We have already looked at how Christianity places a high value on human life and diversity in such a way that it is consistent for me to be upset that there is such a high correlation between prenatal diagnosis of disabilities and abortion.
One final reason that I can be justifiably concerned about these statistics is because of a Christian pro-life understanding of equality. No one is any better or worse from a Christian worldview, and therefore lethal discrimination should bother me. As I mentioned on Wednesday but will reiterate here, all of humanity is essentially in the same boat apart from God.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23, NIV).
There is a fundamental equality here. Yes, we are all incredibly valued by God as we talked about on Monday, but we are also separated from Him by our own actions. By our own imperfections, we have severed that fellowship with Him.
There is a way to repair this relationship however, and Jesus Christ provided that bridge. He bore the burden of all the sin of humanity to Calvary and died the death that we should have died as the consequence of our sin.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16, KJV).
Again, there is a fundamental equality here as well. There is only one way to have this eternal life, and it is through Jesus Christ. However, that way is open to all. Everyone can surrender their lives to Jesus Christ if they choose to make that decision.
If I hold these three positions, then my concern over the number of abortions performed on children who are prenatally diagnosed with disabilities is certainly justifiable.
You might not agree with my Christian convictions, and you might not agree with my pro-life position. However, you have to agree that my position is consistent with my sadness over the statistics we have been looking at. You also would have to agree that you can see why I would be opposed to this type of selective abortion given the worldview I am coming from.
The problem is that I can still not say that about the pro-choice position. If you’re happy remaining in a contradiction, there’s not much I can do. However, the pro-life Christian position is still going to be waiting right here for you when you get tired of embracing confusion.