I was thinking this morning about the fact that this is Sanctity of Life week. Many many people, both pro life and pro choice feel passionately about the issue of abortion. I have been on both sides of the fence, and I wondered how I would discuss the issue with myself from both sides. Here’s my attempt.
As far as I’m concerned, it’s MY body and I can do what ever I want with it. If I choose to have an abortion, how can that have ANY impact on you?
It may be your body but it’s not your life that you are ending.
Well, it can’t survive without me anyway so it’s still part of my body.
It has a heart beat. It has hair, fingernails and it’s very own DNA.
Men should really stay out of this debate. When they can go through a pregnancy with all the hormone changes, physical changes, labor pains and stretch marks, THEN they have a right to tell me what to do and what not to do with my body.
Men have every right and responsibility to enter into this debate:
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Men were given this instruction; To look after the orphans and widows. Those who cannot defend themselves….do not unborn fit into this category?
I have the right to choose. I was born with that right and NO one can take that away from me. In this country, I have a right to make the choice, it’s part of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. You have no idea what it’s like for me.
Yes, I do. I had an abortion. And I lost a pregnancy too. I know the fear, the pain and the struggle of the crisis pregnancy. I also know the pain that creeps up later when you don’t expect it. And now I know how God feels about it, and how He feels about me. I’m forgiven. But I can’t just be silent now. I have to, in some way, in some form, help someone else who has suffered what I have suffered, and in the process maybe help to prevent someone from suffering what I have suffered.
Pray not for the unborn, but for the undecided; that they will choose life for the unborn and for themselves.