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Why I Oppose Abortion

ImageI oppose abortion for one simple reason, I believe it to be the killing of an innocent human being. The premeditated killing of another human is murder. I believe abortion is murder.

I base my view that abortion is murder on two things. First, my understanding of how God views the unborn. There are numerous instances, some subtle, some overt, where God identifies the unborn as a child. For example, consider Luke’s description of the as yet unborn John, a cousin of Jesus, “And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb” (Luke 1:41). Second, my own senses. I have seen sonograms of unborn children, both static images and video. I have heard the heartbeat, I have felt the kicks of a child in the womb. It is obvious the babe in the womb is human, and alive.

I am disheartened and disgusted by the recent exchanges on the issue that have been reported in the media. Consider the following:

  1. One candidate for President has referred to the fetus as a child and as a person, but has adamantly stated the unborn have no constitutional rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Why? Because, “that is the way we structure it.” Precisely. Since 1973, we have denied the right to life to the unborn because we choose to do so. Our nation has the blood of almost 58 million children on our hands since the legalization of abortion in the Roe V Wade decision. Politicians and lawmakers who claim a desire to make abortion safe and rare are being totally disingenuous, as the numbers show. My question — What gives us the right to determine which persons have the right to life? God will judge this people for such a grievous sin.
  2. While discussing the hypothetical changing of laws to make abortion illegal, another candidate for the presidency was asked if a woman who illegally aborts her child should be punished. He answered, “Of course, women shouldn’t be punished.” Almost all national leaders (liberal and conservative) were in agreement with the sentiment, which shows that the abortion issue has largely been won in our nation by pro-abortion forces.

    Why shouldn’t a woman who conspires to kill her unborn child be subjected to punishment? We would punish her if she conspired to kill her newborn child! Why are those who claim to be pro-life so willing to submit to the narrative that the woman is a victim? (Now, I will stipulate to the possibility that youth, poverty, ignorance and other circumstances may give some motivation to the abortion. But, those circumstances are not used to excuse any other type of murder, only abortion! This is illogical and wrong). When a man and woman choose to have sex and a baby is conceived, there is no victimization, as least not until they choose to make a victim of that unborn child!

I believe that the abortion provider, and the father of the child should be punished as well for conspiring to murder an unborn child. No man should walk free who sits by quietly while another chooses to kill his baby.

I know that these thoughts are politically incorrect, and any national candidate who espouses them can not be elected to office. This is a clear indication of just how ungodly our nation truly is. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). May God be longsuffering toward this stiff-necked people!