For those of you wondering when the next “What’s It Worth?” article will be posted, do not fear, I have not forgotten about the series. By request I deviated from my Monday plan in order to address the issues raised during our latest young adults’ Bible study. However, today I am deviating from my regularly scheduled series by choice. Over the last couple of weeks I have encountered some videos which caused me to give pause. If you would indulge me I would like to share them with you. Both videos are related to the issue of abortion, so be warned.
This first video shows the fallacy in logic of those who call themselves “Pro Choice”. It is a moniker that was adopted because it is softer and gentler than what they really are, and that is “Pro Abortion”. Half the battle is giving your movement the proper name. Your name defines the issue. If you can make the issue about choice instead of life you are well on the way to winning your argument. Case in point, you are hard pressed to find people who would stand in opposition to choice, while the idea of terminating a life would definitely encounter more resistance. However, if I am to be totally honest the other side does the same thing. They adopted the moniker “Pro Life” as apposed to “Anti Abortion” simply because people would rather be “for” instead of “against” something. Watch this video and see if they really are “Pro Choice”, or simply “Pro Some Choices”.
This second video is an excerpt of testimony given to the U.S. House subcommittee earlier this year. Based upon his expertise, Dr. Anthony Levatino was asked to address the validity of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This Act would propose the banning of abortions after 20 weeks based upon the fact that unborn babies can experience pain at that stage of pregnancy. As you watch the video, keep in mind this is what people mean when they say “Pro Choice”. Be warned, Dr. Levatino’s testimony is quite graphic.