Alabama, and other states are changing their laws to outlaw abortions, or protect them. What am I supposed to think and do?
Will outlawing the right to an abortion in Alabama and other states return us to what the movie Love with a Proper Stranger portrayed?
Making legal the right to an abortion we hoped would be a solution to end back alley abortions. But, as legalized abortion has sliced through the hearts of millions times millions of people, it is polarizing conversations and common sense.
It’s a world-wide solution everybody wants . . . for others. In one year, fifty-six million abortions were induced. That’s a lot of others.
Now, I wonder if state legislatures in the United States, like Alabama, are writing laws with mixed motives.
- First, they are acting because many of their constituents have demanded an end to abortion on demand.
- Second, are they seeking to overturn Roe v Wade?
Given who has abortions, and why, not likely! (Abortion and the Church )
So, how do we change people’s minds to accept the sanctity of unborn life, and serve the needs of women and men who created a life they cannot support?
Is my mind open to change?
What exceptions do I accept that make an abortion a reasonable solution to an unplanned pregnancy?
#1 — The mother’s life would be threatened if she continued the pregnancy. But, I have come to believe that this exception is not wide-open. (Exceptions to Abortion)
#2 — What about Rape – Incest . . .?
A woman’s mental and emotional health, perhaps her physical well-being is threatened when a man perpetrates these crimes against her. Yet, sometimes a child is conceived.
What then? Keeping it simple: What will I do to support a woman who chooses life for this baby?
A myriad of other situations have become reasons to end an unplanned pregnancy.
Again, Keeping it Simple:
Pray, Petition, Get Involved and GIVE
In the wake of the movement in the states to ban abortions, I hope and pray legislators also are funding resources to assist the women and their men to care for the precious lives of the unborn.
Also, let’s pray and petiton the state legislatures who have recognized the sanctity of unplanned pregnancies to recognize adoption is a remedy! However, are we as taxpayers and tithers, willing to give to counsel and support the women and men who relinquish the care of their children into other arms?
But the biggest, most costly commitment for all of us is seeing in all our kids, wanted, and unexpected, that they are our future. They are the answer to our deepest fears, and the way to realize our cherished aspirations: each and all.
God told His people:
3-5 Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift?
the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?
Like a warrior’s fistful of arrows
are the children of a vigorous youth.
Oh, how blessed are you parents,
with your quivers full of children!
Your enemies don’t stand a chance against you;
you’ll sweep them right off your doorstep.
(Psalm 127:3-5 The Message)
But, we [still] aren’t listening; alas, even in the church.
God, forgive us – change us, your people. Reform us, revive us to be the good Samaritans to women and men who are hurting, and their children who are helpless.