By; Speaker Gerald A. Polley
The other day while we were driving we saw a bumper sticker which said
"If fetuses could vote, abortion would stop." This caused me to think rather
heavily and I realized that the reverse was true. If an unborn child knew
it was in a malfunctioning body, mentally or physically impaired, probably
99% would vote FOR abortion, not against it. And if a child knew it wasn't
wanted, it, too, would vote not to be born into that family. For no unborn
soul is confused. They know that if they are not born one place, they will
simply go on to another and be born someplace else.
The whole abortion debate is being caused by the misconception among Christian churches that you have but one chance in life, when in reality, as we reach for Ultimacy, oneness with the universe, we live many lifetimes, go through many lessons until we reach perfection within.
An unborn child that is aborted loses nothing, and for fundamentalist Christians to terrify young mothers that for one reason or another, must give up a child in this time and place, are performing the most hideous acts of mental cruelty because of their misguided and unjustified opinions. It is too bad that this is so. But we in the enlightened religions can continue to speak out to aid these troubled souls and let them know that they have committed no atrocity, that the child they couldn't have holds them no ill will, but is grateful for letting them go on to a better time and a better place.
We should do all in our power to support family planning and sex education so women of any age will not be forced into such heart-rendering decisions. We can do these things if we continue to care, not because we disregard life, but because we cherish it and wish all to live it to its greatest and fullest potential. So must it be.
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