by Meg@bluffparkbaptist.org | Thursday, March 24, 2016
I listened in sadness as one major political candidate answered the question about abortion rights with the standard line “I do not believe the government has the right to tell a woman what to do with her body”. You see, on the surface I agree wholeheartedly. If a woman wants to tattoo her body, the government shouldn’t interfere. If she wants to put huge holes in her earlobes, dye her hair rainbow colors, eat a 2,000 calorie McHeart-attack burger, or play with alligators, the government has no business telling her not to. It’s a free country, right?
But look at seat belt laws. The government tells us we must buckle our seatbelts. I think that adults should make that decision for themselves. We have all the facts and statistics that tell us about death and injuries cause by failure to buckle our seatbelts. If we want to take that risk the government should stay out of it (I always buckle my seatbelt). But what about the little children in the back seat? They can’t make rational decisions so I celebrate the government stepping in and telling adults to buckle their children’s seatbelts. Its not the full-grown adults I worry about. It’s the innocent children in the backseat.
Likewise, I believe a woman should be able to do a lot of things to her own body. It’s the body of the little one inside the woman’s body that the government has a compelling interest in protecting. The kids in the auto I drive are my responsibility. The child inside a woman’s body is her responsibility. The government should take every step necessary to protect both from uncaring or unthinking adults.
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