Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Born again through abortion?

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Sadly, this self-professed Billy Graham wannabe has distorted utilitarianism to its perverted conclusion--that destroying one life to benefit the selfish desires of the mother is somehow akin to saving her soul. Will the selfish now be blessed, because theirs is the kingdom of heaven?

Apparently what led Dr. Harrison to begin this crusade was when a woman came in his office in 1967. When he told her she was pregnant, she replied, "'Oh, God, doctor, I was hoping it was cancer.'" How anybody could consider an unborn baby worse than cancer is beyond me, and such a statement should have led the doctor to seek help for such a misled woman.

Instead, his desire to rid the world of any children their mothers might be considered a "cancer" has led him to commit some 20,000 abortions since 1973, when Roe v. Wade supposedly made abortion legal. Now that John Roberts heads the Supreme Court, Dr. Harrison fears Roe v. Wade could be reversed, harming his ability to provide more of his supposed saving graces.

"He calls himself an 'abortionist' and says, 'I am destroying life.' But he also feels he's giving life: He calls his patients 'born again.'

"'When you end what the woman considers a disastrous pregnancy, she has literally been given her life back,' he says."

Does this mean that Dr. Harrison agrees with the infamous "health of the mother" defense, which "legitimizes" abortion for any reason, including the mother simply not wanting her baby because it cramps her style? Any pregnant woman can claim her pregnancy is "disastrous" and evoke the "pity" of an abortion doctor. Harrison want his patients' pregnancies to be joyous rather than feel like an obligation. Sorry doctor, but life ain't easy. I want my job to be joyous; it's often not. I don't really want to bear the burden of cleaning our home; should I therefore seek to have a law passed that will protect my emotional "well-being"? When these women enjoyed sexual intercourse, did they consider the implications of their actions? In many cases, they did not even try birth control methods. They just figured they'd enjoy themselves now, and worry about any "consequences" later. Dr. Harrison prefers they use birth control if they don't want to become pregnant, but their carelessness does not lead him to change his mind about providing abortions for them.

Amanda, a pregnant 20-year-old, believes she has also seen the light: "'I've been praying a lot and that's been a real source of strength for me. I really believe God has a plan for us all. I have a choice, and that's part of my plan.'" So whose plan is it, Amanda, yours or God's? It seems that because Amanda doesn't feel ashamed for getting the abortion, that makes it OK. That abortions are so common adds to her sense of legitimacy.

Sarah, another patient of his, has been sexually active for six years. She doesn't want a pregnancy to make her wedding dress hard to fit into, so off to Dr. Harrison she goes. He'll "redeem" her as well.

Does the LA Times support him and these women? "He has learned to focus on the facts he considers most important: This woman does not want to be pregnant. He can give her back control of her life and keep a child from coming into the world unwanted. He believes in this so strongly, he waives his fees for women who can't come up with the money."

OK, I've seen nothing in this story about any of these women being forced into sex. And I seriously doubt that a large percentage of his 20,000 patients were raped. The focus seems to be on the fact that the discomfort started after the sexual act, when they discovered they were pregnant. They were in control of their lives during the sexual act, and I doubt any of them were shocked to discover that pregnancy sometimes follows.

May the Dr. Harrisons of the world see the truth: that Jesus gave his life so that we might be born again. He would be appalled at this distortion of such a sacrifice.

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At 13:18, Blogger eph2810 said...

Well, Jeff - this post brings me again to tears. I know that we all sin, and a sin is a sin, but if even women who believe in God say that there is nothing wrong with an abortion, than I don't know...I have said it before - there are so many women out there that don't have the chance to have a baby on their own - why not have the babies available for adoption - oh, I forgot, it would hamper their life style for months. Sometimes I wonder if people not have heard about 'preventing' pregnancies. Abortion is not a solution to 'inconvenient pregnancies', sorry.

At 16:34, Blogger Jeff said...

I think they are creating God in their own image, not vice-versa. Jesus was certainly "inconvenienced" at the cross.

At 18:16, Blogger eph2810 said...

Yup and what a blessing for all mankind...:)


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