Thursday, October 30, 2008

Are these truth or myths?

A reader recently wrote:

you are sadly misinformed, and only flaunt your ignorance by biting the bait and perpetuating this nonsense.NOBODY WANTS to get an abortion, PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION IS A MYTH, and you should probably just make decisions for your own body. period.

My response:

I personally find promoting partial birth abortion as a myth to be as ignorant as promoting the Holocaust as a myth.

If you don't want to murder someone, you typically don't do it. This does not imply that the person receives pleasure from their choice, but it is not in involuntary action. It requires want, or will. I realize that this decision is usually a painful one and women do not go skipping into and out of abortion clinics, but that does not justify their actions. If their child were seven days old instead of seven weeks gestation, no one would even try to justify it. And somehow there would be another solution. I know that some situations must surely seem impossible, but we do not have the right to end an innocent life.

Women should make decisions for their own body, but they should not have the right to dismember or otherwise slaughter the body of the child that they carry.

The unborn entity within the pregnant woman's body is not
part of her body. The conceptus is a genetically distinct entity with its own
unique and individual gender, blood type, bone-structure, and genetic code.
Although the unborn entity is attached to its mother, it is not part of her (

One of the government's actual duties is to protect life. If every life is not sacred, soon no life at all will be sacred. It is not difficult to trace this path in other societies, even recent ones like Nazi Germany or modern day Holland.

When abortion becomes acceptable, so will euthansia. And then forced abortions. And then infanticide and not treating children born with handicaps. And then involuntary euthansia, choosing when people should die so as not to burden society. All you have to do is read a little history to see this pattern. It's a slippery slope.

For specific questions about a Christian view of abortion go here.

For more information on several topics of bioethics go here.

To find an abortion recovery center near you, go here.

Most importantly, what does the Bible say about abortion?


Jacki said...

You know, one thing that I really do not like is the attitude that many pro-choice people have. They believe that we pro-life people are ignorant. When did it become acceptable in our country to call each other ignorant just for having different beliefs?

Good response.

gwendomama said...

you left out the part about calling yourself a christian yet being so intolerant and vindictive and wishing hell upon someone who makes a choice different from yours.

shall i wish my pain upon you?
i would not.

gwendomama said...

Jendi said...

Well said!

When the slippery slope is written out like that it's frightening, but true.

Alicia said...

It is actually a historic Christian position to protect the weak and those who have no voices. The early Christians rescued discarded babies in ancient Rome, so the tradition is long.

It is interesting that most pro-choice people would support the end of slavery, and yet that would not have been possible if someone had not given them a voice. We have an obligation to protect those that are helpless and defenseless. That is being a Christian.

Wendy said...

heavy discussion happening here.

i definitely do not think you would wish hell upon someone else. yes, you may have different beliefs, but that does not mean you wish hell for anyone.

Alicia said...

This is the opposite of wishing hell upon people - it's about pleading for the life of little ones, to small to voice their own pleas. And truly would protect the mothers themsleves from potentially having to suffer deep pain and guilt.