Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Abortion Rights - The Right to Kill Unborn Children

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(I have to keep this ball in play. This is the other side.)

An article in the New York Times is titled "The Gathering Threat to Abortion Rights." 

Abortion rights: the legal permission to kill unborn children. 

Abortion rights: the right to kill your babies.  

The right to kill a person.

I am not being dramatic. That is the issue, and why it is so controversial. 

If the unborn child is not a "person" (like Peter Singer claims), then killing the inborn life form is not killing a person. Who would then care, except irrational mothers who believe the entity within them was their child?

But, if the inborn life form is a person, at every stage of its existence, then abortion is murder. 

This is why I, and many others, are scandalized by abortion. This seems to be why Eminem confessed, and cried for forgiveness.

This is why women (and occasional men, like Eminem) Linda and I meet, who have had abortions, grieve over their choice to terminate the life of their child. This is why they think, years later, of how old their child would be now? Of who they would be, had they not been euthanized?

The threat to every person's right to life. That should make us emotional. 

And rational.

For the reasoning, see "Abortion: A Logical Argument."

To go deep, please read Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice, by Francis Beckwith.

My two books are:

Leading the Presence-Driven Church

Praying: Reflections on 40 Years of Solitary Conversations with God

I'm now working on #3 - How God Changes the Human Heart.