Empty pro-choice challenge of the day: "Why don't you pro-lifers adopt more?"
Posted in the Abortion Forum
#1 May 6, 2013
by Calvin Freiburger May 6, 2013,
Its a question pro-aborts endlessly badger pro-lifers with:If you so badly want babies to be born, how many are you willing to adopt? They hope that by casting pro-lifers as somehow not doing enough to give unwanted children a home, they can divert attention away from the deaths theyre responsible for and guilt a few of us into shutting up. If that reminds you of a child snapping,if you love it so much, why dont you marry it? thats because the challenge is about as sophisticated.
Sorry, but moral high ground doesnt come that cheaply, the primary reason being that it doesnt change the tiny details of (a) whos making children they dont want in the first place, and (b) whos actually killing them and perpetuating that killing.
Can anyone think of any other scenario where I should be able to harm someone unless you aid me in some way would be taken even remotely seriously as moral reasoning? If I forbid somebody from stealing my neighbors car, am I therefore obligated to let the would-be thief borrow my own?
Of course not. Its preposterous. Again, pro-aborts are (intentionally) confusing the difference between abstaining from harm and going out of ones way to do good. Our obligation to the former doesnt necessarily entail the latter. And just because Person A wont help Person B, it doesnt give Person C a license to kill Person B. So even if this objection were to reveal that pro-lifers are somehow negligent in this area, it wouldnt legitimize legal abortion.
Its certainly true that all people, pro-lifers included, should do their part to find abandoned children homes, including adopting them themselves when they can. But, at the risk of ruining a perfectly good narrative by asking the obvious question, how do pro-aborts know we already arent? Do they have any reason other than malice to suggest pro-life Americans arent adopting at a perfectly respectable rate compared to the rest of the population? Heck, how do we know pro-lifers arent adopting more than our choice-minded brethren?(After all, conservatives and religious Americans are more charitable in other ways.: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/798... )
Personally, Im not aware of adoption data to either effect, so if any of our critics can prove theyve got facts behind the smears, step right up. It is, however, worth noting that even when pro-lifers do exactly what pro-aborts chastise us for allegedly not doing, it doesnt make them hate us any lessjust ask Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Besides, moving on from the macro to the individual level, its awfully presumptuous to assume whether the circumstances of a strangers personal lifeyes, even a pro-liferare conducive to providing an orphaned child a good home, whether due to the number of children one already has (conservatives tend to have more kids than liberals -- http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Republi... ), making too little to handle adoptions steep price tag, being unmarried and therefore unable to provide a two-parent home, or simply because one isnt good with kids.
Lastly, regardless of how many pro-lifers are personally adopting, the fact is that weve more than stepped up to support adoption
** just take a look at Students for Lifes rundown of adoption activism and groups -- http://studentsforlife.org/resources/organize...
** and compare it to Planned Parenthoods own abortion-to-adoption ratio -- http://liveactionnews.org/what-health-care-92... (fun fact: the United States actually has more crisis pregnancy centers than Planned Parenthood clinics).
Another day, another shabby excuse for mass slaughter dispatched.
“lightly burnt,but still smokin”
Since: Dec 06
in the corner of your mind,
#2 May 6, 2013
more ignorant spew from the fetus worshippers
Saint Petersburg, FL
#3 May 7, 2013
Pro lifers do adopt. Google this-christian adoption agency. I got 2,200,000 hits.
Since: Jun 08
#4 May 8, 2013
Pro-lifers' Empty Challenge : Why don't you women just keep your legs closed?
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