The Best Anti-Abortion Argument Ever

-This post is dedicated to my stillborn sister. Would’ve loved to meet you, Em! One day, I will.

-I randomly thought this up one night, but have yet to use it. This argument could be a very effective anti-abortion argument. I call it the Temporal argument, or the “Would-be” argument. It goes like this:

Regardless of what we call the developing human, what would most likely happen if, once a woman had been inseminated by whatever means and it could be shown that a non-cancerous mass is developing in her womb, we just let that mass develop? Well, it would result in one of 2 things: A stillborn (or perhaps tissue re-absorption early on, though I am foggy on this point), or a live birth. Given the much lower rates of infant mortality these days, the live birth is the most probable outcome. Therefore, call it a fetus, a baby, whatever, that thing in the woman’s womb is most likely a would-be baby, and in 9 months or so, a baby.

The converse of this argument is: What if your mother had aborted you? What if any one of the mothers of all 7.3 billion+ humans alive had aborted them? At some point, you were a would-be too, and your mom just decided to let your development continue uninhibited.

The last major points are:

-By the would-be definition, abortion is the preemptive murder of a human, since, by temporal definition, there is a very high chance that if no abortive procedure were pursued, and a few more months passed, there would be a baby born.

-You can beautifully shorten the argument to one quickly and implicitly stated by calling unborn babies “would-be” or “future” babies. This automatically invokes the argument by referring to time periods.

Let me know if there are any holes in this line of reasoning, but try it out! It may prove useful the next time you challenge “pro-choice” groups (also, why do they call them “pro-choice” and not just “pro-abortion”? Seems kinda dishonest to me…).


4 thoughts on “The Best Anti-Abortion Argument Ever

  1. So since you posed the question I did a very brief google search about some of this. Apparently between 10-20 percent of pregnancies miscarry. Now, for women over 35 that percent chance increases to about 35% or more. So it seems a majority of pregnancies happen in the teens and 20’s.

    So apparently if “left by itself” there’s only a 1/10-1/3 (depending on age) chance that a pregnancy will fail on its own.

    The problem with my quick research is that between the 20th week of pregnancy and going into labor there’s not an easy set of statistics. I’m trying to find how many babies survive being born, or die in the process of labor. Best I can come up with is that if the baby is born after 32 weeks (In the western world with modern medicine) it is almost certainly able to survive. From week 23-25 there’s a 17%-50% survival rate. However, I can’t find how many pregnancies end prematurely.

    So playing devil’s advocate, assuming the person you’re arguing with knows these or better numbers, How is a 1/3 or higher failure rate any different than a mother ending the life? If her body is unconsciously going to end it, does it matte if she consciously decides to end it?

    A perhaps better and certainly more hilarious way to turn their argument against them is to claim they have “birthed privilege.” They’ve already been born, so they have privilege over the unborn. They need to check themselves. And if they argue, you can simply point out that they can’t see what privilege they have, and how oppressive they are to minorities. Rather than reason with them, shame them. They’re oppressing a minority of human life, and the system enables this oppression. They’re terrible people for not recognizing their privilege and they need to just shut up and step aside for the rights of the unborn. Then pull out the popcorn and watch them squirm and rage.

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    1. Good point! My rebuttal would be this: a 1/3+ failure rate means a 2/3- success rate, so, I would rephrase it: If left alone, that pregnancy would most likely (more than half of the time) result in a baby, whereas the abortion would most likely (more than half of the time) result in the snuffing out a life that may have been (as there have been a few babies to survive abortion). So that is not a valid argument, as statistically speaking, abortion still changes the odds entirely, and one does not base predictions on exceptions to the rule (events unlikely to happen the majority (>50%) of the time). How’s that?


      1. Not very convincing if you simply say “better than 50% chance”. That’s a coin flip. Also, these are people who are mostly running off of emotional appeal, not reason, so simply stating the statistics isn’t likely to sway anyone. We’re talking about someone who believes that a woman has the “right” to determine what happens to the human inside her because they don’t see it as having any value or individuality.

        Everyone always bring out the viability argument at this point, like somehow the Baby is a parasite and subhuman and as soon as its born its invincible and can take on the world. Doesn’t matter the “odds” of anything. It’s a parasite, so its ok to kill it. It’s not “viable” outside its mother’s womb, so it’s ok to end it prematurely. Forgetting that outside their own designed environment and without any help they’re also not viable either. Put them naked in the arctic or in the middle of the Pacific, they’re not viable there. “But that’s different” somehow. The way these people hold fast to their evil stupidity scares me.


  2. Also, about the “dishonesty” of labeling the position “pro-choice” as opposed to “pro-abortion”: Do you really expect that those in favor of the murder of innocent children to be honest and rational? These are people who, in their own mind, think it perfectly reasonable to kill a human baby. That’s psychotic and evil in the extreme. Very few cultures every lasted long after they started sacrificing their children to idols (in this case, the idols of hedonism, and self-worship).

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