I have been a university professor in another field, but for the first time, I’m now teaching a course in formal logic to young people – and I guarantee human-killing abortions would not still be legal if they taught logic in schools. One perfect, valid, sound logical syllogism is:
All humans have human rights.
Preborn humans are humans.
Therefore, preborn humans have human rights.
Especially when one knows the “Top 6 Facts about Human Rights History that Prove Pro-Life=Pro-Democracy” (click here), but even if one just knows basic human life science as taught from 3rd Grade through high school and university, there is no valid nor reasonable way to reject the logic of this valid, sound syllogism without making yourself look silly and bigoted, if not outright evil, like all the slave-owners and Nazis etc. who also deny human rights to some humans! To be more specific:
If any Pro-Choice politician or voter denies the first statement (the major premise in this categorical syllogism of formal logic), they place themselves in the category of all slave-owning or Nazi bigots and of every evil criminal who like them denies that all humans have equal human rights including the Inherent Human Right to Live. If any Pro-Choice politician or voter denies the second statement (the minor premise in this categorical syllogism of formal logic), then they place themselves in the category of the uneducated and ignorant and anti-scientific who like them do not even understand that preborn humans are human (did they fail science class from Grade 3 through high school and university? Do they not understand the human life-cycle?). If any Pro-Choice politician or voter denies the third statement (the conclusion of this categorical syllogism of formal logic), then they place themselves in the category of the unintelligent, illogical, or mentally deficient, who like them are incapable of following the perfect logic of this perfect, sound syllogism which reaches the perfectly logical and sound conclusion that preborn humans have human rights by reasoning soundly from sound premises. The only possible reasons that anyone is ever “Pro-Choice” is because they are either uneducated/ignorant; unintelligent/illogical; or selfish/evil. Every Pro-Choicer from now on has to ask themselves, “which one am I and do I really want to stay that way now that any human-rights-educated person can ask me the same embarrassing question?”
To put a finer point on it, consider the following more detailed syllogism using the same valid logical form and yielding an equally sound logical conclusion:
All humans have intrinsic human rights their government did not give them.
Jewish, Black, and Preborn humans are humans.
Therefore, Jewish, Black, and Preborn humans have intrinsic human rights their government did not give them.
Anybody past or present who has denied Jewish humans, Black humans, or Preborn humans their intrinsic human rights or equal human rights with other humans is thinking and behaving illogically (and with great bigotry).
Consider this expanded syllogism using the same valid logical form as the perfectly logical categorical syllogism at the top:
All humans have intrinsic human rights their government did not give them (so government laws and policies which deny human rights to some humans must be opposed for the safety of all humanity).
Jewish, Black, and Preborn humans are humans.
Therefore, Jewish, Black, and Preborn humans have intrinsic human rights their government did not give them (so government laws and policies (past or present) which deny human rights to Jewish, Black, or Preborn humans must be opposed for the safety of all humanity.
Only the Uneducated and Ignorant and Bigoted Deny Preborn Humans are Humans, or Human Beings, or Human Persons (Showing Themselves Ignorant of the Meaning and History of These Terms Too)
[adapted from the recent yet historic speech Human Rights for All Humans Because Pro-Life=Pro-Democracy, which draws from the new book Democracy 101 & The Pledge of Allegiance to Democracy which can be ordered by clicking HERE]
Pro-Choice citizens sometimes attempt to suggest a human fetus (more accurately called a fetal-age human) is not human, or a “tissue blob” like they said at the time abortion was de-criminalized. When they do this, they are inviting you to ridicule them for being so uneducated and ignorant of the rich, hard science of the human life cycle now available, and for not even knowing that preborn humans are humans. I have a Grade 3/3rd Grade Science textbook that briefly describes the human life-cycle in the following words: “The life of a human starts as an egg. The egg develops into a baby inside the mother until it is ready to be born. The young grows into an adult, and if the adult reproduces, the cycle repeats itself.” Do Pro-Choicers really want to admit they didn’t master Grade 3 science?
Pro-Choicers (politicians or voters), because they cannot escape the perfect logic of the above logical syllogism; because they have to admit they cannot deny preborn humans are humans without looking COLOSSALLY STUPID, sometimes attempt to get out of the perfectly logical conclusion that preborn humans have human rights (like all other humans do) by pretending there is somehow a distinction between a human, a human being, or a human person, as if this supposed distinction means that preborn humans, while undeniably human, are not human “beings” or not human “persons,” and therefore somehow have no human rights so they can justly be killed by legal abortion. This “reasoning” (if you can call it that) is severely flawed on MANY grounds – including the fact that IF true it would logically mean NO HUMAN HAS AN INHERENT HUMAN RIGHT TO LIVE, since ALL born humans (like YOU) were once preborn humans who by this “reasoning” could have been legally aborted in justice before they were born (therefore YOU would have no inherent human right to live). This “reasoning” makes the whole 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights meaningless because it denies that there are any “inherent” or “inalienable” rights that belong to “all members of the human family” at all. With consistent logic there simply ARE NO INHERENT HUMAN RIGHTS that all humans have, IF any human is not just by their humanity a human being or a human person and if human rights can be denied any human just by suggesting that even though human, they are somehow not human beings or human persons. But in fact, if Pro-Choicers try to suggest a preborn human is not a human being or a human person, they are just advertising their bigoted IGNORANCE of the meaning and history of these terms too.
“Being” literally mean “existence” and the human existence of preborn humans has never been in doubt. They are not feline beings like cats nor canine beings like dogs nor bovine beings like cows. They are specifically human beings. And historically, as long as any humans have been called “persons,” preborn humans have been called “persons” – with legally recognized Human Rights since the 4th Century. This was when the West first legally recognized Human Rights, by criminalizing abortion and infanticide in 318 AD, because at this time the Christian Church taught the West that human life was not cheap, to serve a greater State, as had been normal, but that human life was precious, and the State was (since then) obligated to protect – and ultimately serve – precious human lives. The very term and concept of personhood itself specifically comes from Christian theology, which first developed the language of the One God who Eternally exists in Three Persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) – who created humanity in God’s image, which is the only reason why humans too started to be called persons — PERSONS with an INHERENT HUMAN RIGHT TO LIVE from the womb, legally recognized since the 318 AD criminalization of abortion.
Since the 4th Century, every single time in history that someone’s biological humanity has been admitted without admitting their human personhood , gross inhuman injustice was the result. Any pro-choice age bigot who is ignorant and bigoted enough to deny human rights to young, preborn humans by claiming preborn humans are not persons have just put themselves in the same category as every slave-owning or Nazi race bigot who ALSO denied human rights to Black or Jewish or handicapped humans by claiming they were not human persons even though they could not deny their scientific, biological humanity. Native north Americans and women have also been legally denied fully equal human rights by being legally denied their human personhood even though no one could deny their scientific humanity. THROUGHOUT HISTORY ONLY IGNORANT BIGOTS HAVE EVER ACKNOWLEDGED SOMEONE’S BIOLOGICAL HUMANITY BUT DENIED THEIR HUMAN PERSONHOOD AND THEIR EQUAL HUMAN RIGHTS. So whenever a Pro-Choicer denies the human personhood of preborn humans, it is not an argument, it is a declaration of their ignorance and bigotry.
My book uses undisputed historical and scientific facts and clear, sound logic to identify and explicitly articulate the implicit underlying foundations of Human Rights which precludes all bigotry against some group of humans; and of all Democratic Freedoms. These are elaborated more fully in the book, but even just listing them here no one can reasonably deny these following principles can guarantee lasting Democracy in a way nothing else can – and no one can intelligently deny that Pro-Choice Abortion philosophy and all legal abortion policies, especially current “abortion on demand,” violate ALL of these principles that guarantee lasting democracy and which make governmental totalitarianism unthinkable:
Foundational Principle of Human Rights and Democracy #1: That every human life without exception, without discrimination and (quote) “without distinction of any kind” is SUPREMELY and EQUALLY valuable and precious, OBLIGATING governments to protect and serve ALL precious humans who have (quote) “inherent . . . equal and inalienable [human] rights” (instead of being oppressive and/or totalitarian towards the governed – note the quoted phrases are from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights).
Foundational Principle of Human Rights and Democracy #2: That because every human life without exception is precious every human life without exception must be FREE from all government coercion in matters of belief so that they may without impediment FREELY seek and find this wonderful Truth foundational to Democracy, that their human lives are supremely and equally valuable and precious (without government interference; without government telling or teaching the humans governed any differently; and without government treating humans any differently, in violation of their Human Rights). These two principles together are the implicit underlying First Principles or logical starting point of both Human Rights and Democracy as we know it.
CORE PRINCIPLE OF LASTING DEMOCRACY #1: Lasting Democracy requires full and uncompromising legal recognition of The Inherent Human Right to Live and the traditional Western belief expressed in the simple maxim killing humans is wrong, because Human Rights are for All Humans or else they are meaningless (if being human is not enough to have them).
CORE PRINCIPLE OF LASTING DEMOCRACY #2: Traditional Western “Pro-Human-Right-to-Live” Family Values include and Support The Foundational Principles of Human Rights and Democracy which Make Governmental Totalitarianism Unthinkable, and Must Be Promoted in Any LASTING Democracy.
CORE PRINCIPLE OF LASTING DEMOCRACY #3: Lasting Democracy does not grant unqualified freedom to individual humans, but Lasting Democracy restricts individual freedom with just criminal laws which uphold the Inherent Human Right to Live and the maxim killing humans is wrong; laws which protect the Human Rights and property of other humans and encourage mature respect for all humanity which ensures that humans are always treated as precious persons not as mere tools or objects to be used or thrown away. For lasting world peace nation-States also need to be guided by just International Laws which similarly uphold the Inherent Human Right to Live, Human Rights for All Humans and the maxim killing humans is wrong.
CORE PRINCIPLE OF LASTING DEMOCRACY #4: Lasting Democracy does not grant an unqualified “anything the majority asks for or accepts,” but Lasting Democracy MUST hold its citizens and its politicians constitutionally accountable to the Foundational Principles of Human Rights and Democracy including the Inherent Human Right to Live and the maxim killing humans is wrong because Human Rights are for All Humans, or else genuine Democracy can easily be lost to ‘Creeping Totalitarianism’ wherein democracies (in name only, as in 1930s Germany) gradually but increasingly take on the characteristics of totalitarian States (all of which deny killing humans is wrong and all of which think the government decides which humans may or may not be legally killed instead of recognizing lasting democratic government’s foundation that governments are obligated to always protect and serve always-precious human lives because Human Rights are for All Humans).
More Logic before you move on . . .
Killing Humans is wrong.
Abortion kills humans.
Therefore, abortion is wrong.