One of the most wonderful things about God’s law is that none of His statutes ever leads to the oppression of anyone in the keeping of them. According to God’s law, we regard oppression as a sin and so we cannot agree with any Human Rights legislation which gives autonomy to one group while oppressing another.
The desire for Human Rights is a noble thing when understood the way God intended it. Once we understand what “rights” God has given to protect our freedom the rest should be straight forward for the most part.
I have the right to be left alone and to live my life quietly in obedience to God’s law. The only subsidy that others must pay in support of this right is to leave me alone. (6th Commandment, Ex 20:13)
I also have the right to own some property, which means that others ought to respect this right and not steal my stuff. (8th Commandment, Ex 20:15)
But sinful man wants to go much further and this is what makes some “Human Rights” laws oppressive and unacceptable. Under the current scheme of things, if you have, as a “Human Right”, affordable government subsidised access to abortion, then that means I have an obligation to pay for it. If I refuse to pay (e.g, withhold any of the taxes that pay for it), I will be punished.
Naboth’s vineyard is a good example of the oppression that falls on one man for the sake of the autonomous desires of another. (1 Kings 21:1-19). Like Ahab’s actions, Government subsidised abortion involves theft, oppression and murder.
Even if abortion does not require theft from my pay check (in other words someone pays for it freely and voluntarily) it is still murder and oppression and is no human right since it violates the right of the unborn “To be left alone and live their life quietly in obedience to God’s law.”
Therefore, to finish our example, abortion is not a true Human Rights issue. It is either a claim to deity. That is, an attempt to wrest the power of life and death from God, or, it’s a form of oppression that actually undermines the true human right of another.