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America Stands 2014

The Hypocrisy of A Woman's Right to Choose

For years now, a woman's right to choose has been a central issue in almost any political campaign for national office. During an election season, voters are given information on a political candidate's position on "a woman's right to choose" relative to abortion. The usual positions are 1) pro-choice - favoring a woman's right to have an abortion if she wants to and 2) pro-life - which opposes abortion (except under certain circumstances).

When considering "a woman's right to choose", does that right also include the right to decide to have a baby? At first glance, one would say "of course it does". However, matters that have been made known to the public during the 2008 Presidential campaign, causes one to believe otherwise. It appears some only believe in a woman's right to choose if the choice a woman makes is to have an abortion. If a woman chooses to have a baby in the midst of circumstances that are unfavorable, then that woman is severely criticized. What happened to that woman's "right"? Why is the only "acceptable" choice, the choice to have an abortion? This is hypocrisy.

A right is a right. A choice is a choice. If a woman has a right to have an abortion, she also has a right to choose to have a baby. Otherwise, there is no such thing as "a woman's right to choose".

"I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore CHOOSE LIFE, that both you and your descendants may live;" Deuteronomy 30:19

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