Good Morning October 7

Poland has the strictest abortion laws in Europe. Their parliament just rejected another law that would have made them even more strict, and with greater penalties. An interviewer was asking about the rights of women to make their own choices in the matter. One of the legislators responded with a question, “Are there some values that are beyond the choice of the individual?” That is a powerful and difficult question. Clearly society has said that there are. Otherwise we would not have laws against premeditated murder, driving under the influence, or others. Of course we can violate these and other laws, but they have still been established for the good of society. The question is, which values are beyond individual choice? And a companion question, what is the source for establishing those values? Now there is conundrum that occupies many volumes. Yet it is one we must all think about in order to set the values by which we live. And God’s revealed word can’t be left out of consideration.

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