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Malawi, Legalization of Abortion is Really a Bad Idea

As I am writing this post, my heart is filled with fear. I can literary feel it as if it is sinking down into a bottomless pit. Why am I afraid? I hear that the movement pushing for legalization of abortion in Malawi is gaining momentum. They are courting religious leaders, chiefs, law makers and other people of influence and power in our land to sway them towards supporting legalization of abortion.

I cannot help but fear for my country. Friends, legalization of abortion not matter on what grounds is ugly and should not even be the last thought for Malawians. Please let’s learn from the countries who have taken this path before and we will discover what a dangerous beast legalization of abortion is to any society. It will devour our nation.

Right now, I am living in a part of the world that has taken this path. It is sad and heartbreaking to hear that every day women are killing so many unborn children even for lame reasons like “I just don’t want this baby.” Just open your browser and google the numbers of children being killed in their mothers’ womb in the countries that have legalized abortion and you will be shocked. Malawi should not cheat herself that she can legalize abortion and never reach that point because she will sure do.

It is a very dangerous trajectory but it all starts with that one step of legalization. The advocates of legalization of abortion are making it to sound as if it is a very good and harmless idea as they fly their statistics in our face of how many women are dying due to the so called unsafe abortion and how much money our government is spending in post abortion care, but believe you me the consequence of legalizing abortion will overwhelm us. Once Malawi opens this door, there will be no any other way of closing it. Any woman even without any reason would choose to murder their unborn baby. Who would stop them if the law would leave the door wide open?

Those advocating for legalization of abortion argue that they are many women who are dying due to unsafe abortion. But what is causing abortion? Is it the law that prohibits it? Definitely not! No one would abort just because the law states that abortion is illegal. There should be factors that are causing this murdering of unborn children. Why not then address the causes instead of spending more energy on effects.

Life is very sacred and priceless. God the creator and giver and sustainer of life has not entrusted the right of taking it to a mother who thinks that she does not need the child in her womb for various reasons . “You shall not murder,” he commands us in Exodus 20:13. He also tells us in his word, the Bible, that life begins at conception (Psalm 51:5) hence abortion is murder and sinful.

Malawi, seriously ponder on this: according to God’s Word, God’s wrath shall rest heavily on a nation that perseveres in such murderous tragedies as abortion. Dr. Joel Beeke and Jim Beeke have explained this point very well in their essay, “Is Abortion Really So Bad?” and I will borrow some of their thoughts to expound it.

In Exodus 21:22-23 we read: “When men strive together and hit a woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judge determines. But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life.”

If God commands such a heavy and great penalty for an accident like this one, will he stand aside and idly look at a deliberate and planned abortion? Legalizing abortion is tantamount to calculated and legalized murder of nameless, voiceless, helpless human beings created by God. Like those ungodly nations we read in the Bible who sacrificed their infants to their gods (Deuteronomy 12:31), I am afraid that if we legalize abortion in Malawi, it will also one day be said of us that Malawians sacrificed their unborn sons and daughters to the god called Selfishness on the altar of abortion. I pray that we will not reach that extent. May God bless Malawi and keep it a land of peace where we continue to value, respect and appreciate the lives of unborn children just as we value, respect and appreciate any other human life.


5 thoughts on “Malawi, Legalization of Abortion is Really a Bad Idea

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    • Thanks Gidion for reading and leaving a comment. I admire your zeal but I am also disappointed because your zeal is misplaced. Let me remind you that you are not the first neither will you be the last to oppose the Church of Jesus Christ. But Christ is still building his Church and the gates of hell will never prevail against it.

      • Leisten Nashire says:

        I really enjoyed reading this article. By the way, you write well on the issues you choose to write. Very eloquently presented and I would encourage you to keep on writing these articles – really excellent work. I believe that no woman should decide to take a life of unborn child because the child deserves a chance to live. However, living here in US this has become so politically polarized that preachers tend to overlook other alternatives in the argument. Perhaps it is in fact that most Christians align themselves with Republicans who politicize this perception among letting the poor strive for themselves, taking advantage on the minorities and less privileged (capitalism) but I see many evangelicals in and outside US are wooed into supporting these political agenda without acknowledging the discrepancies attached to it. I believe that abortion should be illegal with exceptions to situations that may be beyond one’s control (that will determine a debate). But the other political side don’t think that there are some people who abort a baby because of health reasons. Also, take note that in your article all the scriptures you’ve used are almost if not all old testament supportive. Which brings us to the mentality of the Republican’s ideologies are often cemented by the old testament principles. Yes, I agree on abortion but I disagree when we just go in black and white without considering other possible options before we could pass on judgment that every woman who abort a baby is a murder. There are other women who never wanted to abort a baby but perhaps due to unforeseen situation (which we may not know if we don’t’ talk about it) caused them to; and they live the rest of their life regretting such a decision. I believe we should give them comfort that God knows the options he gives us not condemning them as baby killers (murderers). I don’t think Jesus would look at it in that way.

      • Thanks my brother Leisten for your compliments. To God alone be the glory. I wouldn’t comment much on USA politics since my knowledge is limited. As you have noted, I have endeavored in this post to present what the Gospel says in regard to abortion. So indeed, the basis for my article is Scripture alone which is relevant to every area of human life. As to my use of Old Testament, I believe as Bible puts it that all Scripture is breathed out by God and is useful to teaching, rebuke, correcting, and training in all righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16); therefore, it does not really matter to me whether it is New Testament or Old Testament because both of these testaments are equally God’s Word. In regard to Malawi, the abortion that some people want to legalize is not the situation whereby sometimes medical people have to decide to either save the life of the mother or the baby but cannot save both lives. This is already clear in their code of conduct and we have heard of such cases and it has not been regarded as an abortion that warrants criminal prosecution. For sure, this is not the ‘abortion’ I am referring to in this article.

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