Tuesday, April 28, 2015

An Atheist's Views About Abortion

Against abortion or not, it is the woman's body. She is sovereign over it just the same as any person. That includes any part of it physically attached to it. It is not the purview of other persons to dictate such matters. Furthermore, if people would concern themselves with the well being of the autonomous living people in our society, we probably wouldn't have as many people seeking abortion. What happens now is twisted logic causing our civilization damage. On one hand people will denounce the practice of abortion, then the very same people will champion the cutting of social services for those people effected most by bans on abortion, the poor. It is no wonder we are having an increase in crime and violent rioting, like in Baltimore.

"We offer evidence that legalized abortion has contributed significantly to recent crime reductions. Crime began to fall roughly eighteen years after abortion legalization. The five states that allowed abortion in 1970 experienced declines earlier than the rest of the nation, which legalized in 1973 with Roe v. Wade. States with high abortion rates in the 1970s and 1980s experienced greater crime reductions in the 1990s. In high abortion states, only arrests of those born after abortion legalization fall relative to low abortion states. Legalized abortion appears to account for as much as 50 percent of the recent drop in crime." http://pricetheory.uchicago.edu/levitt/Papers/DonohueLevittTheImpactOfLegalized2001.pdf

The estimated size of the human population from 10,000 BCE–2000 CE.
Furthermore, humans must do something about the overwhelming increase in the planetary Human population. The explosive growth in human population and the accompanying growth in energy use and emissions of greenhouse gases are bringing our ecosystem to the breaking point. If Humans will not allow contraceptive prevention of pregnancies, and if Humans are unwilling to expand their civilization off world, we are left with no other viable alternative.

Commentary: Why Access to Birth Control Matters to Black Women
Most of the drive to reverse Roe-v-Wade is driven primarily by fundamentalist Christians in this country. They are the same people who are climate change deniers, food stamp reducers, education spending cutters, warfare advocates and intruders into people's marriage habits. I notice the term used here "Secular Pro-Life". When I opened their FB page I seen illogical intrusion into people's sovereign bodies right off the bat. The cover illustration proudly proclaims "...dismemberment is wrong". All I can say to that is, it is my body, the universe gave it to me and me alone. If I want to cut off any part of it I'll do it. There is no one on the planet that has authority over how I treat my person. I recon that just because someone claims to be secular doesn't necessarily mean that they have logical thought.

Secular Pro-Life
I'm having some misgivings about the group Secular Pro-Life. I'm a digger and I found this. Kelsey Hazzard founded and currently runs SecularProLife.org. I find her position to be that of the minority when it comes to Atheists.

"Within the United States, 72% of the religiously unaffiliated say that "abortion should be legal in most or all cases"[7] compared to 53% of the general public. Among atheists and agnostics, 84% say abortion should be legal in most or all cases. SPL operates in the context of a highly polarized debate over abortion, where the anti-abortion movement America mainly consists of members of the Christian right."

"Debates, Delusions and Dishonesty - Why I have no respect for Kelsey Hazzard and SPL"

People who have intrusive idealism better get with the program. Their numbers are shrinking fast, and the free thinkers are growing in numbers every day. We are moving on into the future of humanity, and want all of humanity to have that bright future. Free thinkers, are getting fatigued by the incessant raving of primitive thoughts. Join us or be left behind in the trash bin of history's of bad ideas. Atheists and other persons of liberty are fighting for the survival of humanity. Join us.

I know this will be lost on some people. Some people will defend something that is incorrect they have held as fact for years, no matter the evidence to the contrary. For what ever reason be it pride, cognitive dissonance, narcissism, or just plane old stubbornness, there will be people that will never come around. They are the people who will be left to live primitive lives ruled by restrictive ideologies. Don't be one of them. The choice is yours, or do you allow other people to take even that choice from you?