While browsing through some of my favorite blogs this morning, I came across an interesting and thought provoking article on Al Mohler’s blog (you can find his blog linked on my blog-roll). I won’t spend time summing up the article in my own words, but for those pressed for time I will grab a few of the essential parts and post them here along with a link to the whole article. If you can though, I would recommend that you read the whole article. It is very good…which is typical of Dr. Mohler. 🙂
I posted this becaue I think it is an overlooked but important aspect of the abortion issue/debate. People need to realize that, when you operate outside of God’s design, the unintended consequences of doing so are powerful, if not initially obvious. We seem to have lost our understanding of that these days, much to our detriment.
“America’s long war over abortion has classically been defined as a struggle between competing rights — depicted as the right of a woman to have an abortion versus the right of an unborn child to the protection of life.”
“From the very beginning, this has been an unsatisfactory approach to the abortion controversy. Those who contend for the sanctity of human life at every stage of development are, by virtue of moral necessity, also concerned with the health, welfare, and well-being of women. The reduction of the abortion question to a matter of “rights” is itself a symptom of our moral confusion.”
“One of the most insidious aspects of the abortion controversy has been the success of the feminist movement in presenting abortion on demand as a matter central to the liberation of women.”
“As far back as the 1970s, at least some feminists saw through this logic. Catherine MacKinnon, a radical feminist legal scholar, argued that legal abortion would merely facilitate the “heterosexual availability” of women. In other words, abortion would be a benefit to men, who would be liberated to take sexual advantage of women, knowing that the availability of legal abortion would effectively remove their risk of the entanglements that would come with pregnancy and parenthood.”
“Writing in the August/September 2009 issue of First Things, Richard Stith argues that the legalization of abortion “was supposed to grant enormous freedom to women, but it has had the perverse result of freeing men and trapping women.”
Those excerpts give you the gist of the article. You can find the rest here…
God bless and Veritas Supra Omnis!