Too often, even Christians believe that anxiety and worry are annoying but unavoidable parts of life. “Oh well,” we say, “No one enjoys fear, but it’s to be expected, right?” WRONG. This mindset is a major roadblock to living fearlessly. Let’s talk about it.
Which of the arguments for abortion listed below is most confusing to you as a Christian? Let’s talk through one at a time to see why they are all myths that don’t hold up under scrutiny.
- “If you aren’t going to adopt the unwanted babies, you shouldn’t try to stop abortion.”
- “A child who isn’t planned is most likely going to be neglected, unwanted, or even abused.”
- “Women have a right to decide what to do with their own bodies.”
- “Calling abortion ‘murder‘ is over the top.”
- Talking about abortion is unloving and offensive to women who have had abortions in the past.”
- “It’s best to speak quietly and one-on-one about this topic rather than through a public platform.”
- “Sometimes an abortion is necessary to save a woman’s life.”
- “Women will resort to dangerous, back-alley abortions if we make it illegal.”
- “A woman should be allowed to abort a child who is disabled or who will suffer for some other reason if carried to term.”
- “We must make exceptions in the case of rape or incest.”
- “Enforcing anti-abortion laws would be impossible, so it’s best to just keep it legal and safe.”
Recently, I came home to find chunks of wood from my favorite tree all over the yard, the street, and even the front porch. Here’s what I learned about myself from that rather strange experience.