What if the mother’s life is at risk?
In case of a life or death situation, the mother is not necessarily forced to carry to term. If the medical attention she requires to stay alive could terminate the pregnancy as a side effect, the treatment should not be withheld unless she wishes it to be. So abortion is never alright, but as was just stated if the medical attention she requires to stay alive could terminate the pregnancy as a side effect, so long as every effort is made to save the child’s life as well.
Wouldn’t making abortion illegal be a restriction of American liberty?
America is a country where freedom and the right of choice is of extreme importance to it’s citizens. Shouldn’t every human being, in this country and outside of it, be granted the right to life? If you say that making abortion illegal would be a restriction of American liberty than someone can say the same about rape and theft.
How can you be pro-life and be fine with eating meat or wearing leather or fur?
What this question implies is that there is no moral difference between killing a calf and a human infant. This is simply not right. A human being has a soul and a complex personality. No animal has the same right to life as a human. As stewards of the earth we have dominion over all creatures, and while this means we must care for them, it also means we have the right to their meat and produce.
This question is unrelated to the purpose of our blog, but as we have been asked this same question many times we have decided to add it to the FAQ page. We acknowledge that being gay or lesbian is not always a choice. If you can not help being attracted to your own sex, we in no way condemn you. There is nothing wrong with being gay or lesbian so long as you do not act on it. For any who are confused about there sexuality and would like some help to sort things out, I would like to suggest this website: couragerc.net
Why do you consider it a sin for members of the same sex to be intimate?
Sexual intercourse is meant to be used as a means of procreation, not recreation. The sexual intimacy of two people of the same gender will never result in child, and goes against nature as God intended it. This is also why we believe it is never right to use any contraceptives.
If sexual intercourse is meant simply for procreation, why is it alright for an infertile couple to have relations?
There are two ends of marriage - procreation and the good of the spouses. The two should not be separated. They are equal in dignity and value. So marriage is not simply meant for procreation. Also, there have been many cases where God has granted an infertile couple the miracle of a child. This may be rare, but not so rare as you might think, and certainly not impossible. I have personally known two infertile couples who have been granted children. The intercourse of two members of the same sex will never bring forth a child.
What if the child you save grows up to be gay or lesbian? Would you still save it’s life?
Of course. Every human has the right to life. God loves all of us, no matter how greatly we sin, and He never gives up on any of us. Anyone can get to heaven so long as they repent their sins, even if they only do so at the very last second of their life.
Thoughts on Stem Cell research?
We don’t support embryonic stem cell research because it destroys human embryos, which are real human lives. The harm done outweighs any of the benefits. However, adult stem cells can be harvested without taking a life and they are far more beneficial than embryonic cells.
If abortion is made illegal than more lives will be at risk because women will seek “back-alley” abortions, which are extremely dangerous.
The loss of a mother’s life in a legal abortion is always a possibility, whether from the procedure itself or suicide after. If abortion was illegal, less women would try to get one. The amount of women dying from abortions would most likely increase, but not as much as you might expect. You must also take into consideration all the humans who would be alive because they had not been aborted. Some might argue that if a woman was going to die if she did not terminate her pregnancy, she would seek a “back alley” abortion, which could easily result in the lives of both mother and child. This would not be the case, because again, if the medical attention a pregnant woman requires to stay alive could terminate her pregnancy as a side effect, the treatment should not be withheld so long as every effort is made to save the baby’s life as well. If abortion were made illegal, most women wouldn’t be desperate enough to break the law and risk their lives, and men would be far less likely to pressure women into having one due to the risks. The biggest reasons women have abortions (and men pressure or support them to) is because it’s legal and considered safe, take away those two factors and it would become a very different story. So yes, abortion is going to be a reality whether it is legal or not, but the same goes for rape, murder, and theft.
What if the child is the result of a rape?
Rape is a horrible crime, but it is the father, the criminal, who should be punished. A child never deserves to suffer for his or her father’s mistakes. Every infant, born and unborn, is completely innocent, no matter the crimes of his or her parents, and deserves to live. If the mother doesn’t want to raise the child herself she could always give him or her up for adoption. There are many amazing stories about children who were conceived from rape and who’s mothers are thankful they chose life.
On the Bible.
We have had many people sending us quotes from the Bible that supposedly prove that God is pro-abortion or pro-gay. These people are obviously using bibles that have been incorrectly edited or translated, usually to fit an individual’s beliefs. The Roman Catholic Church uses the original Bible, and though it has been translated and revised, no meanings have ever been changed. Each new translation of the Bible we use takes many scholars working together for many years. New editions are written when the Church discovers a word here or there that was translated incorrectly. Again, no meaning has ever been changed, by translation I literally mean translation.
Why do you make comparisons between abortion and some of the most horrific and tragic events in history?
The Holocaust, slavery, and racism are all centered around the unfair treatment of a human being, by ignoring their voice, their dignity, and their rights. Each has its individual horrors that are likely not present, or at least not as apparent, in the others, but there are similarities as I have already stated. When we compare abortion to these things, we are using the comparison to emphasize how an unborn child is not treated as the human being it is. Acknowledging the horrors of abortion does not make any of the previous or ongoing wrongs any less terrible, and it is the same the other way around. We’re sorry for the frustrations we may cause, but we are not going to apologize for putting the murder of innocent children at its actual level instead of bringing it down to something simple.