Sunday, July 28, 2013

Life (a right to choose)

We've all heard a lot of debate about abortion because of the laws Texas put into place in the last few weeks making it more difficult to get an abortion. I've heard a lot of people refer to it in different ways. Whether it be under the guise of women's health, or pro-abortion, or anti-abortion. Personally I prefer to call it what it is. Murder, and I am anti the murdering of innocent children. There are many reasons I am against abortion. First and foremost is because of my faith in Jesus. The Bible specifically talks about God knowing us in the womb. Isaiah 44:2 makes clear reference to it. Life is precious and it is a gift. I can't imagine one day without my two beautiful daughters. I didn't do things right. I had sex before I got married and got my, fiancĂ© at the time, pregnant. We didn't for one second  think about abortion. We were young and completely scared to tell our parents, but we sat down with them and told them the truth and since we were engaged already just moved up our wedding. Definitely not the right choice to make to have sex before we got married, but we made the right choice in bringing our amazing daughter Anna into this world. Again, I can't imagine a day without her.

Ok, so first I gave the reason of faith. Secondly, lets talk about it as a reason for life. Little known in all the talk over Texas is that North Dakota passed a law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be heard, which in a lot of pregnancies can be the 6th week. Unfortunately it is being held up in court right now because a judge deemed it unconstitutional. Seriously? Did she not read the constitution? The right to life and liberty? How is killing a baby giving that baby life and liberty? I digress. I remember hearing both of my daughters heartbeats when my wife was pregnant. I cried the first time I heard them. I loved them from the time I found out my wife was pregnant.  So if a pregnant woman is murdered, no matter how far along her pregnancy is, the murderer is charged with a double homicide. So the difference is that the pregnant woman wanted to keep the baby? How can we get it right in one instance and be so far gone in another.

I've heard it called many times a woman's right to choose. Essentially they are choosing whether or not they want to be pregnant. There are many different types of contraceptives that can be used to help ensure that as a woman you don't get pregnant. I won't go into details on all of the different types, but literally hundreds to thousands. Ultimately if you are completely sure you don't want a child then the best way to make sure that doesn't happen would be to abstain from sex. I feel that is where a woman's right to choose is. She can choose whether or not she has sex. In the case of rape that is different. However life is still a life. A much tougher decision would have to be made by the mother in this case.

People who call it women's health should really just call it choosing how you want to look. We live in a world where everyone wants to plan everything out and a lot of times it just doesnt work that way. CcWomen who don't want to be pregnant shouldn't have sex. And the same goes for men. You know how to make a baby, if you don't want that happening abstain. It's really that simple. Personally I believe that's where the choice stops. Once pregnant another life is there and to end that life would be murder.

So that's my thoughts on abortion.