Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Do you hear what you're saying ...

We've all heard the pro-abortion argument presented in kinder ways. No, it's not pro the killing of fully developed unborn babies - it's pro-choice. Sounds better doesn't it? After all - who could be against "the right to choose." My prediction is that this moniker, after it garners enough negative connotation, will also be replaced by something even less innocuous.

This happens in politics quite often. Usually these titles mean something almost the opposite of what they say. For example, if you see an ad paid for by the citizens for the fair treatment of puppies organization -- this is probably an organization that thinks puppies make a delicious snack.

Corporations do this all the time. Anytime, you see a company with a name like: Environmental conservation services of America, this company no doubt pollutes the environment is some way. The title is a cover. It's good PR, but it's ultimately malicious dishonesty.

But, back to abortion.

They use phrases like women's rights, a woman's right to choose, and a woman should be able to do what she wants with her own body.

The problem is that none of us have that right - completely. It's against the law to fill our body with illegal drugs, sell our body for sex (except in Nevada), sell our organs, ... I'm sure I could think of a few more.

I guess my point is: If you're going to take a side, at least have a good reason.


Nicole said...

Funny thing . . . well, not ha ha funny. I've got a similar post written for tomorrow.

Kat Heckenbach said...

Even if a woman did have a right to do ANYTHING to HER body, it's not HER body that is being dismembered when she has an abortion.

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

That's a great point, Kat. I've even heard it argued that as long as the cord is attached, it's still the woman's body.

Really? Even when the baby has fully exited?!