Guest Post (Reagan Lynn): #ShoutYourBirth

I wake up every morning grateful for the life I have. I am especially grateful to have been born into such a time when I, as a woman, have the ability to do anything a man can do. But on that note, I find it despicable that the feminist movement has become what it is. I have never felt inferior to men in my life. I was raised with a strong mind and have never felt threatened. I go home and am treated equally to my brothers. I go to school and am treated equally to my male peers. Never once have I considered that perhaps I’m not treated equally until…

…”modern feminism” was introduced to me. Reading into feminism, I began to feel that I wasn’t treated right. “We are not paid the same!” “Men are more respected!” Yada yada. Looking back I realize that I only felt weaker when I was told I was weaker. I felt inferior only when I was told I was inferior.That’s the result of the modern feminist movement’s victimization mentality. I felt this way until I saw Carly Fiorina articulate that women are the majority, that we are important, that we aren’t victims; which is what the liberal feminist movement led me to believe.

I am grateful to have the parents I have. Parents who valued my life, despite whether or not the timing was right, or whether or not they could afford to have me. I am speaking up because #shoutyourabortion doesn’t tell the whole story. Those telling their stories have a voice, they have a life. And while they can speak for themselves, the fetus or unborn baby cannot. They can’t celebrate their birth, while others celebrate their death. As a woman I understand why people are pro-choice, but to me, the “my body” argument does not justify killing a life. Why is it that society shutters when we hear of a puppy being killed, yet do not respond to the genocide occurring in our own country, our own states, our own cities. I will not stand by while “welcomed births” are celebrated and “unplanned births” are not. I will #shoutmybirth because #shoutyourabortion is only one side of the equation, the side that silenced the other. Please, shout with me for the sake of the unborn. Join me in thanking our parents for valuing us.

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True or false? It is uncertain when human life begins

An article printed and distributed by the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) describes as “anti-choice” the position that “human life begins at conception.”  It says that the prochoice position is, “Personhood at conception is a religious belief, not a provable biological fact.”

It is uncertain when human life begins; that’s a religious question that cannot be answered by science.

If there is uncertainty about when human life begins, the benefit of the doubt should go to preserving life.  Suppose there is uncertainty about when human life begins.  If a hunter is uncertain whether a movement in the brush is caused by a person, does his uncertainty lead him to fire or not to fire?  If you’re driving at night and you think the dark figure ahead on the road may be a child, but it may just be a shadow of a tree, do you drive into it or do you put on the brakes?  Shouldn’t we give the benefit of the doubt to life?

Medical textbooks and scientific reference works consistently agree that human life begins at conception.  There are simply too many sources to cite!  I have dozens that cite life begins at conception.  They state not a theory or hypothesis can certainly not a religious belief–every one is a secular source.