I suppose the title of this post conjures up a great deal of questions. Evangelicals aren't opposed to women's rights - I'm a woman, I should know - but we are opposed to abortion or any other technology that threatens the sanctity of life and human dignity of any individual at any age or stage. So this may not be the best way to begin the discussion, but this is the title of a talk I'm presenting this Friday, October 13, at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.
During the presentation, I will address the nature of the question, discuss the concept of women's rights as it pertains to abortion, but I will be spending the bulk of my time on the moral status of the unborn in light of Scripture. Much time will also be spent on worldviews and the fact that everyone has presuppositions, a framework of belief -- there is no neutrality. This is where the evangelical bioethics and prolife work meet Christian apologetics. For women in ministry, this is also important as we seek out relationships with young women faced with the decision of abortion. We must be able to defend life, but this begins with defending the faith. Christian apologetics belongs in women's ministry - like it, or not.
More information on the event can be found at the Rochester Institute of Technology Intervarsity homepage.
Friday, October 13th, 7:00 pm: Large Group
Topic: "Why Do Christians Oppose a Woman's Right to Choose?"
Speaker: Sarah Flashing
Location: Rochester Institute of Technology
Webb Auditorium (7A-1350)