Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Some Pro-Choice Fallacies Corrected

Undeveloped
A common fallacy of pro-choice individuals is that the life in the womb is not human because it is not fully developed. The nature of the embryo or fetus is human; the unborn child is alive and has DNA. The value of humanity is not based on development.

Human Property?
Pro-choice people also say that the developing tissue inside the womb is the property of the woman, but people are not owned. They say that the unborn child is part of the woman (and therefore she should be allowed to have an abortion and be autonomous about her body), but this is only true in the sense that the life is living and growing inside her.

Self-Interest
Women have a duty to protect the life of a developing baby. Personal interests and values are not more important than the baby's life.

Overpopulation
Overpopulation is irrelevant when it comes to the value of human life.