'Partial Birth Abortions' Are Illegal and Late-Term Abortions Are Rare: Why Do They Keep Dominating the Reproductive-Rights Debate?
Right-Wing Media Keep Pushing Myth Of "Partial-Birth" Abortion ~ Media Matters
But the choices we make form our character. We are not robots. Every adult human being in a civilized society must have the right of free will — or there is no point to the journey or lessons in the bible.
FREE WILL means each person can choose to make a mistake (for which her/his soul may suffer the consequences) and they can then grow from this. The weapons are not carnal but spiritual. Every story in the Bible concerns deeply flawed humans who made terrible mistakes, but were forgiven and redeemed if they turned to their Father, God. Without free will, they could never have this journey or learned these lessons. The whole point is love, forgiveness and redemption.
To Christ, the only 'sin' was unkindness. He had no opinion about sexual sin or anything to do with the body; it wasn't even on his radar. But sexual sin and what other people do with their bodies — seem to be the only kind of sin certain Christians think about. When the townspeople stoned the adulteress woman, he said: "Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone." Jesus did mention divorce, but oddly you don't see Christians lined up at Courthouses protesting divorce.
This seems to be a blind spot. Political modern-day Christians judge their fellow man and obsess about sexual matters, yet stock-pile guns out of fear, and promote war against enemies, completely ignoring Christ's admonition to "not fight their enemies."
For these un-Christian, pro-death extremists who call themselves "pro-life" and would murder a living human being to save an unborn abnormal or defective fetus -- for them to think that a "potential life" that is ensconced within the separate, free, individual body of a woman, a private citizen — is more important than the living, the born, the mother's own life is a political tool and unconscionable.
Yet with the same breath, they think nothing of retaliation in the archaic Old testament ways of "an eye-for-an-eye" "a tooth-for-a-tooth" and defending gun rights. They think nothing of war or the death penalty or the victims of our illegal bombing campaigns, our soldiers, the Iraqi children, the homeless, the poor, the orphans, the destitute or even one's enemies such as Dr. Tiller — is un-Christian, immoral, and against everything Christ himself taught.