One of the best ways to respond to almost an pro-abortion argument is to “trot out the toddler.” Via Stand to Reason:
Many of pro-choice arguments would be unthinkable if applied to a toddler. It’s a good tactic to “trot out the toddler.” Show the absurdity of the argument by showing what it would mean if applied to a toddler. It refocuses the argument on the one question that matters: What is the unborn?
This is a perfect example used by the mother of a Down Syndrome child when a cashier suggested that she should have aborted the boy. Via Sometimes I Forget…. .
Like the cashier that gave me sad eyes and spit poison in a whisper,
“I bet you wish you had known before he came out. You know they have a test for that now…”
Shock, horror, hurt and fury coursed through my body. I considered jerking her over the register and beating her senseless. I looked her up and down, I could take her….
Instead I used whit: I smiled a crazy lady smile “I know right?! It’s so much harder to get rid of them once they come out. Believe ME I’ve tried…” Jackpot! Her mouth dropped open and she stared at me in shock. I leaned over the register and whispered to her,
“What you’re saying is that it’s okay for me to kill him while he’s inside, but not outside? In my book there isn’t a difference. For the record, we knew EVERYTHING about him during my pregnancy. He is our son now and he was our son then. There is no way in hell that I would let any harm come to either of my children. Including during the time that they’re so ridiculously considered disposable.