we insist that abortion in this country is about a woman's rights over
her own body and to choose, then we must first insist that the unborn
have no moral or civil rights in this country. The rights of the unborn
must first be negated, or at the least seen as secondary. All the
"what if" scenarios must take a lesser place to this supreme right.
To insist the unborn have no rights requires a belief that life does
not begin until birth. Therefore, for 9 months the unborn is not a
valid human but an appendage of the woman, who is not yet a "mother"
because the child has not gained person-hood, just as I am not the
"father" of a skin tag that pops up on my neck.
It only follows
then, that if a woman who is pregnant refers to or thinks of the fetus
she carries as her "baby" ("I felt my 'baby' move/kick"; "I hope my baby
is a boy/girl") she believes that within her womb is a human life
preparing for entrance into the world, not simply an appendage.
Therefore, for such a woman to consider the pre-born in her own womb a
"baby" but to not desire to protect the lives of other "babies" (whom
she considers valid human beings) by taking a pro-abortion rights stance
is illogical. And for someone who takes the position that an unborn
child is a "baby" to refuse to stand up to defend that person's moral
and civil right to life is unconscionable.
Life is the basic
human right. Everything else is built upon that, making it vastly more
important than jobs, the economy or foreign affairs. If we turn a blind
eye to the foundation of life, everything else will eventually crumble.
The choices before us as Americans are very clearly drawn as we
approach this election. There can be no neutral ground on this issue. (Read on if you consider yourself a Christian.)
As Christ-followers we hold to a view that life is sacred and that it
begins at conception. Those views are grounded in our belief that the
Bible is the Word of God. Each of us will be held accountable for our
actions and our words, and that must include (as Americans) what we
support at the ballot box.
If life is sacred and holy to God,
it must be to us as well. Please be sure your vote has been formulated
by a biblical worldview.
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