Euphemisms are common among abortion supporters because the reality of abortion is ugly.
Rather than describe an abortion for what it is, the killing of a unique, living human being inside their mother’s womb, they use terms like “choice” and “termination of pregnancy” and they compare the procedure to having a tooth pulled or tonsils removed.
On Wednesday, Idaho House Minority Leader Ilana Rubel, D-Boise, compared pregnancy to “organ donation” during a debate about a state abortion ban, The Lewiston Tribune reports.
The legislation did pass, and it is on its way to Gov. Brad Little for his signature. The bill protects unborn babies by banning almost all abortions. If Little signs it, it will go into effect once states are allowed to protect unborn babies again, either through the overturning of Roe v. Wade or a U.S. Constitutional amendment.
Rubel was one of several Democrats who voted against the legislation. Interestingly, she did appear to admit that pregnancy involves “another person,” though she did not say that the person is an unborn child. At another point, though, she seemed to compare an unborn baby to a woman’s “innards.”
According to the report:
“You’re donating the use of your organs by another person,” she said. And like any other organ donations, this one shouldn’t be mandated by the government, she said.
Revoking a woman’s right to decide what happens to her body, Rubel said, “is essentially the government exercising the power of eminent domain over your innards.”
Pregnancy is unique, and nothing can quite be compared to it. Philosophers and abortion activists have tried to justify abortion by comparing pregnancy to forced organ donation, but there are major flaws with those arguments.
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An unborn baby is not an organ, a piece of tissue, or even a “potential” human being. Scientifically, it is well established that a unique human being comes into being at the moment of conception. This human being is the woman’s own child. In most cases, the child’s life is created by an act that their parents chose to participate in.
The government requires mothers and fathers to take responsibility for the care of their children. Abortion is a major exception to this rule. And when those who support it try to justify its legality, they shy away from the horrific truth that an unborn baby’s life is destroyed, sometimes in cruel barbaric ways, such as through dismemberment.
Unborn babies, just like born children, deserve basic protections under the law. If nothing else, what is government for if not to protect the rights of the most vulnerable people in society.