In a previous post I asked the following question: If you were accused of being pro-life would there be enough evidence to convict you? Hearsay isn’t admissible nor are opinions. In order to be convicted there must be an undeniable chain of evidence that would lead a jury of your peers to conclude beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty. So, would you be found guilty or not?
Many of my friends and family say they are pro-life, but then qualify their position in the cases of rape, incest, and threat to the life of the mother. From my perspective, if you are pro-life you are pro-life without exception. And then there is my dilemma with the extremely rare cases where it is medically confirmed that carrying the child to full term presents a direct threat to the life of the mother. Although medical advances have virtually eliminated this occurrence, I feel that, after exhausting all medical options to insure the survival of both mother and child, the decision as to what to do next is between the mother and God.
If this is construed as evidence against my pro-life stance, so be it. Does this make me a hypocrite? I don’t know. You decide. My belief is that every child should be given the fullest opportunity to be born and to express its God given right to life. Most of us on the pro-life side feel that killing a child conceived through rape or incest is executing an innocent child for a crime committed by its father. Many on my side believe that in cases where the life of the mother is in jeopardy she should turn it over to God and accept on faith whatever happens. I think it is more complicated in these extremely rare events, and I admittedly don’t have the answers.
One life should not be considered any more priceless than another. Should a mother be condemned for choosing her life over that of her unborn child? Are these rare occurrences God’s teachable moments that are meant to remind us how valuable every human life is? If I had to the answers to these questions I wouldn’t be an obscure pro-life blogger trying to save the world’s unborn. And if the country I love wasn’t allowing over 1 million unborn children to be killed every year by Planned Parenthood and its colleagues, there would be no need for me to be an obscure pro-life blogger.
I plead guilty to being pro-life and vow to continue my crime spree in defense of life. Should my advocacy for every child’s’ right to life subject me to scorn, ridicule, or worse I’m up for it. In the end we are all held responsible for our actions and inaction, and I accept full responsibility for mine.