I had a great debate with a very good friend today. It is a shame that we are on opposite sides of so many issues, but at least, unlike most, we are civil in our aguments and we know when to shut up. The discussion today? Abortion.
I am totally against abortion for any reason. That doesn’t make me unsympathetic to those who become pregnant under extreme and horrifying conditions. To get pregnant because of rape is an unimaginable event. In my opinion, rape should be a capital offense. But that is my own view, one very likely to bring even more deriding commentary my way.
So immediately on discussing abortion, my friend jumped right to the “brutally raped”, “could not bring a child into this world by such an act..” , etc etc. Why do those who believe abortion is OK have to jump right to the worst case scenario? What about your typical girl who sleeps around and fails to take precautions? Is that not the most common way for this to happen? That and the couple who, for whatever reason, do not take precautions and wind up pregnant?
Every time. Bar none. Rape and incest jump right out there in your face, as if they believe you cannot truly believe it is right.
No. It isn’t right. But neither is killing an unborn child. It isn’t right that God allowed this to happen, but he gave man free will and the devil will take every advantage. It is not the least bit right. But I do not believe we should kill that child, who did nothing more than come into being by the Grace of God. Be that as it may, I bare no hatred toward a woman getting an abortion. It IS her body. But her soul will be judged by God, not me. Just PLEASE stop saying I am responsible for you. Stop telling me it is your RIGHT to have as much unprotected sex as you want, as long as I pay for your healthcare. Stop telling me that my religious (or personal) beliefs make me a bigotted hate-monger. I say, why do you hate children? Why do you hate God so much that you are willing to kill a blossoming life?
I did a little looking. There are more than 6,000,000 pregnancies in the USA annually. The average number of those caused by rape? Between 170-340.
Seriously? You want abortion to be paid for so we can cover .00005% of all pregnancies? I know, ‘we don’t want to burden the mother with a child’. Then don’t. Put your baby up for adoption. There are many, many, couples out there who would show the baby all of the love and attention you can’t.
This debate will rage forever, and nothing I say here will change anything. I don’t judge you, so don’t judge me.
-The revolution is at hand. Will you be a leader or a follower?