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Thursday, February 15, 2007

A Pro-Choice Lawyer Misquoting Scripture

In response to a posting of the following by www.2theadvocate.com:

Letter: Retain abortion as legal choice [click to read article]
Published: Feb 15, 2007

Coming from someone in the line of work surrounded by dealing with the facts and context of situations, this is a most embarrassing example of talking outside of the boundary of ones own knowledge of an issue.

Anyone that takes just a few minutes to read Leviticus 27 can clearly see that abortion is neither the context nor even remotely related to anything in the chapter. The writer also fails to mention that the male is “worth” more than the female here and the poor person is mentioned as to a priest giving their worth.

On to the writer’s clearly misrepresented version of Numbers 3, we find that only “every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them”. Incase of argument here, the following list of the count all begin with “the sons” and one may read verse 22. Please read for yourself, the context has nothing to do with the idea or concept of abortion.

As one walks along to Deuteronomy 21, they are presented with a case of a male child that is not unborn, but is old enough to be “a glutton, and a drunkard” as it says in verse 20. This was not a case of abortion or of a child simply acting as most children do in moments of disobedience toward their father and mother. This also carries with it the idea of a lifestyle of “stubborn and rebellious”, not a single act; for who then would be here?

Again with the quote of Matthew 15 we see the writer’s unwillingness to associate statements with context. Is there evidence of an unborn child “that curseth father or mother” as the reference is in verse 4?

Blanket statements such as “’Pro-lifers’ focus on ‘clinical abortion,’ while many of them practice family planning that utilizes abortifactants such as hormonal birth-control pills, or the IUD (intrauterine device.)” sound every persuasive only to people that don’t care to look at the facts. There are many “Pro-lifers” that indeed will not use birth control.

It is almost hilarious, if it were not so sad, the steps this writer will take to twist the Word of God into a circus of misquoted garbage to try and prove that Christians are wrong at worst and merely hypocrites at best. Genesis 38:7-10 again has nothing to do with neither abortion nor birth control nor masturbation. Judah told his son Onan to go unto his brothers wife [for the LORD had slew his wicked brother Er] to rise up seed for his brother. The LORD slew Onan because he directly disobeyed his father in that “he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.” The LORD takes “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee” pretty seriously [Exodus 20:12].

The whole article would not stand up in a court of law and clearly shows the stretch as to what limits one might go to attack not only a person that doesn’t believe abortion is right but also the very Word of God.

It would have been better if the article only contained the writer’s last paragraph:

“If you are opposed to abortion, fine. Don’t have one. That is your choice. Birth control and abortion are also choices that should remain personal legal choices.”

This is where they truly stand; the rest was just a lack of discernment and misuse of the Word of God.

Timothy Waldrop
Un-aborted Male

CC: to http://www.2theadvocate.com/ editor 2/15/2007 around 10:00am.



RC said...

Dang women never realize when their shooting themselves in the foot, do they?

Writer, Splinters of Silver.com said...

They are probably just mimicing what they've learned from men over the years. Oooo. That hurts. :)

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To be saved is to be preserved in the faith to the end. 'He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.' (Mt. 24:13) Not that perseverance is an accident in Christianity, or a thing performed by human industry; they that are saved 'are kept by the power of God, through faith unto salvation.' (1 Pet. 1: 3-6) But perseverance is absolutely necessary to the complete saving of the soul…. He that goeth to sea with a purpose to arrive at Spain, cannot arrive there if he be drowned by the way; wherefore perseverance is absolutely necessary to the saving of the soul.