I hear many professing Christians say they are “pro-life” with exceptions. They support abortion in the cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother, which happen to be less than 1% of abortions. I like to ask such “pro-life” Christians the following questions:
1. Is God pro-life with exceptions?
2. Is that child not a “blessing from the Lord” because of how the child was conceived?
3. Why would you support punishing a child for the sin of the father?
4. Is God not able to take a terrible situation like rape and use it for good and for his glory?
Now, regarding life of the mother. Fortunately, we live in a nation, with advanced technology, that can address “life of the mother” issues during the duration of the pregnancy. If the mother’s life is truly in jeopardy at the 30th week of the pregnancy, you can easily do a c-section. This is what former surgeon general C. Everett Koop said about the life of the mother exception: “In my 36 years in pediatric surgery I have never known of one instance where the child had to be aborted to save the mother’s life.” The “life of the mother” argument, tends to be “smoke and mirrors” reasoning.
Abortion will never be ended in our nation if you continue to be “pro-life” with exceptions. Think about that for a moment. Pretty much every pro-life Republican politician is pro-life with exceptions. Why will abortion never end, if you leave exceptions?
1. Women will just say they have been raped.
2. Women will say their “mental health” is in danger if they give birth, which is considered “life of the mother.”
If you are a “pro-life” Christian who believes in exceptions, I am calling you to repentance. Acknowledge, that you have been more influenced by society than God’s Word when it comes to the issue of abortion. Stop electing politicians who are “pro-life” with exceptions. Call Republican politicians to repentance! DEMAND that they take the ONLY God-honoring position, which is the complete abolishment of abortion!
Finally, many pro-life organizations are pro-life with exceptions and they support Republican candidates who are the same. Stop supporting “pro-life” organizations who are not pro-EVERY-life and who support Republican candidates who are not truly pro-EVERY-life. We must DEMAND that politicians who get our vote and truly pro-EVERY-life, NO EXCEPTIONS!