Abortion is a tricky subject. I by no means think that abortion should merely be used as a form of birth control. However, I do understand that there are times where there are extenuating circumstances and in those times I believe a woman has a right to make her own decision. In the Bible that I read, Jesus sided with the poor and the oppressed, who in most cases were women and children. So my faith causes me to not only focus on the rightness or wrongness of Roe vs. Wade, but on how we care for these women and children once the child is born. If you protest outside an abortion clinic and convince a woman in poverty and oppression to have her child, will you also be there to help her support the child once it is born? Do you support early childhood health care and education? Or when there is a proposed tax increase to support initiatives such as these do you complain about having to use your tax dollars to take care of other people’s children? For me that is where the true faith issue lies. If as Christians we say that we value life then we must value life at all stages.