Why I’m Pro-Life, Anti-Abortion

I’ve written a lot of pieces over the years using science, common sense, and the Bible to argue why I’m pro-life, anti-abortion. The vast majority of my writings have been based on reasoning, but rarely if ever have I delved deep into my soul and explained why I am pro-life.

There are a lot of false accusations being thrown around by the pro-abortion camp about why pro-lifers oppose abortion. It’s frustrating, because I know most of them are wrong, and they stem from sources like Planned Parenthood which is intentionally lying about our intentions. If they can’t successfully compete with reasoning, go for ad hominem (against the person) attacks on pro-life advocates.

I have another post in the works that explains why Planned Parenthood is doing this, and I’ll link it once it’s done.

Instead of arguing why I know these accusations are wrong, I’m going to give you my personal testimony about why I’m adamantly pro-life.

Let’s begin…

I Care About Women

A popular claim is that since I’m anti-abortion, I hate women. The reality is, I deeply care about all women. I have two sisters. I grew up home-schooled by my mother. I was raised to treat women with respect, dignity, and to despise violence against women—all violence against women.

Growing up, my mom helped several women who were violently abused by their husbands. You see, they were scared to go to the police or to an organization. They knew my mom, and so they asked her for help. I helped too. When I was thirteen years old, I remember standing at a street corner as a lookout while my mom helped this woman pack her belongings.  I knew that if this man returned, we would all be in danger. I chose to be there. I wanted to help this woman. I was going to do whatever I could to protect her.

This is just one of many times I was involved in a dangerous situation to help save a woman. As I grew up, so did my resolve. My mom didn’t force me to do this, I chose to do it.

It’s for this reason why I hate abortion. I know the statistics. I know what happens to women who have abortions. It hurts them physically and psychologically. I’ve heard the accounts of women who were wildly pro-choice, who after having an abortion, spent the next several decades of their lives consumed by guilt over killing their child.

I also know that over half of all abortions in the United States are of girls. I find it appalling that abortion supporters say they value women, but ignore the 25 million plus dead baby girls.

I Have Compassion For Humanity

The big one going around now is that pro-life supporters don’t do anything to help people who are already born. I’ll set aside the fact this fallacious argument doesn’t justify killing children. This one blows my mind. The vast majority of pro-lifers are social conservatives. Social conservatives tend to be religious. People who are religious give significantly more money and time to charity. Conservatives give more to charity too. The Catholic church is vehemently pro-life, and is one of the world’s oldest providers of social services. Many charity organizations are ran by churches which are pro-life.

As a Christian, the Bible teaches us to care for the poor and needy. My entire life my family has sponsored needy children in third world countries, donated clothes, furniture, and money regularly to charities (like Salvation Army, Goodwill, food banks, and rescue missions—don’t forget battered women shelters.)

Oh yeah, we also adopted three children from Russia including two special needs, and child deemed “failure to thrive.” I helped raise them. I love them to death.

That’s me. I also can speak for most of my pro-life friends and acquaintances. They are actively involved in charitable organizations of all kinds. Also, let’s not forget that crisis pregnancy centers are ran by pro-life supporters. They really provide pregnancy services—like adoption, free or low cost medical treatment to pregnant mothers and their children, free and low cost housing, clothes, diapers, and other needs for their children, and assistance leaving abusive situations.

I think that constitutes taking care of people.

I’ve Seen Abortion

I’ve seen videos of abortions. I’ve read medically accurate descriptions of how abortions are performed. I’ve seen countless images of the leftover, torn up babies. I’ve heard firsthand accounts of abortion doctors. I’ve seen the textbook diagrams. I’ve seen abortion far more intimately than most pro-choicers ever will. It didn’t just impact me, it scarred me. It made me sick. I couldn’t sleep for days. Even now, I feel my stomach churning. Like seeing graphic images of war, you don’t forget. Ever.

I’ve seen babies trying to escape the forceps as the doctors inserted them into the womb to crush them. I’ve seen the forceps crush the baby alive. I’ve seen their little bodies writhe and then come to a stop as their lives were snuffed out. I don’t know how you could watch something like that and not find yourself anti-abortion. To say it’s disturbing or sickening is an understatement.

It’s Me

The Bible teaches in Isaiah 1:17,

Learn to do right; seek justice.
    Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
    plead the case of the widow.

My faith as a Christian defines me. This verse is something I take to heart. Abortion is not right. It is not just. It does not defend the oppressed. It does not take up the cause of the fatherless. It does not plead the case of the widow. It is the antithesis of everything Jesus Christ taught and everything God calls us to do.

I am pro-life because I believe in life. I believe every human being is made the in image of God. I believe that the circumstances around a persons conception doesn’t set their value. The blood of God’s Son on the Cross did. I believe that innocent children deserve to live. I believe that all people are invaluable. All people deserve to be born and to live.

That’s why I am pro-life.

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Matthew is Founder and President of Nullify Abortion. He is a lifelong advocate of the preborn, a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, and an avid writer. He has a B.A. in Communication with a minor in Journalism from Oakland University.

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