Man asks question that slams the entire anti-abortion argument: "The pro-life crowd hates the question"

Man asks question that slams the entire anti-abortion argument: "The pro-life crowd hates the question"

He says, "it's a simple scenario with two outcomes," but "no one ever wants to pick one."

The pivotal argument of the pro-life movement—"life begins at conception"—has been trotted around for decades in every discussion about abortion. But one question, put forth by author Patrick S. Tomlinson, was enough to show people that there are gaping holes in that very idea.

Through a series of nine tweets, Tomlinson said he had a question that he has been asking pro-lifers for the past 10 years. He also said he has never gotten a straightforward answer for the question over the past decade.

Tomlinson went on to challenge the idea of "life begins at conception" by asking Twitter users his question. And he went on to point out how the idea is used merely to continue enforcing control over women's bodies.

"Whenever abortion comes up, I have a question I've been asking for ten years now of the 'Life begins at Conception' crowd. In ten years, no one has EVER answered it honestly," the The Ark Trilogy author wrote on Twitter. "It's a simple scenario with two outcomes. No one ever wants to pick one, because the correct answer destroys their argument. And there IS a correct answer, which is why the pro-life crowd hates the question."

Here's the question Tomlinson asked Twitter users:




Tomlinson explained that there are no two ways about it; you could only save the crying 5-year-old child or the frozen container of embryos. Just as Tomlinson predicted, many were on the fence about the answer and tried not giving a direct answer to his question. But Tomlinson insisted that there certainly was a correct answer.

"They will never answer honestly, because we all instinctively understand the right answer is 'A,'" Tomlinson went on to say. "A human child is worth more than a thousand embryos. Or ten thousand. Or a million. Because they are not the same, not morally, not ethically, not biologically. This question absolutely evicerates their arguments, and their refusal to answer confirms that they know it to be true. No one, anywhere, actually believes an embryo is equivalent to a child. That person does not exist. They are lying to you."


As expected, his Twitter thread worked up quite the storm in the comments section with varying opinions. That's when Tomlinson made one clarification: "Because a lot of people are missing the point, it is not being argued the embryos are not alive. Nor is it being argued they are without value. All that is being demonstrated is their value is not equal to that of a human child. That's it. That's the point."

Many who commented on Tomlinson's post wound up unconsciously agreeing with him on the idea that life does not begin with conception. Others, who said they would choose the frozen embryos over the 5-year-old child, were called "an amoral monster" by Tomlinson. There were plenty who challenged the author, but Tomlinson struck back with forceful rebuttals.

Here's what the author had to say to some of the many comments he received.







Cover image source: Source: Patrick S. Tomlinson/Twitter 

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