Live and Let Live
The pope and Sarah Palin are pro-life. Their stance is definitely not a fashionable one with libertarians within our debauched society. The issue of abortion continues to be a political hot potato. This even at a time when economics and foreign policy top the political agenda during the closing weeks of America’s election tussle over who should be the next incumbent in the oval office.
Just what are the clear, unadulterated facts on this burning issue of abortion?
America’s Founding Fathers promised future generations in this great nation life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If those men were to be resurrected today, how galling it would be for them to witness so many in the country endorsing a policy that allows the legal slaughter of a quarter of its regenerating population before they have had the chance to breathe just one breath of fresh air.
In the United States, one quarter of unborn children are aborted. According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute (January 2008), a woman who has an unintended pregnancy (which amount to almost half of all pregnancies) is about as likely to have an abortion as to give birth to the child. One of the most common surgical procedures in the U.S. is abortion.
More than half of women undergoing abortion are in their 20s. Some 43 percent are from middle- to high-income households. These women are capable of thinking their situations through, capable of making a deliberate choice to murder an unborn human life—and capable of paying for the service!
Since the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade case, which set the precedent for legalized abortion in the United States, the U.S. has slaughtered over 47 million of its regenerative population—in the womb!
This is America’s lost generation!
The Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized abortion in the United States has resulted in the genocide of American lives far in excess of all those poor souls who have fallen victim to “ethnic cleansing” in the Balkans during the 1990s and in the various African wars that have become a huge blot on that continent’s recent history. Indeed, the figure is more comparable to the number of deaths for which Stalin, Hitler and Mao Tse Tung were responsible!
Not only in America is this modern phenomenon of murder in the womb extant. In London, a registered charity once offered a walk-in lunch-hour termination service to its busy secretaries and professional women. The technique employed takes as little as 10 minutes—time to rush in, quickly abort the inconveniently conceived life, then off for a tuna sandwich and Chardonnay with the latest boyfriend! Ghastly.
It is to the morality of this diabolical business of the slaughter of innocents in the womb that we must look for the cause of its wickedly desensitizing effect on our modern-day culture.
Increasingly we see the insidious influence of the social engineers who turned the established family culture of America upside down, in the 1960s and ’70s in particular. America’s mind has been closed to the horror of mass slaughter taking place within the collective national womb. Politically correct publishers and editors ban the use of the phrase “unborn child,” preferring instead the sanitized term “fetus.” The press at large maintains either a deliberate or ignorant silence. This has bred a collective national conscience largely ignorant of the fact of modern abortion. Yet, subconsciously, the average American knows that something dreadful is extant, even as the average German during World War ii feigned ignorance to the Holocaust, yet in their heart knew that something dreadful was going on among them on a massive scale.
The creeping moral relativism of liberal socialists, imposed upon latter-day America, has produced a deep-seated canker of immorality and an unfeeling nature into the way that America regards human life. Something is destroying America’s natural affection (2 Timothy 3:1-4) and respect for human life. Something has hardened this nation’s heart to the point where little newborn human beings can be trashed in public toilets and dumpsters and it all so easily becomes just yesterday’s news.
Where will it end? If one category of life can be declassified, why can’t others? Why not apply the abortion logic to other “inconvenient” lives, say, the homeless, elderly, disabled, unwanted immigrants, prisoners, unwed mothers? As one journalist asked, “If there is no God to govern in the affairs of men, then why shouldn’t government or medical ethicists or public opinion be our god?” Indeed, why not—if there is no God?
But there is a God! His proven Word declares, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:18-20).
This universal God is a God of life! He sustains the immutable law that life can only be begotten by pre-existing life! His very Son, whom He sent to this Earth 2,000 years ago, declared, “… I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
It takes a mind converted from the selfishness, greed, vanity and lust of human nature to the purity of godly righteousness to understand this great mystery of human life. It takes a miracle. You need that miracle worked in your life so that you can truly understand the answers to the big questions that life itself poses! Request your free copy of Mystery of the Ages. This book unlocks the secret of the mystery of life. It expounds the true knowledge that will soon restore to this world the natural affection for the sanctity and preciousness of every single human life conceived in the womb of woman!