It’s Complicated . . .


1 + x = 2. Those who are gifted intellectuals can follow the reasoning of this math equation, and discover the mysterious variable. But what if I scribbled on the blackboard? Even the finest mathematician would be spoofed. You can’t solve what you can’t see.

In the human life debate (as I will call it, as pro-life/pro-choice are misleading) it comes down to one issue – are the unborn human beings?  It’s simple. If they are, then killing them is morally wrong. You don’t get to kill someone just because they are an inconvenient result of a poor decision. Someone’s life trumps someone else’s nine-months of discomfort. This is common sense. Killing innocent people is wrong. If the unborn child is human, then it has rights which no government or group of people can grant or withhold. This is the only argument anyone should be having: human, or not.

But this is not a conversation abortion supporters want to participate in. . . because the issue is a lot more complicated. I’ve had debates with abortion supporters, and this is always their fall-back in one sense or the other, some will just say “it’s complicated,” while others will skirt around the issue and avoid all arguments they can’t refute by ringing off a list of irrational assumptions. Why? Because you can’t fight what you can’t see. And they know this. Their only way of winning is by distracting from the real issue – are the unborn human beings?

It gets weirder. Many abortion advocate’s will actually acknowledge the unborn to be human beings,  “Yup, science proves it’s a human . . .but the mother didn’t ask for them, and the fetus can’t feel pain, and they can’t breathe, and how dare you force a woman to be pregnant, and it’s a women’s right, and the supreme court, and Hillary Clinton, and freedom, and Planned Parenthood,  and bla bla . . . bla . . .bla.”

After making the statement that the unborn are human, the abortion supporter will immediately start clouding the statement with a lot of non-issues when compared with killing another human being (“It’s a human, but . . .”). Denying them their ability to live, love, and pursue happiness. I encourage you, research some abortion propaganda, you will see – people covering the truth, not with arguments, but with the only thing they have the power to do: confusion, and complicatedness.

It’s not complicated. People don’t get to kill other people unless those other people are seeking to kill more people. Babies don’t kill anyone; therefore, no killing babies.

This article doesn’t deal extensively with the issue of whether the unborn are human. For several reasons.

1)  Many abortion supporters already know and acknowledge the unborn child to be a living human being. Some openly state this. Others deny it, but contradict themselves by slogans about making abortion “safe, legal, and rare.” Why make it rare if it is just a glob of intrauterine tissue?  Because they know it’s a valuable human life.

2) But, there are groups of people who completely reject the idea that the unborn are human beings and that there is no reason not to dispose of worthless cells. I don’t spend a lot of time with these people. For the same reason that I don’t spend a lot of time explaining to people that the grass is green, or that the earth is round. You have the right to reject logic and reasoning, but don’t expect others to spend much time educating someone who openly rejects truth just because it doesn’t support their world view.

In conclusion, don’t allow abortion supporters to displace your position with distraction techniques. Force them to attack your argument. Research this, look at both sides, and develop an informed, unbiased, objective opinion on abortion. This article is not about starting yet another argument, or backslapping over trouncing abortion supporters. This article is about making a statement with no strings attached, no fog, no mistaking, and no confusion or complicatedness. . .

The United States has supported the killing of 50,000,000 children – this is unfathomably evil, and must end.



Encouragement – How abortion will end

You don’t win a battle by crippling your enemy, you win a battle by developing a superior power. If a nation gains more territory while losing their own, what has been accomplished? A person must ask – am I encouraging those who share my passion? Or am I trapped in fighting the opposition? So noble the cause of “fighting the bad guys” I allow my fellow man to stumble behind. God’s word says that we are the body of Christ. A body needs all its members working smoothly to function effectively.

Your heart is important, but it’s far from useful without blood to pump. Blood is theoretically needed, but disposable without oxygen. Oxygen is a nice idea, but without  lungs to breath, it is nothing but lonesome matter. The mouth is noble in many ways, but without a stomach – well – I suppose it would be rather awkward after we are done chewing our dinner.

Every body part is needed, but without its companion – it’s nothing. God’s word describes us, the collective population of believers, as a body. The body of Christ.

The Buildup/Undermine principle. At it’s roots, this principle is the idea that it is better the build up your own ranks, than to tear down your enemy’s. It’s a healthier quest to strengthen your friend than to weaken your foe. If you cripple your enemy,  but allow your allies to suffer – you have failed.

Firefighters leave no one behind. Soldiers die together. And anyone who fights for a cause must realize that it’s brother and sisters first, enemy second.

The spark of these first paragraphs was a number – 70.

I saw a figure in an article that seventy percent of women who have abortions identify as Christians. I’m not sure the credibility of this number, or all the variables – but even if the number were twenty-five percent, this would still be heartbreaking. The pro-life movement (many people of faith) arduously fights against abortion – billboards, websites, videos, debates, research – this is all needed. But it would seem that before we fight the bad guys, we should take care of our own. 70 %. This means that the churches are the places that are falling short. But churches – of the many I have gone to – don’t address abortion. Many of us in the church who take an active stance against abortion assume that the women in our churches our covered. Busy fighting planned parenthood, Hillary Clinton,  and NARAL – we forget to look in our own backyard. Our sisters need support. We have fallen unacceptably short in this area. Unless Christians come together, through the Holy Spirit, and protect their own – I fear that abortion will last, much, much longer.

I don’t know why. Perhaps Christians don’t want to offend people. Perhaps they don’t care. Perhaps they don’t recognize the problem. If the body of Christ where to show women that they are loved and supported, and that their unborn child is loved and supported – before, during, and after birth – we would vastly reduce the number of abortions. Not only that, but many who are “pro-life” are a conversation away from actually realizing the gravity of this issue. Our laziness in this area is horrendous. Christians must see the gravity of this practice – because once the problem of abortion is made real to people, action takes place. By choosing to love and support mothers and young women within the church, and to discuss this practice openly during prayer meetings/bible studies, not only are we mitigating abortion, but we are also raising up more soldiers for the cause – it’s a win-win.

This only happens if we take action – if we choose to bring this up in our conversations with fellow believers. If we choose to love the women in our lives.

Don’t mistake my position – I do believe in fighting the opposition. Debating pro-choicers – voting against pro-abortion legislation and leaders. These things have their place, but not at the expense of the body of Christ. The body must heal before it can fight this battle effectively. Christians need to love their own, before they fight their challengers. There’s a balance that must take place.

I assure you – abortion won’t end through fights, or billboards, or protests, or websites, or tee shirts, or Presidents, or money, or groups, or debates, or logic, or legislation. . .

How will abortion end? It will end through loving our neighbor.