This is in response to your October 1 editorial "Sobering decision."
You expressed your belief that it was a "very sad day for California and the entire nation" because Governor Deukmejian signed a bill that would require females under 18 to get their parent's permission or a court order before getting an abortion.
You also said "abortion is a dilemna which is as unsolvable as the nuclear arms race. It is a moral problem. There will never be a truly right answer for all parties concerned." In the fourth paragraph you added, "abortion may not be the best answer for a teenage girl but for many there is no other choice."
You are correct in saying abortion is a moral problem, but I disagree that there is no truly right answer with respect to this problem. There is a right answer and there is an alternative choice to abortion. First, it should be noted that we must all make moral or ethical choices, This is inescapable. Every age will be judged by what choices we made. How did it treat people? Ethics deals with what is right and our principal obligations. Our humanistic society sees ethics in terms of a pragmatic relativism. Thus your statement "there will never be a truly right answer" is reflective of our culture's erroneous thinking which says truth is relative or truth is what works. This is truly sad because without an absolute, life is meaningless. The existentialist philosophers like Camus and Sartre recognized this.
Our American culture was founded upon Judeo-Christian teachings.
It communicated biblical values to a generation that feared God. I'm speaking of values like love, justice and the sanctity of human life. Today we've lost sight of these values. Even the majority of non-Christians viewed human life as sacred; to be loved and protected because every person is created in the image of God. Regretfully our modern culture is inviting God's judgment by reverting to the atrocities of the pagan Roman world which practiced abortion and infanticide.
God has something to say about the destruction of a potential human life according to the Bible. Read Exodus 21:22-25. If abortion should be legal, even for minors whose parents give their consent, then what about infanticide or euthanasia? This is the next logical step. Should we proceed to kill off our elderly? What about the blind and cripple who are considered by many to be a burden on society? Plato favored it and so did the sadistic Adolf Hitler.
What the news media seldom mentions about abortion are the countless emotional scars, psychological trauma and physical complications resulting from this evil practice. I suppose I've heard most of the arguments favoring a woman's right to an abortion. A woman is said to have the right over her own body; to bear a child or to kill it (Note: the issue is not about mothers endangered by childbirth; the issue is about abortion-on-demand for convenience). Abortion is a sin because it is a transgression of God's law. No man or woman has a moral right to sin. We ,may have the legal right or civil right to sin, but never the moral right.
Abortion used to be unthinkable because there was a consensus which taught creation instead of evolution. Although the consensus has changed dramatically since Charles Darwin foisted his great hoax on modern man. God hasn't changed. Let God be true and every man a liar. All men are fickle, mutable and given to change. God is faithful. His absolute scales of justice are still binding on all people Christian and non-Christian. The question we must face is this: Will we submit to God's righteous authority, the Bible,. and experience his peace and blessing or will we follow our proud humanistic reasoning and experience God's curse and fearful sword of judgment?
Carl D. Pruitt
Carlton Pruitt ministers the gospel to the Los Angeles area. Formerly a Hollywood actor (SAG member)and junk removal expert he now spends most of his time studying the scriptures, writing articles, hymns and poems and doing street preaching.
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