In everyday life, we may not think much about the topic of worldview because it seems to be more suited for academicstudy than something that has a direct effect on our daily lives. Nothing could be further from the truth. Every worldviewbelief is directly expressed in daily life. In fact, it is not too far fetched to say that every act you do in life is an expressionof your worldview. When you do things that are good and right, it is because you believe that is how you ought to act. Onthe other hand, every time you do something bad or wrong, it is also an expression of what you believe.That last thought may seem strange because it assumes you want to do bad things. Well, in your mind, maybe not, butsomehow you have given yourself permission to override with your actions what you consider wrong in your mind. Your worldview is not what you
you believe, it is what you
believe and is expressed in your life.Today we are looking at an action that our society has allowed to go on – abortion. We may say we don’t personally ap-prove of it, but by not actively working against it we are saying that it is not horrible enough for us to work toward its elimi-nation. Today we are examining just why abortion is so bad.
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There is no question that the topic of abortion is one of thereal hot button issues of our day. And there is a very strongand outspoken lobby which is active and adamant thatabortion should remain the law of the land. When advocat-ing for “abortion rights,” proponents put forth some very in-teresting arguments as to why it should be legal.The first argument asserts a woman’s right to personalchoice and privacy. They say that the whole abortion de-bate revolves around a woman’s right to have control over her own body. They claim that no outside person shouldhave the right to tell a woman what she must do with her body. It is her own business and she should have the rightto make her own choice.Another argument claims that restricting abortions leads toback-alley procedures which put women’s lives at risk. Theyargue that abortion should be affordable, safe and legal inorder for women to be protected.A third argument is that teen pregnancy leads to all kinds of social problems and that most teens are not ready to beparents. They should, therefore, not have to carry a child toterm which they will be unable to properly care for.Another common argument is that women who becomepregnant by rape or incest should not be forced to bear achild created under those circumstances. They claim that itis simply not right.Finally, it is argued that unwanted children are highly sub- ject to abuse by a parent who does not want the child. If achild is unwanted, the mother should not be forced to haveit.
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Volume 3 Number 15 August 13, 2008
What is the Real Choice in Abortion?