May 29, 2019
Our old friend Tim McNabb posted about the "stigma of abortion" argument on Facebook. Tim made the following observation:
Here is Tim's comment
Yes, having a baby out of wedlock has some small social stigma, but this ain't the 1940s...
I am not sure if anyone cares if you do not have babies. Friends asking why, is not a stigma.
I think we are better off not treating people badly because of a lapse in judgement, but rather to come alongside our stumbling friends and help as best we can. I think this meme is a straw man argument.
I left the following comment:
If this is just a lump of tissue then we would take such a flippant attitude toward it as in my fictional bet. That people do not is illustrative of the fact they know there is something serious and even sacred involved. They then lie to themselves - and others - to justify what they know is a vile act.
This could make a good Outer Limists episode; an "abortion bet" in which the mother tries to welch and is pursued by her "friends".
It's just a lump of tissue - until a woman decides it is not.
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