The Hypocrisy of pro-life advocates

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The hypocrisy of pro-life advocates, who ignore war’s horrific impacts on innocent civilians by legislating morality

In today’s society, many who identify as pro-life politicians and activists are often seen as hypocritical for simultaneously supporting war abroad. These people often demand strict punishments for those who seek abortions, claiming that such actions are immoral and go against God, yet they fail to recognize the immorality of supporting military intervention overseas. This paper will explore the hypocrisy of pro-life apologists and how their insistence on legislating morality ignores the realities of war and its devastating effects on innocent civilians.

At the heart of the pro-life movement is a belief that life is sacred and should be protected at all costs. This belief is noble and laudable, but it has also been used to create moral boundaries and restrictions on women’s reproductive rights, particularly in the United States. For example, women seeking abortions in some states are now required to get counselling and have an ultrasound before being allowed to terminate the pregnancy. This restriction of choice, and indeed an invasion of privacy, is justified under the guise of protecting the unborn child’s right to life.

However, this kind of protection is not offered to those who suffer the effects of war. When countries engage in foreign battles, thousands of innocent civilians become casualties, including children and mothers. The callousness and contempt with which these tragedies are treated by pro-life activists are concerning; these people are willing to express outrage and indignation over cases of late-term abortion but remain largely silent when faced with the realities of war. This lack of empathy for the families affected by direct military action suggests a hypocrisy that goes beyond simple disagreement over moral issues.

The pro-life narrative often centers on the idea that abortion is fundamentally wrong and goes against God’s will. But, if viewed objectively, we can see that there are more complex moral issues at stake – issues which often carry higher stakes than just protecting a single unborn fetus. Rapes and sexual assault, for example, are morally reprehensible acts which can result in unintended pregnancies. Women who find themselves in these circumstances should not be forced to carry their rapist’s baby or face societal stigma if they try to terminate the pregnancy.

Moreover, there are times when the mother’s own health is at risk due to complications associated with the pregnancy. Women in these cases should be able to make an informed decision with their doctor, free from judgement or prejudice. Yet, pro-life advocates so often ignore such considerations, prioritizing the right to life of the unborn fetus above the right of the mother to make decisions about her own body. This shows an alarming lack of empathy and is a clear contradiction of the message of “pro-life” activism.

In conclusion, pro-life activists are often guilty of hypocrisy when it comes to their stance on war. While their efforts to protect the unborn are commendable, their lack of compassion for those affected by military conflict is reprehensible. This contradiction highlights the dangers of attempting to gaslight others in an attempt to play God.

Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi

Anthony-Claret is a Software Engineer and has worked at varied roles like Business Analyst, Software Web Developer, Digital Marketing consultant, Graphic Design/ Web Designer, Education Counsellor/ Recruitment officer and a software tester. Mr Claret publishes and manages the content on this website. He's also a writer, Activist, Humanitarian, Pan Africanist, a proponent of Social Justice, Equality & Human Rights, a great administrator, technology enthusiast, social media lover and an all-around digital guy.

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