To The Daily Sun,
E. Scott Cracraft has a knack for making a profound issue the subject of his writing, not saying anything of actual value, that is that would give us a better understand of the thing itself; then making value judgements that do not stand the scrutiny careful reasoning, and slandering those with whom he disagrees in regards to a whole host of issues that are not really related to the topic that he chose to write about. In this instance that is abortion.
Firstly, Scott challenges the notion that a man should have any say in the matter of abortion at all. He bases this on the liberal family model in which children are encouraged to explore their sexuality, and discouraged to marry in favor of self fulfillment. This liberal family model which holds marriage in such low esteem; they see it not as the first institution ordained by God, but as an institution made by man and subject to change by man as he sees fit. This liberal world view is what gives cause for proliferation of unwed pregnancies today and the irresponsible men whom the professor chides. It is in fact this world view that gives rise to the need for abortion on demand. If you hold to this world view, abortion becomes necessary. You cannot afford to think too carefully about the morality of killing babies, for to do so might hinder your pursuit of happiness. Scott champions this view, then chides the men for their irresponsible behavior, then projects this behavior on the men of the pro-life community.
In the Christian view, marriage is a holy institution ordained by God, and is to be encouraged. Sex outside of marriage is sin. A committed two parent household is the Christian ideal, in which the children are of the mother and the father. Both are responsible for raising the child.
Now as to speaking out about abortion: A baby is a human being male and female why would it not be the concern of a man to speak out on behalf of these who have no voice to speak for themselves and are being slaughtered by the millions. Would he not be found guilty if seeing the evil he did nothing?
The views Scott outlines and associates with those who also hold a pro-life view are not drawn from meanness, inhumanity, or selfishness, but from a different world view than his. Yes grant it there are mean, inhumane, and selfish people on both sides of this debate. Scott being a professor should understand this. The relevant question is which world view flows from the truth. If the Christian Scriptures are the True Word of God, as they claim to be, and not merely mythology, as Scott would assert, then Scott is wrong about a whole host of issues. The most important of which is not just knowing who God is, Though that is part of it, but knowing and being known by God personally. Confessing that you think He might have been the Creator is not enough. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father, but through Me." John 14:6. Will Jesus vouch for you when the Father asks you what have you done with this?
Back when the videos of Planned Parenthood's selling the body parts of aborted fetuses first were made public. I remember one of the news outlets did a piece on the emotion these raised on both sides of the debate. I remember they described one lady who had had an abortion and had donated her baby for research. They described how she was tearfully happy that her baby would be used to help this research. Her story came to my mind when I was looking at a pile of fetal body parts in one of those videos. The thought had come to me that those arms and legs and other fetal body parts piled thoughtlessly in a heap on a table might have been her baby. I sobbed uncontrollably for several minutes. This was the reality of her purported good deed. This is what liberal pro-choice supporters don't want you to see. Yet it is what abortion is. It is the killing of a human baby, and often in a manner in which we would not kill an animal. Yet you Just deflect the conversation to other issues. No. Please if you have had an abortion confess your sin and all of your sins to Jesus. Give your life to Him and He will forgive your sin, accept you as you are, and change you into His image as you surrender your life to Him.
Scott also reminds us that having an abortion is a hard choice. The difficulty of this choice does not change the fact that it is a wrong choice. What can you weigh against a human life? Your schooling? Your boyfriend? What people will think of you? The difficulty of going through labor? The lost opportunities you will suffer for having a child at a young age? Not wanting to give your baby up for adoption? What your parents might think? Would you kill your already born baby for any of these reasons? How much different is it to kill your baby while it is still in your womb, except that world tells you that it is okay? But you know in your heart that it's really not, that's why it's such a difficult decision. That is why writers like E. Scott Cracraft tell you they don't think they could do it themselves, because they know that it's wrong. But they won't stand up and say this life deserves the protection of the law, just like your life does.
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