A Response to Christians Who Support Abortion Rights
by Brian Fisher | Human Coalition
Recently, I have become very aware of a concerning thought pattern in America that I feel needs to be addressed. Compassionate and well-meaning Christians have begun supporting pro-abortion platforms. But I ask you, as believers can we truly support this line of thinking? Or does that conflict with Scripture and our faith?
When we begin to make excuses for why preborn children do not have the same rights as birthed children, we are playing God. So, I ask you to consider that the preborn should have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – regardless of their gender, disability, life situation, or stage in the womb – because all life is sacred and precious to God.
I wonder whether or not this is a pattern in America – do many Christians believe that supporting pro-abortion platforms is consistent with Scripture and our faith? Does that even factor into their thinking?
I don’t think the Episcopal priest, the evangelical women, and the Anabaptist therapist are radical, violent, aggressive abortion supporters. They aren’t showing up at women’s marches or writing mean comments on pro-life Facebook pages.
In fact, I find them all to be compassionate, thoughtful people who are expressing their sincere beliefs. I think they all have a deep concern for vulnerable people, for the family, and for our country. To me, they do not represent the talking pro-abortion heads in the media – they represent a cross-section of Americans who believe in God and are working out how Christian compassion manifests itself in government and in the community.
At the same time, I am deeply concerned about their conclusions. To determine that supporting abortion rights is consistent with Christ is to make a very serious moral and scriptural error. So, while I share their deep concern and compassion for people, their fatal conclusions require a response.
I hope you’ll find the podcast helpful, and I’ll comment on the two articles below. If you have friends or loved ones who claim Christ but are supporting pro-abortion platforms, I urge you to share this email and blog post with them. We should gently, carefully, diligently bring them back to truth.
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