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Fighting for Life and Liberty

Psalm 139:13 The Voice (VOICE)  For You shaped me, inside and out. You knitted me together in my mother’s womb long before I took my first breath.

Current law demands that employer paid health care plans must include contraceptives and abortion services. This has prompted many non-religious, Christian businesses to file lawsuits.

A writer of one particular pro-choice commentary on the high profile Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court referred to the “right wingnuts” (such as myself, evidently). It is clear that we view life from a different perspective than the proponents of abortion rights. I can accept the difference of opinion. I was shocked, however, to read the argument the writer was actually trying to make. – She stated that if Hobby Lobby opposes the Affordable Health Care mandate that they should not sell knitting needles either. The writer cited the case of a woman who, when told she was too far into her pregnancy to get an abortion at a local clinic, tried to perform a self-induced abortion with a plastic knitting needle. She warned us of how ‘tragic’ it would be if women no longer have the ‘right’ to get an abortion.

This breaks my heart. Oh, how it must break the heart of God.

Habakkuk 2:4 Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.

We can praise God for the recent court ruling granting an injunction in favor of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk. The HHS (Obamacare) mandate requires the inclusion of abortifacients by insurance providers. This is a line that some Christian business owners refuse to cross. Dr. Dobson has stated ‘I will take NO part in the killing of babies.’ Failure to comply would result in heavy fines. It would force him to close the doors of the ministry. We should thank God for strong men and women of faith such as Dr. Dobson, the Green family, and other Christian business owners. Who, when faced with an assault on their faith, choose to stand on the side of God – to fight for religious liberty.

Sadly, America has been traveling down a road of the devaluation of life for several decades now. Abortion and euthanasia have been promoted as ‘righteous’ causes. Proponents of these life-ending actions recite extreme stories that invoke an emotional response intended to distort the real issue.

Life. It is listed first among our fundamental rights. Without our right to life, our right to liberty and to the pursuit of happiness are null and void. Inherent in this right is the understanding that man does not have authority to determine who is worthy to live and who is not.

John 1:1,4 (NLT)  1 In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.

About Melinda

Melinda is currently the worship leader at her small church in rural America. Married for 23 years, she and her husband Larry have one son. She is the Director of Mailing in the print/mailing industry by day and freelance author by night. Her desire to write is a passion borne from tragedy. God used it to take her faith to a much deeper level. Melinda is a freelance writer and member of FaithWriters. She joined the TBL team in March 2014. Believing we are citizens of a greater ‘kingdom,’ her articles for The Bottom Line examine governmental responsibility, citizen involvement and current political topics. With the great wisdom contained in scripture as her guide, she looks at today’s political environment from a Biblical perspective. She prays her words will prompt the reader to view citizenship - and every aspect of their life, through the eyes of faith. Col 3:17 To read more of Melinda’s writings on her faith, hope, and life visit her blog Still Living Still Loving or her page at Faithwriters.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @MKZbk.

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  1. Yes, enough is enough. Christian beliefs and values have been trampled on for too long.

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