This isn’t what the title sounds like. This isn’t a, “OMG if you don’t LLLLlllOOOoooOOvvVvvVEEE Jesus you have no purpose!!!” Post. I don’t care what religion you are. In fact, I don’t want to hear about it at all and avoid any conversations to do with religion or the attempted persuasion that comes with it. This is about two heated and heavy topics. This is about things people don’t like to talk about and dismiss in the name of “well God doesn’t make mistakes”.
I don’t believe churches, or religions, should have any impact on federal and state laws.
Let’s talk about female reproductive rights and same sex marriage.
If you’re already uncomfortable, or God forbid, angry, just exit this blog post.
- If you couldn’t use religion as a reason, why do you think abortion is wrong?
At 11 weeks (early term), medical classification changes from an embryo to a fetus. This time was chosen by embryologists because from this point forward, development involves growth instead of formation. It DOES NOT begin movement (or feeling) without outside stimulus until 12 weeks, which is a generally agreed on “cut off” for an abortion. Life begins when it can successfully live outside of the host. Roe v Wade ensured a women’s right to abortion during the first trimester without ANY state interference. For those that don’t know about PRE Roe V Wade, here is a quick rundown. In the 1940s, there were records of more than 1,000 women dying each year from self-induced abortions due to them being illegal. Every municipal hospital in the U.S. had a “septic abortion ward,” which specialized in treatment for the complications of an “incomplete abortion”. This was the number one leading cause for admission for OB-GYN services in the country. National Opinion Research Center surveys conducted IN the 1960s found that hundreds of women were attempting to self-abort by penetrating themselves with knitting needles, coat hangers, bicycle spokes, and ballpoint pens. Some even tried to swallow chemicals like turpentine, laundry bleach, and acid. This was the world pre legalized first term abortion. Dr. David Grimes, clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, remembers some of the most extreme cases he encountered. He states, “One patient was running a 106 degree fever after having a rubber catheter inserted in her uterus in an attempt to terminate a pregnancy.”, “Another arrived at the hospital in a state of antiseptic shock with a dead fetus inside of her”.
If you have nothing to defend your stance on taking away a woman’s rights, other than your religious views (including “a child is fearfully and wonderfully made!!!”), you need to do more research on the topic.
- If you can’t use your religion as a reason, why is gay marriage wrong?
This one doesn’t actually have a long paragraph of facts. This one is purely the bit of compassion I have for other humans speaking. Why does love bother you if it isn’t between a man and a woman? Why does it make you so angry, so disgusted, and so uncomfortable when you see two people of the same sex together? Other than what your bible tells you, I can’t think of a single reason as to why someone shouldn’t be allowed to love how they see fit. Other than what Leviticus 18:21-22, 20:13, and Romans 1:26-27 tell you.. what is wrong with a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, loving the same way me and my boyfriend, or you and yours love? I’m genuinely curious. What is your reasoning if you can’t use your bible?
I’m not attacking your religion. I’m not attacking what you believe. I’m attacking the ignorance of not knowing the depth of a situation before throwing a bible verse at it, or even worse, a person and hoping that changes it. I’m attacking the ignorance behind the hate a woman who has had an abortion would get from morally superior Christians, and the hate a gay man would get if him and his boyfriend showed up to a local Sunday service. I’m attacking the constant push of religion onto someone else’s rights.
I’m asking you.. what is your reasoning if God can’t be used to get you out of thinking about it?