His Image. His Choice!
With the recent passage of near total bans on abortion in several states, the pro-choice/pro-life debate has reached a fever pitch. While I’d prefer to stay far, far away from the highly contentious back-and-forth these discussions tend to yield, it’s been extremely challenging for me not to chime in. Indeed, if this were a matter where all stakeholders could plead their own case, perhaps I might be less vocal about this topic. But at the center of this issue lies the fate of innocent, unborn human beings who aren’t able to speak up for themselves, and the truth from which my passion for this topic stems is simply that God created humanity in His image (Proverbs 31:8; Genesis 1:26-27).
Certainly, thanks to Adam and Eve (our father and mother according to the flesh) sin now indwells all mankind, which corrupts and separates us from our Creator (Genesis 3; Romans 5). Yet, even still there is hope as God, Who loved us while we were yet sinners, sent His only begotten Son to die for the sins of and redeem those who Believe in Him (John 3:16; Romans 5:8). The goal is to reconcile us back to Him through His Son. Once Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, God could have aborted our entire species - He could have wiped Adam and Eve from the earth and turned His focus elsewhere. Instead, He chose to save us. For mankind is of great value to God, such that even the Angels in heaven are in awe of this truth (Psalm 8:4; 1 Peter 1:12). We’re valuable to Him not because of any inherent merit we possess, of course, but our worth lies in the fact that HE made US, and He made us for HIS glory. So who are we to rob Him of it? Who are we to destroy what HE created...or to interrupt Him in His knitting (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 43:1-7)? Who are we to presume the unborn, who have yet to do good or evil, don’t deserve to live? What justifications do we truly have for this?
Apparently, the justifications abound when we lean to our own understanding. None of them honor God, of course. As such, the plethora of reasons presented in favor of abortion actually trample human decency, devalue human life, sidestep reality, and wholly defy logic, reason and common sense.
So, in this piece I rely on God’s Word and, in effect, sound thinking to address some of the more egregious arguments coming out of the pro-choice movement.
Navigate my thoughts on each argument by selecting the links below.