The problem with this kind of answer is that it is a cop out so as to not have to deal with the fundamental issues that are related to the entire abortion problem. It ignores the entire history of roe v wade, when they overturned the laws of the land during their generation.
Did anyone dare ask the pre Roe politician, will you, if elected uphold the law of the land and oppose abortion. Why was it perfectly acceptable for an entire generation of pro death advocates to work the political system and overturn the ban on abortion? How were they able to avoid the stigma associated with their failure to support the then law of the land? Pro life candidates today are held to all manner of scrutiny over this issue. Why is it that few politicians will stand up against this pro death agenda with conviction of soul?
The mantra that we hear from the pro death camp is "safe, legal and rare". As if this is to say that those who oppose abortion are the ones who are in the camp causing the danger and harm to those who choose to kill their babies. Has this mantra worked? Are abortions safe and rare? They have had since 1973 to make it so. The statistics haven't shown this to be so. Have they reduced the number of "unwanted pregnancies". Well, in one way they have, they killed them, 49 million to be precise.
Abortion is still used predominantly as birth control for those who refuse to keep their pants on. Unless the hearts of people change nothing else will. If you give someone a gun a target and bullets and then tell them don' t shoot what do you think is eventually going to happen. If you tell a young person here is a condom and there is another attractive young person but be respon sible and tak e care not to make a baby or catch an STD. Do you really think that this is going to be enough incentive to keep things on the straight and skinny? If you equip a young person with raging hormones with the tools to fulfill their base instincts you can't expect them to rise to the higher principle.
The only guaranteed method of birth control before marriage is abstinence. The only way to keep abortions from happening is to teach the simple principle that sex before marriage is wrong. It is a cop out to say that "they are going to do it anyway so we must protect them". This is the "noble" sounding way of abdication. Don't take the time or energy to teach them what's right. just give them a gun and when bullets start flying say, we must make more targets for them to shoot at.
The abortion issue didn't really make its way into the American psyche until the sexual revolution hit America in the late 60s and early 70s. The need for abortion wasn't there before this period because the family unit was intact. Those who chose to kill their babies were the ones who got pregnant out of marriage. In the "good old days" there still was a stigma against being pregnant out of wedlock. Since this has changed we feel no societal sting or shame in getting pregnant out of matrimony. Now people ware their immorality as a badge of honor.
I understand that people make mistakes. This has happened since day one. But why should another innocent human being die for convenience sake. I find it curious that in Australia you can't kill a baby Joey (kangaroo in utero) but in America you can kill a human baby utero. Where is the justice?
Here is a brief description of the birth of a baby kangaroo.
Kangaroos have an interesting reproductive cycle. The joey is actually born alive in an embryonic state and is forced to crawl up its mother and into her pouch to nurse. The mother can't touch it because it is so tiny. She licks a path in her fur for it to travel along. It is only about 2 cm long and weighs less than a gram. The joey attaches so firmly to the pouch that attempts to remove it could kill the joey and damage the mother's nipples. Over the next eight to 10 months, the joey develops into a recognizable baby kangaroo, and after around eight months, it begins to climb out of the pouch to investigate the world, always staying close to mother and continuing to nurse until it is a year old.
If you kill the Joey as it is crawling into the pouch of its mother you can be prosecuted. But in the USA it is still ok to kill a human baby in its embryonic state and that somehow is acceptable.
We need to be convinced of one thing, without soaring rhetoric or colorful speech, simply speaking; killing babies is a sin that this country will be held accountable for. I do believe that deep down in the hearts of those who do this that they are crying out for someone to stop them. How can anyone, unless they are an uncaring barbarian, not know in the depths of their heart that murdering innocent babies is wrong? It goes against all of nature and nurture.
Yet, we listen to the issue in the form of a political debate thinking to ourselves that as long as we have a discussion and place it on the table for a vote we are ok whatever the outcome. We have discussed it civilly and that's what this society is all about, the vote, WRONG! Life and death issues are never up for a vote. Politics are unable to redeem this moral issue from what it really is. This is why 6 million Jews died in Nazi Germany. Life and death became politicized.
A baby is not a choice, fetal tissue, or a political issue. That baby is alive and as I said above this baby shouldn't suffer the death penalty just because someone couldn't keep their pants on.
Please don't get sidetracked, don't allow political speech to dissuade you from the truth. Stay focused, look to the word of God for your truth and you won't get caught up into the foolish dialogue. It's enough to spin your head around, that's Satan's plan to keep you from the truth. Remember if a politician won't defend the most helpless in our society, then what makes you think that he or she is for you.
Psa 22:9 Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb; You made me trust when upon my mother's breasts.
Psa 22:10 Upon You I was cast from birth; You have been my God from my mother's womb.
Psa 71:6 By You I have been sus tained from my birth; You are He who took me from my mother's womb; My praise is continually of You.
Psa 127:3 Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Psa 127:4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth.
Psa 127:5 How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.
Psa 139:13 For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb.
Psa 139:14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.
Psa 139:15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Psa 139:16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.
Ecc 11:5 Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.
Isa 44:2 Thus says the LORD who made you And formed you from the womb, who will help you, 'Do not fear, O Jacob My servant; And you Jeshurun whom I have chosen.
God is the giver of life. Only he has the right to take it. Look to the word and you will not be confounded or confused with this issue.
In Messiah Yeshua