This coming Saturday, the first ever March for Science will take place in the nation’s capital. Science enthusiasts will march to show their support for evidenced-based policymaking and publicly communicated facts and truth. The marchers in D.C. will be joined by others in over 425 satellite locations. The March labels itself as a political event that seeks to fight back against the “war on science,” and to promote the importance of science and research in the policy-making process.
It’s clear that, at least ostensibly, this march has nothing to do with abortion. Yet many of the statements and principles listed on the official march website are amusingly pro-life. The rest of the site reads like a Leftist manifesto: using catchwords like diversity, inclusion, racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and more.
So it’s safe to assume that the event is hosted and sponsored by Leftist ideologues. And Leftist ideologues are nothing if they are not supporters of abortion. So unless this march is being organized by pro-life Leftists, we can assume that all the ironically pro-life statements on the site are accidental.
Yet as ironic and accidental as these statements may be, there is no time like the present to agree with science enthusiasts on issues as important as the beginning and early stages of human life. Pro-life advocates are always in favor of allowing science to inform policy. So let’s take a look at some of those statements about the importance of science in light of the abortion issue.
If Science Should Inform Policy, That Includes Abortion
“Science is a process, not a product—a tool of discovery that allows us to constantly expand and revise our knowledge of the universe. In doing so, science serves the interests of all humans, not just those in power.”
This is great to hear. Back when Roe v. Wade became the law of the land, we didn’t have all the information regarding fetal development that we have now. Thankfully, science has brought us an incredible growth in knowledge about the nature of the pre-born child. We now know that, at the time of conception, a unique human being is formed with enough genetic information to fill a library of books.
Given that we want this scientific advancement to serve the interest of all human beings, it is sensible that we abolish abortion. After all, abortion is nothing more than giving more powerful human beings the right to destroy human beings who are powerless. And that is exactly the type of thing this march is claiming to stand against. If we are truly allowing science to serve the interest of all humans, we should ban abortion immediately.
“People who value science have remained silent for far too long in the face of policies that ignore scientific evidence and endanger both human life and the future of our world.”
Not exactly. The pro-life movement has been fighting for decades against permissive abortion laws that endanger human life at its earliest stage. Yet while those who value human life and science have been fighting abortion since the very beginning, supporters of abortion continue to deny the biology of the preborn child. Indeed, while the people who value science have been shouting for half a century, people who despise this particular aspect of scientific advancement continue to work at drowning them out.
The irony here is morbidly amusing. If we are truly worried about endangering human life through ignorance of science, we should begin advocating that the veil of dishonesty protecting abortion promptly be removed.