No debate in social or religious circles stirs greater emotions than the so-called abortion rights discussion. Both sides are passionate about their idealogical positions. The pro-abortionists are adamant in their defense of the mother’s rights. They say the mother’s body is just that; her body, and she has the right to decide what lives or dies inside of it. But this argument overlooks a very important fact: the baby’s body is not the mother’s body. The child is a separate person; a distinct individual having his own body, soul, and mind with the implicit right to life. The anti-abortionists are equally as adamant, defending the right of the unborn child to be born into the world.
Abortion is wrong because it is the process by which an innocent unborn human being is murdered. All thinking people must admit that the child in the mother’s womb has done nothing worthy of death. The child has not committed any capital crime against humanity (Acts 25:10-11). I have never understood why abortionists have no objections against murdering unborn babies, yet many of them object to putting murderers to death. Isn’t it strange that they defend the mother’s right to take the life of her unborn child, and in the next breath they defend the murderer’s right to life? Abortion advocates support and encourage the murder of innocent people known as babies (Rev. 21:8).
Abortion is wrong because it denies the humanity of the baby that is in the mother’s womb. Most abortionists use “code words” that are designed to desensitize peoples’ hearts. Rarely do they speak of “human life in the womb.” Instead they speak of an “embryo,” “mass,” “substance,” or “material” in the womb. God’s word teaches that conception is not merely the beginning of life in the womb, but it is human life. That which is in the womb of the mother is called “a baby” (Luke 1:41,44). I wonder if abortion would continue to constitute a blood bath in this nation, if those who practice it, were to realize that they are killing babies, little human beings?
Abortion is wrong because it proceeds from a heart that is as cold as the graves of the forgotten dead; as thoughtless as the stones on the bottom of the sea; and as bloodthirsty as wolves fighting over the fallen carcass of a lamb! How can a mother love herself yet give her own unborn baby up to be slaughtered by the merciless hands of one who is under oath to preserve life? Is it not time for modern mothers to learn a lesson from the case of the two prostitutes who stood before king Solomon? (1 Ki. 3:16-28). A “real” mother loves the child that is in her womb and that comes forth from her womb. She will do all within her power to preserve the child’s life. Paul, the apostle of the Lord, wrote about people who are “ lovers of themselves” and “without love” for others (2 Tim. 3:2-3; NIV 2011).
Surely the current state of this nation as it relates to the abortion issue reflects the mindset about which Paul wrote.
“America ain’t what she used to be, and won’t ever be what she once was.”