Faithful Politics

Being faithful with our politics, not political with our faith.

Abortion, Adoption, and a NYT Op-Ed

This past Sunday Ross Douthat created quite a stir in the blogosphere by publishing a piece on the two extremes of pregnancy in the U.S. (Read the piece here).  His conclusion speaks volumes regarding those who pay exorbitant amounts to battle infertility and those who choose to disregard the pregnancy they didn’t want:

“This is the paradox of America’s unborn. No life is so desperately sought after, so hungrily desired, so carefully nurtured. And yet no life is so legally unprotected, and so frequently destroyed.”

The ensuing firestorm, however, has been over the role that adoption currently plays in the issue of abortion.  Matthew Lee Anderson of Mere-Orthodoxy does a nice job of compiling the various arguments here.  Regardless of your position on abortion (I personally believe the only biblical position for the Believer is to be against abortion), we all should agree that adoption is a great alternative, and one that should be more highly touted from our politicians and our pastors.

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