I’m going to begin this essay disregarding everything my English teachers have ever taught me. No witty quotes or jokes in this introduction, I’ll just tell you what it’s going to be about. I strongly believe that if you are going to support prohibition of abortions, then welfare is something that should be very important in the prohibition process. I will also suggest that if you are a follower of Jesus Christ, then welfare shouldn’t be required of you but encouraged by you. Here’s why.
Why would a woman consider abortion? Because she likes killing babies? Because she doesn’t want to gain weight? I doubt it.
It’s late and I couldn’t find anything backing this up on Google, but I’m sure if any kind of research was done the most common reason a woman would consider abortion is a monetary reason. It is so hard nowadays for a single mother to support herself much less herself plus one more. We should also consider the time away from her $9 an hour job to raise this child for at least 2 years.
That being said, we must ask ourselves if we are pro life of a fetus or pro life of a child?
Sure the woman should have been more responsible when she decided to engage in sexual activity if she wasn’t prepared to support the possible result of her actions, but is this any reason to punish the result of her actions which is another human being?
Since most of these women are seeking abortions for monetary reasons, I believe welfare is one encouraging factor that could lead to the mother going through with giving birth. I’m sure most of you will question whether or not the majority of abortions are due to monetary reasons. But even if only 2% of abortions are due to monetary reasons, then that’s 2% of lives that would be saved if you’re pro life.
Instead of always looking at the prohibition of abortion as punishing the mother for not thinking about what was going to happen if she had unprotected sex, we shoud consider the childhood of her offspring. We should consider how important Christmas was to us while growing up and how disappointed we would be to find no presents under the tree on Christmas morning.
My second point of this note is that Jesus would have been pro welfare.
1st John, Chapter 3, Verse 17 says that “But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and closes his heart of compassion against him, how does the love of God remain in him?”
This verse speaks for itself.
Disclaimer: Some of you may comment suggesting that Welfare is okay for people with children but not
for people without children!! But I’m not saying that abortion is right or wrong in this note, nor am I making any sort of reference to people on welfare in general besides the bible verse. Pro Life leads to a child which means the argument I’m presenting only concerns people’s view of welfare when it involves a family.