First off, why do so many Christians want to force a Pro-Life agenda on the general public? I can’t recall Jesus ever attempting to force anything on anyone. Aren’t Christians supposed to be following Jesus’ lead?
As for the argument – as with all of these divisive religion-oriented arguments – why don’t we work together to find some middle ground?
“Everything is permissible, but not everything is wise.” 1 Corinthians 10:23
Yes, I have been accused of using this line out-of-context before, but doesn’t it work beyond its context as well? How else was Jesus able to spend time with all of the sinners he connected with? If Jesus is God, as Christians believe, then they should dialogue with those not making wise choices. They shouldn’t act as God to determine what can and can’t be done. That’s God’s job!
Personally, I’m Pro-Balance. Abortion should not be marketed as a viable form of birth control. However, it should be an option for those with no other reasonable choice. There should be some counseling involved to those who are making such a choice so they are aware of the psychological consequences of such a decision. There are certain situations (such as rape) where it shouldn’t be frowned upon.
Also, don’t babies get a free pass into heaven according to the Bible? Those who choose abortion need love and connection, not demonization and criminalization.