Should Choice Trump Life?
Forty years ago this week, the United States Supreme Court decided that taking a life in the womb was allowed under our Constitution.
I oppose violence of any kind toward any of God’s creation. Abuse of the environment or of any of God’s creatures should never be allowed.
Forty years ago this week, the United States Supreme Court decided that taking a life in the womb was allowed under our Constitution. Believing that life begins at conception, I see this as the taking of a life. The arguments used to determine the allowance of abortion always rests upon human choice. The most vulnerable and innocent among us are not allowed to have their choice known when someone else determines their life will end.
Former President Ronald Reagan often said: “I notice that those who support abortion were not aborted.” In the 40 years since abortion was declared as a constitutional right, more than 55 million people have not been given a chance for life. It can only be a guess, but, can we ever know the impact those 55 million people could have had on our world? There is really no way of ever knowing how many of those people would have been allowed to impact our culture in a positive way. By now, many of them would be tax-paying citizens. Maybe some would be serving in public office; others from that number could have been doctors, lawyers, and other positive professionals. Maybe some of those people would have been lawbreakers, deadbeats, and a drain on society. We will never know which segment of society would have been impacted in a positive or negative way as a result of those people having been allowed to live, because they are dead.
I hear stories of unwanted children. My heart breaks when I read of abuse of children by bully parents or other trusted caregivers. We have laws to deal with those who abuse children. We recoil with quick action (as we should) against any who strike out to harm innocent little children. Yet, we continue to have some people in elective office lobbying for choice of death over life. There are people waiting in line to adopt children so to make a decision to abort a child because it is unwanted is no longer an acceptable answer.
When President Obama announced gun control measures under the guise of protecting innocent children, his arguments ring hollow as he continues to support abortion on demand and even partial birth or after birth abortion. In these 40 years since the Roe v Wade decision by the Supreme Court, we have learned much about the after effects of abortion. We have discovered that removing the baby from the womb of the mother (as is done in abortion) has a long term negative effect upon the mother and her health. There are long term emotional consequences also impacting the health of the mother of the child that is aborted. With all we have learned in these 40 years, from where I stand it is time we overturned Roe v Wade.