Monday, August 13, 2012

A prayer request


After seeing the photos circulating on the internet and reading this story, I feel compelled to write about abortion. It is no secret I am prolife. There is not an arbitrary moment you can call a human a human. As soon as a human is created, it lives. It is a living human being. We owe it to ourselves as members of a “civilized” society to answer the following questions:

1.       When does life begin?

2.       Is it morally sound to kill an innocent human being?

3.       Is it legal to kill an innocent human being?

From where I stand we have yet to answer the first two questions, and for now the third question is yes. It is not logical to answer the third question when you do not answer the first two questions, but here we are. I would find this an easier (albeit evil) pill to swallow if we called a spade a spade and just said that it is okay to take an innocent life! Instead of admit we are allowing innocent human beings to die under the guise of women’s rights or population control, we have decided it is more comfortable to remain on the fence as to when life begins. We call the child by terminology to strip the child of its humanity. We selfishly speak of needing a way out so that we are not punished by our own choices. We use those that have been horribly victimized by rape and incest as our excuses to allow the murder of innocents, as though two morally reprehensible decisions somehow make things okay. We leave out the messy and inconvenient truth about hormonal birth control and how it works.

I see the photos of that young mother, 20 weeks along with twin girls. She is walking confidently into a women’s clinic to end the lives of her children because she already has two girls. She has seen the ultrasound pictures. She knows the sex of both children. She has felt them move and kick and is over halfway through her pregnancy. In a matter of months (possibly weeks) the babies could be given up for adoption. Instead their lives were ended, and for what?

I believe that there are prochoice people that want to see an end to abortion. I believe these individuals along with the prolife movement are capable of systematically eliminating the reasons a woman feels she must choose her life over her child’s life. I ask, what happens when she is out of reasons? The young mother in this story simply did not want more girls. Is this a valid reason?

I do not believe that we can draw an arbitrary line as to what reasons for abortion are legitimate and which are not. This is a situation where we must start asking ourselves the right questions:

1.       When does life begin?

2.       Is it morally sound to kill an innocent human being?

3.       Is it legal to kill an innocent human being?

There are many ways in which we fail our children these days, but robbing them of the chance to live is a callous injustice.

This woman will remain in my thoughts and prayers. So will her children… all of them.

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