Question:

I have a female friend that is contemplating having an abortion. She has said to me that the circumstances was not right, since her ex-boyfriend is unconcerned and she is not in a position to have a child now. What advice can I give to her, if any? Based on her response, she is going to go through with it. I advised her that I do not condone abortion, but it is her decision.


Answer:

My response would be why is she killing an innocent child because she finds his existance to be inconvenient. Jesus stated, "And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise" (Luke 6:31). So is this how she wants to be treated when she is old, feable, and inconvenient to have around? Or is that, perhaps, what she plans to do to her mother when she gets old.

The sad truth is that people don't think twice about murdering their own children. If having a child was inconvenient, then she should not have been having sex, especially out of wedlock. So she broke one of the Lord's commandments by committing fornication (I Corinthians 6:9-10) and now that the expected consequence comes from that, she seeks to break another commandment by committing murder (Proverbs 6:16-19 -- what is more innocent than an unborn child?).

When it comes to protecting the life of a child, I never tell a murderer that it is her own decision. If you and I don't speak out for this innocent child, who else will? It isn't a choice she is allowed to make. The choice came when she decided to have sex. The only acceptable choice that she has now is whether to keep the child or put him up for adoption. If she cannot afford the child or if she finds him too inconvenient to have around, she has an opportunity to make some couple joyously happy by allowing them to raise her child. That is the only proper thing to do at this time.