We all know it’s a hot topic in today’s society. There are so many heart wrenching stories to hear about abortion and whether it is a viable option. I’m talking about the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy. So how can we know what is really the truth? I used to think beyond a doubt that it was all about my body, and it’s a woman’s choice because she has a right to protect her body. I was convinced of this truth because I heard it from people I loved.
However, when I became a Christian, I found a new personal love. We can’t really know how to love without knowing who God is first. God is love (1 John 4:8), and to know who God is is to know a real love that is unconditional. There is no love that compares. When I became a Christian, my worldview changed. It was no longer about me or my life. Christianity is about giving up your life for the life of others. I’m not perfect at this lifestyle, because I still have so many selfish tendencies. But God’s Word says no greater love than this, than to lay down one’s life for a friend (John 15:13). I honestly think that when a woman becomes pregnant, it’s not about her life anymore, it’s about the life of that baby that she is holding.
Unfortunately, under certain circumstances a woman doesn’t choose to become pregnant. However, if abortion is right sometimes, then a baby’s life is never sacred. Abortion should be unthinkable. There are other options for these babies, and there is help available. Just like a toddler is fully dependent on parents for food, water, shelter, so is a baby in the womb. We wouldn’t kill a toddler for convenience, therefore, killing an unborn baby should be the same mindset. Psalms 139: 15-16 says, “My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”