“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:13-14)
“… [T]here they sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molech. I have never commanded such a horrible deed; it never even crossed my mind to command such a thing. What an incredible evil …!” (Jeremiah 32:35 NLT)
Please prayerfully consider these grave inconsistencies.
Over 11 % of all babies in America are born medically premature. This includes James Gill, Amilla Taylor and Lyla Stensrud, all successfully born very prematurely at 21 weeks. Praise God for the resiliency of life and the progress of medical science!
Yet on January 22, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and others celebrated passage of a law authorizing the killing of perfectly healthy unborn children at full term (37 weeks) or beyond.
We are all sickened by assaults on pregnant women that harm or kill their unborn children. 38 states, plus the federal government, have criminal laws addressing “fetal homicide” or “unborn victims of violence”. But when abortion is legal, the killing of that same unborn victim by the mother and her doctor is called “reproductive rights”.
The greatest of many tragedies created by our national opioid addiction crisis is the birth every 15 minutes of a child with “neonatal abstinence syndrome” (NAS): babies addicted in the womb by their mother’s substance abuse during pregnancy. But when abortion is legal, that same mother is fully authorized to kill that same unborn baby.
Every Christian can read in Psalm 139 how God forms each baby in their mother’s womb. This correlates perfectly with the science of eugenics, where we learn how each human “zygote” (fertilized egg) is a marvelously unique and complex combination of the DNA of the mother and father.
Note: This science of eugenics clearly establishes the unborn child is from the very outset a different person than the mother, not an extension of the mother’s body.
Every Christian can also read how the unborn child, John the Baptist, at about 24 weeks, leapt for joy in his mother’s womb when he heard the voice of Mary, the pregnant mother of Jesus. (Luke 1:41-44) Here too, modern science has verified that unborn children feel pain at well less than 24 weeks. Many prenatal care experts recommend soft belly stroking and music at that age or earlier because of the positive response the unborn child can have to such stimuli.
Web.md.com is one of several websites where you can see a slide show of week-by-week fetal development from conception to birth. This is obviously life, and the slides quickly establish, just like the science of eugenics, that this is at all times human life.
In fact, when you look closely, abortion advocates don’t really justify their position by arguing this isn’t human life. They simply argue there are things more important than that life.
In Old Testament times, ungodly people did “incredible evil” by sacrificing their children to the idol Molech. Likewise today, we sacrifice our children to three all-too-familiar modern idols we deem more important than those children.
The first idol is “Personal Convenience”. We didn’t want this child. It’s not the right time for me. I can’t afford a child right now. It will interfere with my plans, my education or career.
But you cannot simply “return” an unborn child “to sender”.
The second idol is “Sexual License”. We want to have sex whenever we want in any way we want, without consequences.
But you cannot throw an unborn child’s life away in the same manner you dispose of a used condom.
The third idol is “Feminism”. There have been several valid issues addressed by the feminist movement. Women are made in the image and likeness of God, and are invited along with men to be joint heirs with Christ. (Genesis 1:27; Galatians 3:28-29) All women should, among other things, be free from sexual harassment or abuse, and have equal opportunity in the voting booth and workplace.
But the so-called “right to choose” to kill your unborn child is not freedom. It is a degradation of the maternal instinct that no man has and that makes all women special.
Men share in the responsibility. The mother’s health is important. There is grace for those who have been involved in abortion but repent. There are occasional extraordinary cases that require special consideration.
But overall, the only godly answer to an unwanted pregnancy is for the mother to carry the child to birth, with help from the father, their families, the Church and/or the government, and then place the child with one of the many loving couples out there who want to adopt. We must choose a gift of life rather than a sacrifice of children.
God bless you all, God bless our community, and God bless the children.