Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Is Abortion A Poor Choice?

"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die
 so that you may live as you wish"

I saw this quote by Mother Teresa on the back of an anti-abortionist t-shirt yesterday.  I’ve been thinking about it ever since.  First thought was did Mother Teresa actually say it?  Then I thought it odd that she used the word "poverty" as opposed to "sin" or "crime." 

I realize from this wording swap that Mother Teresa was a very smart, politically minded woman.  In using the word "poverty" she keeps the heat off herself and forces the reader to reflect on their decision to choose abortion.  It’s as if she’s saying you might legally have the right to choose, but abortion is a poor decision.

The second half of the quote points the finger straight at the pro abortion believers by making abortion wrong for any reason. What type of human being would kill a child in order that they may continue or begin living as they wish? That "wish" is sure made to sound like a selfish, uncaring, un-responsible life. Again, Mother Teresa uses an interesting word; "wish." Why not the words "as you please?" 

Is it that to live as you wish is all encompassing and applies to any and every choice one would ever make? The lines "to live as you choose and/or please" are synonymous with decisive action(s) you make, whereas "live as you wish" is a hope and not an action.

To please -  is to make pleasurable and comfortable
To wish  - a wish is a hope for better or worse, more or less
To choose – is to make a choice between two or more (right or wrong, good or bad, rich or poor)

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