Abortion | Whose Life Is It Anyway?

There is so much said on both sides of the abortion issue.  Personally, I am pro-life.  Yet, when it comes to abortion, whose life is it anyway?

In my youth it was considered rare to have an abortion and only in the event of a medical emergency for the mother.  Just about every other scenario for abortion was deemed illegal.  Sometimes a single parent would raise an unwanted child or if not possible, adoption was another option.  Many babies were surrendered to adoption agencies or orphanages if rape was a factor; but never was abortion considered as a mainstream birth control option.  I say mainstream, because all manner of illegal abortions were carried out in back alley rooms – and they weren’t free.  Prostitution has always seen its fair share of unwanted babies and consequently illegal abortions too.

Do you hear the dark circumstances described?  Sometime prior to 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision people had unprotected sex (birth control had barely been invented!) in and outside of marriage, teens got pregnant, women got raped, and in a broken world that is how our species survived instead of going extinct.

In an effort to fix things, we now hear that women have rights to choose, and rights to their bodies, and rights to abortion on demand being the same as rights to healthcare.  Now some states have made it legal to abort a healthy baby full term or even during or after live birth.  Fetuses and even live babies have no rights to life; but yes, it is the tax payers’ right to pay the bill whatever the doctor and mother decide.

Whose life is it anyway?  Is it truly the mother’s life or the unborn/infant child’s life?  Don’t all lives matter?  Don’t all lives belong to God?

“As I live,” says the Lord GOD …

“Behold, all souls are Mine” … ~Ezekiel 18: 3a, 4a NKJV

I was recently told on social media in an angry pro-choice comment to get myself educated before being qualified to share my pro-life views about abortion.  In my second attempt to comment on a different abortion-related post, I was cut off mid-sentence by the media-in-charge. Educated or no, pro-choice views seem to make people angry.  Yet I do not feel that I know it all.  I see what I see, and read what I read.  I just have faith in God’s Word and respond accordingly.

In our culture, abortion is now mainstream whether we like it or not.

If you are still reading this longish post, the question is; what are we going to do about it?  Have we passed the point of no return on maintaining our population growth, due to low birth rates?  Will our nation flounder economically through lost production, taxes, defense, or education?  Will legal abortion numbers continually climb? Or is legalized abortion self-destructing?

Whether we talk about the cold facts of abortion or discuss the crushing sadness, violence, and brutality of abortion; I leave it to readers to vote your conscience; to show kindness and love to those you disagree with; to pray for the unborn and the pregnant mothers who have tough choices to make; who often talk of post-abortion remorse; for the fathers who seem to have no legal rights in the issue.  Church, please counsel the youth about pro-life options to unwanted pregnancy.

“Praying now, LORD GOD, who created us and cares for us; who loves every person.  LORD, bring understanding to our national leaders of your ways which are holy and righteous.  We pray for love for our unborn babies and a great mourning in the hearts of our people that will rise up and abolish the practice of abortion in our entire nation.  We thank you that even though this seems impossible to expect, through faith in your ultimate power, it will come to pass.  We know all lives belong to you; that Jesus is the Bread of Life, and all who pray in His Name according to your will, their requests will be granted. Help those who stand firm against evil and who stand strong in the faith; who walk in the full armor of God’s Word and match anger with the love of Christ.  Protect them as they pray outside clinics, in marches, the legislatures and in the courts.  In the name of our Savior to the World, Jesus, Amen!”

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in heavenly places. ~ Ephesians 6:12 NLT

The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops. ~ James 5: 16b-18 NLT

The unborn babies of our nation are our future crops.

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