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Abortion is more than an ‘election issue’

October 3, 2012
Lois Beeghly, Conrad , Times-Republican

We must not forget what abortion is. All the rhetoric surrounding abortion has deceived and blinded us to the truth ... the murder of an innocent child. It's described as a "right," a "choice" or a "medical procedure." It has become too easy - even for Christians - to view abortion as another "election issue."

Be honest with yourself. Abortion isn't on a par with women's rights to equal pay and employment or women's health issues.

The candidate who supports abortion rights supports a women's right to have her innocent child murdered. Abortion is a grave sin against God who is the creator and redeemer of life. Psalm 139:13, 14 "For you (God) created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Because abortion destroys human life, it is a spiritual issue.

Not only does abortion kill a child, a woman is wounded forever. She may feel a sense of relief at first, but eventually the reality of her "choice" sinks in. This awful reality can bring the same devastation to fathers, siblings and grandparents. The message of forgiveness through Jesus Christ, who lived a sinless life and died in our place, then rose to eternal life, is the only source of true hope and healing.

Therefore ... a Christian cannot debate the pros and cons of abortion any more than they can the pros and cons of rape, or stealing or adultery. Abortion cannot be a "right" because God says it's wrong.

A vote is not a passive act. The voter is participating in promoting the agenda of their candidate. A candidate that favors abortion should not receive a Christian's vote. Regardless of what our government deems legal, "We must obey God rather than man."

Abortion kills over 3,000 children every day, wounds women and destroys relationships. To 'look the other way' concerning abortion is symptomatic of a broader moral view of life. What kind of morality do we want in our elected leaders who will make decisions concerning human embryo research, genetic manipulation, cloning, assisted suicide and euthanasia?!

The redeemed people of God are compelled to action in line with a morality that reflects God's love for life. President Obama has signed many bills supporting abortion. May God forgive our national sin if we choose life.



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