A very interesting and thought evoking post made by Neil about abortion and the effects that seeing the unborn child has upon women contemplating ceasing the pregnancy.
While I am happy that these young women made a choice, that I would be more comfortable with from an ethical framework, there are considerations that need to be addressed after a woman chooses life. You see, her responsibility didn’t end with that choice, it really just begun. As most who read this blog realize, a voice of reason is not a rubber stamp for Conservative or liberal causes. That is because too often, we forget that the great majority of truths in an social experiment, and democracy is the biggest one of them all, lie in the collective wisdom of the crowd, and is usually somewhere in the middle.
So, these women have made a choice, now can they care for that child? What choices are we as a society going to make to support her laudable choice of life for a new human being, made in the image of God? The best question may not be where did her responsibility end, but where does ours who support her choice to continue the pregnancy, and what are we prepared to do to support her and her child, as private citizens and as a society.
The responsibility for her, and millions like her, in actuality lay with those who would persuade her to bring a child into this world.