It may have been a few years ago when Kathy Ireland, supermodel and writer, went on Mike Huckabee’s talk show to talk about her book and about her stance on pro-life. But Ireland’s response to common pro-choice arguments are still some of the most clear and poignant arguments for pro-life to this day, reports Live Action.
Ireland wasn’t always pro-life as she states on the show. She was never really raised in a religious house hold, so she found Christianity late in her life, as a teenager, around the same time her modeling career took off.
After that, she began to look at her life in a different way and some of her opinions on things such as abortion began to change:
“She told Huckabee, ‘I always have and I will continue to fight for women’s rights,’ going on to describe her former pro-choice perspective: ‘even though maybe I wouldn’t have [an abortion] myself, who am I to impose my beliefs on someone else. It’s a woman’s body, it’s her choice after all.’”
Year later, Ireland decided to look into abortion from a scientific perspective and that is where she lands on the issue today:
“’What I learned is at the moment of conception, a new life comes into being, the DNA, the genetic blueprint is there, the sex is determined, the blood type is determined, the unique set of fingerprints is there.’ said Ireland.”
Ireland began to critique the argument that some pro-choicers make that when a baby is conceived it is not a full human yet:
“Ireland continues: ‘Well, we are clumps of cells and that unborn human being does not look like a baby, the same way a baby does not look like a teenager, does not look like a senior.’”
She dismantles this argument simply by stating the scientific facts that most people choose to look over:
“But that unborn human being looks exactly the way human beings are supposed to look at that stage of development and this human life continues to grow and change.”
While Ireland condemned pro-choice arguments, she does not want people to condemn the women who have these abortions, stating that “when an abortion takes place, there are at least two victims. We cannot be condemning women. Women have been so hurt by this and they are not given all the facts. And especially as Christians, we need to be so careful that we are not condemning her.”