Today is the anniversary of a monumental event in the course of history. It is not one of those happy celebrations, at least not for me. Today is the anniversary of a court decision that has lead to the death of over 50 million people. The legal death, I might add. You see today is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. A decision that legalized abortion in America and opened the flood gate of death.
Two antidotes show just how confusing and atrocious this legalization, and then the normalization of abortion has become. One story is out of Australia. Obviously they are not affected by our laws, but the story shows just how sickening abortion by convenience becomes. In this story a couple was blessed with twins, two boys. The couple had hoped for a girl, already having three boys. Maybe the disappointment of not having a girl when you wanted one is acceptable, but this went far past a little disappointment. These two aborted the babies, and are now petitioning Australia to allow them to use technology to select the gender of their next child.
The second story comes out of Philadelphia. Here a doctor has been charged with 8 murders, 7 of which were babies. The story itself is sobering to read. The story also highlights the problem those who believe in late term abortions have to deal with. In the 7 murders of babies, he is being charged with killing the children after they had left the womb. Here is where the logical problem arises. You see if the doctor had killed that same baby inside the womb, he would have been within his legal rights, but by killing them once they left the room he was killing a child and charged with murder. The baby has no protection within the womb, but move he or she a short distance and suddenly we have life that needs to be protected. This is the logic one must believe to defend this sinful practice.
As Christians we are convinced that the Scripture offers the same protection for a child in the womb as one outside the womb. Both have the image of God stamped upon them and should be protected. They truly are the “least of these” whom society is supposed to protect.
Jeremiah called out His people for the sin of killing children at the altar of Idols. Today, they die at the altar of convenience:
And they built the high places of the Ba‘al, which are in the valley of Ben-hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire ; which I did not command them, nor did it come into my mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.