Today a friend asked me a question, and I thought it would be a good one to share here to get your thoughts as well. Her question was after a conversation about my view of choice regarding vaccinations for our children.
She asked me, "Do you also have the same pro-choice view
on other topics such as abortion or gay marriage?"
TOUGH question to answer, no doubt.
And here is my reply:
On ALL issues, it is a difficult vote--and they want it to be. The lines used to
be morally and politically aligned. Freedom meant responsibility--and that
responsibility was to God and freedom. My kids and I are studying American
history and the Mayflower Compact was for that very alignment. I'm NOT for
abortion at all--because that is one choice that takes the choice from another life.
There's a double standard on that issue also--because if someone hits a pregnant
woman and she and her baby both die, that person will be charged TWICE with
vehicular homicide, but if the mother chooses to take the baby's life, it is okay.
DOUBLE STANDARD. One freedom may not impose on another's freedom.
Regarding marriage--I fear for our nation for allowing it--because God destroyed
the nations who allowed it. Literally destroyed them (Sodom and Gomorrah).
Unfortunately, we have to vote for either God or America. I'll vote for God over
America every time. I'll answer to Him. Does that mean I am for freedom in one
instance and not another? No--I'm for freedom all around--but when abortion kills
another human, it isn't a right to be considered. And when one person's sexuality and
marriage means they take away the rights of another person to exercise their morals,
then we have to vote against that freedom. It's tough, no doubt. But both of those
tickets want us to vote for one right, and then take away another's right to disagree
with their choice. DOUBLE STANDARD.
There. I shared my thoughts, now it's your turn! What would you say to answer that question? Tell me in the comments!