Saturday, December 11, 2010

Anti-Choicers Live Outside of Reality

This post was originally written on October 20th, 2010 for

Sometimes, when you have two different groups of people on different sides of an issue, you can explain their differences by saying that they come from different backgrounds or that they start off with a different set of assumptions. Unfortunately, that is not the case in the issue of abortion.

The differences among prochoicers and antichoicers is whether one supports and lives in reality or not.*

Of course, this has been obvious for a long time. One very common anti=choice lie which has no base in reality is claiming that abortion is murder. Abortion is clearly not murder but that wont stop anti-choicers from claiming it is- over and over and over. This is an obvious separation from reality. Even when given the facts, which clearly demonstrate that abortion is not murder, they will still disagree.

Another anti-choice claim that is false is that the majority of (if not all) women regret their abortions. Now, anti-choicers not only ignore the established fact that most women feel relief and not regret after an abortion, but they’ve even gone ahead and tried to make their own reality by publishing non-reviewed articles on their websites and blogs.

There are other anti-choice beliefs which obviously have no place in the real world- like the idea that all pro-choice women hate babies, or all pro-choice women abort.

But recently, anti-choicers* have gone even farther. There is a website that I’ve recently learned about called Ignore Roe. The concept is, as stated, that they believe everyone should just ignore Roe v Wade- as if it never happened. Via their homepage:

We begin with the premise that abortion is not legal, and can never BE legal, because abortion is the taking of innocent life, i.e. murder. Murder can never be legalized.

Just like that- taking reality and making it disappear. Or trying, at least. Thankfully, most anti-choicers (at least the ones I know) recognize that abortion is currently legal (even if they hate the fact). But the question is will this movement of ignoring established law spread?

Antichoice clinic harassers constantly ignore law, like the FACE Act. Will they be the first ones to ignore Roe? Or have they already? The murderers among the clinic harassers, such as Roeder, seemed to have decided to ignore Roe and take the law into their own hands.

How can anti-choicers be convinced to live in reality, and to accept reality? Factual evidence will not work unless the opposition is willing to accept real facts. Rational, logical discussion does not work unless both people or groups are willing to accept reality.

* Obviously this does not apply to every single individual antichoicer.


  1. Yes, I agree with you. Better to live in the reality that abortion kills more than 300,000 children every year. The real question is how did this senseless cult of death become reality in our country?

  2. Funny you use the word "reality". What is reality is that our society is going down because of the immoral act of abortion. Jesus is coming again and He will have the last Word! How did you become so hard? How can you be OK with the killings of the innocent? No one should be able to be judge and juror that gives the death sentence to most innocent in our world? What crime have they done to deserve death? Examine your conscience please!!!

  3. Anonymous- abortions have been happening in the United States since they were colonies. How is our society just now going down?

    My conscious is clear- human beings have rights and deserve equality.

  4. What about the rights of the unborn child?

    "It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish." Mother Teresa

  5. Fetuses are not citizens, and thus do not have rights. Even if they did, no human being has the right to use a person's body against their will.

  6. In God's eyes they are citizens but unfortunately in our society they aren't yet considered citizens. But that's what pro-life movement is all about. I have the hope that just like slavery (another atrocious account of disregard to human life)that abortion will one day be illegal.

    Your opinion that fetuses are not human are just that ~ "your opinion".

  7. If God thinks fetuses are citizens, why does the Bible say to only count infants a month old and older as part of a household? (Numbers 3:15-16) I do believe you just made that up.

    Abortion was illegal, once. Then America saw the wrong it had done, and abortion was legalized again.

    Also- I never said fetuses "are not human."