How do you tell a 10 year old that abortion is wrong? You don’t.

So, I’ve been thinking about the issue of life. Last week I was given an assignment from one of the 2 writing groups I’m a part of. The assignment: How would you explain to a 10 year old child that abortion is wrong?

Here’s what I wrote:

Abortion is wrong. It really is that simple. There are no “ifs” “ands” or “buts” about it. However, by the time a woman is contemplating going through with an abortion…its nearly too late to convince her of this fact. What I, as a Christian, get to do is convince children that it is wrong to kill a baby in or out of the womb. I don’t really know how feasible this is, though. Kids are super inquisitive and tend to think of things I do not. I can hear the conversation now…
Me: Abortion is wrong. Ok?
Kid: Why?
Me: Because its murder and murder is against God.
Kid: Why?
Me: Because it is. Don’t get an abortion and tell all your friends.
End.

I can’t tell a kid not to murder a baby in the womb if the kid has no idea of the baby’s value. We must first teach the child their own value before they can value anything else. The kid must know that God loves them. If a child learns that their life is sacred because God calls it sacred, then all life is sacred. God is the author of life…and we cannot end His story before its even written. From the womb to before our very last breath, God knows us and His plans for us include a hope and a future.

There will be a few more posts on life because the issue of life may begin in the womb, but it does not end there. It reaches in us, through us and beyond us.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Jesse Koepke
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 01:15:04

    “We must first teach the child their own value before they can value anything else. The kid must know that God loves them. If a child learns that their life is sacred because God calls it sacred, then all life is sacred.”

    Bam. You nailed it.

    Reply

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