North Dakota Lawmakers Considering Outlawing All Abortions
North Dakota lawmakers who approved what would be some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. are now considering outlawing all abortions.
The ‚Äúpersonhood‚ÄĚ measures would ban abortions by defining human life as beginning with conception. It‚Äôs drawing opposition from some doctors who say it could cause problems for infertile couples seeking to use in vitro fertilization to conceive, but supporters insist that‚Äôs addressed in the legislation.
The state Senate passed two personhood measures last month, and the House could vote as soon as Tuesday. One of the bills would make the proposal a state law and another is a resolution that would put the definition into the state constitution, if passed by voters....
Anne, God bless you for sharing; what a heart-rending decision you had to make. I also pray for an end to abortion. My husband and I experienced losing a child through ectopic pregnancy several years ago. Ectopic pregnancy is looked at differently because the baby cannot survive it and, if not terminated, the mother's life is in grave danger and almost certain death. I really struggled with this. The baby was not going to survive, but inside of me I struggled with what was happening to my baby. In the end, after many days of crying myself to sleep, I had to trust that God knew what He was doing; He still does!
I also grappled with questions like, "Why do we have the termination of pregnancy down to a fine science, including several different methods, yet why hasn't anyone found a remedy for ectopic pregnancies? Surely in this day and age of such medical wonders as in-utero surgery we could learn how to move an improperly implanted embryo (like in ectopic pregnancy) and implant that embryo in the correct spot. I might have tried that, even if there was some risk to myself... But that option was not even close to there, because we live in a culture of death, not a culture of life.
Anne wrote: ...in it. It really was the Valley of the Shadow of Death. It is a husband and wife's decision to make, not "her's" - that's feminism talkin'. In this process, how hard it is to lay aside our fears and rely on God's strength. Each will give an account to our just God for their deeds. I haven't yet found a biblical answer to taking another human life, in this kind of circumstance, that is not rooted in our human fear.
Thanks for your kind and conciliatory comment. I agree fully with what you said above without nuance!
...in it. It really was the Valley of the Shadow of Death.
It is a husband and wife's decision to make, not "her's" - that's feminism talkin'. In this process, how hard it is to lay aside our fears and rely on God's strength. Each will give an account to our just God for their deeds. I haven't yet found a biblical answer to taking another human life, in this kind of circumstance, that is not rooted in our human fear.
Frank, I too pray for an end to abortion in our country. Nearly two years ago, my husband and I went from elation at being pregnant, to being told we needed to immediately terminate the pregnancy because carrying the baby would cause my death. The weeks that followed were beyond terrifying. We faced questions like what will my husband do? What will happen to our other kids? Through the darkness we started realizing all our questions were centered on us and had no acknowledgment of God's providence, will or mercy. I am sure you are looking up the OT scriptures about a pregnant woman being injured resulting in the loss of the baby... We heard them all, every one, and even some that aren't really there! The question came down to this: is my life of greater value in Gods eyes than the baby? That baby has a soul that will last forever. May I take a life because I am scared? John 15:13 "No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends."
God, in our case chose to take the little soul to be with Him. But not before I had to write my will. Not before we had to talk with the kids to strengthen them for what we were told was inevitable. Not before I was rushed to the ER. Not before my husband had to look at his life without me in i