I agree with StangTamer. Abortion is murder if you believe life begins at conception.
First off, if you read the statistics the women who get pregnant from rape or incest are like 1%...so this #, even if all these pregnancies were aborted, is TINY.
However, this is the argument typically used by those who say its ok "in certain circumstances". I'm not saying the 1% isn't valid, or it NEVER happens, but there is too much emphasis being put on that small %, IMHO.
Most abortions are out of convenience. Someone is still in school, there is no father, "not the right time"... sheesh. Children are a "blessing from the Lord". If you didn't want them, you should have been a heckuva lot more responsible.
Anyway, with regards to the 1% that get pregnant from rape or an incestual relationship.... I have had this disussion with my wife and even with our adult small group at church. If she were to be raped and conceive a child, then I take that as God telling me I need to raise that child as my own. After all, that child would be in my house and under our care as the parents. That would be just another little life that God wants me to nurture. Just b/c one horrible act was committed (the rape), another horrible act (murder, in my opinion) is not right.
Sounds crazy to some...maybe even like a martyr complex, but that's really what I, as a man, should do in my mind. My wife might want to abort the baby at the time, but I would need to keep her from committing an act that we both believe is murder.
As far as people who abort kids b/c they are retarded or missing a limb or whatever...they are cowards. Period. Who on this earth is to say one life is worth MORE than another (at least when we're talking about the unborn)?
We all deal with circumstances that we don't "like" in our lives. Changing our moral structure to benefit ourselves in the short term when these bad circumstances arise is NOT the way to go on living. It's a cop-out, and if you're living in accordance with God's Word, then you stay the course.
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Last edited by WA 2 FST; 10-10-2002 at 05:08 PM.