That one's right to life is confused as another's right to choice is, at the very least, unfortunate, and at most, inconceivable.
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I have also heard the ludicrous "A pig [or insert preferred animal here] looks the same at that stage of gestation." (I wonder, would animal activists use this claim?) But the looks-like-a-duck-and-quacks-like-a-duck reasoning cannot and is not enough here. The fact is, that "collection of cells" is not a pig. It is a human being. No one worries, "I just found out I'm pregnant, I hope it doesn't become a giraffe." Those who choose to terminate pregnancies do so knowing that otherwise, a baby will be arriving on the scene soon, so they know that what is developing inside of them is human.
The fact is, pro-lifers are not arguing from an anti-choice perspective. They are not misogynistic egotists looking to limit women's roles and keep the upper hand. They are not saying that victims of rape or any sort of violence invited or deserved such abuse, or that they need to suffer alone. At its core, pro-life movement is concerned with just that: life. The dignity of human life is of the utmost importance, and that concern is for both the unborn and the mother to be.
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