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Viral video destroys pro-abortion argument that birth makes a baby ‘human’ with rights

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AJAX, Ontario, June 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A new pro-life video has gone viral for using humor to dismantle the logic of pro-abortion claims that babies do not have human rights until they are born.

On Saturday, the Canadian non-profit Choice42 (Choice for Two) posted a video in which the group’s founder and director, Laura Klassen, dons a pink wig and satirically explains how the “magical birth canal” confers human rights on a baby upon birth.

“Before the baby, or fetus, is born, it is not a human being. Clearly,” she explains. “But as it passes through the birth canal, something amazing happens that transforms it into a person with human rights.”

Klassen holds a large-scale model of a birth canal while someone else offscreen holds up an infant in front of it, moving from one end to the other. “Not a person, not a person, not a person,” she says until the baby passes the canal. “Person! Human rights!” she announces.

“Congratulations, you now have value,” Klassen says next, holding the infant. “Can’t say the same for this one,” she adds, gesturing toward her own pregnant belly. 

“So what exactly happens in the birth canal that causes this magical transformation?” she asks. “No one knows. But popular scientific theories include fairies, aliens, or of course, a mini-Big Bang (I think it’s fairies).” 

The video ends with someone offscreen asking how the baby gets human rights if he or she is delivered via C-section. Klassen looks around confused without answering.

Long-settled biological criteria, which is accepted in many mainstream biology and medical textbooks, establishes that a living human being is created upon fertilization, and is present throughout the entirety of pregnancy. 

Many abortionists and even some pro-abortion activists admit as much, but contend those human beings don’t have human rights while they are still inside their mothers’ bodies. Pro-life philosophers have extensively challenged such philosophical claims.

Klassen announced her pregnancy in November, with another video using the occasion to challenge the popular “my body, my choice” talking point for abortion.

"Though legally it's a woman's choice, she's choosing for two,” she explained. “She's deciding the path her own life will take, but she's also deciding whether or not her pre-born child will even get his/her chance at life."

Choice42 posted their latest video Saturday. As of Tuesday morning, it has been viewed on Facebook more than 323,000 times and shared more than 7,600 times. It has also been viewed over 21,500 times on Youtube. 

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