Let me get something straight, I am not a Christian if I believe in a woman’s right to choose? Hmm. Well I beg to differ, but to each their own on that. I just want to make a couple of points knowing I won’t change minds.
First, I understand how important human life is and I do believe the bible talks about how important life is. Second, I am not in favor of abortion. I believe there are other routes women can take if they don’t want the baby and quite honestly if my daughter or any other woman asked for my advice it would be in every way, shape, and form to try and get them to have the child and then give it up.
In faith it is not our job to judge someone for their decision they are making. It is only God’s. Instead we can counsel, love, and be there for them. We can try and advise them to give birth and give the baby up but we can not make that decision for them. We can not also call them names or treat them like they are not humans, or tell them they are going to hell because honestly that is not true. Let me ask you this: Would Jesus make the woman have the baby? Would He force her to? No he would talk to her and try and convince her to have it but in the end Jesus would let it be her choice, her free will. He would be heart broken and devastated but He would not stop her. So spiritually speaking we should not be able to make that choice for her either.
Also, let me ask you this, wasn’t our country founded with a freedom of religion? Well then if we make abortion illegal and take away a woman’s right to choose because it goes against God and the Christian view of life, then is that not forcing a Christian religion on someone? What if said woman is an atheist, agnostic, or has a different religion and doesn’t have the same view? Pushing a Christian-based law on her would be unconstitutional. Oh, but we are going to do it for morals then if religion has nothing to do with it right? Is everyone prepared to picket every prison where the death penalty exists too? Are we going to take all the guns away from cops and soldiers because they could use them to kill someone even if they are protecting their own lives? For that matter, shouldn’t we then take away guns from everyone, because guns are made to end life. Are we going to take away the rights of patients too by taking away their choice in whether they want procedures, chemo, meds, etc., even though they are going to die anyway and make them take quantity over quality of life? No we won’t because then we are heading down a dictatorship style of government where they can tell us all what we can and can’t do.
Finally if we do this and outlaw abortion now no matter what age or how the woman got pregnant, are you going to do everything in your power to make sure that woman and her baby are taken care of? Because let’s face it, you can’t have it both ways. You can’t call yourself “Pro-Life” if you are simply “Anti-abortion”, if you only care about life up to the point of birth and then you ignore what happens afterward. You can’t force someone to have a baby and then complain if they have to be on welfare because she can’t afford to feed the baby. Oh right but there is adoption! So how many of you are going to sign up to be an adoptive home the day after the law goes into effect so we make sure every child has a home? Let’s face it – we can’t even get enough people to adopt now and that is why there are so many kids in the system already. And before you say anything to me, yes my wife and I have adopted 3 children. It is one of the greatest things we have done in our life.
So the bible says, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
“Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
“You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.”
So even if you take the above scripture as just moral advice then how can we force women to have children? While some morals are the same for all there are others that are not. We are supposed to be free in every aspect of our lives. That doesn’t mean we will all make the right decisions or go down the right path but they are our decisions, our choices, and no one has a right to tell us otherwise. Yes we can disagree with a person and their choice but it is theirs and theirs alone, they don’t then deserve to be ridiculed, taunted, or hated on because their choice doesn’t match up with yours. Even though you might not agree just respect and love one another’s choices. It is amazing how much better this world is when those two things are first! God Bless!