One of the many abortion myths I’ll be addressing in the coming months is this: “Denying abortion results in unwanted, neglected children.” We hear this argument so often that even some Christians believe it. We must stop waffling in regard to the sanctity of life and be able to discuss these lies and offer people the truth. The lives of many, many children depend on it! So please spend the next ten minutes with me as I explain why this particular argument is utterly false.
Which of the arguments for abortion listed below is most confusing to you as a Christian? Let’s talk through one at a time to see why they are all myths that don’t hold up under scrutiny.
- “If you aren’t going to adopt the unwanted babies, you shouldn’t try to stop abortion.”
- “A child who isn’t planned is most likely going to be neglected, unwanted, or even abused.”
- “Women have a right to decide what to do with their own bodies.”
- “Calling abortion ‘murder‘ is over the top.”
- Talking about abortion is unloving and offensive to women who have had abortions in the past.”
- “It’s best to speak quietly and one-on-one about this topic rather than through a public platform.”
- “Sometimes an abortion is necessary to save a woman’s life.”
- “Women will resort to dangerous, back-alley abortions if we make it illegal.”
- “A woman should be allowed to abort a child who is disabled or who will suffer for some other reason if carried to term.”
- “We must make exceptions in the case of rape or incest.”
- “Enforcing anti-abortion laws would be impossible, so it’s best to just keep it legal and safe.”