If one life has value, then don’t all?

In Abortion, Halcyon Exclusive by Joshua Tijerina1 Comment

Source: Halcyon Exclusive

We hear a lot of talk about equality. We want equal rights, equal pay, equal recognition under the law, etc. Buzzword aside, equality is a good thing. But the reality is that our society is not looking for equality at all, and instead focus our efforts on “rights” instead of doing the right thing.

One good example of this is the issue of abortion. According to Rolling Stone, “about 44 percent of Americans tell Gallup pollsters that they’re ‘pro-life,’ [but] only 28 percent of Americans actually want to overturn Roe v. Wade and end legal abortion.” The line of thinking for those that are both pro-life and support Roe v. Wade is that they are (stop me if you’ve heard this a billion times): “pro-life, but I don’t want to infringe on other people.”

So, let’s break down the reasoning behind this viewpoint held by the majority — according to Rolling Stone — of pro-life individuals.

I am assuming that a person is pro-life because they believe it is wrong to kill a baby — in this case, a baby in the womb. If so, shouldn’t it be wrong whether you are making the decision or someone else is? This is the key differentiator between rights and morality.

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