The question should always be asked "What is an abortion?" And I mean the question should be asked literally.
I understand why you would take that stance, but not everyone (or even every Christian) believes in the "just have faith, let God's will be" approach to medical decisions. That's why it seems most fair that we be allowed to make our own decisions in these matters. That way, I'm not forcing my view on you and you're not forcing your view on me.I understand that it doesn't always have a positive outcome, but that's when people need to have faith in God. I don't think we ever have the right to terminate a life like that. That's God's work, not ours.
In my opinion, the condition of the baby is no reason for abortion. There is no guarantee that the baby is not going to have any problems after birth. If we come to know about the problems when the kid is say few months old, do we have the rights to take that life?
In some cases, there is a guarantee.In my opinion, the condition of the baby is no reason for abortion. There is no guarantee that the baby is not going to have any problems after birth.
Full Definition of ABORTION
: the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus: as
a : spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus during the first 12 weeks of gestation — compare miscarriage
b : induced expulsion of a human fetus
c : expulsion of a fetus by a domestic animal often due to infection at any time before completion of pregnancy — compare contagious abortion
: arrest of development (as of a part or process) resulting in imperfection; also : a result of such arrest
In some cases, there is a guarantee.
I think sometimes some people have this vision in their head that all pregnancies go perfectly well and any anomalies are just minor and temporary. Such people need to do some research and actually see some of the truly horrible things that can go wrong, both with the fetus and the mother. We're not talking "he has an extra finger" or "he has Down's Syndrome" here.
I have seen family members go through the ordeal of being told that their unborn baby had some major, massive defects. In one case, the defects were so severe the baby was likely going to die in the womb and the doctors recommended aborting in order to protect the mother from hemorrhaging and to preserve her ability to have more children. In another, the defects were again so severe the baby was virtually guaranteed to die very quickly after birth, and be in terrible pain for whatever time it lived.
In the first case the parents elected to abort. In the second the parents chose to carry to term.
Personally I think it's important that both of those couples were able to make their own choices in consultation with their doctors. Unless any of us have been in that situation where we're sitting with a doctor who's showing us images of a fetus that's missing a brain, internal organs, etc., and is telling us all the possible outcomes, I don't think we can truly understand what it's like.
So IMO, if you think abortion is wrong under any circumstances, including those above and what Lysander described, then if (God forbid) you find yourself in such a situation, don't get an abortion and I would support you 100%. But I can't support someone outside of such situations dictating the outcome for others.