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Tough Questions – I Am Pro-life But I Can’t Force My Morality On Anyone Else?

This is an argument I get so often from people who don’t want to take a stand against abortion or get involved with pro-life work. They always say that other people don’t believe that abortion is killing a human so we can’t force “our morality” on them. Just because we are pro-life does not mean we should tell someone who is not pro-life they should not have an abortion.

I will be honest; this to me is really just a cop-out, an excuse for people to not take a stand or get involved. The fact is, abortion is the taking of a human being’s life and whether someone refuses to see the truth does not change a clear fact. Just because you say that you don’t believe something that is true does not make it untrue.

Let’s look at a few instances in law where people’s disagreement with a truth does not make a difference in the law at all:

1. NAMBLA, an organization who believes that it is morally ok for grown men to sleep with young boys. Yes, this is a real organization who really believes the rest of the world is “pushing their morality”

on them by enforcing child molestation laws on them. Should we change the law to allow these perverse men to have sexual relations with young boys just because they believe it is ok? Of course not.

2. Civil Rights Laws, there are still those who think minorities should be segregated and treated as less then human. The whole Civil Rights Movement was forcing a morality on America that needed to be forced. it was imperative that we, as a nation, stood against those who would treat any human person as less than human and establish personhood rights for every single human person.

3. Women’s Suffrage, there are still those who believe that women should not have the right to vote… I think you get the point.

The fact is, we, as a nation, have a duty to pass laws and protect people from in-human treatment whether or not someone disagrees or not. We, as fellow humans, have a duty to stand up for any fellow human person when he or she is being oppressed, dehumanized or killed by the thousands every day.

Morality is forced on people every day and that is not a bad thing. We force our morality on criminals when they commit crimes, we force our morality on bar owners when we tell them they can’t allow smoking in their establishments. The fact is that almost all laws are forcing some form of morality on someone.

I understand that some people think that life does not begin at fertilization, but that does not change the fact that it does. The moment the sperm and egg are united, a unique human person is formed and has the right to full protection as a human person. When that child is “terminated” or “aborted”, that is an act of homicide.

Hom-i-cide:–noun

1. the killing of one human being by another.

2. a person who kills another; murderer.

So back to the question at hand – I Am Pro-life But I Can’t Force My Morality On Anyone Else?

Yes. In fact, you have a moral and biblical obligation to take a stand and love your neighbor as your self. ( Luke 10:27 ) If you know that your neighbor ( fellow human person) is being killed by the thousands every day, you must stand up and be a voice for them.

2 Comments

  1. Posted October 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Word up! I just heard a young Christian say, “you can’t legislate morality.” My response was that all legislation (passing laws) is moral legislation. What power would the government have if its laws were not founded on morality?
    I think it’s also important to understand that our government is founded on the idea that it gives the people the power, and then recognizes that those people are under God’s rule, hence the slogan “one nation under God.”
    So every law that is passed is passed by people who are expected to recognize their position under God’s morality. But this whole system broke down when our country lost its Christian consensus. Now the only authority people recognize is the government. We have ended up with a self perpetuating system where the government hands the power over to the people and the people hand the power back over to the government.
    We have to recognize that there are certain things the government can’t do, like cause people to find their morality in God again, they need the gospel for that. That’s why it’s so good to see groups like Stand True linking the gospel with the Pro-Life cause.
    When people accept the Lord Jesus as their Savior they will recognize His moral authority over them, and be able to influence others to do the same.

  2. Posted November 4, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    I guess I’m just really dumb on this subject. I see from watching the horrible videos of abortion that it’s murder. I have no doubt about it -it makes me sick. I’m not sure how I can stop another woman from doing it though – just like I’m not sure how I can stop street gangs from shooting each other or doing drive bys. I can pray- and I should do so more often, but honestly? How can you or I stop someone who’s “hell” bent on doing this? I feel kind of overwhelmed by it – I really believe that the person who commits abortion -the person seeking it the person performing it -will have to answer for it because it’s their personal choice to have committed the crime. If you know someone who’s committed adultery – back in biblical days when Christ walked among us, it was customary to stone those people to death. Well – we don’t do that anymore – probably because we’d have a lot less folks walking around in the United States if we did – think about it! So – are we responsible for not protesting outside the adulterers house and place of business? Why aren’t we trying to fix it all? It’s all worthy of death……………….I just don’t know where the cut-off point is and I don’t know where I fit in -I’m not going to have an abortion – I can promise you that. But I can’t promise you that I can personally stop another female from doing it – and I honestly don’t want to be made to feel responsible for it because I didn’t do -what? Restrain her? Yell at her? Brow beat her? Seriously -what can we do about it peeps? Unless you want to enforce ALL of God’s rules from the old testament – and I mean ALL of them – aren’t we just making ourselves look really hypocritical? If you want to get serious about it – you’ll have to pronounce judgment on these people who have abortions and perform abortions as murderers and institute the death penalty. Until you want to do that – I don’t know how I can help. Because if we institute the death penalty for these crimes of murder – I will volunteer my time to pull switches. Outside of that – I honestly don’t know what to do. Please help me understand where I’ve gone wrong. I find all this disturbing but I feel helpless to do anything about it. I can control MY behavior ……………..am I responsible for another person’s behavior? If so -then we’re ALL in a lot of trouble- who’s going to heaven if we’re going to answer for everyone else’s sin?
    Thanks – just confused I guess about the issue – and wishing it wasn’t an issue because then this horrifying murder of infants wouldn’t be occurring.

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