Yes, there is a connection between personhood and abortion whether you want to believe it or not. Women do not have the right to choose whether their child can live or be murdered. Who defines Life or personhood? Government, society, religion? No, God has defined personhood. LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION. There has been an ongoing debate between conservatives and liberals whether the fetus in the woman’s womb is a human being or a piece of tissue. The article I chose is called “Promoting Fetal Personhood: The Rhetorical and Legislative Strategies of the Pro-Life Movement After Planned Parenthood V. Casey.” The article explains the pro-life movement and how they are advancing in affirming, “Life begins at conception.” It explains how they are fighting for the rights of these children who cannot stand up for themselves. They have fought to define the unborn child as a person under the fourteenth amendment. If we as Christians do not stand up for these children who will?
There is a great need for Christian counselors to help women who have had abortions or are contemplating an abortion. Many women who have committed abortions have tremendous psychological and physical problems. I have had first-hand experience with someone who is suffering psychological damage due to three abortions. The tremendous amount of guilt, which weighs down on her shoulders is monumental. It leads to bitterness, guilt, and hatred towards God and others. I am not saying this out of the blue. The psychological effects are there and will linger throughout the woman’s life if she does not seek proper counseling. As Christian counselors we must show them that our God is forgiving, and accepts them for whom they are; however it does not excuse their sins.
Roe Vs. Wade forever changed the course of America. Children are no longer being protected or seen as Human beings. However if they are recognized as human beings, then should they be recognized under the law? Yes, they should be recognized as human beings and have all the same rights as we do. If we do not defend those who cannot speak for themselves then who will? I am a strong believer that life begins at conception, and that is an absolute truth! I have first hand experiences on the psychological effects abortion has on a persons’ psyche or soul. Abortion is a serious matter, and one that we are losing. We are the salt of the earth, and unfortunately we have lost our saltiness. Life begins at conception, and Planned Parenthood has given women an easy way out. They can have sex without any consequences, and if they have an unplanned pregnancy its ok just go to Planned Parenthood and they will remove the tissue that is growing inside of you. We have to take a stand for the rights of these little children. We no longer have the luxury of staying quiet, and letting others decide the fate of the unborn children. We must be their voice so they can be heard!
Glen, A. H., & Sara, L. Z. (2010). Promoting fetal personhood: The rhetorical and legislative
strategies of the pro-life movement after planned parenthood v. casey. Feminist Formations, 22(2), 101-123. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/822737854?accountid=12085