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Unformatted text preview: times we power through our weakness (2 Cor. 12:7-10). To abort because having a child would cause emotional or economic duress is always wrong. To argue that it is better to kill a deformed child in the womb than to allow him to live is an affront to the thousands of people born with severe handicaps, but who live meaningful and productive lives. It is an affront to the many families that love and care for such children. On rare occasions, then, the goal should be to preserve the lives of both the mother and the child, if possible. Conclusion Much more could be said if we had time. There are other biblical arguments against abortion. There is mounting evidence that many women who choose abortion suffer severe long-term emotional and physical problems. I want to conclude by suggesting some action points. Some of these are things that every Christian can and should do. Others are things that only some will be called to do. But at some level, all of us need to come to the defense of unborn children. (1) We can pray about the situation. It is ultimately a spiritual battle (Eph. 6:10-12). Pray for prolife judges to receive Senate confirmation, especially to the Supreme Court. Pray for the horrors of abortion to become obvious to our self-centered culture. Pray for Christians to get involved in the pro-life cause. (2) We can vote for proyou a one-life does not qualify a person as a good political leader. But being pro-abortion should disqualify anyone from public office. For example, if a The person who favors abortion is an immoral person! (3) We can write our legislators and the newspaper to support the pro-life cause. Hold them accountable! (4) We can support the pro-life cause with our money and time. Godly women are needed to counsel young women with problem pregnancies, so that they choose life for their babies. Godly families that are able should consider taking in such young women and helping them carry their babies to term. There are many ways to get involved. (5) O...
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