Thursday, June 5, 2014

Unborn Women Are Women Too

I don't go serious often. Also, this isn't a topic I often willingly address because I have such a visceral, emotional response to it, a physical reaction. I have a policy not to debate things I get emotional about. Passion is good and all, but rationality is better. If I can't handle myself emotionally, I might lose my cool, and then something important to me could suffer from my input.

However, sometimes I see an argument or statement that is just so faulty that I just have to drop in and contradict it.

Today I was flipping through the woman's rights hashtag (I don't do twitter or hashtags very often, so I can't for the life of me remember exactly what it was), and while most of it involved important issues and good points, one just stuck out as bad logic.

I don't have the exact quote, but the crux of it was that fetuses have more rights than women in this country.

This made me face palm.

I mean, I'll believe this when there are clinics set up that you can bring your unwanted adult women to for dispatch. Or when we give fetuses (which are tiny, unborn people) the vote, but saying that they have more rights than women is just ridiculous hyperbole.

It got me thinking though, woman's rights should not be women against unborn babies. If anything, abortion should be a woman's rights issue not because we "need" access to it, but because of gender selection in countries like India and China, which  often involved coerced abortions.

Did you know that China is the only country where female suicide rates surpass male rates? (here) A forced abortion should really be considered a form of rape. It is violent. It is dehumanizing. It is evil.

If you really want to help women, consider supporting a charity like All Girls Allowed.

This is the mission statement taken from their site:
In Jesus’ Name, Simply Love Her”

All Girls Allowed seeks to restore the God-given life, value and dignity to women by seeking transformation both of hearts and of societies.  We seek to emulate God’s command in Micah 6:8 (“Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God”) by:

- Exposing the injustice of China’s One-Child Policy;
- Rescuing girls and mothers from gendercide in society; and
- Celebrating women by embracing them as equal image-bearers of God through our pledge: "In Jesus’ Name, Simply Love Her"

In so doing, we pray that God would end the One-Child Policy, uproot gendercide in hearts and in societies, and bring complete restoration to his people.

"Fetuses" aren't competing against women for their rights. "Fetuses" aren't a stumbling block for women's rights. In fact, a good deal of these unborn people are future women, and a good deal of them are killed for that reason alone.



2 comments:

  1. Agree 100%. Makes me sad. 'Abortion doesn't cure any illness; it doesn't win any woman a raise. But in a culture that treats pregnancy and childrearing as impediments, it surgically adapts the woman to fit in. If women are an oppressed group, they are the only such group to require surgery in order to be equal.' (Mathewes-Green F., Abortion: Women's Rights...and Wrongs, www.feministsforlife.org)

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    1. It is sad. It seems as if the modern feminist movement has embraced abortion as an absolute good. They should be outraged by what happens in China, but only Christian and prolife groups seem to broadcast it.

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