You're not Pro-life you're Pro-birth
You got me.
I'm one of those wacky pro-birth folks. I am pro-babies being allowed to be born.
I can't help it. Somehow it just seems natural to me.
I love it when babies are born.
Regardless of the circumstance of their conception, or even what sort of condition they are born into, I have a strong conviction that they should be welcomed simply because they exist...simply because they are a unique human life. They are not a "potential life" they are a life with potential. To be honest even if they didn't have "potential" as judged by the world, they still don't deserve to be sentenced to an unnatural death.
So, I will admit it, and actually wear the label with honour. Pro-birth.
For some reason that term is used as a sort of weapon. It tends to give people a good chuckle, as they smugly high five each other for coming up with some worn out, non offensive, rhetoric. But, I guess if that's all you've got, go ahead and call people nonsensical names like pro-birth, "fetusfetishist" or "fetuphile". Because that makes you sound all progressive and clever...really. *wink'*
"You don't actually care about babies after they're born, you only care about fetus's."
It's such a silly stereotype. It just really needs to be put out of it's misery.
It's like saying "you don't actually care about Kindergartners you only care about toddlers!"
I can't, for the life of me, make that logic work. If you care about Kindergartners, you will protect the right of the toddlers to live long enough to become one. If you claim to care about children you will fight to protect the rights of ALL children regardless of age, gender, race, developmental stage, or location. That's called equality.
You have to first be a fetus in order to become a baby that is born, just like you have to be a toddler before you can become a Kindergartner. They are not two different people, or two different entities, they are different stages of development. I am pro- embryo, pro-fetus, pro- neonate, pro-infant, pro-toddler, pro-preschooler, pro-child, and pro-adolescent. They are all simply classifications for different ages of a human child.
Call me an extremist but I have a very strong hunch that dismembering a defenseless child is wrong.
I know it's kind of an "out there" theory, but it's one I'm sticking with.
I would call that position "pro-life" but I'll proudly wear the "pro-birth" label too...if you insist.
By the way, I am also pro-first day of Kindergarten, pro-gotcha day, pro-losing a first tooth, and pro-wedding day. I guess I'm just "pro" any big events that signify the graduating from one stage of life into another. I'm just sentimental that way I suppose.
I am both pro-birth and pro-life...because it's pretty hard to have one without the other.
Soli Deo Gloria,