Is it Possible to be Personally Pro-Life, but Publicly Pro-Choice?

There are many people out there who identify themselves as being personally pro-life, but believe that it is not their place to tell anyone else that they can’t have an abortion.

Are these two views compatible?

Not at all.

One of the most fundamental parts of being pro-life is accepting the fact that human life begins at conception.

The essence of the aforementioned view is that we as a society should not be able to tell any one person that he or she cannot take another’s life if it is something he or she wants to do.

This is absurd.

Either one accepts the scientifically established fact that a preborn fetus is a living member of the human species or does not. There is no in between.

So, why do people still to hold these incompatible views?

Abortion is considered to be a controversial issue such as abortion, so people often are afraid to take a side in an effort to make everyone happy.

Those who try to take this view should heed the words of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, who once said

“Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented” [1]

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References

[1] Inspiration Peak. (2008). ” Search results for silence.” Inspiration Peak. N.p., 2008. Web. 16 Jul 2011. http://www.inspirationpeak.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi?search=silence

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