Mark Driscoll (Photo credit: PastorMark.tv)
On October 18, Fox News published an op-ed on abortion by Mark Driscoll, founding pastor of the famed Mars Hill Church in Seattle. Driscoll wrote boldly, recognizing both the science and the Scripture that inform us about human life. As Driscoll put it:
Both science and Scripture are absolutely clear that life begins at conception. Taking a human life is murder, by definition, which makes abortion a murderous act.
Consider this: On December 5, John Andrew Welden will be sentenced after pleading guilty in the murder of his unborn baby. Welden’s girlfriend, Remee Jo Lee, was six weeks pregnant when he gave her an abortion pill and told her it was antibiotics.
Welden was prosecuted for violating the Unborn Victims of Violence Act Believe it or not, federal legislation forbids the murder of an unborn baby—except in the 55 million instances when it doesn’t. And a father can be convicted of murdering his unborn child without the mother’s consent, but if a woman decides to end her pregnancy against the wishes of the father, that’s her right to choose.
Choose murder? Can’t follow all of the logic? Perhaps that’s because it’s illogical.