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The Women's Rights to Her Body

A fundamental argument for abortion is the Woman's Bodily Rights, or "reproductive rights" justification.  The ultimate and most common argument for being Pro-"Choice" (pro-abortion) is the argument for the mother to decide for herself, leaving the option for abortion wide open and often suggested and hinted.  But is the Fetus her body?  Do rights justify immorality?  Is her body really her own?  There is a fundamental flaw in this logical when it comes to divine, objective, universal truth.

"Behold, children are a gift of the LORD; the fruit of the womb is a reward" (Psalm 127:3)
"You shall be blessed above all peoples; there will be no male or female barren among you..." (Deut. 7:14)
"Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward." (Ps. 127:3)
 If you see pregnancy as an inconvenience, then you do not know God very well or you maybe too self-centered and conceded to see that God is allowing for you to do something that is bigger than yourself.  Pregnancy is a REWARD and BLESSING from God!  They may say "well, men can not understand" or "Well you try giving birth".  What ever 'one-upper' society try to say, there is still no argument that supersedes God.  Pregnancy is a REWARD and BLESSING. Period.  And if you can't see it that way, then you don't have the heart and mind of Christ.  But God reveals something even bigger that completely settles the "My Body, My Right" issue.
"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body" (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
Here it is.  For Christians, their body is not their own.  And if God "rewards" a mother with "fruit of the womb" then that is God's will for her in His temple, her body.  For non-believers, well, it is to be seen if they have been bought by the blood of Christ on the cross.  But, at some point, they will know, and when they do, they will know who their body belongs to.  It is impossible for any Christian to make this argument to justify abortion without calling God a liar.  Their body is not their own.

We often hear about "reproductive rights" but is it a right we can demand?  Or is it a privilege naturally bestowed by God?  If our bodies are not our own, where does that leave these so called reproductive rights?  Can God just take away these "rights" if He so chooses? How snobby privileged sinful humans we are to think that we have a RIGHT to what God gives as a GIFT and REWARD.  Almost like we feel as though we are a better god of our own bodies...
Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD answered him and Rebekah his wife conceived...Now the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, and He opened her womb, but Rachel was barren...Now when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she became jealous of her sister; and she said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I die...Then God remembered Rachel, and God gave heed to her and opened her womb." (Gen. 25:21, 29:31, 30:1, 22).
"But I count my life of no value to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God’s grace." (Acts 20:24).

"And He was saying to them all, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me." (Luke 9:23)
How can you consider your body as such your own that you are willing to disregard God, not follow Jesus, and make your self your idol?  Its easy for those who do not believe, that should be expected, but for Christians, that's an other issue.  God gives pregnancies as rewards and pre-born persons as gifts... and abortion trashes that gift, that person.  And we demand a right to trash God's gifts and selfishly take for granted his reward, a fruitful womb.

A "Christian" Pro-abortion PCUSA "minister" argued this:  "the moral consequences of having a child can be equal to—if not greater than—the moral consequences of having an abortion. And so, in many cases, she argues, abortion can be a morally good decision."

The argument here is that killing an innocent child may not be as bad as having the child...

The logic stems from the situation of which the child would be born into.  Lets assume a seemingly terrible scenario.  
A homeless drug addicted female prostitute becomes pregnant through rape by her homeless brother who passes away from a disease that could be transmitted to the child. 
Here we have a child who looks like he/she will be born in homelessness around drugs and prostitution conceived in rape by incest and may contract a disease.  Now that is a tough situation.  Does this situation justify killing the innocent child?  Is giving birth to the child worse than killing them?  It seems we are going toward the idea of putting innocent people out of their potential misery.  This sinful desire and sinful mindset fails morally in and of itself in several areas. 

To expose that sinful logic we first need to see that what self-righteous people tend to forget is that sometimes the wealthiest, healthiest, smartest, seemingly happiest people, can be the most wicked, morally depraved and lost in God's eyes.  They face a far greater consequences than most unhappy sick homeless people.  Secondly, they assume to know the future of that child.  As if they are god or have the god like ability to see into the future and know that this child will be helplessly miserable.  How do they know God does not have plans on protecting that child and making that child a God glorifying missionary with an amazing testimony who would lead hundreds of people Christ?!  They don't and in their blind self idolatry they assume to and take away all rights and life from that child.  Third, the idea alone that abortion "can be a morally good decision" is the exact same thing as saying "killing innocent children, can be a morally good decision".  And THAT is wicked and evil all dressed up in a nice happy sounding package.  Lastly, what are the "moral consequences of having a child"?  Would parents feel guilty for not raising them right?  That's on the parents.  They can't be a good parent?  That's the parents fault.  They know they are sinful and evil?  That's on the parents.  If you believe having the thing that GOD says is a REWARD and GIFT, FRUIT OF THE WOMB is negative and carries with it evil consequences?  Than you clearly do not know God, or Christ, or His Holy Word, or even see the world the way God himself does.  YOU are lost and NOT a follower of the Christ Jesus of Holy Scripture, but a Jesus in your own image.  And despising God's gift because of your sinful selfishness, perpetuates your sinfulness- and takes a life.  That is by far the worst best argument for abortion on moral grounds. 

Our bodies are NOT our own.  They belong to God. 

This leads us to the next issue:  Christians Who Support Abortion?

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