“Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”
Abortion law is settled law right? Besides, the number of abortions is going down, so why fight about it? Aren't there other things more important than the abortion issue? One of the most annoying things is for someone to argue with you about something which, in the grand scheme of things, makes no difference at all, so why fight about abortion? It's a personal choice anyway, right?
Every 30 seconds there is an abortion, but why should that be alarming? It really all comes down to one question, what happens when an abortion takes place? The answer to this question is the answer to whether we should "argue" about abortion. Much of our society lives in denial and avoids the difficult answer to that question. We argue about border walls, immigration, poverty, legalizing drugs, welfare, and so on. All of those things are worth discussion and vigorous debate. Yet, none of them can hold a candle to the issue of abortion. The reason is simple, while all of those things have the potential of denying people various rights or dignity that is due to every person, none of them, by necessity, deny the most foundational human or civil right of all, life itself. The answer tot he question of what happens when an abortion takes place is this, an innocent human life is intentionally extinguished.
I have participated in public debate about this issue of abortion, you can see that here. I am not going to reargue the issue here. However, there is another question that should be asked and answered; who are the most vulnerable and voiceless? The answer to that seems obvious, the unborn child cannot speak or do anything else without protection. While there are many whose voices are oppressed, there are no others who are more helpless and voiceless than the unborn. The unborn are exactly the kind of people that Proverbs 31:8-9 speaks about when it says we should speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.
While there are many issues of great importance that deserve our attention, the abortion/life issue is the greatest civil rights and human rights crisis of our time. More people were killed by abortion world wide in 2018 than any other thing, and it's not close. No other issue deserves more attention than this one, yet, many avoid the issue. If you desire to speak up on this issue see this web site: Life Training Institute.
John Byrne is a pastor who has been spouting off his opinions his entire life (just ask his mom). This little blog is his venue for continuing in this tradition.