Most of the fight surrounding abortion centers around the practice of abortion itself, and the question of whether or not the unborn are people who are deserving of the same rights as the rest of us. While this is an important question, our approach to the fight against abortion should not be this narrow. What many of us do not realize is that abortion becomes a problem long before a woman steps into a “doctor’s” office.
We live in a culture that associates sex with pleasure and nothing more. One night stands are thought of as just a part of a fun night out, and we go looking for the next time when we can sleep with a stranger again. Sex has been diminished from a lifelong blessing to a passing pleasure. And it is this belief that sits on the throne of many social evils, which include divorce, and yes, abortion.
Advocating for a healthier view of sex in our culture is the key to ending abortion in our nation and around the world. As long as people are under the impression that sex is meant for temporary pleasure, and not lifelong bonding and the conception of children, people will continue to fight to keep it that way. When a child is conceived, the notion that sex is temporary and fleeting is shattered. Suddenly, the act that many believe to be harmless suddenly has life changing implications. When, something that changes one's entire world arises, it is uncomfortable to say the least. So, when a couple conceives a child, they will often turn to abortion, because it allows them to cling to their comfortable view of sex as something temporary rather than eternal. Abortion is the quick fix that allows people to continue living with unhealthy beliefs about sex.