There have been tremendous medical breakthroughs in the past 42 years. So how is it that in 2015 there are those who still cling to the woman’s ‘right’ to choose – to end her pre-born child’s life? If she decides that it is the ‘right’ thing for her. Apparently it is her right that is sacred. – It is not the precious God-given life inside of her.
Jeremiah 1:5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” NLT
There are those who want to hold more tightly to women’s rights than to see babies held tightly by their mothers.
Medical technology now provides a window into the mother’s womb. We are able to see the tiny baby moving and growing. Before sonograms and 4D imaging, it was easy to sell the blob of tissue argument. The efforts to dehumanize the baby now fail.
Some are terrified at the idea of abortion restrictions. There is not, however, any horror at the procedures that have been proven to cause pain to defenseless unborn children.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a proposed bill in the House of Representatives. This act would restrict abortions after 20 weeks. – When it has been determined that the unborn child is capable of feeling pain.
In his State of the Union address President Obama stated, “I want our actions to tell every child, in every neighborhood: your life matters, and we are as committed to improving your life chances as we are for our own kids.
I want future generations to know that we are a people who see our differences as a great gift, that we are a people who value the dignity and worth of every citizen – man and woman, young and old, black and white, Latino and Asian, immigrant and Native American, gay and straight, Americans with mental illness or physical disability.”
Evidently, he does not believe the life of the unborn matters. He has threatened to veto any bill that would limit a woman’s right to choose.
I have to admit there was a time when I bought the lie. I recently read a post that from a young girl who stated that if she were to become pregnant she would not be ready to be a mother. She also stated that she would not be able to carry a child for 9 months then give it away. – Those were the very words I used to express my support for abortion rights. Praise God that God opened my eyes and convicted my heart. Did you change your position on abortion? Are you uncomfortable being pro-life? Do you feel like it is not your ‘right’ to tell a woman what to do? Can we not all agree causing pain to an unborn child is wrong?
It is not about a woman’s right.
It is about what God says is wrong.
Leviticus 18:12 “Do not permit any of your children to be offered as a sacrifice to Molech, for you must not bring shame on the name of your God. I am the Lord. NLT
The sacrifice is not to Molech. The sacrifice is now to ‘Self.’ If we stand by and permit it, we too bring shame to His Holy name.
The annual March for Life was held in Washington DC today. Let us pray that God continues to awaken the hearts of America and that we would repent of this shame.