I’ve never been so glad to see an election conclude than I did this year’s Governor’s race.

In past elections for this position you’d not even know it was being held in Clay County it seems.  Not so for this year.

As the election got closer social media was dominated by posts about Matt Bevin and Andy Beshear.  At times these posts would even get personal, judgmental and down-right nasty.

The one thing that got me the most was how this entire race started to turn around on the topic of abortion. 

I’m writing this column before the results were in on the governor’s race, but one thing I firmly believe is this-the Governor of Kentucky, regardless of who it is, has absolutely zero influence on the federal law allowing abortion.

Personally, I’m more concerned with issues that the Governor can control than the ones he cannot.  The issue of abortion should be one that takes a front seat when voting for your President and your leaders in congress.  Where is this same passion on the abortion topic at when Mitch McConnell and Hal Rogers runs for office?  Have any of you voiced your concerns to either of these two very powerful men about abortion?

Think about that for a second.  Some are willing to get on social media and take a stance on this topic in a race that has absolutely no input on banning abortion.  Yet, you’ve probably never thought about writing or emailing the actual people that can do something about it!

Can our governor make it harder for an abortion clinic to open in Kentucky?  Probably so.  But, does that stop anyone from having an abortion?  Absolutely not.

On a personal level I do not believe in abortion as a whole.  But I’ve got a different viewpoint than many men do on this topic.

First, I don’t think a man should determine the issue of abortion.  Now before you get fired up let me explain and keep an open mind.  A man plays a small part, in my opinion, in the conception of a child.  The woman, on the other hand, is the one that has to carry this child and give birth.

With that in mind, why does a man feel he has any say so in what a woman decides to do with her body and baby?  Again, I am pro-life, but I don’t think a man should be the decision maker on what a pregnant woman chooses to do.

Yet, on a national and state level all you see is men in political positions claiming to be pro-life.  Has Mitch McConnell or Hal Rogers ever introduced or supported a bill to ban abortion?  To my knowledge no.  So why are we making this Governor’s race about abortion?

Am I for murdering a baby?  Absolutely not.

But you know what else?  When my days on this earth are done and I’m standing judgement for my life there is one thing I can guarantee I’ll never be judged for-having an abortion.

So, what gives me the right to tell a woman what she should do?  I can’t relate to her position of being pregnant, can I?  I’m not the one dealing with whatever circumstance led to her becoming pregnant whether it be rape of incest of a parent, am I?  Who am I to tell a woman that was maybe raped by her father or some other family member that she should give birth to that baby?

We can argue on social media all we want about this topic, but our opinions basically don’t matter.  You know why?

Because if you believe God’s word then you know that each of us will stand in front of him and face judgment and so will a woman that’s had an abortion.  That will be between her and God.  Not us and let alone a man walking this earth saying what she should do.

Men, you need to think about that before spouting off your judgmental opinions on a topic you personally will never have to address for yourself.

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