Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Woman's Right To Choose?

In the first episode of the second season of Tim Allen's new sitcom, Last Man Standing, the eldest daughter ignorantly argues, "Obama respects a woman's right to choose", to which the mother ignorantly responds, "Hallelujah!" We have a colossal problem here.

If a woman has the right to choose, what if the child inside that woman is a female? What about her right to choose? Does she not get a say as to whether or not she lives or dies? Regardless of whether the child inside a woman is male or female, why is the child being punished with the death penalty? Even if the woman in question was the victim of rape, why is the child inside her being punished with the death penalty? A woman has the right to choose whether or not she will keep the child when it is born or put it up for adoption, but she does not have the right to choose whether that child will live or die. Likewise, a woman has the right to choose whether or not she will take her own life, but she does not have the right to choose whether she takes the life of the child inside her.
In the United States, there are many situations in which abortions are recommended, even encouraged, by family, counsellors, medical personnel and even religious advisers. Sometimes an abortion is recommended because of difficult circumstances, and other times simply for convenience. Here are four cases for you to consider. Should these babies be aborted? You decide!

Four Cases:
Case #1. There’s a traveling preacher and his wife who are living in poverty. They already have fourteen children. Now she finds out she’s pregnant with the 15th child. They are very poor and probably will be unable to afford a doctor’s attention. Considering their poverty, the excessive world population, and the number of children they already have, would you recommend she get an abortion?
Case #2. The grandmother is an alcoholic and the father spends his evenings out drinking in the taverns. His mother has tuberculosis. She has already given birth to four children. The first child is blind, the second child died, the third child is deaf, and the fourth child has tuberculosis. Now the mother is pregnant again. Given the extreme situation, would you recommend an abortion?
Case #3. A white man raped a 13-year-old black girl and now she is pregnant. Her family lives in extreme poverty; in fact, to survive, they often have to steal food. If you were her parents, would you recommend or require her to have an abortion?
Case #4. A fifteen year old girl is pregnant. She is not married and lives in a cave in an outback area with very little money or resources. The man she hopes to marry is not the father of the baby. There is no hospital or doctor available. Would you recommend that she get an abortion?

The Reality:
Case #1: You would have just aborted the world-famous Methodist preacher John Wesley.
Case #2: You would have just aborted the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
Case #3: You would have just aborted Ethel Waters, the marvellous black Gospel singer.
Case #4: You would have just aborted Jesus Christ, the saviour of the world!

Since we are killing off over a million of our babies each year, how many other geniuses, artists, musicians, scientists, saints, and others have we assassinated? If the “pro-choice” (read: “pro-abortion”) folks have their way, the world may be deprived of a genius with the cure for cancer, or any number of other advancements (technological, medical, etc.).
For a woman to go the nine-month pregnancy term and then have the child executed the moment its head comes out of her (known as partial-birth abortion, where the child is "partially" delivered and its skull is punctured and its brains sucked out) is inhumane. Such women should be on the receiving end of a lethal injection for murdering their children in this manner (and so should the doctors responsible for doing such a thing). It would be far better if they delivered the child and it was immediately put up for adoption.

The Bible teaches us that children in the womb have rights:
"And if men struggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that she has a miscarriage, yet there is no further injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman's husband may demand of him; and he shall pay as the judges decide. But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise." Exodus 21:22-25
The Roman world of Jesus' day supported abortion, infanticide, and child abandonment. The following verses show us that a fetus is a living human being that deserves the same protection as any other human being:
"Now at this time Mary arose and went with haste to the hill country, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. And it came about that when Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. And she cried out with a loud voice, and said, "Blessed among women are you, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy."" Luke 1:39-44

"Now the word of the LORD came to me saying, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations."" Jeremiah 1:4-5

"I will say to God, 'Do not condemn me; Let me know why Thou dost contend with me. Thy hands fashioned and made me altogether, And wouldst Thou destroy me? Remember now, that Thou hast made me as clay; And wouldst Thou turn me into dust again?'" Job 10:2, 8-9
Some individuals attempt to claim that there is no scientific evidence that life begins at conception. Such claims are made in either complete ignorance or deliberate deception. The following banner demonstrates some of the scientific truths regarding infants in the womb.

It is a fact that every woman who has ever had an abortion, whether or not she believed it was the right thing to do, has been an emotional and mental train wreck after the fact. They have been mentally and emotionally unstable. I believe this is due to the fact their conscience convicts them of the fact they murdered their child in cold blood. Women who have not had to suffer with this are those who have received the forgiveness of Christ Jesus for their sins, because these women confessed their sins and repented.

What the eldest daughter on Last Man Standing should have said was "Barrack Obama supports a woman's right to murder", which would have been the truth. No matter how you dice it, abortion is murder and murder is wrong.