Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Bonnie's Opinion // I am PRO CHOICE???!!!!
I am pro choice when it comes to abortion.
Did that statement surprise you? Yet it is absolutely and completely true. I am utterly pro choice.
I believe God should choose.
So many things have to happen for a baby to be conceived. And then for it to develop fingers and toes and eyes and a heart and everything... wow, a baby in the womb really is the greatest, most incredible miracle ever!
The Bible talks about God making us in the womb and knitting us together there. Isn't that cool! I love that imagery. God is the one who brings about this incredible miracle and knits the baby together.
Since he has his hand on the process, and since he is the sovereign Almighty God we reverence and shouldn't mess with, why oh why do we try to play God and take the baby's life into our own hands?
Society says things like "it's just a lump of tissue" and "my body my choice". Yet when you think about it, as soon as God conceives and begins knitting a new life inside you, it is not your body anymore. It is another body that you have no right to lay any hands on! That child, if left in the womb for nine months, will fully develop. God has chosen to create that child. It is His decision. Sometimes that pregnancy will terminate in a miscarriage (which is incredibly sad) but generally, God will choose to allow the pregnancy to continue. Which is good and right because of course He knows best.
People say things like, "well what about if it is a child conceived out of rape? Should a 13 year old girl be forced to continue the pregnancy?"
Of course she should. Whether or not she keeps the baby or adopts it out is her choice but the child she is carrying is another human. Another life. She has the responsibility, given to her by God himself, to carry the child in her womb to full term. Choose life, no matter the consequences.
"I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live..." (Deuteronomy 30:19).
I'm pro choice.
It has never been our choice.
It never will be.
How could we be so proud and arrogant as to assume ourselves the position of our great God, the Master of the Universe, King of Kings and Creator (or Knitter) of life?