We have heard and are familiar withÂ Roe vs. Wade. We are familiar with the implication behind that unfortunate decision. You can turn your head at 56 million American citizens that are not alive and breathing and go and get your coffee for the day and forget about it, but there is a cold hard fact that needs to be swallowed about the abortion debate. Men in the United States do not have rights when it comes to abortion and their children. Fathers do not need to be notified if their wife/girlfriend is going through the abortion process.Â We talk about rights–women’s rights, but how is it that men do not have rights at all in the matter of abortion? Did the woman, herself, ‘create’ the baby? Without the man, the baby would not have come to be. How is it that they do not have rights? In the US, father does not have the right to stop the abortion of the child he helped create. The mother has the final say. How is this biblical? I know that abortion is unbiblical, but I want to take it a step further and call the woman’s actions unbiblical. The man is head of the house period. When women over step their bounds they are distorting God’s intended purpose.
For all the men who are reading this please consider these court cases that are very much less familiar to the average reader:Â Â Planned Parenthood of Central Missouri v. Danforth 1976 (upheld in 1988),Â Â Conn. v. Conn 1988, andÂ Casey v. Planned Parenthood in 1992.Â According to the courts, women notifying the fathers of the children in the womb, have an “undue burden” on them toÂ shareÂ THEIR abortion decision. The largest argumentÂ that won this case was this:Â Abuse. The court did notÂ want the women to go back to a possible situation of abuse from the father of the child. So men, the courts think you will abuse your child’s mother…not the minority of you….the majority of you will physically and psychologically abuse your child’s mother if they told you their plan on having an abortion…and now men do not have the right to choose whether their baby gets chopped up or vacuumed out…much less know about it. What about men’s rights? They don’t exist. It is “unconstitutional.” I hope this encourages men and women to seriously consider the importance of men’s and women’s roles. These decisions undermine men’s responsibilities over their families. Men will be held primarily accountable before God with what happens to their family. Women need to stand down and let the men do what they need to do. Who was deceived first? Eve…woman.
As Paul says, “For Adam was formed first,Â
then Eve;Â Â and Adam was not deceived, butÂ
the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.”Â 1 Timothy 2:13-14 ESV. But who was called to take account for these actions? Adam. Genesis 3:9-11Â “But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”
Â And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid,Â
because I was naked, and I hid myself.”Â Â He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”
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