Saturday, August 6, 2016
Abortion is the number one cause of death in the world.
Abortion is not about choice. It’s about escaping the consequences of that choice — by taking all choice away from another human being. Or as Randy Alcorn puts it: it’s not about choice; it’s about what that choice is. Paul Kengor, who has long followed and written about Hillary Clinton on matters of faith and abortion, says that she is not just pro-choice but fanatically so, which is to say that she is fanatically pro-abortion, which is to say pro-murder. (And anyone as certain as she is that abortion is a constitutional right is not fit to be a leader.) Just imagine a healthy about-to-be-born on its due date, a 9-month-old baby at risk of losing his or her life because Secretary Clinton believes and teaches that it is absolutely permissible to take that child’s life. Can there be any more selfish, cruel or barbaric action? Why does a toddler or a teenager have more of a right to life than a pre-born baby?
I continue to be incensed by the abortion horror, our own holocaust happening under our noses. I grieve for those who lost loved ones in the latest shooting and yet I have to consider that within the space of 24 hours more than 3,500 innocent lives have been taken by the murder of preborn babies in the womb. And where is the outrage?
I wear my pro-life badge everywhere I go, in the hope that someone will react or at least read and reflect on “Abortion stops a beating heart.” I am appalled by the ignorance I am finding and also the fact that people just don’t want to know. The idea that abortion is the lesser of two evils is grotesque to me and it is hugely prevalent. As a society we have become used to the idea that if you don’t want a child it is acceptable to kill it — as long as it hasn’t been born. (We would still charge murder if the child is born; yet there are those advocating that it should be permissible to do away with infants if we are bothered by them.) Somehow, this has become tolerable. How is it that we have come to accept the elimination of millions of children? My paper, “Stand to Reason: Shining Light into Dark Corners” gives the history behind the Roe v. Wade ruling, detailing the admittedly vile and corrupt mindsets of the movers and shakers behind this legislation that desensitized us to killing. I think it is terribly important to understand how it all went wrong.
I think that the church overall is a huge part of the problem. They have committed the sin of silence for over 43 years. This would fall under the umbrella of Burke’s thought: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” I exempt the Catholic Church from this criticism as they seem to have led the way and have stood their ground in a bold way. And I am aware that the Methodist church recently voted to abandon their liaison with pro-abortion stance organizations. I know that there are many others who have been diligent in this. I generalize to make my point. From conversation I do not think that many pastors touch on this. A church elder has told me that teaching against abortion does not happen in his church. I have heard the same from a pastor who was advised by his elders not to mention the subject. The end result: 75% of those having abortions identify themselves as Christian. They have not been taught, challenged, schooled in the way of the cross vs. the way of the world. Which is to say that good people have succumbed to the irrational logic of killing the innocent victim in a pregnancy caused by rape. Parents and grandparents have been so swayed by abortionist false logic that they assent to killing. The Scriptures teach unequivocally the sanctity of life. How can 75% of those having abortions choose this route and live with their consciences? They are being severely wronged by their teachers/pastors and abandoned to the culture of death they have inherited, even from the church. I am told that in Colombia, South America, when shown in high school a video of an abortion taking place, none of the girls either became pregnant before marriage or had an abortion. These things have to be taught in an extremely concentrated way. Mentioning abortion once a year on Right to Life Sunday is not enough.
As I apportion blame to the church, so I apportion it individually — to my own generation who just don’t want to know and don’t want to get involved. I have been asked some odd (to my mind) questions as to what makes me interested in this or how I became involved. The answer in a word is: knowledge. I was as deceived as are most members of the public. Only if one has read widely and investigated is one likely to know the whole truth. (Dr. Bernard Nathanson made up and sold those lies.) I believed the lie that there was nothing I could do about it. I failed to see the deceit in the “abortion must be legalized for the sake of those raped and involved in incest” false narrative. But now I want to tell everyone I know the truth behind the lies of the pro-abortion lobby and how this came about, so that they too can passionately fight for life.
My required reading list would firstly include Randy Alcorn’s Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments. You will see how logic has been hijacked by the abortionist lobby. Every pastor/teacher in the land should have read if not memorized this book! Secondly, Alcorn’s Why Pro-Life? I will step out even further here and say that every person calling him/herself a Christian must read this. (How do you know when the advice in this book will be needed to save a life?) Thirdly, The Hand of God: A Journey from Death to Life by the Abortion Doctor Who Changed His Mind, Dr. Bernard Nathanson. (Also see his “Confessions of an Ex-Abortionist” online). And fourthly, We Choose Life: Authentic Stories by Dave Sterrett. Honestly, you will do yourself a favor by coming to terms with the false logic at work, by understanding where the battle lies, and how to combat the false narrative that prevails.
In the Sterrett book there are marvelous true stories of abortion workers, doctors, and pro-abortion advocates who, upon meeting truth, changed their positions. One story involved a 15-minute conversation about what ultrasounds actually show and the description of how a baby’s mouth opened in an attempt to scream as it was being dismembered (view “The Silent Scream” on Youtube and be changed). This sort of persuasion is something we could all do, sitting at a kitchen table. And see: lifenews.com/2016/06/24/abortion-doc-quits-when-baby-keeps-breathing-after-abortion-her-chest-was-moving-up-and-down/
This is so not a women’s issue. There are actually grief groups for men who are eaten up with guilt and agony. This is one man’s account: “Even for a man, abortion is not something that’s easy to deal with — you never really get over it. To this day, over twenty years later, when I hear the word ‘abortion’ it’s piercing to my ears and hurts like a high-pitched screeching sound. I cringe and quickly want to rid it from my mind…Still, my own healing process has been slow and long and will most likely never be complete because there are still emotional scars that will remain as long as I live. Sin always has a price. Someone has wisely said, ‘Sin will take you further than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay.’” This is a human rights issue and probably the worst violation of human rights in all history. The unborn are human beings just like you and me. That is why it is wrong to kill them.