I find life ironic, for instance, people are always fighting to save animals, protect birds nests and eggs in birds nests. You aren’t allowed to cut hedges down in the spring and summer here…Yet, people think they should have ‘bodily autonomy’ over a baby in their womb. That they should be free to destroy a life. That it isn’t a life until you decide so.
I’ve just seen that phrase in an article about an actress who’s called for a ‘sex strike’ (which seems bizarre) because of restrictions on abortion that have been imposed in America. (hence this blog.) She seemed to use it directly in relation to abortion rights. I’m presuming she’s talking about the heartbeat law, which means babies cannot be aborted where a heartbeat can be heard. These laws are a good start…
The original abortion laws (In the UK at least) were never meant to be about bodily autonomy or ‘choice’ as far as I am aware. It was meant to be for exceptional circumstances where the risk of physical or mental harm would exceed the choice of keeping the baby. It has just become a tick box and sign exercise.
I feel immense compassion and hurt for the women in this position who feel they have no other choice. But you have. You really, really have. The people who ‘help’ you into abortions just don’t want you to think you have. or they may actually think they are helping you. Abortion isn’t just bad for babies, it’s bad for mums (and dads). Don’t do it, please and look at information about your baby’s development, because they don’t show you that either..
A baby’s development is fascinating and so beautiful. We really are works of art (and yes that does include children with disabilities).
Don’t you think it’s strange that if you’re having an abortion they use words like embryo or foetus, but if you’re keeping your child it is a baby? That’s because it is and that language is being used to dehumanise that baby.
I’m also going to say, no, you are not going to hell because you have an abortion. Just like you’re not going to hell because you identify as gay. (This was said to me recently that someone thought we (Christians) think people who are gay are going to hell). The only reason for not going to heaven is that you have not trusted your life to Jesus and let me tell you. He loves you so very, very much and sees every tear you cry and everything else and He cares. He died for you just as much as he died for me and came back from the dead to give you life.
There is forgiveness and love and healing waiting for you in Jesus. He will hold you in his arms and love you. He did not come to condemn the world, but to save it and shine his light on the darkness.