“Don’t like abortion? Don’t have one!” screams an avid abortion supporter. I’ve heard this too many times to count, and you know what? It makes absolutely no sense. Think about it:
By telling me “don’t like it, don’t do it,” you assume that I care only about myself, and that I shouldn’t care about what happens to other people. You’re saying I have no right to defend my unborn brothers and sisters who are being aborted. You’re saying I have no right to defend mothers who are being lied to. You’re saying I have no right to defend fathers who cannot stop the death of their children. Does that make sense? No, I didn’t think so.
Say I lived before the Civil War in the Southern United States. My neighbors owned slaves, and I couldn’t stand people being treated as if they were not human. I believed that slavery was wrong. Well, “don’t like it, don’t do it,” right? I’m not the one hurting people!
Say I lived during the Holocaust in the middle of Europe. The Nazis captured and killed Jews (and other “undesirable” people), and I couldn’t stand the thought of people being treated as if they were not human. I believed that killing people was wrong. Well, “don’t like it, don’t do it,” huh? I’m not the one killing people!
Fast-forward to modern time. I live in America. Abortionists perform around 4,000 abortions on babies every single day in my homeland, and I can’t stand people being treated as if they were not human. I believe that aborting babies is wrong. Well, “don’t like it, don’t do it,” right? I’m not the one aborting babies!
Since I’m not the one aborting babies, it’s okay for other people to do it, right? Wrong. Just because I’m not the one committing the injustice does not change the fact that killing is intrinsically wrong. It doesn’t change the fact that other people are committing abortions. Opinions don’t matter when it comes to life and death, and it doesn’t matter if you “like” abortion because whether you like it or not, abortion kills babies, and that’s a fact. It can’t be changed.
Part of my motivation as an active pro-lifer is stopping the injustice being taken out on unborn children. Unlike Holocaust victims and slaves, they can’t be seen. They can’t be heard. People say if we “don’t like it, don’t do it,” but that’s not enough. I will never have an abortion, but I will stand up and defend my brothers and sisters from being aborted, and from being hurt by abortion. Do I have a right to do that? I mean, why would we do that? We’re not the ones being hurt and killed, so why should we stop other people from having and performing abortions?
I’ll tell you why. It’s rather simple, actually. We should stand up for victims and against perpetrators of any injustice because we are human. We fought for our brothers and sisters to be freed from other injustices because they deserved their freedom and dignity as human persons. Are the victims of abortion any less worthy of our blood, sweat, and tears just because we’re not the ones having or performing abortions?