In common with many people, I am deeply disturbed and concerned over the taking of innocent human lives in abortion. Some of the cruel and painful abortion procedures make this situation inhuman. However, the number of people working against abortion and for life is very positive. But, on the negative side I am concerned that much of this effort is wasted. Many if not most of these pro-life people have not taken the time to look at the primary cause of abortion and work in that area.
When you approach a doctor with an ailment, he or she will do an examination and possibly schedule tests to determine the cause of the problem. This is called a diagnosis and guides the doctor in taking the proper steps to eliminate the problem. Likewise, when you have a problem with your car and take it to the dealer or repair shop, they run tests and diagnostics to find the cause of the problem. Once the cause is known, they can take action to fix the problem. Why do pro-life people not take the time to look for the cause of abortion and then work on that cause to eliminate abortion?
This subject got started from a discussion concerning the love of God and love of neighbor admonishments of Jesus Christ. Those who have done the research find that basic Christian principles are reflected in the statistics surrounding social problems. In his divine wisdom, Jesus Christ was trying to teach us that judging our actions as good or evil and defining good as what is best for others and society is the way to make our society run well. The reports and statistics have shown that if we follow these basic rules of Jesus Christ, we all come out ahead.
But then the obvious question came up. If people accept “choice” instead of judging their actions as good or evil, and do what they want today instead of what is best for society tomorrow, are there negative consequences?
The answer is “yes.” There are obvious consequences for accepting “choice” today rather than judging our actions over the long haul. A simple example is that if kids were left on their own, many would avoid going to school and would eat candy and cookies instead of balanced meals. The obvious consequences of their choice will be that they will grow up uneducated and malnourished. These same types of consequences follow other “choice” decisions. Continue reading →