Supermodel Kathy Ireland Gracefully Dismantles Pro-Abortion Arguments
You would be forgiven for the assumption that Hollywood is exclusively pro-choice, or in more direct words, pro-abortion. In recent times, we have seen starlets like Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon and Emma Watson laud Planned Parenthood as a wonderful and faultless provider of ‘women’s healthcare’ and the safe keeper of women’s ‘reproductive rights.’ Most of the time, the ruthlessly politically correct residents of tinsel town show zero compassion for the unborn child in the womb, instead glorifying the woman’s so-called ‘right’ to access abortion, the intentional killing of that child, freely and easily.
But do not despair because there are also some true advocates for life to be found in Hollwood. Granted, not nearly enough, but these courageous stars who are swimming against the popular tide in the world of fame and fortune are very inspirational. One of the most gracefully articulate pro-life advocates is undeniably Kathy Ireland.
The world-renowned supermodel has appeared on the covers of major magazines, such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. As a notable actress, businesswoman, and pro-life speaker, Ireland is not afraid to stand up for the unborn child in the womb. She has advocated for the defunding of Planned Parenthood, spoken at a whole host of pro-life events, and fearlessly defended life on national television.
It was back several years ago that the star appeared on Mike Huckabee’s talk show to talk about her stance on the issue of life. Now, even a decade on, Ireland’s swift and articulate responses to common pro-choice arguments remain some of the most clear and concise the world has heard. It’s hard to believe, listening to her incredible conviction in her responses that she wasn’t always pro-life. She converted to Christianity in her teenage years, around the time her modelling career began, but she still considered herself to be ‘pro-choice’ for many years.
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.”
It wasn’t until years later that Ireland says she really decided to look into the science surrounding the issue of abortion.
“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.”
Ireland dived headfirst into some of the popularised pro-choice arguments we hear so often. “It’s just a clump of cells,” she explained. “This is a common argument of the pro-choice side–some might even call it a survival tactic. However, science continues to prove this wrong… on top of super basic logic and understanding of human development, as Ireland so clearly displays.
“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.”
This idea seems super simple, but is, unfortunately, overlooked all too often. She finishes this thought by saying, “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.”
Another argument that Ireland gracefully addresses in the appearance is that which says if a woman has an abortion at a certain stage, then the abortion defensible.
Ireland says, “According to the Law of Biogenesis, all life comes from pre-existing life and each species reproduces after its own kind. Therefore, human beings can only reproduce other human beings, so it doesn’t start out as one species and suddenly become a human being.”
She goes on–“some people say, “Well it’s a woman’s body, it should be her choice,” citing another common argument. She further exposes the flaws inherent with pro-choice reasoning, saying, “There’s a 50% change the baby she’s carrying is a male child and he would have a penis. Women don’t have penises so it’s residing in her body. It is not a part of her body.”
While she spends most of her time in the interview addressing flaws of the pro-choice side, she also urges those of us in the pro-life movement to truly love and support women who have felt pressured into abortion– “I also believe 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.”
Kathy Ireland’s graceful and comprehensive pro-life apologetics should provide us all with much-needed inspiration and direction when engaging ourselves in this battle to protect and cherish every life. Watch the infamous video of Kathy Ireland telling Mike Huckabee how she became pro-life below: