October is Respect Life Month
In an Ezine article dated Feb. 17, 2012, Sean M. Mantack echoes a theme we’ve heard many times throughout many generations. Entitled “Spread the Wealth” Mantack begins by asking the question “Do you spread the wealth or do you keep it all to yourself?” He may be repeating the mantra of any number of socialists, or if spoken with the virtue of charity in mind, it may be a refrain from Scripture. Either way, he goes on to clarify “wealth” by saying, “There are different kinds of wealth. You can be wealthy in money and you can be wealthy in spirit or in knowledge or you might have a wealth of happiness coursing through your veins. No matter what kind of assets you have I would encourage you to share them with the people around you, do not keep your wealth to yourself, you can use your wealth to make a difference in lots of peoples lives.” (Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/4794800)
As asset bestowed upon all of us is the freedom of choice. For over four decades we have been inundated with the pro-choice argument that women’s reproductive health issues are governed by a freedom of choice. Only a woman is entitled to decide what to do with her own body, her own pregnancy, her own procreative abilities. We’ve heard scientific arguments about when life begins. (If the Mars Rover came across nothing but a microscopic embryo, would they classify it as life on Mars?) We’ve been subject to countless legal battles regarding the finer points of law that regulate the abortion issue. We’ve heard moral and ethical arguments on both sides, weighing the profundity of principles involved. Citizens on both sides of the issue have declared their support for Pro-Choice or Pro-Life – and the controversy continues. After forty years, we remain unresolved.
Today, modernists would have us set the issue of abortion aside. After all it’s been decided by Roe v. Wade – it’s time to stop thinking about abortion and focus on more important issues like “spreading the wealth.” The premise of this ideal is that those who have plenty should share with those who do not. The very same principle may be applied to the abortion controversy. Choice is something we have been given freely. We exercise the freedom to choose by making thousands of decisions a day. Those with the gift (or asset) of choice should do the same as those with money, spirit, knowledge, or happiness. If we are living in a new world order that demands that we spread the wealth, then we should spread the wealth of choice as well.
The argument that “It’s my body, it’s my reproductive right, it’s my choice” is likened to “It’s my money – I’ve worked for it, I should be able to manage my own money and choose what to do with it” - the same standard of distribution may apply. If I have the ability to make thousands of choices per day, I can share the choices I make with others. If I am a woman carrying a child, I can keep all my choices to myself – or I can share just one choice with someone else – I can give the child a lifetime of his/her own choices by sharing just one choice. I can give a couple the choice of parenting where their choices may be limited. By choosing to abort, one is keeping the choice to oneself alone. Women who fear that they have little choice may keep the Scriptural story of The Widow’s Offering in mind: “As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. ‘Truly I tell you,’ he said, ‘this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.’”
A woman has the right to choose, but if confronted with a pregnancy she is in a unique position to make a special choice – she has the choice to share. Our nation is mandating that everyone participate in a spread the wealth initiative to fund “obamacare” instead of wealth, you can use your choice to make a difference in the lives of countless people – Spread the Choice - Choose Life - Give someone else a Choice.