There’s a bumper sticker that reads:
“IT’S A CHILD–NOT A CHOICE.”
Well, that’s basically it:
As a woman, you have a right to do what you want with your body–that is true.
But the unborn child you are carrying is not your body–it is another body, for which you are responsible.
It is a child–not a choice.
If you use contraception–this is a choice.
But conception is the point at which your body ends, and another body begins–the point at which your domain ends, and another domain begins.
Life does not begin at birth–life begins at conception.
Once a child is conceived within you, another person’s life has begun. And just as is the case with a person who has been born–if you kill this unborn person without just cause (without a very good reason), you murder this person.
Once a child is conceived within your body, it’s no longer about your body–it’s about the body of the child. The body within your body belongs to someone else–it is not yours. It is not your right to needlessly kill this person who is not you.
You don’t like the idea that you are now responsible for this body you carry within your body?
Tough–pregnancy is your burden, as a woman–I didn’t put this burden on you.
We men have burdens too–burdens you would find as difficult to understand as the women’s burden of pregnancy is for us.
You can try to justify it however you want–but your argument that you have the right to needlessly kill your unborn child because it’s your body to do with, as you please, simply does not make sense.
It is not logical, by any standard of logic.
The body of a child conceived within your body is not your body. It is the body of a different person, for whom you are solely responsible until he or she is born–until he or she leaves your body.
You cannot justify abortion as a means of birth control. Because life does not begin at birth–life begins at conception.