I spoke to quite a few Christians who were upset when the New York governor signed the new abortion law. Christian media announced that the law would allow the killing of babies up to the date they are born. In truth, the law only allows a late-term abortion if the mother’s health is at risk. A lot of states do this, New York just happened to add this language to theirs. You still can’t get an abortion after the fetus is 24 weeks unless health reasons. I just wanted to put some of your minds at ease who thought all babies could be killed coming out of the birth canal.
According to the CDC, 91.1% of abortions
performed in 2015 were at ≤13 weeks’ gestation
Now don’t go thinking I’m pro-choice, because I’m not. And I don’t understand Christians who believe in the right to abortion. They seem to forget Bible verse Psalm 139:13, For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. How can you say it’s okay for a woman to kill something God has created for any other reason than rape or the health of the mother?
While the laws bother me, what irritates me more is how certain people react when one of these laws is passed. They celebrate. They carry signs that say “Abortion on Demand and Without Apology” or “My Body, My Choice.” Shouldn’t your choice begin before you become pregnant, not after? Now, I’m not talking about in the case of rape or health issues. This discussion is for abortions that occur for convenience.
And what about the child’s choice? Isn’t it their body you’re destroying? You make one bad decision by getting pregnant then you make a selfish one so your life isn’t interrupted.
These same people will cry if an unwanted kitten is killed, yet they nonchalantly pass laws to kill human children. And then when that law is passed, they rejoice. What has this country come to when we celebrate the death of our children?
Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness. – Alveda King, former Georgia State Representative
I believe the decision to take a child’s life should be a tough one. If you’ve been raped or your health relies on it, this decision should be private between you and your doctor. It should never involve a congressman or the local church. However, if the only reason you are aborting your child is for convenience, then it should be a harder decision to make than the one that got you in this predicament in the first place.
However, those who celebrate being able to kill a child have more problems than just wanting control over their bodies. They have a problem with their character. No one should ever be happy about the death of a child whether due to illness or choice.
(If you have had an abortion and still feel the guilt, just remember, if you ask for God’s forgiveness, he will give it to you. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is forgive ourselves, but if God can forgive you, in time, you can also forgive yourself.)
If you, or someone you know, is in need of prayer, please let me know in the comment section below, and I’ll be happy to pray for you.