A Woman’s Choice, a pregnancy resource center here in Louisville, was the focus of an interesting article in the New York Times. (Dr. Bill Cutrer, an OBGYN and a counseling prof at SBTS serves as the medical adviser to the center.) The report shows the ministry of the center to women who are considering abortion as well as to those who have gone through with an abortion and are living with deep regret and guilt. The center, among other things, “provides free ultrasound and other services, including counseling, diapers, baby clothes and adoption referrals, to more than 4,000 women a year.” The thrust of the article is to show another side of the abortion issue, one that does not grab headlines the way that political protests and debates do.
Herein lies what seems to me to be the best approach to the issue of abortion. I fully support overturning Roe v Wade, but the kind of gentle compassion and redemptive aid provided to the human beings involved (both baby and mother – the mom often feels trapped and scared), rather than political rallies and posturing, should be the hallmark of the Church’s response to the issue.
(Ht: Colonel Steve)