Yesterday I spoke to the Mid-High about abortion. And at first glance it may seem like an irrelevant topic to an audience of 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. Not to mention the word “abortion” is never even mentioned in the Bible. So why talk about it? If Scripture did deal with abortion directly, we wouldn’t have to wrestle through what the biblical response should be. Since it doesn’t, we do. We must take all that the Bible does tell us, so that we can faithfully apply it to all that it doesn’t tell us.
I taught primarily from Luke 10 where Jesus is debating a lawyer and tells the parable of the Good Samaritan. The idea here is that the unidentified man in the story who got beat was intentionally…unidentified. His identity had nothing to do with his value as a human and the fact that he had a soul. If we neglect the soul of a human, aren’t we all just a mass of cells?
I don’t really want to rehash all my notes in this post, but I want to put some resources in your hands so you can make an informed decision on where you stand on the subject of abortion. Statistically, a lot of you will at some time encounter a friend or a family member who will be considering abortion, and you need to know what your response will be. It’s better to decide now before you have to think about it than hope against hope that in the emotion of a personal experience you’ll make the right choice. So, here are some great resources for you to check out:
- Abort73.com – get your own cool gear like the t-shirt I had yesterday
- Probe Ministries – offers a few articles on abortion from an ethical standpoint
- Christian Research Institute – has a lot of articles for the deeper thinker
- Abort73.com – also has info on The Case Against Abortion, Facts About Abortion, Bringing An End to Abortion, and Finding Help
- Manipulation by Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin
- An Alabama Planned Parenthood Counseling Scandal
- Several Incredible Videos of Prenatal Development in the Womb
These are just some ways you can do something about abortion. Just like in the Parable of the Good Samaritan, the priest and the Levite may have felt sorry for the man, but they didn’t do anything. And in the abortion discussion, it’s easy to feel like abortion is wrong, but what are you going to do about it?