Quoting Quiverfull: Couch-Potato Christianity & Abortion

Quoting Quiverfull: Couch-Potato Christianity & Abortion September 29, 2014

prolifeby Chelsen Vicari posted at Ladies Against Feminism, The Christian Post and Juicy Ecumenism

Vicara is making the argument that because everyone is now required to have health insurance during the Affordable Care Act and that some of these insurers cover abortion that means the government is funding abortions now. Something of a stretch, at best.

The pro-life movement cannot save unborn lives by employing couch-potato Christianity when it comes to the governments abusive, and in some cases, deadly public policies. Remember that it is not only ethically decent to oppose abortion, but a Biblical duty to act on behalf of the helpless. Proverbs 31:8 instructs, “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.”

When it comes to choosing between obeying God’s commandments and adhering to Caesar’s policies, every convictional Christian must recognize its time to practice what we preach. As followers of Christ we know that Biblical truths and principles transform and save lives. So why keep God’s truths to ourselves, closeted in our chapels? Why keep His truths out of government?

Convictional Christians cannot “stay out of the government’s business” because the role of government affects each one of our lives. So as our nation moves beyond legalizing abortion to collectively paying for it, it’s time for Christian citizens to ditch their couch-potato mindset. The murder of helpless unborn babies is always our business.

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  • Allison the Great

    It’s a very big stretch indeed. No, the government is not funding abortion. End of fucking story.

  • Saraquill

    How convenient that Vicari is ignoring the “caring for the destitute” part of that line.

  • Yes. The destitute instead get blamed for their own poverty.

  • Mermaid Warrior

    Today, on The Adventures of Capitalist Jesus: Capitalist Jesus meets a poor beggar and tells him that he wouldn’t be poor if he worked harder.

    That’s how the Bible went, right?

  • Mermaid Warrior

    But it’s easier to scare people into action when you say things like that. Abortions can’t just be legal, no, they have to be funded BY YOUR TAX DOLLARS. And public schools aren’t just not forcing kids to read the Bible, they’re indoctrinating them into gay Islamic atheism! Dun dun duuuun!

  • Hannah

    Maybe she thinks it means ‘unborn’. After all, she thinks ‘mute’ is referring to the unborn when I’m pretty sure it actually meant the… well… mute.

  • Posts like this make me want to be like, Do you even Bible, bro? The Bible mentions abortion in Numbers 5, and it’s not exactly outlawing it…more like outlining a ritual form of it to determine if a woman has been unfaithful…

  • The bible also mentions that if a woman is harmed and a miscarriage happens, no harm has been done except for the harm that was caused to the woman…

    And abortion is induced miscarriage.

  • Nightshade

    I don’t read any concern for the unborn in that passage at all.

  • Astrin Ymris

    True Christians™ think that their personal space extends by a six-degrees-of-separation process into other people’s bodies and lives. 😛

  • Astrin Ymris

    It’s always more gratifying to “be the voice for” people who don’t actually have the ability to contradict you while you’re in the process of “speaking for them” about what they want.

  • Hannah


  • But these facts are inconvenient to their agenda, I suppose, and that makes it easier to ignore them.

  • Me neither.