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Question: Are you Pro-Life or Pro-Choice?
This is easy. I am neither. But it does take some explanation.
Before I start to explain this, we have to define these terms
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice. To me these are sugar coated terms
created to hide the real issue or make it sound worse for Pro-Life
and better for pro-choice. Most refer to the the pro-life side
of the abortion issue as anti-abortion or anti-choice. The
pro-abortion side is referred to as pro-choice. This seems to
give the pro-abortion side a better helping of the sugar-coating to
make it seem more positive even though I believe no one has the
right to kill an innocent human life. I also think these terms give
many a way to avoid the real issue by saying "it's their choice".
But what it comes down to is anti-abortion and pro-abortion.
First, Pro-Life implies that a person should
NOT kill for any reason. There are reasons to kill: self
defense, defending another person, war, and the enforcement of the death penalty**(See
as I said before,
in no circumstances do I believe that someone has the right to kill
a baby because it will interfere with their lifestyle, party dates,
plans, or financial situation, etc... If you do not want a baby, then keep
your pants on, do not have sex (act of mating), go get some elective surgery, tie
it off, chop it off, etc.. I know that abstinence is the Christian
point of view but if you don't agree with the Supreme Being then
take some personal responsibility and control yourself or go get the surgery
(vasectomy or tubaligation). I try
not to be preachy but I am a Christian and it reminds me of the
- Mark 9:45-47 (NIV) "And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off.
is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be
thrown into hell. And if
your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you
to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and
be thrown into hell,"
Some people may interpret this literally, however, I do not think
that this scripture is encouraging self induced injuries. It
is telling you how important it is to do right and that it would be
easier to think correctly to avoid the sin than to deal with the
consequences. An old cliché sums it up, "An ounce of
prevention is worth a pound of cure." Or in this case,
an eight pound baby - give or take a few pounds. Prevention IS
Imagine the Darwin human evolutionary
chart - that shows the progress from ape to modern man. (NO, I
am not an evolutionist - I believe in God's Creation - thanks for asking.) The Human life
cycle starts with conception and grows inside the mother being
fed by a tube in the stomach for about nine months. At birth
the human continues to grow and starts to be fed by mouth instead of a tube in the stomach.
(There have been cases that babies survive if born as early as five
months.) Then the infant becomes more aware of its surroundings
and grows into a child, to a teenager, adult, then old person.
If we have such a disregard for life at the beginning of the life
cycle, then will we not have the same disregard for like at the end of the life cycle?
When you think that people are living longer, the short time in the womb
is such a small percentage of the total life cycle - especially if
the person lives to be over a hundred years of age. Do these baby murderers want to kill our elderly too? I fear
that the same excuses will be used some day towards our elderly.
Things like, "We can't afford to care for the old people." or
"I will not be able to go on dates if I have to care for my
parents." or "We can't afford the medical bills." or "Medicare
costs too much." You get the point. Also, I like old
people. I hope to be an active and healthy one someday.
Second, Pro-Choice depends on
your choices doesn't it? You can chose to mate or not to mate.
It is not a question. That is really where the choices begin.
If a person kills a pregnant woman then the charge is murder for two
people. Yet doctors are killing babies and calling it an abortion.
Even in the case of rape, the woman has a choice to have the baby to
keep this new life or give it for adoption. I can understand
the desire to abort the baby to avoid the reminder of the rape.
As a man, I really can sympathize. If I were a woman in that
position, then I would hope that I will be human enough to see the
child as a blessing like others have done. If the woman
chooses to have an abortion because of rape, then the rapist needs
to be charged for the murder and absolve the victim-mother of all
charges. But then again, if the rape is not reported for
months, it should not matter. It must be reported ASAP -
within days of event. The longer she waits, then I think it is
an excuse to murder a baby. I truly believe the decision to
abort will have consequences - on a personal and spiritual level.
I remember watching the News about a
feminist march for pro-choice and they were interviewing a bunch of
people. One of them was Jane Fonda. If you remember, she
accused our Vietnam Veterans of being baby killers yet she is on the
News supporting the action of killing babies. Someone is very
confused and it is not me.
THEREFORE, let's stop playing with words
to make it sound better than it is. I am Anti-Abortion (not
pro-life) and I do not think anyone should have the choice to kill
babies. That is, after all, the choice that they want to make
isn't it? I am in favor of people having choices but some
options should never be allowed - murder is one of them.
That's how I see it,
05-14-2008: Several people have
written to argue the point. I guess they do not understand my
position. So for those very few of you who have questioned or
written on this to convince me that I am wrong, let me expand here:
I do understand what you are saying and
your beliefs are yours. I just disagree. Let me pose a
question - a scenario... I do not mean to offend...
If a person has a gun pointed at another person and I
go up to the one with the gun and tell them to shoot. Am I not as
guilty of murder? Regardless of who pulled the trigger, we both
wanted the gun to be fired at the victim. The person with the gun
could have stopped it and I could have encouraged not to shoot. If I
support your stance, then I am guilty of encouraging murder of a
human life and I cannot do that for it would be wrong.
To me, killing anytime in the life cycle would be
murder. Whether it is a week old in the womb, or a week out of the
womb, or even a week after the 100th birthday.
I have known people who would feel guilty if they
admitted it was a human being in the womb because they either pulled
the trigger or encouraged someone to do it OR did not stop someone
from doing it. The excuses range from the baby doesn’t know or it
will not remember. Frankly, I do not remember anything before 4
years of age. Because of this, would it have been right to kill me
at 3.5 years old?
Again, not meaning to offend but as a point of
discussion. Think about your reasoning. There is no need to answer
me but ask yourself this... Do you truly believe that life does not
begin at conception? Is it Guilt? Where do you draw the line at what
You and I know my answers to these questions. Do you
That's how I still see it,
** Death Penalty clarification: I really do not think that the death penalty is a
deterrent to crime but if someone is sentenced to death then do it.
I do not think that we should allow these criminals to be on Death
Row for as long as they are there. An example is Tookie Williams,
who helped create the notorious Crips street gang in the late
1960's. Williams was convicted and sentenced to death in 1981 for
four murders committed during two separate robberies in 1979.
He was FINALLY executed 24 years after being sentenced by the state
of California in 2005. He lived on death row for 24 years.
That's 24 years too long.
So let me be clear. The Death Penalty is
not a deterrent to crime. Criminals are not thinking about
tomorrow. They are thinking about the moment. I do not
believe they really think about the consequences of their actions.
For example, you hear about armed robbery/murders over a mere
twenty dollars. Life means nothing to them - not even their
own. They do not care about the consequences.
Thanks to lawyers, the cost of executions
has gotten so expensive that it is probably less expensive to have
them in jail for life. Besides, as a punishment, death is too
easy of a way out. I think
criminals should serve time with hard labor. Which brings up
another issue about how well we treat the worst - it will have to
wait for another issue page.
01-22-2010 - The Truth About Abortion
Article by Chuck Baldwin
I just wanted to share this good article by pastor
Today marks the 37th anniversary of the infamous US Supreme Court
Roe v. Wade decision, which, in effect, legalized abortion-on-demand
nationwide. The aftermath of this tragic ruling is the deaths of
over 40 million (a very conservative number) innocent unborn babies.
It is no hyperbole to say abortion is America's holocaust. Think of
it, every American citizen today, 37 years old or younger, has never
known a country that respected and protected innocent human life in
the womb. Put it another way: when Hitler's Third Reich was at its
zenith, the abortion rate was 40%.........
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