Everyone has choices every day and throughout our entire lives. Most options are simple such as which shoes to wear or what to have for lunch. However, some preferences have far-reaching consequences which can affect our lives and other’s lives indefinitely.
One of the crucial choices in our recent history and culture is what a woman decides when she gets pregnant, either voluntarily or otherwise. With the legal and political system changes over the past 30 to 40 years, it has become relatively easy to choose to destroy an unborn child. Notice that I did not refer to “abortion” or “a woman’s right to choose.” Instead, I call this choice what it is without the cloak of political correctness…” destroying an unborn child.”
Let’s forget for the moment about the law or political correctness. Before Roe v. Wade, some women chose to find ways to destroy their unborn children anyway. So let me be clear that the only effect of these legal changes was to make this choice more acceptable and readily available.
So, what does choice have to do with anything? It is my humble opinion that option has everything to do with the issue regarding the fate of an unborn child. No law regarding pro-choice, pro-life, or pro basketball (sorry, couldn’t resist) can change people’s hearts. That must come from a higher source…one much higher than you, me, or government.
Then who is affected by this choice other than the obvious? Most of us think only of the mother and the unfortunate fetus. But what about the father, grandparents, and other relatives who have no choice in the matter. Oh! That’s right; we have been conditioned to believe that it is the woman’s right to do with her body as she pleases. The only problem (again, political correctness aside) is that a whole new person depends on the mother to make the right decision to allow him or her to have a shot at continued life.
The only thing that we can do to protect the unborn children of this world is to try to change hearts and minds regarding the real gravity and tragedy which goes beyond political correctness and ridiculous, self-serving arguments. I have rights, you have rights, and for God’s sake, our pets have rights to, the little unborn baby has NONE!
This is not a personal judgment on any woman who has terminated an innocent life. I’m sure many of you have regrets, and for those who don’t have any remorse, I can only pray that your hearts will soften in time. I know that our Lord forgives if we ask.
Choosing to eliminate an unborn baby from this world is now and has always been a moral issue for us individually and our culture and society. However, you don’t even have to believe in God to see the need to respect and protect innocent life if we are to succeed as a civilized world.
I have choices. You have choices. I choose to support, protect, and nurture innocent human life before and after birth.