Jeremiah 1: 5 "Before I formed you in the Womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet of the nations." Psalms 22: 31 "They will come and will declare His righteousness to a people who will be born, that He has performed it." Psalms 78:6 "That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, that they may arise and tell them to their children." Psalms 90; 2 "Before the mountains were born, Or Thou didst give birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God."

The verses I have quoted would certainly point out that God knows us before our birth. To me, that is a definite indication that abortion is wrong.

Now lets discuss the way it should be handled. Eric Rudolf is wrong. The other anti-abortion assassins are wrong. Abortion is wrong, dead wrong, but murder to murder is not right.

To the pro-choice group I must say, "You are a sick group of people." Legal doesnít mean right. I have heard all of the arguments to the issue. "It is the right of a woman to choose". Oh please, no one has the right to choose another persons death, no matter where that person is residing. It doesnít matter if that person is in Seattle or the womb.

I have also head the "viability" argument and the "when is it life" argument and so on. Here is my response to both arguments and just about any other argument on the subject. In the conception of a child the mother is alive, the egg is alive, the father is alive and the sperm is alive. At no time in the process is there non-life, or death involved. That makes it pretty simple for me. A human life exists even before conception.

To make my point on why Christians have been wrong in their response I will begin with another of my stories and then expand into how we should respond.

Many years ago a friend of my wifeís came to us with a problem. She was unmarried, and yes, pregnant. She wanted to know what we thought about her having an abortion. Well the immediate response was no! Then she delivered a humdinger of a problem. She simply said, I cannot afford the baby. She was a waitress, wasnít sure who was really the father, had no insurance and would need financial help if she were to keep the child. Back then an abortion was under $200 if you had to pay for it at all. She then asked if we would be willing to help her financially if she didnít get an abortion. Let me tell you what, that put my faith where my mouth was. I was newly married, had one of my own and was making about $180 a week and my wife was an at home Mom. Now what do you do? Well, we agreed to help. It was the toughest 18 months of my life. Putting money out on prenatal care, delivery, and then helping out once the baby was born was an incredible strain. After 18 months she met a man that loved her and wanted to care for her and they have been married for many, many years. They even have two of their own.

So what is my point? First off instead of protesting in front of abortion clinics we should establish alternative clinics as close to abortion clinics as possible. We should be counseling women on the issue of life and when is a pregnancy a life. We should be counseling these women on the emotional problems that will result sometime in the future if they have an abortion. I have met many women that have some real issues to deal with when years later they have a child, or are around a lot of children and they realize just how alive the aborted child was. Then we need to set up financial aid for those who simply canít afford to have a child. It is tough to tell an unwed (or wedded) mother that is making minimum wage or waitressing or in some other financial crunch to "be ye warm and filled, now go away". We canít do that. Abortion clinics, unfortunately, offer a quick and inexpensive way out of a hard situation. And we all know that Americans will always seek the quick and easy solution as opposed to the hard, long haul road. As for those that seek abortion because it cramps their style, we need to offer counseling regarding the long term emotional problems and if the situation warrants it, we need to offer prenatal care and adoption solutions. Even with this there will be those that choose abortion (murder) over doing the right thing. For those we can only offer prayer and a word of warning that God will judge us all.

Which brings us to the killing of doctors and the bombing of clinics. It is wrong. As long as the government says it is legal, then we can only pray for the doctors involved, council them in the ways of truth and try and overturn Roe Vs Wade. To kill and destroy accomplishes nothing for Christ and only makes us worse than them. Romans 12:19 "never take your own vengeance, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I shall repay, says the Lord". And Isaiah 59: 18 According to their deeds, so He will repay...."

Let God deal with sinners, we must start to do what is right. Take responsibility for yourself and reach out in peace and love to the lost, donít drop bombs on them or shoot them in their kitchens. By screaming at the lost and bombing the lost and shooting the lost we only strengthen their resolve to continue to offer murder as a solution to their problems.

Why arenít abortion foes using TV the way tobacco foes use TV?

Dina's Dad     


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