Skip to comments.One Woman's Choice
Posted on 11/16/2005 3:59:31 AM PST by Eepsy
"So when do you go for the abortion?'' my friend asked, her voice sympathetic.
"Wednesday,'' I replied, and then hurriedly got off the phone. I called Mike, my boyfriend, in tears, complaining about how inconsiderate people are, how no one thinks before they speak. The truth was, until I heard the word "abortion,'' it hadn't occurred to me that I was actually having one.
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Err, if use of contraceptives isn't a person trying to prevent procreation, what is? Now, if you're using a drug with contraceptive side effects to treat an illness, that's different. I do feel the person is morally obligated to abstain from relations while on said drug, however, because of the possible abortive effects contraceptives possess.
In other words, if a man or woman is recieving a treatment for, say, cancer that renders them sterile, there is no moral problem with them carrying on relations within marriage as there is no possiblity of conception or abortion, and the effect is the unintended consequence of a life or death decision. On the other hand, if a woman is taking the Pill as a remedy for unusually heavy menstruation (hopefully after being very sure it won't mask symptoms of a greater problem), she should abstain from relations as there is still the possibility of conceiving while on the drug, and the resultant fetus being aborted due to the unhospitable environment birth control creates in the womb.
That's a stretch, and an example of the problem with Sola Scriptura. How could every Christian denomination have been wrong until 1929? What happened? Could rationalization have been involved?
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I'm getting married this May. Both my fiance and I are 39. We are going to try to have kids once we get married.
We are at higher risk of having a DS baby, but I don't care. I figure there are two ways to view being a parent:
1. THE NARCISSISTIC WAY
Your child is another one of your achievements. The talents and achievements of your child are your achievements and should therefore be broadcast widely. Your child's failings are a shame to you and should be hidden. Your child's worth is dependent on how he or she enhances your life.
2. THE GODLY WAY
A child is a gift from God. There is a reason God gave you this child. Your job is to care for the child and teach him or her right from wrong. The child is your responsibility, not your possession. Your child was created by God and is therefore worthy.
I figure I'll go with option #2.
There is one thing I'd like to add, however. If God doesn't bless you with a biological child, please consider adoption. I am an adoptive parent and an adoptive grandparent. My daughter just called us yesterday to tell us that their adoption agency (she's got two from Guatemala) has male babies waiting for homes. They're going to go ahead and adopt again and hope to have their new son home before the summer. There are many ways that God finds exactly the right parents for children.
I don't know how painful a decision this was for this woman, and I'm not going to point any fingers. But she should've definitely done more to confirm the positive amnio pop. I certainly hope she did and simply didn't make that part of the story.
Congrats on the impending nuptials. Unlike you, the writer of this article knew of the high risk yet went ahead pretending that there were no consequences to her actions. Once pregnant, she then decides to abort. If she and her boyfriend didn't want a Down's Syndrome child, they should have used birth control knowing the high risks involved due to their ages. To create a life and then destroy it was not a noble choice on her part. It was murder.
How could every Christian denomincation have been wrong about slavery until two hundred years ago?
Thanks for the tip! If we aren't able to conceive, we probably will go with adoption.
Err, if it's not a specific response to a specific command of God.
You are making this much more complicated than it needs to be.
God gave us freedom. When Man formulate straditions or strictures that are justified through a derivative argument, Man is taking away the freedom that God has given.
AFA your sarcastic point about every Christian denomination being wrong until 1929, I would argue that many Church practices (indulgences, others) may have been believed for hundreds or thousands of years. But if they are not specifically addressed in the Bible, then they are inventions of Man.
"formulate straditions" = formulates traditions
The Bible itself doesn't claim that, so your test flunks itself.
This was the most disgusting display of selfishness I've ever read.
Yeah. Those nasty pro-lifers.
What an ignorant thing to say.
I'm certianly not perfect but I haven't had sex outside of marriage and I'm 45.
So, what are you saying, people can just not control themselves?
No, it most certainly is not.
You are talking about fornication, also bad, but not one of the Big Ten.
Nice way to rationalize sex outside of marriage.
Why do you think they keep calling it 'choice', sweetie?
It's not a sarcastic point at all. It's a logical argument. These denominations, all of them, claimed to be guided by the doctrine of Sola Scriptura. So do today's Protestants. Yet both groups arrived at contradictory doctrines. So how can this contradiction be reconciled if "the Bible alone" is to be the final arbiter of truth?
Not every denomination supported slavery. Christians brought an end to slavery, not atheists.