Pregnancy, is it 'punishment' or blessing?
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by Marie Bowen
Some would say the answer to this question depends on the circumstances of the woman-her emotional and material resources, her health, her readiness to parent, and even the health of the child. That raises another question: What is the source of wisdom in decision-making for today's Christian?
Lately, media voices have raised the question, "Why are we still talking about this after 40 years?" 'This' being abortion. The question comes from Roe v. Wade supporters who want abortion to stay legal. They are frustrated that the 'losers' in this debate-those convinced that the child in the womb has a right to live-will not accept their loss, go away, and be silent.
I'm one of the 'losers'. With you, I have lost all the blessing God intended to bring through the 55 million babies aborted in America since 1973. I have also lost as a woman in the Presbyterian Church USA.
by Beth Walls
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I was having a conversation with a group of friends this week while at a lunch meeting and the discussion turned to the topic of abortion. One of my table mates quoted the staggering number of abortions that have been performed in the United States since Roe v. Wade was passed in 1973. Another table mate asked if anyone had read the book, Freakonomics. None of us had. So my friend explained that in this book the author stated that until the early 1990's the rate of crime in the United States had been steadily increasing but then it leveled off and then started to decline. The premise of the book is that now is when all of those aborted babies would be in their late teens and early twenties. Therefore the authors correlate that Roe V Wade was responsible for lowering the crime rate.
I should mention that all of my table mates were men and none of them knew my personal history.