Abortion to devout Christians is the murder of an unborn child. From the moment of conception, a soul is born and created in the image of our Father. That soul will eventually manifest itself into the creation of a full-fledged human being. Abortion is the murder of that child. Most Christians agree with this until it reaches the topic of politics. Once the discussion of politics comes about, there you will see many once devout Christians start to waver on the discussion of abortion. Many do this out of party loyalty, others do this for not wanting to appear as a radical Christian or a Jesus Freak. If one is a Christian, one must fight for the sanctity of life, both socially and politically.
To the Christians that proclaim that abortion is wrong but ultimately decide that it should be left up to the mother, would you state that murder should be legal or up to the perpetrator with disregard to the victim? In the eyes of our Lord, abortion is the same as murder. The ending of a life. No believer would ever advocate for a mother to have the option to kill her three-month-old baby merely because the baby was born into poverty. Each life is a gift from God. Not every child will be born into the most ideal of circumstances, but each child is still a blessing from the Lord in disguise. Mother Mary did not have the immaculate conception in the most ideal of circumstances. Her husband Joseph could have easily have abandoned her to be all on her own. They were not a family of riches. However, from the moment our Lord was given unto the world, Mary and Elizabeth rejoiced for the coming of the Savior. Imagine living close to Mary at that time and heard that she was having doubts to keep that baby (assuming she had not told you He was Emmanuel). If you had told her that you would respect her choice and let her terminate that pregnancy, you would have advocated for the murder of our Lord and Savior. Some might say this is an extreme case and that of course they would not advocate for the murder of our Lord and Savior. However, we never know what will come of the life of a child. The value of life is also not determined by what they end up producing as well. We do know that the Lord help cured the weak and said that the way we treat the least of these is the way we treat him himself. Each time we let an abortion occur, we are striking the nails deeper into the Cross.
It is easy to take the path of least resistance and take positions that do not offend. The Bible does not call on us to ignore the defenseless in order for us to live an easy life. Jesus calls on us to be fighters. In Matthew 19:29, Jesus tells us, “anyone who has left behind home, or brothers, or sisters, or fathers, or mother, or wife, or children, or land, for the sake of my name, shall receive one hundred times more, and shall possess eternal life.” Taking an unpopular position for the defenseless and for the Lord is exactly what he calls upon us to do. You might say, “I am totally against abortion, I just don’t think the government should be able to tell a woman she can’t make that choice.” It sounds nice and you may think it absolves you from any culpability. However, there was also a man from two thousand years ago who was innocent and a leader, Pontius Pilate, who could not understand why the crowd wanted him dead but let the crowd proceed in murdering that man anyways. He let them make that choice. Allowing that choice resulted in was the murder of an innocent man. In what way is being pro-choice, the compassionate position? The blood might not be on your hands directly, but the scars are on your soul. If every self-proclaimed Christian voted only for and demanded truly pro-life candidates, legal abortion would be a thing of the past. Abortions would still occur, but they would definitely go down in occurrence. Our laws reflect who we are as a society. If we begin to turn the tide on the culture war, we can begin to have a society that once again recognizes that we are one nation under God.