Monday, January 29, 2018

Abortion Rights - The Right to Kill Unborn Children

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There's an article in today's New York Times entitled "The Gathering Threat to Abortion Rights." 

"Abortion rights" are the legal permission to kill unborn children. Abortion rights give people the right to kill their babies. 

The right to kill a person.

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 confesses, and cries for forgiveness.

This is why the 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? 

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

And rational.

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

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.