I wanted to title this essay "Prochoice" - but as you the reader can plainly see, that word is comprised of 9 letters, and current Microsoft software I am using will only allow 8 letters.
Bummer. Oh well.
Can we not say that God Himself is non-robotically and non-instinctually "pro-choice," and that He made human creatures who also are non-robotically and non-instinctually "pro-choice?"
In other words, God Himself can choose (and did) whatever He wanted to do, and we humans (within God-given parameters) similarly choose to do whatever we want.
Ge 4:7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is couching at the door; its desire is for you, but you must master it."
Ge 18:19 No, for I have chosen him, that he may charge his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice; so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has promised him."
De 7:6 For you are a people holy to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession, out of all the peoples that are on the face of the earth.
De 12:5 But you shall seek the place which the LORD your God will choose out of all your tribes to put His name and make His habitation there; there you shall go.
De 14:2 For you are a people holy to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for His own possession, out of all the peoples that are on the face of the earth.
De 17:8 If any case arises requiring decision between one kind of homicide and another, one kind of legal right and another, or one kind of assault and another, any case within your towns which is too difficult for you, then you shall get up and go up to the place which the LORD your God will choose
De 17:10 Then you shall do according to what they declare to you from that place which the LORD will choose; and you shall be careful to do according to all that they direct you
Jos 24:15 And if you be unwilling to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you reside; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
Jos 24:22 Then Joshua said to the people, "You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the LORD, to serve him." And they said, "We are witnesses."
Jos 24:15 And if you be unwilling to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
2Sa 24:12 Go and say to David, 'Thus says the LORD, Three things I offer you; choose one of them, that I may do it to you.'
1Ch 21:10 Go and say to David, 'Thus says the LORD, Three things I offer you; choose one of them, that I may do it to you.'
Ne 1:9 but if you return to me and keep my commandments and do them, though your dispersed be under the farthest skies, I will gather them there and bring them to the place which I have chosen, to make my name reside there.'
Job 15:5 For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the tongue of the crafty.
Job 34:4 Let us choose what is right; let us determine among ourselves what is good.
Job 34:33 Will He then make requital to suit you, because you reject it? For you must choose, and not I; therefore declare what you know.
Job 36:21 Be cautious, do not turn to iniquity, for this you have chosen rather than affliction.
Ps 16:4 Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows; their libations of blood I will not pour out or take their names upon my lips.
Ps 25:12 Who is the man that fears the LORD? Him will He instruct in the way that he should choose.
Pr 3:31 Do not envy a man of violence and do not choose any of his ways
Isa 7:15 He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.
Isa 7:16 For before the child knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land before whose two kings you are in dread will be deserted.
Isa 14:1 The LORD will have compassion on Jacob and will again choose Israel, and will set them in their own land, and aliens will join them and will cleave to the house of Jacob.
Mt 20:14 Take what belongs to you, and go; I choose to give to this last as I give to you.
Mt 20:15 Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?'
Joh 6:70 Jesus answered them, "Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?"
Joh 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should stay around; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, He may give it to you.
Ac 15:22 Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren,
Ac 15:25 it has seemed good to us, having come to one accord, to choose men and send them to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul.
Embedded within the word pro-choice then, is not only the capacity to choose whatever (within boundaries, for humans) is wanted or desired, but the appreciation or liking of having that capacity. Animals and lower lifeforms functioning only on pre-programmed instinct and a mere plethoria of responses to stimuli neither have nor exhibit such.
So, every sentient entity with morality awareness - be they human, angelic or demonic, or Divine - is "pro-choice" in both senses mentioned above, and has already exercised the ability to choose.
CAN the Almighty choose to lie?
Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to further the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth which accords with godliness,
Titus 1:2 in hope of eternal life which God, who never lies, promised ages ago
CAN the LORD choose to be tempted?
James 1:13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God is not temptable, and He himself tempts no one
Choice, by itself, is amoral - however - and something which by itself neither makes us good or makes us evil. That depends upon what is chosen and NOT chosen (the proverbial ying-and-yang/push-and-pull/positive-and-negative of life).
Consider the person or persons who constantly choose to do only evil. Does their pro-choice capacity thus mis-used (to only choose wickedness) make them righteous?
Consider the person or persons who constantly choose to do only good. Does their pro-choice capacity thus correctly used (to only choose good) make them evil? How about the person or person who sometimes choose to do both good and evil at different times under different situations - whether at random or by chance and/or deliberately (whether under non-asked-for duress or not)?
What about people (such as some homosexuals) who claim that they have no choice to do either good or to do evil, but declare or infer that "they were born that way, and cannot do anything about it?" Are they being truthful and honest as to their actual God-given potential to be able to choose? Are they insinuating blame or condemnation against God who supposedly created them that way (that is, robotically) - with or without their permission - and thus, in effect, genetically forcing them to be evil?
Ex 18:21 Moreover choose able men from all the people, such as fear God, men who are trustworthy and who hate a bribe; and place such men over the people as rulers of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.
De 1:13 Choose wise, understanding, and experienced men, according to your tribes, and I will appoint them as your heads.'
Ps 119:30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness, I set thy ordinances before me.
Ps 119:173 Let your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.
Ps 132:13 For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation:
Ps 135:4 For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel as His own possession.
Pr 16:16 To get wisdom is better than gold; to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
Pr 22:1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.
Isa 42:1 Hey, my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to the nations.
Isa 43:10 "You are my witnesses," says the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am He. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.
Isa 44:2 Thus says the LORD who made you, who formed you from the womb and will help you: "Fear not, Jacob my servant, Jeshurun whom I have chosen."
Isa 49:7 Thus says the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nations, the servant of rulers: "Kings shall see and arise; princes, and they shall prostrate themselves; because of the LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you."
Isa 65:9 I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, and from Judah inheritors of my mountains; my chosen shall inherit it, and my servants shall reside there.
Mt 12:18 "Hey, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon Him, and He shall proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
Mt 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen."
Lu 9:35 And a Voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to Him!"
Ro 11:5 So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.
1Co 15:38 But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body.
Col 3:12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience
1Th 1:4 For we know, brethren beloved by God, that He has chosen you
Heb 5:1 For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.
1Pe 1:2 chosen and destined by God the Father and sanctified by the Spirit for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with His blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
1Pe 2:4 Come to Him, to that living stone, rejected by men but in God's sight chosen and precious;
1Pe 2:6 For it stands in scripture: "Hey, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and he who believes in Him will not be put to shame."
1Pe 2:9 But you are a chosen seed, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, that you may declare the wonderful works of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Clearly, the person or persons who choose only evil (as much as possible) and therefore generally do not (nor like to) accommodate to the Creator-created environment and God-incepted phenomena and processes around them, are destined for disappointment, self-inflicted suffering, pain, regret, death, and (as indicated in Holy Writ) much more after that. Similarly, the person or person who deliberately choose to sometimes do good (as "good" is defined in The Holy Bible) but sometimes deliberately do evil (as "evil" is also defined in The Holy Bible) are internally contradictory and self-destructive (since "a house divided against itself cannot stand" - quoting the words of Scripture).
Those who deliberately choose to always and only do good (or at least have reasonable intention to do so) and who adjust themselves (more often than not) to the created entities and phenomena around them, are destined for gladness, self-preserving pleasure, painlessness and absence of regret, life rather than death, and (as indicated within Holy Writ) much more after that.
DO the righteous like it that they can choose evil if they want to? DO the wicked like it that they can choose good if they want to?
WILL the righteous like it, in afterlife eternity, that they will always deliberately choose to do good and never accidently (under wicked duress) choose to do evil? WILL the wicked like it, in afterlife eternity, that they will always deliberately choose to do evil and never accidently (under righteous influence) choose to do good?
It is assumed that the righteous (or those whose basic intention is to be perfectly righteous) will, in afterlife eternity, still retain their capacity to choose either good or evil, but because all temptation to choose to do evil is permanently and completely removed, they will automatically (by default) always choose to perpetually do good - and like it.
It is also assumed that the wicked (or those whose inner intention is to be completely evil) will, in afterlife eternity, still retain their capacity to choose either good or evil, but because all incentive and influence to choose to do good is permanently and completely removed, they will automatically (by default) always choose to perpetually do evil.
The question of why the LORD imposed the two stumbling blocks in the Garden of Eden (namely, the Tempter and the dangerous Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil) to potentially be misused by His human creatures, is somewhat similar to the question of why the LORD planned and provided the by-mere-faith-via-simple-belief reconciliation through Jesus Christ for total everlasting restoration.
So, would you (the reader) like to irrationally choose to always commit the soon-extinction-headed sin and crime of abortion homicide instead of childbearing? Or, would you (the reader) like to both choose to sometimes commit the eventual-extinction-destined sin and crime of abortion homicide (with all the lethally-remorseful consequences) but sometimes perform childbirth? Or would you (the reader) like to choose to always perform childbirth whenever the Spirit causes and appoints you to parenthood of a separate-human-person/not-merely-your-own-body, never-ending-soul-endowed, fetal human babe in the womb?
De 30:19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live,
De 31:11 when all Israel comes to appear before the LORD your God at the place which he will choose, you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing.
In summary, it is not a question of whether one is or is not "pro-choice." Everyone is pro-choice. It goes with the territory.
Instead, the question is: "Are you pro-abortion, or rather anti-abortion?" And many other sexually-oriented aspects of human thoughts and actions could be substituted for the subject of abortion and considered the same way.
Indeed, even those who have wilfully chosen to addict themselves and then are enslaved to whatever vice or abuse against themselves, incessantly have and relentlessly continue to choose (not "make" nor create the choice, being that precise semantics clarify concepts and avoid confusion) to continue to be addicted:
Ne 5:5 Now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children are as their children; yet we are forcing our sons and our daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters have already been enslaved; but it is not in our power to help it, for other men have our fields and our vineyards.
Jer 34:8 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, after King Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people in Jerusalem to make a proclamation of liberty to them,
Jer 34:9 that every one should set free his Hebrew slaves, male and female, so that no one should enslave a Jew, his brother.
Jer 34:10 And they obeyed, all the princes and all the people who had entered into the covenant that every one would set free his slave, male or female, so that they would not be enslaved again; they obeyed and set them free.
[ NOTE: Notice that the slaves mentioned above are Hebrews and brothers. That does not include ALL slaves ]
Eze 34:27 And the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase, and they shall be secure in their land; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I break the bars of their yoke, and deliver them from the hand of those who enslaved them.
Ro 6:6 We know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the sinful body might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin.
1Co 6:12 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be enslaved by anything.
2Pe 2:19 They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption; for whatever overcomes a man, to that he is enslaved.
That includes being enslaved to the self-righteous hangup of replacing the gospel of Christ with the gospel of prejudicial black-reparations Racism - whether manifested in religiously peddling the dishonest plagiarism of the rebellious, divisively-insurrectionist, and so-called "rev" "dr" Martin Luther [King] (similar to purported "rev" Jesse Jackson and alleged "rev" Al Sharpton) blasphemously mis-associated with the genuine-Christian Protestant reformer Fr Martin Luther (the latter of whom was both a legitimate Dr and Reverend). . . and/or the Kenyan-born liar Barack "Barry Soetoro" Hussein Obama.