During my teen years my mother, who passed away just before I started my freshman year in college, would remind my brothers and me, “You play, you pay.
Mostly she would say this as a “gentle reminder” to keep us from having sex and to make sure that we fully understood that if we had sex, the chance for pregnancy could occur and the more sex we had, the higher that probability.
My mother was not supportive of abortion despite the fact that it was legal. She had Biblical convictions and believed people needed to be held responsible for their actions. If a girl became pregnant, she either needed to give the baby up for adoption or have and care of the baby.
Back in my teen years abortion wasn’t talked about as openly as it is today. Yes, girls in my school were having abortions, but they weren’t openly talking about whether it was acceptable or not.
Today, abortion is not only talked about, but it is heavily debated. Being pro-life myself, I began to ponder why anyone would want to be pro-choice.
The feminist movement has brought about the idea that women should have equality with men in everything. This apparently means equality in being able to have sex anytime and with anyone without responsibility for one’s behavior.
And unlike my mother’s mantra, many women today want to be able to “play and not pay” when it comes to sexual activity.
The main argument I hear regarding abortion is that women should have rights over their reproductive organs.
In 2008, 1.21 million abortions were performed.
Let’s presume half of those babies aborted are females. If the women having the abortions believe they have a right over their reproductive organs, what about those aborted female babies? Aren’t their reproductive rights being infringed upon? Why don’t they get to determine what is done to their bodies?
It seems like a contradiction that women are touting that “no one can tell them what to do with their bodies” yet they don’t extend the same thought process to aborted unborn babies.
And what about men? Men do not seem to have any rights whatsoever in the whole “reproductive rights” debate. If a man gets a woman pregnant, is he—as the father– not allowed the right to say whether or not the baby will be aborted? It seems that even if he wants the baby, his “rights” simply do not count—despite the fact that he contributed 50% to the baby being created.
So basically what this means is not only does the woman demand reproductive rights for herself, she is also demanding rights over a man’s reproductive choices, too!
Of course on the flipside, if a woman decides she does want to have the baby and he doesn’t, all this is thrown out the window and the man is expected to be financially responsible for the baby for the next 18 years.
Isn’t that a bit of a double standard?
Putting aside the argument regarding abortion due to rape, incest, or the life of a mother, I asked myself, “What is the real purpose of an abortion?
My answer is, “convenience.” Abortion is convenient.
A woman who is pro-choice doesn’t feel the need to worry about getting pregnant because she knows she can simply have an abortion to eliminate all her responsibilities.
Abortion advocates have made it easy to ignore the human life element by re-wording the terminology.
They don’t call it a “baby” until week four of the pregnancy. The Mayo Clinic describes pregnancy as not actually occurring in the 1st and 2nd week because they count your period as part of the overall process.
The Mayo Clinic goes on to call the baby a ‘zygote’ upon fertilization and then a ‘blastocyst’ upon implantation.
A cyst? No wonder women think abortion is no big deal!
It makes me wonder what God things about this but although there is no cler Scripture verse that says, “Thou shall not commit an abortion”, there is however the verse from Psalms 139:13-15a:
For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret.
Isn’t it amazing how Scripture talks about how we are woven together in our mother’s womb? We are wonderfully made! The Scripture even refers to how we are made in secret; it doesn’t say we are made “at the fourth week of pregnancy”. It doesn’t say we are woven when we are “no longer zygotes’ and blastocysts.” It says He forms a baby’s parts in the mother’s womb.
Shouldn’t that wonderfully made baby, whose soul knows His creator, have a chance to live life, too.
Angela Love is the State Director of PolitiChicks, South Dakota. She is a full-time student in her senior year at Columbia College pursuing Bachelor degrees in Business Administration in both Management and Finance. For over five years, she has worked as a licensed Commercial Real Estate agent in the state of Colorado, has owned her own real estate company, and has been a managing partner at Phang, LLC, a home-based business specializing in Commercial Underwriting. Angela was an Assistant Producer for “The Dr. Gina Show” and continues working with her as an Assistant producer for Dr. Gina’s YouTube Channel.”