Sometimes i tackle tough topics on my blog. Not all the time, 'cause there are a lot of tough topics that i haven't given enough intelligent thought to form an opinion... and then there are the times that i just don't feel equal to the task. Today i'm going to share some thoughts with you via articles published by other people. They're not my carefully researched and thought out ideas, but these articles resonate with me on some level. i decided to share them 'cause maybe some of you are wrestling through some of these same issues as i am, and wow - is this 40 days for life ever about wrestling. Maybe these articles will be helpful for you - maybe they won't be. They're certainly not the final word on these topics, but they offer a thoughtful place to start.
i wrote the other day that prolife is messy - & i think it is. Every prolifer has been asked difficult questions about situations that break your heart, make you cry & plead for heaven... and sometimes when those questions are asked, they're followed up with, "So THEN... are you still against abortion?"
i want to write this blog post, to post some resources, to think through these tough situations because for me, the answer is still an aching, 'yes'.
A friend sent me a message on facebook the other night, asking how i felt about abortion in cases of the rape of a minor - or incest. Horrible. i hate knowing that this is the world that we live in. This is kind of a lengthy read, but i think it's worth the time to read it through. THIS is the article i sent back to her.
Then i got asked about those tough cases - where the health of the mother is at stake... It hurts my heart to imagine these situations. i've watched friends go through horrible pregnancies - one friend was hospitalized with a feeding tube - another needed constant monitoring of her liver since it would quit working properly during pregnancy. Then, there are the heart wrenching situations with ectopic pregnancy. These are real women going through these terrifying, painful situations. We can't really gloss over them when we talk about abortion, can we? THIS is the article i sent to my friend on this topic. Again, it's a super long read, but we owe it to ourselves, our children, our friends and family - to examine these situations and gently discuss them with a hurting world.
May God be in it as we wrestle out our faith with fear and trembling.