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This Man Asked A Simple Question Online That Shut Down The Whole Anti-Abortion Argument
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This Man Asked A Simple Question Online That Shut Down The Whole Anti-Abortion Argument

One of the core arguments used by ‘pro-lifers’ in the fierce, contentious abortion debate is one we’ve all heard before – ‘life begins at conception.’ While scientists and lawmakers are still at odds over how exactly the ‘beginning of life‘ is determined, the biggest issue at hand remains that people feel entitled to tell others what to do with their bodies, without having much interest in dealing with the aftermath. Seriously, when we see pro-lifers adopting some of the disadvantaged children they so desperately wanted to be born, then we’ll talk about hearing out their side.

This idea of people claiming to be ‘pro-life,’ but actually only being pro-childbirth and pro-dominance-over-female-bodies, is central to a Twitter argument from The Ark Trilogy author Patrick S. Tomlinson that is currently going viral. In a thread of just 9 tweets, Tomlinson proposes a simple question that will leave any pro-lifer scrambling to assemble a coherent answer.

Scroll down to find out what he wrote, and let us know if you agree with his point of view in the comments.

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This is Patrick S. Tomlinson, an author (The Ark Trilogy) who just shattered a key anti-abortion argument

In a thread of just 9 genius tweets, Tomlinson asks one simple question:

Of course, he was challenged, resulting in a few intense rebuttals

Others, however, completely supported his message


Do you think his argument was spot-on, or did it miss the mark? Tell us below!

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Mikleo
Community Member
4 years ago

Using birth control to prevent pregnancies in the first place, is better than abortions. It's cheaper, safer, and no one calls using a condom murder. If she somehow still got pregnant, an abortion is still better than a child dying, because its mother is not willing or not able to care for it.

anarkzie
Community Member
4 years ago

That's true in the same way that not smoking that cigarette that accidentally burns your house down is better than calling the fire brigade to put out your burning house. No one uses abortions as a casual form of birth control, I think in hindsight everyone who has had to have an abortion would have used protection or not messed up in the using of said protection.

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
4 years ago

the woman who said she wouldn't even notice embryos makes most sense, i would grab kid without thinking about my views as well

Deborah Denley
Community Member
4 years ago

She was correct in that a petridish full of embryos are not viable unless implanted in a uterus. This is also a naturally occurrence when trying to conceive the embryo fails to implant and the woman never knew she was almost pregnant to begin with. You save the living child. Neurological developments begin at 7 weeks gestation. Technically theses embryos are potential human life. No different than donor sperm or donor eggs.

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Anna Mcaffee
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm again abortion, but I also think that everyone should have a choice of what they want to do, we are all different, nobody should force they're beliefs on others, they should live they're own life and not somebody's else.

Mark Frazer
Community Member
4 years ago

we write laws all the time preventing one from infringing upon the right of others. we just have a problem determining to what extent an "other" deserves rights. you argument completely ignores the debate of, in this case, "how do we define the unborn. is it an other or something pre other. if its a human it has rights. if its just a mass of cells it doesnt.

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Mikleo
Community Member
4 years ago

Using birth control to prevent pregnancies in the first place, is better than abortions. It's cheaper, safer, and no one calls using a condom murder. If she somehow still got pregnant, an abortion is still better than a child dying, because its mother is not willing or not able to care for it.

anarkzie
Community Member
4 years ago

That's true in the same way that not smoking that cigarette that accidentally burns your house down is better than calling the fire brigade to put out your burning house. No one uses abortions as a casual form of birth control, I think in hindsight everyone who has had to have an abortion would have used protection or not messed up in the using of said protection.

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
4 years ago

the woman who said she wouldn't even notice embryos makes most sense, i would grab kid without thinking about my views as well

Deborah Denley
Community Member
4 years ago

She was correct in that a petridish full of embryos are not viable unless implanted in a uterus. This is also a naturally occurrence when trying to conceive the embryo fails to implant and the woman never knew she was almost pregnant to begin with. You save the living child. Neurological developments begin at 7 weeks gestation. Technically theses embryos are potential human life. No different than donor sperm or donor eggs.

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Anna Mcaffee
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm again abortion, but I also think that everyone should have a choice of what they want to do, we are all different, nobody should force they're beliefs on others, they should live they're own life and not somebody's else.

Mark Frazer
Community Member
4 years ago

we write laws all the time preventing one from infringing upon the right of others. we just have a problem determining to what extent an "other" deserves rights. you argument completely ignores the debate of, in this case, "how do we define the unborn. is it an other or something pre other. if its a human it has rights. if its just a mass of cells it doesnt.

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