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Labeling People to be Killed Via Abortion

Arguing on social media isn't wise. However taking a statement that is made on social media and examining it is worthwhile.

A recent comment by *Evan regarding our pro-life standing follows:

"What if you are from an economically disadvantaged family, you don't have friends because you have mental health issues, your family is full of irresponsible people or drug addicts, local, municipal, and state agencies are underfunded and undersourced, and you're not religious - what then?"

Sadly, this comment reveals exactly who they believe should be killed off via abortion. Essentially, it is implied that it would be better to abort a child than have them enter into a difficult situation.

Everyone has value. We live in a world where there is evil, and there are people fighting against evil. We live in a world where tragedies occur, and there are people working to remedy the effects of those tragedies. I firmly believe that it is humane and beautiful to see people help one another out of difficult, dark, and often dangerous circumstances. The helpers, the rescuers, the responders to cries for help - THANK YOU!!

Let me examine a few of the labels in Evan's comment.

  1. Being economically disadvantaged. This doesn't default to worthless. It doesn't default to hopeless. How very many of us have had financial difficulties! Mercifully, there is help available. No one should be aborted for some financial reason. Help is available, and an innate desire should dwell within us to provide an avenue to assist with sustaining life, not extinguish it.

  2. Mental health issues and not having friends. Mental health struggles, like physical concerns, can happen at any time to anyone. Also, the implication that a person won't have friends because of their mental health is sad. Many of us work with a mental health issue of some fashion, whether minor or severe. We still have friends. And if someone doesn't have a friend because of whatever issue, then they are at most need of one. We should strive to be there as a helper or one to point to help in some fashion if we don't know how to help. There should not be a default to abortion mindset when it comes to mental or physical health struggles.

  3. Irresponsible people or drug addicts. Who hasn't been irresponsible at some point in their lives? Responsibility is something to be learned and it takes some of us longer to learn it. Some of us may not learn it at all. But to imply it would have been better for someone to be aborted than deal with irresponsible family is horrific! Drug addiction is something that so many of us have been affected by - we have cared for someone who had an addiction. We have lost a loved one to addiction. Maybe we ourselves have had some experience with addiction. This is a very personal issue with which we need help! We need each other to comfort one another and guide our struggling friends and family to life-saving treatment. To imply that a child of someone addicted to drugs should be aborted, again, is so very sad. And it is wrong.

Matthew 24:12 comes to my mind. Because lawlessness will multiply, the love of many will grow cold.

May we pray for those who have hard hearts and darkened minds. May we take precautions that our love does not grow cold. May we keep shining the light of Jesus in our actions and words. When we stumble, may we lift one another up.

John 13:34-35 reminds us of our Lord's words: “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another. By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

*name changed for privacy

Rhiannon Welton

Executive Director

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