Christian BoyLove Forum #65246
I'm no fan of pro-abortion legislation. However, let's not get carried away and forget our history. Infanticide is not a new development that has only been recently accepted by society. In ancient Greece and Rome unwanted children were simply abandoned in the wilderness as babies, left to die of exposure, starvation, or animal predation. The belief in those cultures was that life began with acceptance into the family and if the child is not accepted, it can be discarded. This practice continued, condoned and accepted by the government and society into the middle ages when the spread of Christianity slowly changed people's attitudes.
In fact, the very leaders in Rome that Paul is writing about in Romans 13 condoned and likely practiced infanticide.
I am not in favor of abortion. But we should be viewing it in its proper historical context, not as a new development that shows the depravity of our modern world. History shows us we've come a long way and this is actually an improvement over the situation in generations past.