Friday, November 15, 2013
# 7: The Church is Right About Abortion
One of the major issues of our day is abortion. And where does the Church stand on this issue? The LDS Church is staunchly pro-life. The Church has always preached that abortion is sinful. Thank goodness! For surely abortion is sinful.
Yes, the Church has done some bad things. Yes, the Church is currently doing some bad things.
(The Church, after all, is led by humans doing the best they can to lead the way Christ would. I wish Christ was here Himself to personally administer the Church, but that's just not the way things are.)
But one of the things that the Church is doing right is lovingly preaching the truth about abortion.
In 2008, in the U.S., there were 1.21 million abortions. 40 million abortions are performed worldwide, every year. The numbers are staggering, but each number represents a little baby who has been killed. Each death is a tragedy.
When confronted with these awful realities of abortion, my issues with the Church fades into insignificance. When I think about how the Church is doing its best to stem the tide of abortions, I get less worked up about problems with Church history or doctrine. So maybe the Church isn't 100 % true. I assert that it's 95 % good. And that's good enough for me.
I assert that, by and large, God smiles upon the doings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
We belong to a wonderful Christian church that protects the sanctity of life and celebrates babies. Isn't it heartwarming to belong to such a community? We Mormons welcome babies into our lives. We don't kill them. The Church is doing its best to reach out to those women, Mormon and non-Mormon alike, who find themselves in unplanned pregnancies. Truly the people who operate LDS Family Services are angelic.