I generally like Hannah Lee Yoder, because she’s like always chaotic energy, her kids are cute, and she’s very transparent online instead of curating a happy, life-is-great-when-you-love-Jesus-and-lick-your-husbands-feet 90% of these sort of SAHM type accounts do. Also, regardless of whether or not I personally agree with what someone says, I appreciate those who boldly say whatever despite knowing they’ll get backlash online for it.
That said, my sister in Christ believes one can’t be a pro-choice Christian, which has she read the Bible? Specifically, the gospels? Nowhere does it say “x type of Christians aren’t Christians” other than to warn against false prophets using Christianity for their own gain and not to further the kingdom of God. There is literally one stipulation for being a Christian.
Romans 10: 9-10 says, “…that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (NKJV). John 3:16 says that, “whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.“
One can indeed be pro-choice and a Christian if they believe that Christ died for their sins and accept Him as their Lord and Savior. There are no good works, or lack thereof, that can get us into Heaven. If there were, Jesus wouldn’t have needed to die and our faith is worthless.
This isn’t a pro-choice post. I’m pro-life but until I see the church at large caring as much about those outside the womb as they do the unborn, abortion, will never be the deal-breaker for me that it is to many Christians. I’ve found no Biblical basis to believe God cares more about the unborn than anyone else. And while it is true that once one becomes a Christian, there is an obligation to not only accept Jesus as our Savior, but as our Lord as well, what those like Hannah intentionally ignore is that many pro-choice Christians aren’t pro-choice, rather they prefer to not merely focus on banning abortion but on why they happen and how to prevent them entirely. However, these conversations usually involve advocating for things like universal healthcare, flexible working hours for mothers, a year of paid maternity/paternity leave, and living wages which those like Hannah (as a Trump supporter) believe are socialism and stripping away our freedoms.
Hers is yet another useless post on abortion that’s more concerned with looking holy, than doing anything to actually bring about righteousness. How about making a video urging her followers to donate to organizations like AVA Care (or whatever her local equivalent is) which provide free pregnancy care for expecting mothers? She’s always talking about wanting a lot of kids – how about fostering now or considering adoption? There are an abundance of children without homes who would love a safe, caring environment like the one she could provide.
But of course, that would actually involve doing something and not just being holier-than-thou online about it.
Hannah Lee Yoder is correct on one point though, we will indeed stand before a holy God one day and have to answer for our sins. I have a feeling on that day, many a Christian will be reminded of the passage in Amos 5:23, where God says, “Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps. But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream.” Or, in laymen’s terms, if you really cared so much, quit giving it lip service and do something about it.
Christians really ought to stop making noisy, outraged “hot takes” on social media for the sake of garnering spiritual wanking points among conservatives, and instead pray, read the Bible, and do something practical about the issues that grieve them. We are His hands and feet, not the government. It’s up to us as Christians to ensure justice for the most vulnerable of us happens. If abortion is truly an issue that breaks your heart, be willing to inconvenience yourselves to do what’s right.
Jesus didn’t spend all his time preaching
on Tik Tok in the synagogues, He healed the sick, comforted those who were hurting, fed those who were hungry, and hung out with sinners as friends. As Christians, maybe, just maybe, we can learn a few things from His example and try doing the same.