By Camille Floyd
Editor’s note. Camille won second place in the 2020 National Right to Life Oratory Contest.
What is most important to you? Above all else, in your opinion, what matters the most? Chances are, the first thing that came to your mind, wasn’t your life. You probably, like me, thought about things you enjoy or things that allow you to function. But without life, none of those things would have any meaning. Without life, nothing in this world really seems to matter. What we have forgotten, and chosen to ignore in our country, is the importance of life. We have replaced
it with an emphasis on autonomy and control but ignored morality in the process. This is illustrated in a “health-care” practice legalized by our government, the abortion of a child.
Today, I want to talk to you about abortion. I want to shift your perspective on arguments from abortion proponents and show you how our country’s framework doesn’t align with the practice. One of the biggest arguments made by abortion supporters is that women have a right to healthcare. They have a right to choose with their doctors the best option regarding their healthcare.
Have you ever thought about that? They’re making decisions about their own body, sure, but neglect the equally important body inside of them. Women are choosing what they want to do with their arms, legs, head, and organs, while their doctors remove arms, legs, a head, and organs from inside the woman’s body. When did women’s health care become based on neglecting another’s health? Is it the size of the body parts that make them any less human?
Is it the location of the baby that makes it moral to suffocate, strangle, break apart, or burn them?