By Dave Andrusko
This week, National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias is discussing in depth the five basic arguments that pro-abortionists rotate to attempt to justify abortion as well as providing responses pro-life activists can use. She is using as her inspiration a workshop titled, “When They say… You say.” Most often presented it is presented by the team of Olivia Gans, founder of American Victims of Abortion, and Mary Spaulding Balch, director of State Legislation for NRLC, and it is among the best attended workshops at the annual National Right to Life Convention every year.
On Wednesday’s broadcast, Mrs. Tobias examines the argument that without abortion, society would be burdened with unwanted and abused children. This argument is commonly couched in the inhumane and totally misleading phrase, “Every child a wanted child.” As Mrs. Tobias explains
“In the 1960s, we were told that there were too many people, not enough resources, unwanted and abused children, abused women, poverty, and a host of other social ills. When taken separately, these issues all appear to be independent problems, but we were told that they all had a common remedy.
“Abortion was touted as the solution to all our social ills. In other words, we were told then that these social problems were best resolved by ending someone’s life. After nearly four decades of the legalization of abortion on demand – and the deaths of over 50 million unborn babies – with the same problems plaguing our society, our opponents still continue to argue that abortion is the solution.
“Take the issue of poverty, for example. Our opponents argue that there are so many poor people– how can we force a poor woman to carry her baby to term? It is implied that encouraging poor women to abort their children will somehow end poverty. Yet, the same woman who struggles with poverty today is just as poor the day after her child’s life is ended– we won’t end poverty by killing poor children.”
Much of today’s broadcast is devoted to taking up other social ills, all of which we were told would be “cured” by taking a baby’s life! The common thread? The deeply misguided idea that the baby the mother is carrying is the source of her problem.
There is one other two-sided coin Mrs. Tobias discusses Wednesday. On one side, the elitist idea that we have value not because we simply exist but because we are “wanted.” On the other side, “the assumption that children who were aborted were unwanted. This isn’t at all necessarily true.”
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