I am writing to comment on Dallas Blanchard's May 19 letter regarding abortion. Blanchard states:
"Conclusion No. 1: For all of us, our life circumstances determine what our real ethics are. You don't know what your own ethics are until you are in the situation."
I certainly beg to differ with Blanchard about this conclusion. I am a Christian who believes that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour, and because of that belief, I have some moral absolutes in my life.
Every true Christian has moral absolutes in their life. If the moral compass of everyone in this world flapped about depending on which way the wind was blowing, how much more chaotic do you think the world would be than it is now? This flapping about pretty much describes the ethics of most world governments today, but that doesn't mean each and every citizen buys into that line of thinking and believing.
One of my absolute beliefs is that a fetus is a living human being and to abort it is murder. I also believe that a vote for "pro-choice" is in fact a vote for "pro-abortion." To call themselves "pro-choice" is simply a way for "pro-abortionists" to feel better about themselves.
Far too many people in the world today think all morality is relative, and as long as nobody gets hurt, any behavior is acceptable. This is so wrong. As human beings we need absolute, unchanging lines drawn in the sand as to what is right and what is wrong. I believe this with all my heart and soul. Personally, I am really glad I do have moral absolutes in my life. If I didn't, any ethical Taku wind that came along could potentially blow my house down.