I have been discussing feminism with some ladies on a parenting forum. Specifically a woman wanted to know why anyone would be against feminism. I responded that when I think of feminism, I think of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood. This led to a few posts debating the value (there is none) of PP (that's a whole different post), which of course led to a few posts about abortion.
A girl who says she's a Christian responded and said, "I don't believe in abortion, but I think it's important that we protect a woman's right to choose, since it is a free country."
This is such a problem statement. I think its common for some Christians to feel this way, but its dead wrong. It shows that our society has taken PP's rhetoric for truth: hook, line, and sinker.
Let's think about why this is wrong. Let's finish the sentence. "I think it's important to protect a woman's right to choose what?" Are we protecting her right to choose a Big Mac over a Cheeseburger? No, we're protecting her right to choose to abort, to end the life of a child.
Let's say we have a nice little clinic that specializes in "taking care of" our toddlers once they reach the terrible two stage. They're so much work at that age, no mother should be forced to take care of curtain climbing ankle biters. Of course, I wouldn't take my child there, but I don't want to impose on your right to do so.
Of course no one would put up with that, but it's the same thing!
If your child comes up behind you while you're washing dishes and says, "Mom, can I kill this?" Your question is, "What is it?" Well, even Dr. Seuss knows that a person's a person no matter how small. There is much at stake-we must know what we are aborting.
We'll look at this using the SLED test in the next few posts. SLED stands for Size, Level of Development, Environment and Dependency. I'll show you that life begins at conception and that the newly conceived life, the babe that's been in gestation for seven months, a five month old, and a three year old all have just as much value as my 31 year old life. I think you'll then see that it's not acceptable to look the other way in the name of freedom.