Women get pregnant, and men don’t.
Sounds like a pretty simple truth right? You could just stop reading here, but I’m guessing you want a little more explanation.
Women are made differently than men. God designed us to be life creators and life givers. This is a privilege, and a gift. And I say gift because this IS a gift. Despite what secular society would have us think, children are a great gift. Pregnancy is a great gift. However, this gift also comes with great responsibility. We as women are responsible for protecting the life inside the womb.
If God designed it so that men carried children in their womb, I would be saying the same thing about men. But in His infinite wisdom, God gave the task to women. Carrying and raising children can be extremely difficult, especially when men choose not to take responsibility for their children. But Ladies, the fairness of God’s design is not for you to decide. YOU get pregnant. YOU bring children into this world. That is the reality. And YOU don’t have the license to kill a human being just because it grows inside of you.
In fact, it is genius the way God designed it. He has the baby grow inside our bodies to protect it. It makes it very difficult for any harm to come to the child unless it is inflicted accidentally, through an act of violence, or by our own will.
This is not about the government controlling what you do with your body. This is not about women’s rights. This is about the government taking a final stand by saying that abortion is murder and that it is a crime. Because it is. It is a moral issue. It is one of the most important questions of our time. If abortion is murder, than our laws should reflect that. Just because you do the heavy lifting in the reproductive process does not mean you have the right to kill the baby. You can call the baby a “pregnancy” or abortion “healthcare” but that will not change your accountability for your actions before God. Abortion is murder. Not healthcare. It sounds simple, but there is a much easier way you can control your body and the reproductive process: don’t have sex until you are ready for a child.
Actions have consequences. This is one of the most fundamental lessons we are meant to learn in adolescence. Yet we seem to think that we can be sexually active with no consequences. Secular wisdom also would have us think that people cannot be self-controlled enough to exercise abstinence. But they can. Part of the problem in all of this is that parents rely on the school systems to educate their children about sex and its consequences, and they give up on teaching their children abstinence because they assume they won’t be. Parents need to actually talk with their children about these topics openly, and then be involved to the level that you notice when your teenager doesn’t get home at curfew or go to the place they said they would go.
I’m willing to bet that if abortion was a crime, many people would think twice about their sexual activity. No one has a right to act without having to deal with the consequences of their actions.
The government governs our bodies in all kinds of ways. This is for the safety of others. The government tells us what substances we can ingest and can’t ingest, and even in what amounts. The government also legislates what one person can do to another within the bounds of the law. So if a person is being formed inside of you, in your womb (because this is how people are made), than it is perfectly reasonable for the government to govern what you can and can’t do to that person.
If you don’t believe the baby inside the womb is a person, according to the Bible, your belief is wrong and you need to change it to be in line with God’s Word;
[Psa 139:13-16 NASB] 13 For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, [And] skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; 16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained [for me,] When as yet there was not one of them.
Besides, no one actually believes a child in the womb is not a person. When a woman wants her baby, everyone treats it like a person before it is born, and that child is said to have infinite value! If someone kills a pregnant woman they are prosecuted for a double homicide. Why would the worth of the child in the womb change only based on the woman’s decision? That makes no sense. If the baby is wanted its valuable and if it isn’t than it can be regarded as trash? Someone explain that to me. The reason women who have abortions struggle with them is because they know they are wrong. Everyone describes it as an unfortunate thing, as a hard and difficult thing. If what is inside of you is only a cluster of cells, why is it so emotional? What does it affect you so much?
What is growing inside of you is not an aimless cluster of cells. Everyday, a human is being woven together purposefully inside of you. That cluster is a little brain, a little heart, and little eyes. They have their own DNA. That is the truth. Development for a child starts from day 1, at conception. If a pregnant woman makes any major changes to her health and diet, negative or positive, it will affect the child’s health outside of the womb in major ways.
There is a documentary on Netflix called Reversing Roe in which the producers try to scare everyone about the dangers of what could happen if Roe V. Wade was reversed. They also portray all Christians and evangelicals against abortion as white males who are sexist, and thirsty for political power. The documentary (as I predicted) does not try to tackle the morality of abortion at all. It just takes it for granted that abortion can be considered “healthcare.” Let me tell you something: it would be 100% moral for the government to outlaw abortion. It would be 100% right. Animals have more rights in our country than an unborn child. I want you to sit on that for a minute. You can be charged for animal cruelty, but you can kill your child in the womb with no consequences. The only argument the pro-choice movement has is that the baby is in the woman’s body, and the woman should control her own body.
Which brings me back to my original point: women get pregnant. Men don’t. Sometimes it is hard to be pregnant, and it is hard to have children. Sometimes it seems like life isn’t fair in that regard. But you can’t kill a baby before it is born just because it is growing in your body. The baby is not your body. It is a separate body within yours.
Ladies, if you have had an abortion and you are experiencing guilt and shame, turn to Jesus. He can forgive you, He can heal you, He can make you new. His sacrifice cleanses us from every sin, even the sin of murder. The cross is enough to cleanse you. Jesus is waiting and ready to forgive you. You don’t have to be punished for your sins, because Jesus took the punishment for you. But you have to believe in Him, and that means submitting to His lordship.
If you want a little more information on the moral argument, there is a great Prager University video on it here:
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