Stop Spreading Falsehoods to Argue Your Pro-Life Position
If you are going to argue the evils of abortion in light of New York’s Reproductive Health Act, signed into law on Tuesday night, at least do so with correct facts.
The passage of this law does NOT mean that thousands of pregnant women carrying full-term, healthy babies will be flooding into abortion clinics to kill their 37 weekers. This type of abortion is not, and never has been, a thing. The ONLY women seeking late and full term abortions are ones whose lives are in danger from their pregnancy or who are carrying fetuses that are not viable. The women who make the decision to abort late-term do so only when faced with unimaginable, devastating circumstances. None of us, unless we have been in this situation, can comprehend how agonizing that choice must be. To misrepresent the reality of that choice is just gross. If you are posting memes with full-term, healthy newborns paired with words about killing babies, STOP IT. No one is doing this.
For most, deciding to have an abortion at any stage of fetal development is a desperate choice. Lack of resources, not inconvenience, is cited as the number one reason women seek abortions. Your tax dollars are NOT funding abortions. The Hyde Amendment legislates that the only abortions that can be paid for by any federal dollars are those where the pregnancy endangers the life of the woman or where the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest. The federal funding received by organizations like Planned Parenthood are used to provide preventative health care, breast exams, prenatal care, and birth control for women who would otherwise not be able to afford them. In reality, the services Planned Parenthood provides actually decrease abortions by preventing unwanted pregnancy and improving health outcomes for low income women.
Stop sharing emotionally charged, misleading information to argue your Pro-Life position. It’s disingenuous and prevents rational, fact-based discussion on a topic that should be approached with compassion and nuance.