agrees on your first day....

arakish's picture
Hey JoC

Hey JoC

Ever figure out how I can be both pro-life and pro-choice?

rmfr

Sheldon's picture
From now on they are anti

From now on they are anti-choice, I'm never using the specious phrase pro life again.

arakish's picture
@ Sheldon

@ Sheldon

From now on they are anti-choice, I'm never using the specious phrase pro life again.

I love this one (bold text) so much I am definitely going to plagiarize it and never give attribution. ;-P

rmfr

Randomhero1982's picture
This for the win.

Ever figure out how I can be both pro-life and pro-choice?

This for the win.

This is more in line to how I feel too.

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