premio53 wrote:How would you respond in these situations?
1. A preacher and his wife are very, very poor. They already have 14 kids. Now she finds out she’s pregnant with the 15th. They’re living in tremendous poverty. Considering their poverty and the excessive world population, would you consider recommending she get an abortion?
2. The father is sick with sniffles, the mother has TB. Of their four children, the first is blind, the second has died, the third is deaf, the fourth has TB. She finds she’s pregnant again. Given this extreme situation, would you consider recommending abortion?
3. A white man raped a 13-year-old black girl and she’s now pregnant. If you were her parents, would you consider recommending abortion?
4. A teenage girl is pregnant. She’s not married. Her fiancé is not the father of the baby, and he’s upset. Would you recommend abortion?
In the first case, you would have killed John Wesley, one of the great evangelists in the 19th century. In the second case, you would have killed Beethoven. In the third case, you would have killed Ethel Waters, the great black gospel singer. If you said yes to the fourth case, you would have declared the murder of Jesus Christ!
God is the author of life, and He has given every single individual supreme value. Each life—whether inside or outside the womb—should therefore be valued by us. God knows the plans He has for each individual and has written in His book all the days ordained for us before one of them came to be. When we presume to know better than God who should be given life, we are putting ourselves in the place of God and are guilty of idolatry. (The evidence Bible)
By your own moral standards:
A couple in a stable long term relationship fall pregnant. There are no significant health concerns for either mother or baby. Would you recommend abortion?
If you would not, then you've just allowed any of the following to be born:
Hitler (death toll approx 60-70 million)
Stalin (death toll approx 6 million)
Mao Ze Dong (death toll approx 50-70 million)
Pol Pot (death toll approx 1.5-2 million)
and on a smaller scale:
Luis Garavito (138 kills confirmed, up to 400 suspected)
Daniel Barbosa (72 kills confirmed, up to 150 suspected)
Yang Xinhai (67 kills confirmed)
Gary Ridgeway (49 kills confirmed, up to 70 suspected)
If you're going to try and use consequentialist standards to justify something, then you have to admit that in these 8 cases, abortion would have been justified and that has absolutely jack to do with the made up words of your imaginary sky daddy.