This is a tough topic. In fact, it’s probably one of the most discussed, debated and disgusted topics of our time. But with the recent news of our president trying to smother the fire between the two sides, the attempt seems to have only rekindled the flame. It’s the abortion issue, which has more issues than National Geographic.
This is a tough topic.
In fact, it’s probably one of the most discussed, debated and disgusted topics of our time. But with the recent news of our president trying to smother the fire between the two sides, the attempt seems to have only rekindled the flame. It’s the abortion issue, which has more issues than National Geographic.
Those on the pro-choice side of the issue say that when dealing with abortion, moral fiber and considerable thought is needed before making any rash decisions. I take this explanation as: If a pregnant young woman feels like she can’t raise a child at that certain time in her life, she should have the option of … well, not having to deal with it. It would be unkind to let the child live, is what they’re saying.
Or, considering another situation dealing with abortion, rape, pro-choice debaters say the woman should not have to subject herself to a child, which was only the consequence of a hate crime. This is an unbelievably sensitive subject.
It’s true these are reasonable situations to have an abortion, and anyone who can’t sympathize with those in conflict have no feeling in their hearts. I do feel terrible for those women who find themselves in situations where they feel there is no other way out. But to deny a life, in my opinion, is wrong no matter what.
Even if, heaven forbid, I find myself in a similar situation where abortion might be considered an alternative, I couldn’t find it in my heart to do it. It’s an innocent life, a miracle on its own, and I don’t have the right to decide whether he/she lives or dies.
A life is not something “you have to deal with.” It’s an honor, and above all, it’s a dedication worth laying your own life on the line for. Those who use the words “moral” to justify having an abortion should look up the word in the dictionary. Or perhaps a thesaurus: ethical, good, right, honest, decent and honorable. Do you think those women who had an abortion felt that way after their appointment?
Now with that said, I would never stand in front of an abortion clinic with a petition sign. People who are making their beliefs known and claim to be Christians voicing God’s will seem incredibly hateful. In my opinion, they are not good representatives of God’s love, compassion and forgiveness.
I do agree with what our president was trying to say. Both sides need to respect each other, while exercising their constitutional right of free speech. There must be a better way to handle the abortion issue, and if the day comes when we all can figure out how to live in peace, just let me know.