• Robyn Spradlin

When is Abortion the Right Choice?

Updated: May 22


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During the last several weeks, battlegrounds of protests and bellowing debate have engulfed Supreme Court justices' homes, houses of worship, city streets, and Congress halls. The category five hurricane of when an unborn baby has the right to life has churned, howled, and rumbled at deafening decimals.

Pro-Choice advocates claim the entity in the woman's womb is not a child or a baby; it's a clump of cells, a fetus, or several other non-descriptive titles with no right of its own, but the right of the mother outweighs the right of the life she carries.

The right-to-life advocates, generally addressed as Pro-Life, insist it is a human being, and its right to life is just as valid as that of the mother. I have tried to rationalize the debate without success.

When is abortion right? Is there a time when killing another person is correct? In my opinion, no, there is no such time.

There is, however, a way around the current problem that many women are facing. It's called abstinence. If you are not ready to be a mother, my mother and health and biology classes in school taught me don't have sex! Stay out of compromising situations! Don't get allow your so-called friends "pressure" you into doing something you'll regret. We know that sexual intercourse causes impregnation, even with condoms and birth control pills. If you aren't prepared for motherhood, plain and simple, stay away from what causes motherhood.

You might think it sounds "prudish" and "unpopular" not to have sex with your boyfriend or girlfriend, but in the long run, it produces better results. Some could ask, "Better for who?" Better for you. In other words, think about what you're doing before you do it. There are consequences to our actions. We aren't always guaranteed a free pass. It's not that I don't understand. I was young once. I'm older now, but I do remember my youth. Thankfully, my path was redirected at the age of 12 or I probably would have a different story to tell.

I skated along a razor's edge for a couple of years, and thankfully the Lord sent an individual to rescue me before my future was wrecked. I understand what it is to have peer pressure push you to do things you normally wouldn't. I am grateful for the person who heard the voice of the Lord and came looking for a little girl that didn't know what she was getting into.

You might think me crazy, but since that time, the Lord gave me the strength to keep my act together during my teens and twenties. He is a faithful friend if we'll but ask and trust Him to lead us.

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