Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Two Different Issues

The topic is Abortion.

If a woman is going to die and it is a matter of saving the Mother or saving her unborn child, is it really an abortion if the child has to die to save the mother? If there truly is no other choice? In that case, who should live? That is an issue that should be dealt with based on the individual circumstance. I'm not saying to end the life is the right or wrong thing to do, but it should be prayed about and each circumstance is different. But that really isn't the issue here.

To the average person in America - an abortion is given to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. To kill an unwanted child. If there are complications, those should be dealt with differently - whether it is an ectopic pregnancy or a labor and delivery issue that puts the mother in danger, those are cases that should be left up to the people involved and God. One person has to die no matter what.

This is why it bothers me that abortion is being thrown into the same category as that. A woman shouldn't be forced to die to save a child (although, some could argue that it would be the right thing to do). But in every other aspect, a woman should have NO choice whatsoever in whether or not her child lives if she herself is perfectly healthy. That is murder. Right now in our state we are trying to get abortion (as used for birth control) banned, and there are still tons of people who are against that. Why? Why would a person choose to kill a child? There is absolutely no good reason for it. It all comes down to pride. Not wanting to carry a child that you do not want. There is always adoption!

Yet another reason why God said sex should be between a committed husband and wife only. God planned it that way for a reason - so stuff like this would not occur.

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3 comments:

  1. It's so coincidental that you wrote about this, as on a forum that I post on I was called being extreme because I said that I did still consider it an abortion if a fertilized egg was removed(such as in an ectopic pregnancy) just to save the life of the mother. I know that most don't share my point of view, and I certainly see the other side. Abortion is such a hot button issue though, you can rarely find two people who have the exact same view on it. All we can do is pray and let God reveal his wisdom.

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  2. I believe that too.Should the mother die? I think it would be a difficult decision.. I don't know what I'd do. Choosing to die is so different than it just happening on its own.

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  3. I agree with you that abortion should not be seen as a form of birth control. There are way too many immature and flighty women who don't take responsibility for their actions. They think, "Oh well. I'll just have an abortion and be done with it." I don't think people should be allowed to have sex unless they have the common sense to practice 'safe' sex. I think the goal everyone has, you and I alike, is to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies in the first place. This would solve so many problems. I do believe, however, that we cannot make abortion illegal. The same irresponsible women will still find a way (probably a more dangerous way) to abort their pregnancy. Plus, there are still going to be cases of rape (I understand that in the 'big picture' the number of abortions as a result of rape is small in comparison with the number of overall abortions) and other circumstances where a woman (or girl) should have a choice. Abortion is never a choice I would make personally (or at least I don't believe I would). I don't think anyone can ever know for certain what they would do until they are faced with the decision. And I hope that women will always be able to make that decision on their own.

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