Life Library — Abortion
Abortion and the Meaning of Parenthood
If the essence of our humanity consists in our freedom, in taking control, we must think of parenthood correspondingly. But that may mean the loss of the wisdom that to accept full responsibility for what our children are and become is to cut the nourishing root of unconditional parental love.
Children of Light
The darkness of Roe v. Wade gives children of light opportunities to share with those who feel trapped in the darkness Jesus’ powerful words of hope: “I have come into the world as a light so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness” (John 12:46).
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Abortion is much more than a political issue for me — it is deeply personal. My obstetrician urged me to “terminate the pregnancy.” I told him I would not kill my daughters; I wanted to give them the best chance at life that I could.
Each reason for choosing abortion is unique. Yet, one thread runs through many women’s stories — insecurity. That thread is often tangled with the threads of alcohol or drug abuse. Katie’s story is shot through with all those threads. Years later, she had to confront what she had done.
Even though churches have lost significant influence over society, they do at least retain authority over their own members. Some churches are considering the exercise of discipline over pro-abortion politicians.
A Letter to My Birthmother
“I am writing this letter to thank and encourage all the birthmothers who may read it. … You made the right choice, and I thank God every day for that.”
What Women Don’t Know Does Hurt Them
The church ought not do anything — whether through silence, a lack of support, or not sharing God’s Word — that would cause a girl or woman to miss out on something that God desires to accomplish in her life and the life of the child He has entrusted to her.
Logical conclusions: According to Wesley Clark’s existentialist metaphysics, most of us are not alive.