Event Title

Is There Anything Wrong With the Slogan “My Body My Choice” When It Comes to Abortion?

Location

Seminary N310

Start Date

9-2-2018 9:30 AM

End Date

9-2-2018 10:00 AM

Description

Early evidence of induced abortion goes back to the 1500s BC. Aristotle’s work, later, described both chemical and mechanical methods to induce it, and ancient Rome also practiced it as a means of population control. Throughout history, there have also been primarily two opposing views regarding a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy early: one, called pro-choice, which supports abortion for diverse reasons; and the other, pro-life, which opposes that practice, because to them, it is an attack on the most defenseless and helpless class of individuals, the unborn. The pro-choice group often refers to the slogan “My Body, My Choice” to defend a woman’s right to have an abortion, for if it is her body, they say, then it is her choice. However, one may ask: Is there anything wrong with the rhetoric “My body, my choice” when it comes to abortion? Is a fetus entirely part of a woman’s body? Thus, to address these questions, we first looked at the logic behind the pro-choice rhetoric, then explored what really happens inside the womb during a pregnancy, and finally, studied what Scriptures say about the life of the unborn child in the womb.

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Feb 9th, 9:30 AM Feb 9th, 10:00 AM

Is There Anything Wrong With the Slogan “My Body My Choice” When It Comes to Abortion?

Seminary N310

Early evidence of induced abortion goes back to the 1500s BC. Aristotle’s work, later, described both chemical and mechanical methods to induce it, and ancient Rome also practiced it as a means of population control. Throughout history, there have also been primarily two opposing views regarding a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy early: one, called pro-choice, which supports abortion for diverse reasons; and the other, pro-life, which opposes that practice, because to them, it is an attack on the most defenseless and helpless class of individuals, the unborn. The pro-choice group often refers to the slogan “My Body, My Choice” to defend a woman’s right to have an abortion, for if it is her body, they say, then it is her choice. However, one may ask: Is there anything wrong with the rhetoric “My body, my choice” when it comes to abortion? Is a fetus entirely part of a woman’s body? Thus, to address these questions, we first looked at the logic behind the pro-choice rhetoric, then explored what really happens inside the womb during a pregnancy, and finally, studied what Scriptures say about the life of the unborn child in the womb.