October 7, 2006

Answers for Reproductive Rights Advocates

The Reproductive Rights blog wonders...
I don't understand how you could be too immature to make a decision about abortion but mature enough to have a child, but that's my personal confusion.

Let's clear this up. Mature or not, abortion is never acceptable. But as it pertains to young women, they may be more likely to make rash, irreversable decisions because they often lack the wisdom and knowledge that comes from experiencing life. I would never say that a teen is mature enough to have a child, but they are definitely in a place to learn from their mistakes. 20 years from giving birth, they can at least live without the guilt of killing their offspring, and perhaps without the physical repercussions of having had an abortion.

Pregnancy is an irreversible situation, but abortion isn't a corrective. It doesn't change the fact that the pregnancy occurred, it only kills the child. Abortion isn't a mistake we want to encourage young women to make, it's a decision only they have to live with.


GrannyGrump said...

Please, if you must use the term "reproductive rights advocates" for people who are opposed to reproduction, at least put it in quotes.

The Pill-pushers and abortion advocates are anti-reproductive. In every way.

Oh, and as for the slogan, "If you can't trust me with a choice, how can you trust me with a child?" the answer is "Obviously we can't, which is why we have to outlaw abortion."

SUZANNE said...

A child isn't mature enough to decide to have sex to begin with! She cannot live with the consequences.

Sarah J. Flashing said...

Agreed, but if a child is created, she must be able to live with the outcome of her decision. This is where the church can come alongside her in dicipleship and care.