A controversial article recently written by staffer Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon.com is enflaming passions on both sides of the Roe v. Wade issue. Her article is called, "So what if abortion ends life?"
She starts out the piece by calling the "anti-choice" lobbyists as "diabolically clever" by co-opting the word life in their argument against abortion. She goes on to say,
Life! Who wants to argue with that? Who wants be on the side of … not-life? [sic]
She also states that opponents of abortion, "eagerly describe themselves as pro-life, the rest of us have had to scramble around with not nearly as big-ticket words like choice and reproductive freedom." She says that she believes life begins at conception, but clearly, she has no qualms about ending that life through abortion.
Another troubling comment by this lady was, “all life is not equal,” adding that if she got pregnant in her current circumstances, “you bet your a** I’d have an abortion. I’d have the world’s greatest abortion.” This is an appalling statement for anyone, let alone a mother to say.
This statement would seem to be evidence of how far our society has sunk into the moral abyss of depravity. When society no longer esteems the life of the unborn, we greatly diminish the value of all human life. In the 40 years since Roe v. Wade the estimates put the number of babies killed at 55 million. Why do so many people have a callous disregard for human life?
Let's put this number in perspective, something easy that everyone should be able to understand. The number of aborted babies is equal to the population of about 100 of the lesser populated countries of the world. That would mean if you killed the population of those countries you still come up a little short of the number of aborted babies.
This number is only for the aborted babies in the United States and doesn't take into consideration of aborted babies in a country like China. Now if a dictator or a nation wiped out the population of 100 countries that would be considered genocide.
Hitler killed over 6 million people and it was called a holocaust, but what do you called 55 million babies killed? It's a number so mind boggling it is unfathomable.
Now there may be times when medically to save a mother's life that abortion might be necessary, we are not talking about that reason. The following reasons are ones that have been given for having an abortion,
- a baby would interfere with work, school, or other responsibilities
- cannot afford to have a child
- do not want to be a single parent or have problems in the relationship with their husband or partner
- as a form of birth control
The above facts are from the Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States by the Guttmacher Institute. In order to better understand how God feels about the sacrifice of children we can take a look at Deuteronomy 12:31 it says,
"You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods."
Israel sacrificed their children in the fires of Moloch, the god they turned to when they abandoned God. The penalty during those days was capital punishment for anyone sacrificing their child. Now this Examiner is not proposing capital punishment for someone who has had abortion. That being said, it must grieve God's heart to see so many babies aborted.
Make no mistake if God judged the nation of Israel for their sins he will judge America for theirs. Thankfully we live in an age of grace and God gives us many chances to repent of our sin. Having an abortion is not what is going to keep someone eternally separated from God. It's being born into sin, and continuing to practice what God calls an immoral lifestyle.
Galatians 5:19-21 says what those sins are,
"Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God."
Click here to watch a short video about the impact that 40 years of Roe v. Wade has had on the United States.