This article was originally published by Mennonite World Review

Believing the lies

When the attempt to ban abortion is framed as an “unrealistic quest for total victory” (Editorial, June 10), it appears the considerations concerning abortion are political and cultural. As a Mennonite Christian, I look for counsel and ethics that are consistent with the gospel, no matter what the cost.

In the early 1970s I protested the Vietnam War and supported abortion. Years later my thinking was challenged by a Mennonite Central Committee worker who helped me understand that the role of government (and all of us) is to protect and defend the most vulnerable.

Too easily have we believed the lies that no woman regrets an abortion, that abortion solves all the problems and, most recently, that abortion is a moral good.

Spokespeople for Christ have the knowledge that must be taught to meet human need and thwart the Great Deceiver’s lies.

Margaret Spare
Hesston, Kan.

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