The longstanding debate with regard to abortion pertains to being either Pro-Choice or Pro-Life. What if both positions were to be deemed questionable?
There’s a longstanding debate whether or not to consider the unborn life as ‘life’; another human being in the makings. In order to justify the termination of said life for a number of plausible and implausible reasons, I would argue that life starts at the moment two cells merge together and start to replicate.
I would argue this case using a very simple equivalent.
When we consider that humanity has been sending out astronauts and probes on a mission to discover and explore new worlds, one of the key motivators behind the effort is the discovery of extraterrestrial life.
I would posit that if we were to discover such life and observe microscopic single cell organisms engaging in similar processes of creation, the world’s news headlines would explode: “Extraterrestrial life exists!!”, “There is life on other planets!!”, “We are not alone!!” or similar bullits that would make up most of the front pages of the world’s newspapers and news media. CNN would broadcast 24/7 ‘Breaking News’ coverage on the topic for weeks on end.
And yet some of us deem the creation of life on our very own mothership Earth to be arbitrary, debatable and justifiable where it concerns it’s premature termination.
Now my example may be deemed an over-simplification for it only reflects the physical part of creation.
If one subscribes to the concept of ’spirit’ then one could argue that the physical body is a mere container, a vessel for the spirit. One could then reason that abortion is the act of denying another human spirit the very important opportunity for development on the Earth plane. A logic that makes sense and is hard to counter from a spiritual perspective.
Others on the religious side of the equation would argue that it is God and God only who has dominion over all. Only God can decide in matters of life and death and therefore women who commit the act of abortion should be condemned, imprisoned even.
I would indeed argue and agree that it is God and God only who holds the final judgement. So why then take His place by condemning the women involved? How - in God’s Name - can any worldly or clerical judge take over God’s seat and preside over this judgement?
The act of abortion is one between mother and the unborn life in her womb. It is a self inflicted wound, not a crime committed against society at large.
So why then should society, either worldly or in religious congregation, be the judge and jury in this case?
Only the woman, the mother, has the right to decide over the sanctuary of her body. The rest of us, including the father of the child to be, are bystanders. We can only support and console her in the extremely difficult, painful and heartbreaking decision she will have to make.
We should respect and recognise the personal relationship she has with our Creator, as do we all. We cannot pass judgement upon her. Only God can and will.
It is the ultimate right and freedom we have received from our Creator - the freedom of choice - that is applicable in this case. If we fail to recognise this very basic God given right, we ignore basic women’s rights and in doing so we rebel against God.
And in absence of religious convictions or matters of faith, one could and should still recognize the woman’s freedom of choice in a worldly sense, the mother’s ultimate right to choose as a basic human right, applicable to us all.
Pro-Abortion is questionable but so is Pro-Choice for in either case we presume judgement. We take away the woman's right to self-determination.
And in doing so we go against God’s Will.
Arguably the biggest sin of all.