Monday, January 18, 2010
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I enjoyed listening to Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She made many good points about abortion:
1. Organizations that come to urban areas to provide "therapeutic abortions" are doing nothing to help the African American community. Minorities have a higher percentage of total abortions performed. How can destroying part of the minority population help them?
2. Abortion does not lift up women. Abortion kills females babies, as well as hurts the mothers physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
3. A law can't make a woman want her baby, but it can keep her from killing the baby.
My own comments are these: 3,000 abortions a day do not help women. How can an easy-out such as abortion do anything but cause women to be viewed more as objects by men, instead of respected for what is uniquely female, which is the ability to bear children? It seems as though modern women's rights are often more about making women the same as men, instead of women being respected as women. I know the argument that many women died as a result of back-alley abortions before Roe vs. Wade. However, I think that what our country has chosen-legal abortions, which are not safe, legal, and rare, is a reckless, damaging choice. Abortions are most commonly used as birth control. As to the number of children per couple, we are barely at the replacement rate in the U.S. We complain that we don't have enough young people to pay into Social Security, and that our population has more old people than young. One answer to that is that 1/3 of my generation never saw the light of day, due to abortion. Sweden just legalized abortion for "gender selection" purposes. What is going to stop us from going down the same path?
Lord, have mercy on us, and help us embrace Your gift of life.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you...Jeremiah 1:5