Tuesday, February 5, 2013

It's the End of the World as We Know It

I've really been struggling with something lately. When you talk about China's notorious "one-child" policy, generally, the American people are appalled. Appalled that a government would put such a practice into law. Appalled that people would intentionally kill their daughters so that their son's could live because a son is worth more than a daughter.

Any of this sound eerily familiar? I can't believe how hypocritical the American populace can be and not even see it. They cry "pro-choice!" A woman should have the right to take the life of a child because it is inconvenient, painful, unwanted. Oh, but it's not actually a child until it breathes it's first breath. And maybe it's not a child until "it" can take care of itself somehow, so after-birth abortion is ok too. Who get's to decide when someone becomes a person anyway? A doctor? You? Me? What if my definition of person is different from yours?

Although our government does not force you to have an abortion, they do force everyone to pay for it. What happened to MY choice? Why don't I get to choose NOT to pay for or support abortion without being labeled "anti-women's rights?" And, excuse me, but I am more for women's rights than the pro-chioce side. Why? Because I care about the long-term overall health of these women. Pro-choice supporters are only concerned about the moment. The act of abortion is not a long-term or permanent scar, it's a "simple" choice. Maybe the woman wants to pursue a career? Maybe she wants to finish school? Maybe she was raped and doesn't want to have to have a child with someone she did not choose?

Well, what if the baby forming in these wombs is a female? We're not concerned about her rights because she's not actually a human being? Her rights don't count because she relies on the mother for nourishment and sustaining? We only care about adult women's rights?

I hate to tell you, but we all rely on someone for life. No man is an island. If you were the only one in the world, you would not live very long because you'd have no reason to live. We've legalized a form of murder. How long until I can kill you just because you made me mad? You are inconvenient to me. You are keeping me from accomplishing what I want so I'm going to get rid of you. How do you feel about that?

Whether you are a Christian or not, this is an important issue. Every decision and choice has consequences. Be willing to accept those consequences and don't make an innocent child pay for your mistakes or the cruelty of another.

This is what comes when "everyone does what is right in their own eyes." (Judges 21:25) "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned -EVERY ONE- to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.: (Isaiah 53:6) There is hope. Despite the fact that we are all as filthy rags, God has laid all our sins (our lying, stealing, cheating, aborting, killing, etc) on his Son, Jesus Christ. We have new life and a great hope. Do you have this hope? Or are you lost in this hopeless world where everyone does what is right in his own eyes?

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