Abortion is a Woman’s Choice, Leave God Out of It


Pro-choice advocates usually explain their view on the controversial subject by stating: I don’t believe that any man has a right to tell a woman what to do with her body. It is between her and her doctor and her and her God.

I wholeheartedly concur that a woman should have sovereignty over her body, and that includes her womb. A politician’s or a preacher’s opinion shouldn’t be part of the equation; it’s a weighty issue and the typical woman has the wisdom, judgement and intelligence to weigh the pros and cons without outside interference.

I agree that a woman might consult a physician if the viability of the fetus is in question, or if pregnancy may pose a risk to the mother.

But to say that the decision is between her and her God is patently absurd. God is not in the equation. The Bible was written thousands of years ago when patriarchy was the norm, and women were treated like property, slightly above livestock. The Bible is not a science text or a medical reference book, and it’s folly to try to divine what scripture says about the subject.

Let’s treat pregnant women with respect and let them make their own choices without quoting scripture at them or bringing a deity into the equation.