“My Body, My Choice”

"My Body, My Choice"

This week’s episode of The Point by John Stonestreet shows the history of one of the most common pro-abortion arguments. Stonestreet cites Robert George, who reports that dehumanizing language, as seen in the words of abortion advocates, was a strategic maneuver used by other genocidal people, like the Nazis, to justify killing their subjects. It’s chilling to hear such similar rhetoric today from such a large number of people.

The other slogan in the image, “My body, my choice,” is equally scary. We cannot choose to rape people, or murder people, or abduct children from their homes, or go out in public with no clothes on. We absolutely do not have unlimited freedom over our own bodies.

Yet that is exactly the claim that abortion advocates make. The main issue, for many, assumes that the unborn are less human or less valuable, and as such, women have the right to terminate them in the name of their personal autonomy.

This is the foundational point in the debate, so we must not allow it to go unchallenged. The science of embryology has unambiguously stated that human life begins at fertilization. “My body, my choice,” as far as it goes, applies equally to unborn children and adults.

It seems, from the way they shy away from the abortion instruments that come in to rip them out, that if their voice could be heard, the unborn would choose life.

Stonestreet says:

“Words have meaning. The language used in abortion debate is literally a matter of life and death.”