The anti-abortion viewpoint, most commonly found under the larger umbrella of the more appealing term "pro-life", refers to the view that abortion is wrong, regardless of the reason, and should be illegal in most if not all cases
- /arguments: structured arguments starting with anti-abortion positions
- abortion/black genocide: some argue that abortion clinics target black women, with the goal of reducing or eliminating black people.
- Army of God: "a pro-life organization that honors those who murder abortion providers as 'heroes'" according to 
- Center for Bio-Ethical Reform
- L.E.A.R.N. Inc. and Operation Rescue: see Durham MZCC abortion truck
I've long been a believer that the only people who have a right to demand abortions be made illegal are those who are willing to spend their own money to take in a young expectant mother, pay for their medical bills and insurance costs, pay for the child's costs, and provide the woman with a stipend to help make ends meet. If someone is willing to do all of that... then they can insist abortions be made illegal.
Not a single one has risen to my challenge. =^-^=
I'll second that, to the point of agreeing that criminalization of abortion is not a valid position to take unless you are also proposing a system for providing care to the mother and child as Robert describes. There would need to be some additional conditions on such systems, however, such as "no religious proselytizing". --Woozle 16:22, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
- anonymous user 184.108.40.206 said: You're both douchebags, and that asian style smilie just confirms it. If you recognized that a person's life begins at conception, your argument would be completely baseless. Because then you might as well support the mother's right to kill her child anytime before adulthood. So I guess people who are against infanticide don't have valid positions either unless they are prepared to cover the child's expenses through adulthood.
- Actually, even if I recognized that a person's life begins at conception, that would only undermine that argument if I agreed that the baby's life was more important than the mother's (which I don't). As it happens,though, I think the question of when life has or hasn't started is a very artificial distinction to make. Some people say "life begins at forty" -- obviously they're not talking about "life" in the same way we are here, but that's my point: "life" has lots of different aspects to it, and they begin at different times, and none of them is like flipping a switch. When does the brain start working? When does the heart start beating? When does the proto-baby become aware? At what point does it acquire a will to live?
- I'm willing to draw the line at birth, or perhaps at the point of viability. Regardless of that, I wouldn't want to be a baby whose mother wanted to abort me and was told it was illegal. Life's screwed up enough as it is. =^.^= (Hello Kitty loves you too.) --Woozle 11:50, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
- 2010-01-15 [L..T] Blacks Picket Pizza Hut in North Carolina lead paragraph::On Saturday, January 16, 2010, black activists will be standing outside of a Pizza Hut on Bragg Boulevard. In October, 2008, black pro-life activists with graphic signs stood on Yadkin Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to expose what was believed to be a stealth Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in the making.
- 2013-04-08 [L..T] Newsflash: Pregnancy Is Hard But Anti-Choicers Refuse to Admit It
- 2014-03-18 [L..T] A Stillborn Child, A Charge of Murder and the Disputed Case Law on "Fetal Harm" "By smoking crack during her pregnancy, the indictment said, Gibbs had "unlawfully, willfully, and feloniously" caused the death of her baby. The maximum sentence: life in prison."
- 2014-05-14 [L..T] We all have to be brave "Michelle Farber, a midwife at women's reproductive health clinics, describes the impact of anti-choice protests on abortion providers and the women seeking their services."
- 2015-02-04 [L..T] I Had an Ectopic Pregnancy, and Anti-Choice Laws Could Have Made My Experience Much Worse "I'm grateful that during this medical emergency, my doctors were allowed to follow only their best judgment about what care would keep me healthiest, according to the most current standards of their profession. Their only legal concern was my safety. The police had no part in our story. If you want to imagine me at this moment, picture me thumbing my nose at every meddling anti-choice medievalist who was prevented from making a terrible week even worse and threatening my health to boot."
- 2015-07-20 [L..T] ‘Stand-To:’ Holding The Line Against Christian Fascism "Yes, they are liars. They are lying little liars who tell wicked lies. How do you know that a forced-birth activist is lying? Simple: if they carry a sign or open their mouths, they are lying. They are never not lying. They only ever lie. Fibbing and fraud are their primary weapons."
- 2009-06-03 [Talk|Index] The murder of Dr. George Tiller recalls the long history of anti-abortion violence § Angela Williams of Chapel Hill recalls an experience 20 years ago in which she faced down abortion opponents organized by Operation Rescue and became convinced of their violent extremism.
- 2009-05-31 [Talk|Index] Abortion Doctor Shot to Death in Kansas Church § “George Tiller, one of only a few doctors in the nation who performed abortions late in pregnancy, was shot to death [in Wichita, KS] Sunday in the foyer of his longtime church as he handed out the church bulletin.”
- 2008-02-11 [Talk|Index] HB1126: Abortion or miscarriage; intent to destroy unborn child, penalty § “any person, including the pregnant female, who administers or causes to be taken by a pregnant female, any drug or other thing, or uses means, with intent to destroy her unborn child, or to produce abortion or miscarriage, and thereby destroys such child, or produces such abortion or miscarriage, he is guilty of a Class 4 felony. ” This should indicate the extent to which the anti-abortion contingent are willing to go. The bill is tempered slightly by the next sentence, which allows an exception for induced abortion by prescribed pharmaceutical, but this still doesn't allow for abortion to save the woman's life.
- 2008-01-23 [Talk|Index] Huckabee Compares America to Nazi Germany § -- not because of Bush's abuses of power, but rather because of the legality of abortion
- 2007-12-18 [Talk|Index] Day Of The Undead: Religious Right Plots Strategy For 2008 § “The big prize is the Supreme Court. .. "Think of it!" Minnery writes. "For years, we've been working to outlaw the heinous practice of abortion, and though the liberal courts have stood in the way, that could be about to change! By all indications, we are one Supreme Court vote away from being able to overturn Roe v. Wade – and to begin protecting innocent life in state after state." .. He goes on to say "And that would just be the beginning with a Supreme Court that strictly interprets the Constitution! Imagine a day when the Court would finally uphold limitations on Internet pornography – so we can protect the innocent eyes of our kids and grandkids. And the day is soon coming when that same Court will be asked to decide for our nation what the definition of marriage will be."”
- 2007-04-17 [Talk|Index] The inevitable attack on science § “In 1999, as the nation was still coming to grips with the tragedy at Columbine High School, then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) took to the floor to identify what he saw as the real culprit: science classes. “Our school systems teach the children that they are nothing but glorified apes who are evolutionized [sic] out of some primordial soup,” DeLay said. Young people learn modern biology, DeLay said, which in turn makes them feel insignificant, which in turn leads to violence.” And now, stepping up to the plate less than 24 hours after the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings is creationist Ken Ham, with a totally bogus argument blaming science and legalized abortion for this tragedy as well.
News & Views
- 2007-11-06 A Fresh Challenge to the Religious Right's View of Abortion by Frederick Clarkson: according to a new book by Gary Willis, "Much of the debate over abortion is based on a misconception, that this is a religious issue, that the pro-life advocates are acting out of religious conviction. It is not a theological matter at all. There is no theological basis for either defending or condemning abortion. Even the popes have said that it is a matter of natural law, to be decided by natural reason."
- 2007-07-30 Libertyville Abortion Demonstration: the image on the posters hauled out of the van at the beginning of the video may be the same as this image