Pulse responds to a critic

Pulse responds to a criticPulse Life Advocates publishes and promotes a Facebook post with the message:

“Thanks to you, life goes on. Keep the fight for life going.”

We received a sharp rebuke, which we post below with our response:

“Why am I seeing this?” 

Because Pulse Life Advocates is a pro-life organization that promotes the sanctity of life from fertilization to natural death.

“I believe in the sanctity of life including the right and dignity of a girl or woman who is viable outside her mother’s womb to have bodily autonomy and the right to have a safe and legal abortion if she chooses.”

You contradict yourself. You don’t actually believe in the right and dignity of a girl or woman at any stage of her development if you allow another person to kill her in the womb, even if she is a zygote. And even at that young age, she contains the same 46 unique chromosomes she’ll have at age 5 or 95. She has the entire genetic blueprint of a new individual at that young age. Her chromosomes contain tightly packed, coiled molecules at fertilization with the detailed instructions for her to develop into an adult … unless she is killed in the womb by human abortion.

And viability is a meaningless, subjective standard. Viability has changed dramatically since the time of the Roe v Wade decision as science allows humans to survive outside the womb at earlier ages than ever.

“Of course if a woman chooses to have a child whether planned or not I support that decision too.” 

Glad to hear it. Sadly, women are getting pressure from their employers to abort their baby to save them money over having to pay for childbirth expenses and maternity leave, as the video below so aptly parodies.

“But I will ALWAYS defend the right to a safe and legal abortion for anyone who may find themselves facing an unplanned pregnancy!”

Abortion is never safe. Most of the time, the unique human being in the womb is killed. Those that survive the ordeal and are born often don’t live long, or are permanently impaired by the violence inflicted on them by the abortionist. Here’s the testimony from one abortion survivor, Melissa Ohden:

Most women who have had abortions acknowledge the physical, emotional, and spiritual trauma human abortion exacts on them.

“I think forcing a woman into gestational slavery against her wishes is one of the most immoral things anyone can do!”

Gestational slavery? Please. Men and women know that the sex act leads to conception. Both parties have a moral responsibility to the unique human being they have created through their choice to engage in sexual relations. What is immoral is the casual killing of this unique human being simply because she is inconvenient, especially when there are 35 couples waiting in line to adopt each baby that is aborted.

Of course no one who is a misogynistic anti-choicer (I say this because for the most part the ‘pro-life movement is just pro-birth) thinks about what it’s like to lose a friend, daughter, girlfriend, wife etc. because she was denied a safe and legal abortion and was so desperate she would rather kill herself than face gestational slavery until it happens to them! 

I know women and people who have faced this!”

Yes, so have we. That’s why those of us in the pro-life movement have worked so hard providing free pregnancy resource centers and a social safety net for women after their baby is born.

For the record, a variety of studies in the U.S. and abroad reveal that women who abort their babies have a higher incidence of suicide than those that give birth. The violence of abortion is never healing as hard data reveals. So what is truly misogynist  is to promote abortion when we know it hurts women and their families.

3 Comments

  1. Patty Benzing on December 15, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Love this! Pulse/Maggie your responses are so on point. Thank you!!

    • iowansforlife on December 19, 2022 at 9:35 am

      Thank-you, Patty!

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