Reaching Out

Why I Became Pro-Choice

You wonder how could a Christian become pro-choice. It all started when I sought to understand the tremendous passion of abortion advocates in our nation. What is driving them to be so adamant over this issue of human life?
I came to realize that THEY WERE RIGHT ABOUT “MY BODY, MY CHOICE”, and that the government should not dictate what we do with our bodies. Would you want some government bureaucrat or politician deciding what you can or cannot do with your body?
We know from the Word of God, that every person is granted life by God: “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb… Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.” Psalm 139:13,16

This is incredible. We are not merely intelligent animals, as evolutionists contend, and we are not just some blob of tissue that emerges from the womb as a baby. We are persons, given a soul by God at the moment of conception. And God, the creator of the universe, grants us free will (CHOICE) of how we are to live our lives – to serve Him, or serve the world, the flesh, or the devil. But we cannot exercise that choice if we are snuffed out before we see the light of day.

So yes, every woman (and man) should have the right – the choice – to do with their body whatever they choose. But an unborn child is not their body; it is IN THEIR BODY. It has different genes (half from the father), a different personality, and may even be a male. The woman has the opportunity to nurture the development and birth of another human being – something unique and absolutely extraordinary.

Let us celebrate life at all stages, the life that was given to us by God. And let us be a witness to others with the love and truth of Christ, who grants us the opportunity (and choice) to live lives of meaning and significance, with the joy of the Lord.
To God be the glory
Board of Evangelism