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Date Posted: 03:57:25 08/10/05 Wed
Author: Bembix
Subject: Acceptable abortion . . .
In reply to: TastingTheBlood 's message, "But what about my questions..." on 00:51:18 08/10/05 Wed

The Church has taken a lot of flack from fundamentalists who claim that the Church has changed its position to allow abortion. Not so. The direction is that if a couple feels the need to abort a child, it should be done only after prayer, counsel from the Bishop and personal revelation. If God allows it, it's not murder. Now, that becomes a very personal decision and I'm not about to judge the life of others for what may or may not have been an inspired/revealed decision. That's one of those things that I'm comfortable with letting the Lord work out in the next life. As far as legislation goes, I believe we are bound to do the best we can do and that's far from where we are, today. Are there circumstances in which abortion shold be legal? I believe that in the case of "self defence" for instance, it may be acceptable. Personally, if my wife were to have another child and it was determined that either she or the baby would die during the birth process, I feel that I would choose abortion over losing my wife and the mother of our other children.

I like what Neal Maxwell said when he said that "sometimes, lines of behavior are difficult to draw, but still they must be drawn." (paraphrasing)

I also believe that a huge part of the problem goes right back to what President Adams said about the Constitution. "We have no government armed in power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other."

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  • Here's what I was responding to: -- Chuck in ND, 09:49:54 08/10/05 Wed

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