This is the generation that will abolish abortion

Calling abortion what it is

When Christian leaders tell me we cannot call abortion homicide because that is the same as calling a woman who had one a murderer I ask them this: Should we not call rape, rape? Should we not call child molestation, child molestation? Should we not call human trafficking, human trafficking? Why is it that the victims of abortion are less important than any other victim of injustice? Of course we must love those women and show them the Hope and forgiveness of Christ, however we can never soften our stance against the act of abortion which is an act of homicide.

8 Comments

  1. Mary Kribbs
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    bryan, you are so right. and i do not agree that it’s the same as calling the mother a murderer. a true murderer does so with malice and hate. most women who have abortions are being coerced by a society that accepts abortion and convinces her that it is the best thing for HER. that does not happen in most murder cases that i have ever heard of. and most true murderers do not regret their act. in fact, most celebrate it. as you and i know, women regret having an abortion and suffer untold mental anguish throughout their lives as a result of it. so how can the mother be called a murderer? in order to do away with legalized abortion, we must love them both, mother and child.

  2. Clare F
    Posted January 19, 2012 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Except that abortion is not killing a person, it’s killing a fetus. The rest of that post is completely irrelevant. If you want to honor proper definitions of words, be consisitent; rape IS rape, no-one is arguing otherwise, whereas abortion is of a FETUS, and homicide is defined as “The deliberate and unlawful killing of one PERSON by another; murder.”

    A fetus is not a person; it has the POTENTIAL to grow into a person. An egg is not a chicken. A seed is not a tree.

    You ask “Why is it that the victims of abortion are less important than any other victim of injustice?” Murder is wrong in 3 main ways: the effect of the person on his/her friends/family, the immediate pain/distress caused personally to the victim and the prevention of future; the cessation of any future they could can potentially had.

    A fetus at the usual time of abortion cannot feel pain. It is not scared. It is not thinking “mummy, why are you killing me?”. It is not thinking. The fact that the fetus can no longer develop into a person after abortion is negligible since most females contain around 2 million eggs, all with the potential to become a human being of which no-one is crying over (and for good reason).

    For someone to be considering abortion, you can assume that the life of the baby and mother will be of some difficultly, so if the fetus were to develop into a human, it would be hard; in some cases, abortion is considered when birth is dangerous to the mother’s health, so the chances of the baby being without parent(s) is higher.

    As for the effect of the loss of the fetus on the parents – this is why the parents are making the decision; the fetus’ progression or abortion most affects the parents.

    Therefore abortion is not homicide, by definition, and when considered and chosen by those closest to the fetus is not wrong. All women deserve the right to chose.

    • Posted January 19, 2012 at 11:55 am | Permalink

      Clare think about what you are writing before you hit send. You compared a fetus which is just the latin for for offspring to an egg. You would be right to say that an egg has the potential to become a human being, however once the egg is fertilized it is no longer an egg. At the moment of fertilization the growth and development of a unique human being starts which will end at death. Zygote, embryo, fetus, infant, toddler, teen, adult all of these are stages of the life of a human person and the only a human person. There is no potential to be anything else. So you were correct in saying a chicken is not an egg, however the fetus is not an egg either. The moment the sperm and egg unite and form a zygote the complete DNA and everything about that human person is decided like sex, hair color, eye color it is all there at that moment. Abortion ends the life and development of a human being at an early stage, left alone that human being will continue to grow until natural death.

      • Marc Mora
        Posted January 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

        Rright on Bryan! That is the TRUTH.

  3. Marc Mora
    Posted January 23, 2012 at 12:19 am | Permalink
  4. Austin Wright
    Posted January 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    At the moment of conception, when the sperm and egg meet, the chromosomes come together creating a new and totally unique DNA with already set out characteristics such as hair color, eye color, height, and all other hereditary characteristics. From here it just takes nine months for these characteristics to develop maturely. Abortion ends this developing life in its early stages. There is NOTHING more innocent than a baby in the womb of its mother. And it’s sad that there is now no place that people can be safe since the society is now ATTACKING the womb. The very place where a person is unknowing of the evil in the world is the very place where evil is attacking.
    “ALL Life is precious” for if it wasn’t then God who is perfect, all knowing, all powerful, all loving, and all merciful would not have created it in the first place. God says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you… Jeremiah 1:5” and King David echoed this sentiment when he declared “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb… Psalm 139:13”. This right here shows us that Life is special and that God is apart of our development in the womb and all throughout life

  5. Austin Wright
    Posted January 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    That was in response to Clare F

  6. Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    Amen!!!

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