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Should pro-life people be called pro-fetus?

Asked by: rruthbj
  • The Hard Truth

    The fact is pro life people mainly care about the baby when it is inside the womb. Once the baby comes out there is no "moral" obligation from the pro life movement of what happens then. They feel that they have saved a person's soul.
    Most of them do not support social programs to help support these children. The children are looked down upon for being poverty stricken. The unborn won't known if they would be addicted to drugs, or be raised in the foster system.
    Social conservatism is the biggest load of crap ever. They mainly claim to be god-fearing people, who love Jesus. I became non-denominational Christian so I would not be grouped with these people. Jesus taught nothing but love and there is no bible verse out there talking about abortion.

  • Yes, that or...

    ...Pro-Birth or Anti-Choice at least, due to it being exactly the opposite of giving a pregnant person a choice.

    But Pro-Fetus does also work, due to most so-called Pro-Lifers seeming to care more about this cluster of cells that not the person carrying it, having a love affair with something that doesn't have a life yet.

  • Yes, Prolife Advocates should change their name to Pro-fetus

    Until Profetus advocates are also prolife, real true prolife for real true living people also, they have only been pro fetus. They should have to walk the walk too. Those fetuses grow up to be real babies. They have come into all different homes. If these newly born babies and their families need help financially, then all the profetus people should be willing to quit complaining about "their" taxes going to social programs. The babies turn into disaffected youths, disabled adults, and elderly people. So until you want to do the Christian thing and help people who need the help, you remain pro fetus people in my eyes. As far as I am concerned prochoice should include prolife in its description. Prochoice Prolife people are willing to leave women the right to make their own reproductive decisions without the drama and meanness that profetus people do. No matter what the profetus people say, they are not prolife when they call people murderers, baby killers, and all the other horrible things they say and do to hurt people.

  • It's your choice, but anti-abortion is most appropriate.

    Those who wish to have abortion banned are supporting a stance on a single issue, abortion. Phrases such as "pro-life" or "pro-fetus" aren't very specific, and could be taken differently. For example, many people who are for abortion support the right to life just as much as those who don't support abortion, they just don't see a fetus as a living person during certain states.

    For the term pro-fetus, abortion-activists could very well support the rights of a fetus, and only support abortion before the fetus forms (In humans, the fetal stage of prenatal development starts at the beginning of the 11th week in gestational age, which is the 9th week after fertilization).
    Pro-abortionists could also support a fetus's rights after certain thresholds. For example, brain activity could be the determiner of a fetus's personhood. If this was the requirement, then one could state that the first measurable signs of EEG movement occur in the 12th week.

    In conclusion, anti-abortion should be the term that people use if they are against abortion. It isn't loaded with assumptions and it doesn't attempt to sway people politically through the term. The same goes with pro-choice, which should be called pro-abortion.

  • Pro-lifers are definitely pro-life, but not pro-quality-of-life.

    All most pro-lifers seem to care about is that the fetus lives. That is definitely pro-life, but nothing more, nothing less. As long as the fetus and later baby lives, everything is fine.
    They are mostly content if the life they claim to defend exists and remains in existence. But whether that life suffers as a result of not being aborted because its parents couldn't support it remains an issue that is of no concern to most of them.
    They don't advocate the rights of the children, they just want them to exist. That is definitely pro-life, but nothing more.

  • No, there's no point.

    There's no point in simply changing the name of this controversy. We all know what it means, and changing the name would serve no purpose. Pro-life is not necessarily the same as pro-fetus, and the current political messaging that exists does more to polarize people than it does to explain any kind of political difference of ideology.

  • No, there's no point.

    There's no point in simply changing the name of this controversy. We all know what it means, and changing the name would serve no purpose. Pro-life is not necessarily the same as pro-fetus, and the current political messaging that exists does more to polarize people than it does to explain any kind of political difference of ideology.


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martianshark says2013-04-28T05:59:48.997
I'd just like to say that this topic is really lame. Fetus is basically another word for baby you know, and since Pro Lifers believe fetuses are humans, using this term as a way to dehumanize their cause doesn't make much sense. Anyway, each side should be allowed to choose a name that reflects on their point of view. The Pro Choice side believes people should be allowed to choose, and the Pro Life side believes they are valuing life. So it should be left the way it is I guess.
rruthbj says2013-04-28T23:33:16.197
I think the anti abortion is the best term. You are an anti abortionist. That way we don't have to get into terms like murderers. Which I think is a verbal terrorist threat.
martianshark says2013-04-29T04:03:21.357
Nah. Anti abortion doesn't really reflect on what the pro lifers believe in. If pro life is to be called anti abortion, pro choice should be called pro abortion (as in, in favor of abortion's existence).