Why is Abortion Wrong?

We in the pro-life movement believe that everyone deserves the right to life, from conception to natural death. Here in the United States, ever since the Roe v. Wade court decision in 1973, the killing of the unborn has been, sadly, legal. We believe this is wrong, and here is our logic.

1. Killing innocent human beings is wrong.
2. Abortion kills innocent human beings.
3. Therefore abortion is wrong.

Most people agree with point 1. The debate between pro-life and pro-abortion rages over point 2. Pro-abortionists argue that a fetus is not a living human being until <insert some arbitrary point here>. This varies from first heart beat (which happens quite early in fetal development), to the ability to feel pain, to being able to think. However, these are purely arbitrary and often determined by someone simply looking for attributes that set themselves, whom they consider humans, apart from the unborn. This is the same logic as someone saying, "I am more intelligent than a 4 year-old. Therefore, 4 year-olds are not humans, and it is alright to kill them. This logic is fundamentally flawed.

Human life begins at conception, when a unique, individual human being with its own set of DNA is formed. The fetus is alive, as evidenced by the indisputable fact that it is growing. Dead things do not grow. Not only is it living, but it is a living human being, since according to the law of biogenesis, humans beings reproduce to form more human beings.

The fetus is thus a human being, and every human being deserves the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Abortion takes these rights, and all rights, from the unborn baby.

The pro-life movement is not about taking women's rights away. It's about ensuring the rights of millions of living human beings.


*much of the information on this page comes from Darius Hardwick and his Pro-life 101 slideshow, available here.