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Abortion and Group Think

Following Saturday’s event I uploaded some photos and video to Facebook and shared it with my friend John who originally implied that there might be violence at our event. We then had a long discussion about philosophy and politics. It struck me that it is somewhat odd that people always seem to blame the people who are pro-life for their opinions on other topics as an excuse for not also advocating for the pro-life cause.

All I have to say about this is that the issue of abortion is about killing babies. It is not about the death penalty for accused or convicted criminals, nor is it about the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, nor is it about feeding the hungry or universal health care in the U.S.

Even though my friend eventually decided that he liked some of my other views, it really stuck with me that it seemed to be conditional upon full agreement with him on all other issues.

I have grown tired of the group think mindset that one should have to follow a party line of beliefs in order to support a particular cause. I am also tired of people thinking that they have to believe like their friends do in order to fit in.

Abortion is too important of an issue to confuse it with other issues, or to pretend like it’s not ok for people to debate or advocate for an innocent baby’s life because abortion is legal.

I would like to remind everyone that the 4,000 babies killed every day in the U.S. get no due process and have no rights – unlike those of us who have survived Roe v. Wade and the laws and cases that have followed which were enacted by paid drones or decided by people who probably agree with the Eugenics movement or are somehow otherwised brainwashed.

Here is some food for thought on why people think the way that they do and why people accept things the way they are. I encourage you all to take a stand for what you truly believe, and if you don’t know what that is, give it some good thought. In your heart you know what’s right.

The Asch Experiment