posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 08:58 AM
Currently the politically powerful Christian Coalition is backing the growing movement of pro-life Christians, pushing the Bush administration to
reverse Roe verses Wade.
The right to choose was given to women over thirty years ago. Taking away any civil liberty that others fought long and hard for, is politically
speaking, a dangerous step backward.
The pro-lifers are adamant that abortion is murder and therefore a sin. But whether or not you determine abortion as murder is strictly a matter of
religious interpretation. To millions of non Christians throughout the world, abortion is simply the postponement of a souls birth.
My purpose is not to advocate either belief but rather to point out the religious nature of this issue, and as such bars all government intervention.
Side stepping the obvious, Christians argue abortion is a matter of morality that begs government enforcement. Again I say, morality as perceived by
Christians, may or may not match that of non-Christians. But how many organized religions are guilty of arrogance believing their beliefs are the only
true ones. In reality there is no absolute truth only perspective.
If separation of church and state is to be observed and enforced by our government, then there can be no exceptions, period.
Pro life Christians and others have the right to oppose abortion but not at the expense of those who support choice. The right to chose means just
that. The right to chose abortion and the right not to. Choice is the fundamental element of freedom, be it political or religious.
Judging from the posts, this discussion board seems overwhelmingly pro life. But a large Christian based viewership doesn't give the right to gang up
against those who challenge you. "Might doesn't make right."
For the record, I hate abortion. It's been grossly misused by millions who fail to take responsibility for their own actions. This is the direct
result of rampaging sexual decadence. But outlawing abortion won't heal our culture, and would serve only to satisfy those who oppose it.
Abortion reform which I believe to be the only by partisan solution to this war, must be two fold. First, the societal attitudes that presently
condone sexual irresponsibility, must change. Second, much needed regulations on abortion must be enforced.
With a change of cultural tolerance and tighter restrictions, I believe the abortion problem will take care of itself. As originally intended, it will
not be condoned for casual use.
I'm hopeful a compromise such as this, will end the abortion wars once and for all.