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Abortion and the Schizophrenic Rule-Makers We Are

by Kelly Crawford

abortion_rule_makersI won’t expound here, as most of you already understand the tragic absurdity in the Gosnell trial, the abortion doctor found guilty of killing babies.

Did you get that? I could stop there and the point would be made.

Taking a life is wrong. It doesn’t matter how scared the woman who is growing a person is, or how poor, or how anything, she simply can’t be given the right to decide if another innocent person deserves to live or die–no one should have that right. Because just as in this case, the slope gets very slippery and your life or mine could end up being weighed in the schizophrenic balance, according to circumstance instead of value, by someone else some day.

It all started with circumstance vs. value, didn’t it? The value of life began to wane when circumstance made it desirable to avoid it and technology made it easy. But then, if you really, really wanted to avoid making a life, and life appeared anyway, then what? It was the first stepping stone to “taking care of things” after the fact if it didn’t work before.

We’ve tried to make the rules and we’ve made a huge mess. Why? Because “the heart is deceitfully wicked.” No sadness of plight should sway our belief in right and wrong. We need a mooring, an immovable standard. We have one, but have forsaken it.

The lines get blurred and we can’t even make sense of it anymore. What is murder? What is a woman’s choice? Why are they not called the same? Is it measured by bloodshed? A tidy abortion just doesn’t offend us the same as a messy one. Geography? Outside or inside the womb? Where is the line? Either way, a baby dies. Why is Dr. Gosnell guilty while thousands go free?

“The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul.” Psalm 19:7

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil.” Isaiah 5:20

“Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me; But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me. So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels.” Psalm 81:8, 11-12

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Kasey May 14, 2013 - 8:00 pm

Pretty sure you just summed up the words in my head that I couldn’t get out. And “schizophrenic” is the perfect word to attach to the whole scenario!

Laura May 14, 2013 - 8:05 pm

Can you imagine the outcry that would have taken place if he was allowed to go free? It kills me that babies who could be viable outside the womb (or with neonatal care) are killed routinely…the doctors who do this for a living must become awfully hardened…I can’t imagine you could do that every day and not be affected by it… And these doctors took the hypocratic oath?? I hope?

Kelly L May 14, 2013 - 10:57 pm

Perfectly said. It is so sick and sad. 🙁

Hayley Ferguson May 15, 2013 - 12:50 am

There are other areas where we have decided that circumstance trumps morality. For instance even though we would all agree that divorce is wrong when stated bluntly, how often have I heard Christians excuse this one or post long exegesis’ why remarriage is ok (even though the Word plainly says it’s adultery) because there is a victim and they need love like the rest of us…I know this seems like a hard one and I think it’s because it has been accepted for so long and affects just about every family Christian or not.

Word Warrior May 15, 2013 - 7:28 am

Yes, we have become extremely relative/circumstantial in our ideas about marriage, virtually throwing out all the Bible says regarding it.

Hayley Ferguson May 15, 2013 - 12:53 am

Sorry not to say there are not people who try everything to save their marriages and their spouse leaves regardless (I was good friends years ago…we moved away from each other and lost contact…with a woman this happened to and my heart aches for her and her blind husband.) But the Lord said it.

Lo May 15, 2013 - 1:50 am

Hmm I think you’re looking for the word ambivalent, since schizophrenic is a disease…

Word Warrior May 15, 2013 - 7:27 am

2. contradictory or antagonistic qualities or attitudes


Erica May 15, 2013 - 2:31 pm

It is a slippery slope – and I think that’s a BIG part of the reason why so many Churches & even individual Christian’s avoid the topic in so many instances when just ONE WORD to a young lady who finds herself pregnant could quite possibly change the outcome in not only her life, but that of her unborn child’s as well. At the risk of offending other people society as a whole has backed off so many issues that *could* lead to “problems”. When my grandmother was growing up having a child out of wedlock caused you to be labeled for life. AND if the father failed to stay around in many cases he was treated as the jerk he was for abandoning his child. Now it is all to common for children to be born out of wedlock…and father’s sticking around is more of an oddity today than it use to be in those situations.

So to avoid offending someone & hurting their feelings we have chosen instead to keep our mouths shut and just not talk about it. It’s sad really when you think about it. How many people HAVE noted that Dr Gosnell is now labeled a murderer for doing the same exact thing hundreds of other doctors do everyday, only earlier in the pregnancy? Not many people I am sure. Because you know that when a baby can survive on its own without the mother’s womb then I guess it just means more. (shudder) How sad is that? Nobody looks at the creation of life being at the moment that the sperm & egg come together…that is when “life” began and to end it IS murder – no matter who chose or when it was done.

The definition of life according to Merriam Webster is:
1) a : the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body
b : a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings
c : an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

Seems like a no-brainer to me….

Word Warrior May 15, 2013 - 3:19 pm


Kari May 15, 2013 - 6:11 pm

It sickens me to hear what this man did, this man that was supposed to help life be whole and healthy. I can’t imagine how hardened and calloused his heart must be to have committed these murders. It sickens me and I had to severely limit my exposure to this story while it was ongoing as it hurt my heart too much to hear the details of these poor babies and Mom who died.

Eve May 15, 2013 - 11:39 pm

Something that got me very angry and sickened the other day was when I heard that they may charge Ariel Castro, the man who held 3 women hostage for 10 years, with murder. The reason? He beat up and starved those women in order to force their bodies to abort the babies they were carrying. Now I totally agree that he should get charged with murder for that heinous crime, but what made me angry is that it is the exact same thing as abortion, but in legal abortions the babies aren’t recognized as people, and so aren’t given any right to life. in the Ariel Castro case, the only reason these babies are being considered as human is that their mothers wanted them. So the only difference in these cases is that the babies who are wanted are protected under the law, and the babies that are not wanted are not even considered people. What kind of a sick, demented message is that? That you are only worth something, are only considered human, and only given the right to live is someone wants you? It is disgusting and horribly wicked.

Word Warrior May 16, 2013 - 8:25 am


I brought up the same point and thought it was absurd that we can’t see the double-mindedness in it.


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