“In the beginning, God Created the heavens and the earth.”
According to former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, abortion “is obviously a tough issue for a lot of people to think through morally…then again, there’s a lot of parts of the Bible that talk about how life begins with breath, and so even that is something that we can interpret differently…I think, no matter what you think about the kind of cosmic question of how life begins, most Americans can get on board with the idea of, alright, I might draw the line here, you might draw the line there, but the most important thing is the person who should be drawing the line is the woman making the decision.”
For journalist, Alex Morris, the reality is that for as long as it has been a wedge issue in America, there has been a compelling Christian argument for abortion care, and Christian leaders who have worked to both advocate for it and help secure it for women inside and outside the flock. In 1967, more than five years before Roe, a group of pastors founded the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion, a network of Christian-faith leaders committed to helping women get both legal and illegal abortions from licensed professionals. By the time Roe passed, as many as half a million women had obtained a safe abortion thanks to the CCS, whose members claimed to be compelled by “higher laws and moral obligations transcending legal codes.”
They used the Bible’s authority to argue for abortion care as not just a basic human right but a moral Christian imperative.
It is insanely ironic how those who are opposed to “Christianity” often turn to it in attempts to garner support for their own anti-God agenda. Case in point Buttigieg states that there are several parts of the bible that speaks to human life starting with a breath yet fails to offer up such references for his listeners to be able to check the facts. At the same time, he argues that only the woman should be able to decide about the issue of abortion. This is from a career politician who is part of a political party that can’t even define who or what a “woman” is or just who has the right and at what age to be a woman.
Morris attempts to use the proponents for life own self-identity against them. declaring time and again that Christian leaders in the past supported abortion making the act safe. One must not be swayed by the cheap theatrics of one solitary word in this case “Christian” for most of American society will declare they are such not knowing that the essence of the word means to be “as” Christ and not to simply be like Him. Buttigieg, put to use an often-used technique in the argument of persuasion “I think” and “what you think ‘. As though the opinion of the individual bears any merit at all. While Morris calls on the moral obligations of the Christian. Morality is a very subjective idea as we have seen for some abortion is their right for others it is unthinkable. Both of these approaches have no value for one must do as, John Wesley, the founder of Methodism taught base all your teaching on the scripture.
“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”
former President Ronald Reagan