Reviewing the Spiciest Pro-Choice and Pro-Life Memes
Last week, CLC Youth’s Virtual Pro-Life Clubs wrapped up our pro-choice/pro-life meme review. Included below are the four spiciest pro-choice memes, and four spiciest pro-life memes. I’ve given each of them my own spiciness rating and broken down why they fail/succeed on an objective level.
It is incredibly evident that this pro-choice meme is theologically incorrect, and the creator of the meme has little understanding of Christianity. Firstly, it is true that God has granted all human beings free will, which permits individuals to make their own choices, and yet, human beings have the capacity to sin. Simply because one has the capacity to make a choice does not make the action moral. Morality is not subjective. Secondly, God’s word in Jeremiah 1:5 clearly states, “Before I formed you in your mother’s body, I chose you.” God creates all humans and attributes them innate purpose before they’re born. The “God” mentioned in this meme is not the true God of Christians.
In this meme, “comedian” Morgan Murphy claims that just like having children, abortions are not for everybody, implying that abortions could be for some people (when really, they shouldn’t be for anybody). Some people are not ready to become parents yet, but continue to engage in sexual lifestyles that can result in the creation of children. The murder of their children, by means of abortion, is simply viewed as a collateral damage. Unfortunately, abortion is being promoted as a means of back-up birth control, since sex is no longer viewed as a procreational act. Murphy may be granting that killing is not “for everybody,” but in doing so, reduces the debate to a question of abortion’s palatability, instead of objective morality. You may not want children, but there are many families that do. Adoption is the loving option. Interestingly, this meme is admitting that abortion eliminates children from society.
This meme demonstrates how pro-choicers often resort to ad hominem fallacies, or attacks on one’s character. The use of insults instead of valid arguments only creates divisiveness within debates. Identity politics has become incredibly prominent within our society and promotes an ideology in which a person’s identity makes their argument more or less valid. Morality, however, does not magically change depending on one’s identity. Who a pro-lifer is – whether they’re a good person or not – is actually irrelevant to the question of whether abortion is right or wrong.
All living things are made up of one or more cells; that is a biological fact. The definition of a clump is “a compacted mass or lump of something,” which is incredibly broad and can describe almost everything that is matter. Therefore, if all living things are made up of cells and can be categorized as “clumps,” then all human beings are “clumps of cells.” Moms are just somewhat larger and more complex clumps of cells than fetuses. So what?