Abortion or Pro-Life?

One of the issues of our society which divides people concerns our laws which regulate the ability of pregnant women to terminate their pregnancy.  Some call the issue Abortion Rights, which others call the issue Right to Life.

I suggest that there is a more fundamental issue which typically never gets addressed.  It is the issue of responsibilities.

Americans are all about their rights, but we tend to ignore the fact that every right generates a corresponding responsibility.  Even our most basic national documents refer to certain God-given rights such as Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness while not mentioning the corresponding responsibilities of protecting other people's and creatures' corresponding rights.

So, it seems to me to be unproductive to wrangle about women's rights to abortions and children's rights to life while ignoring the fact that it usually takes a male sperm joining the female's egg to result in the child whose rights of existence are being debated.  On rare occasions I hear about a father's rights with relation to his children, but I have never heard anyone address the issue of a man's responsibility with regard to an unborn child.  I suspect that the vast majority of unwanted unborn children are the result of irresponsible sexual activity by men, and thus I believe that men's responsibility for their sexual activities should be addressed and made accountable.

Then, if and when men are held accountable for their irresponsible sexual conduct, and appropriate sanctions are instituted for the results, perhaps there will be a reduction in the number of unborn children whose lives are terminated.


I believe that people indeed were created male and female by our loving Heavenly Father, and that holy sexuality was part of His plan for all men and women as part of our lives to be lived in an abiding relationship with our Heavenly Father through His Son, Jesus Christ.  In addition I believe that the present views of sexuality held by fallen mankind are either too restrictive or too lenient compared to God's normal plan.

But I also believe that every person can attain a life of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit if they choose the crucified and resurrected life available to each and every one of us from our Heavenly Father by the grace He gives which was purchased by our Lord Jesus when He humbled Himself to become human, lived, suffered, died, was buried and was resurrected to be the Source of a new, holy life for those who choose to abide in Him.

But we have an adversary who is intent on preventing those who are made in the image of God from living the holy, pure, simple and trusting life in this age and in the age to come.  This adversary needs to be overcome in order for any of us to live as we are supposed to live.  And provision has been made for us to overcome him "by the Blood of the Lamb [our Lord Jesus - the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world] and the word of our testimony, and by loving not our lives even unto death."

So, how does one actually accomplish this overcoming?  I suggest that you speak to our Lord Jesus because He is the only One Who can properly instruct any of us, and we all need to receive His instructions personally and directly without being filtered through any middleman or middlewoman.  As the saying goes, "When in doubt, go to The Source."

He will tell you, dear reader, what you are required to do to enable you to receive and enjoy the rights which our Heavenly Father gives to those who love Him and are called according to His purposes.

Pro 3:5  Trust Yahweh with all your heart; do not lean toward your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will straighten your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear Yahweh and retreat from evil.