- Posted October 26, 2012 by
With Reference to the US Presidential Talks about Rape and Decisions towards Abortion or Pro-life
Abortion, Rape and Decisions _ The disparity between the two Presidential Candidates, who claim to appreciate Christianity, is clear.
Despite the two main positions on the life of an unborn human life - 1: that the woman should decide to kill the unborn child because it is her body; or, 2: we should take some kind of moral high-ground and be pro-life, perhaps in the name of some religious belief - one think is for certain: there is yet another viewpoint which takes us away from the sparks of heated opinions that usually ensue from the two main standpoints.
Let us for once try to see it from the standpoint of the 'sweet and beautiful kid' that got to be born and grew up following the unfortunate rape of a female.
Ask yourselves - anyone reading this report - let us say that today you were told that your mother was the victim of rape, from which she became pregnant, and out of this madness you were born. Let us also say that you were told that very serious thought had been given to terminating your life from the belly, but instead you were allowed to live, and today, here you are, with all your achievements and the love and joy you have brought into the hearts of the all-too-often-short-sighted minds that often characterizes most, if not all, human beings.
Let us say also that you were then asked: given the unacceptable way in which you were conceived, would you have preferred that your life was terminated from the belly, and here today you would not stand as it is your right from conception? or, Are you happy that you are alive today, that your mother looked beyond her personal psychological pains and instead recognized that the terminating of your life from her belly would not justify her anguish, her torment of, and at, having been raped?
If this child were you - which answer do you think you would have chosen? And do you think that thinking in this way in any way helps to shed light on what we should do and how we should approach a pregnancy-from-rape incident? In other words: if we could imagine, say fast forward, that that life spoke and expressed its desire, how would this affect our decisions in future regarding abortions of life in such a terrible circumstance?