I was talking to a friend about my stance on abortion. More specifically, the stance that the federal government shouldn’t support abortion by providing tax payer money to pay for abortions.
Several of my prior clearly show I am against abortion but I feel like each woman has the right to choose. God gives us free will, so who are we to try and take it away from someone.
While I think you have the right to choose whether you get an abortion, I do not feel like it is right to force tax payers to support it.
Enough background on my stance. The post is because of the conversation with my friend Jake. Jake is a believer but has been somewhat jaded by going to a Christian school where appearances are more important that substance. One of the difficulties he found at the school is that people would use the fact that it is in the Bible to prove a point.
What is wrong with that?
The Bible is God’s word to His people. It has little bearing on non-believers.
My friend’s challenge to me was to make the argument without using the Bible as proof to validity of my stance. Do you know how hard that is?
God’s truths are not limited to His children. If a way of life is supported in the Bible, it will work for people that do not believe in Jesus. It is a truth. There has to be away to back up every truth in the Bible with a real world example.
I can take the normal pro-life stance and talk about how the life begins at inception, but the pro-choice side disputes that. That is a no win argument. Without morality to back me or a clear scientific measurement as to when “life” begins, what is left?
That is when it came to me. The government is taking a stance by choosing one form of population control over another. It is choosing this method as it does not spend an equal amount on the other forms of birth control. It is not giving out birth control pills, condoms, contraceptive foams to people. The morning after pill is not being provided on the scale as abortions to those people that either had a wild night or where abused. The government has taken the active stance to end the pregnancy instead of preventing it in the first place.
Not the best argument for the Christian voter, but we have to start some place.