Why Abortion Is Wrong Even In Cases of Rape And Incest

Pregnancy
Pregnancy (Photo credit: jess.g.)

I just read a post entitled, “If Your God Condones Forced Pregnancy, Get A New God,” and my heart was stirred up. There is a fire burning in my bones, and I wanted to respond to this post, but I have too much to say to place it in a space for comments. This person’s outrage began over a statement made by Richard Mourdock, U.S. Senate candidate on October 23, 2012, in which he said, “I know there are some who disagree, and I respect their point of view, but I believe that life begins at conception. The only exception I have, to have an abortion, is in that case of the life of the mother. I’ve struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”

The person took offense to Mr. Mourdock’s statement that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” Now my response to Mr. Mourdock’s allegation is that he is absolutely correct. Is it God’s intention for a woman to be raped? Absolutely not.

But does God know in advance that a woman is going to be raped? Absolutely. We live in a fallen world, where many horrible things happen, and God, who is omniscient, knows the past, the present and the future. In fact, He knows each person, before they were placed in their mother’s womb and He has a plan for our lives…  “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as My spokesman to the world” (Jeremiah 1:5 NLT). 

Fetus week 9-10
Fetus week 9-10 (Photo credit: lunar caustic)

In fact, God not only knows us prior to placing us in our mother’s womb, He has a record of each and every day, hour and minute of our lives already written, before we have ever even entered the world! You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed (Psalm 139:16 NLT).

Now perhaps you’re wondering at Mourdock’s audacity in claiming that even if a child is conceived by rape, it is still a gift from God. Well, I concur with Mr. Mourdock. The act of rape is a horrible, brutal crime and the perpetrator should be punished. But when a life is conceived, it is never a punishment from God.

Think about it… the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23 NLT). How does God reward people? With life. How does He punish people? With death.

Now continue to think about this with me… Who committed the brutal crime against the woman? The rapist or the baby in her womb? It should be obvious to everyone that the criminal in this case is the rapist. Therefore, who should pay the consequences for raping the woman? The rapist or an innocent baby, who was not even conceived until after his/her father raped the woman?

If my father raped someone, would it be that woman’s right to kill me because of what my father did? In fact, according to the law of this land, even the rapist is entitled to a trial and is considered “innocent” until he is proven guilty. Yet, many people are quick to condemn the life of an innocent baby for the crimes of his/her father.

Everyone keeps talking about women’s rights and a woman’s right to choose, but what about the rights of unborn children?

Horton Hears a Who Card
Horton Hears a Who Card (Photo credit: Kami Jo)

Even though the unborn child is too small to be seen yet, to quote Dr. Seuss, one of my favorite authors, “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” 

I find it ironic that everyone is outraged because this senatorial candidate had the audaciousness to say that every human life is a gift from God and abortion should not be allowed, even in the case of rape, because every life is precious. What I find even more ridiculous is that this country, which kills more than 4500 unborn babies daily, will fine anyone found guilty of disturbing a bald eagle’s nest or its eggs up to $5000 or one year imprisonment! How ludicrous is that? Isn’t the life of a human being worth far more than that of a bird?

Scripture tells us that we must not offer our children as a sacrifice to Molech (a pagan god that children were sacrificed to in biblical times). While no one worships Molech any longer, men do tend to

Tissue Baby
Tissue Baby (Photo credit: Rex Morache)

worship themselves, and we must not sacrifice children (whether born or unborn) to satisfy our own desires.

Our Declaration of Independence says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Nowhere in this document or in the U.S. Constitution does it say that a woman has the right to choose… And the Declaration of Independence states that one of our unalienable Rights is the Right to Life.

In conclusion, the person in the post that I read said that “if your God condones forced pregnancy, get a new god,” I would say that if your god condones murder and infanticide, I choose my God – who created, condones and honors life!

© 2012

Cheryl A. Showers

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