Let’s start with a provocative title. I know this may raise some eyebrows, but I’m in a mood for that, so that’s ok. And I think there needs to be another perspective. Don’t base opinions on ignorance.
On moral grounds, I 100% believe that abortion is murder, and is absolutely wrong. I believe it is taking a human life.
But I want to keep it legal.
Why? Because one out of eight pregnancy related deaths worldwide is from an unsafe abortion. It’s a lucrative business, and Doctors get greedy and sloppy. And it’s a very invasive procedure to begin with. In countries where abortion is illegal, it still happens. It happens more often, in fact. It just happens under the radar. Without government regulations, or any protection against medical malpractice. There’s already an issue of women being hurt; doctors send them in and out sometimes without regard to their health and well-being. I’d rather it remain legal so at the very least it is regulated.
You can’t fix morals by passing a law. Making abortion illegal isn’t going to keep people from getting one. You know what will?
Be the church. There aren’t enough parents for the babies that need adopted. Quit screaming about the ones dying and take care of the living ones. Love the women who don’t know what to do or where to go. Build relationships with someone outside of your little Christian bubble.
Only Christ’s changing power is going to change people’s morals, whether it’s about extra-marital sex, or about abortions. Be God’s love and mercy. He’ll be the justice. If we try and be the justice of God, we’ll fail miserably. If we can let His love shine through us, maybe, just maybe, things will begin to change.
This doesn’t mean saying that darkness is light, or that abortion is ok. But it does mean realizing that dark doesn’t go away if you make it illegal. It goes away when you shine light in.
On a practical level, if you want less babies to die, help make birth control more available. It’s ridiculously hard to get if you don’t have medical insurance!