In the regular email updates I receive from Life Institutes, one writer referenced an intraoffice memo sent by a higher up at NPR. The memo urged NPR employees / broadcasters to stop using the term “pro-life” and instead substitute what was labeled more “neutral” language like “abortion rights opponents.”
Oh, surely they do not take the average American for a fool? These PC language games have been going on for decades, and thoughtful Christians ought to see right through them. Am I to believe “abortion rights opponent” is a neutral label? So, now the biblical position that stakes its claim to every person being made in God’s image and therefore being worthy of dignified treatment is in opposition to a “right.” Sounds un-American, to oppose someone’s rights, doesn’t it? Funny we pro-lifers are now being portrayed as un-American when the US Constitution clearly states every person is entitled to the “right to life.” And, our Founders rested this premise on the Creator’s endowment! Silly, ignorant, antiquated Puritans that they were. It is the abortion rights proponents who oppose the Constitution, and no, I do not believe for a second the Supreme Court has a “right” to overrule the Constitution, as they so clearly did in Roe v Wade.
But, as a blood-bought follower of the One True Supreme Judge, Jesus, my chief concern is honoring Him, not a legal document, a government, or any other man-made ideal or institution. Has it ever occured to you that if ever there was a prime “candidate” to abort her baby, Mary was it?! So young. Probably 13 or 14 at most. Very lower middle class or perhaps upper lower class, as evidenced by her offering doves at the temple rather than a bull or lamb (Luke 2:24). Pregnant out-of-wedlock, for which she could be rightly stoned under the laws of her land.
Friends, the infanticide industry led by Planned Parenthood and funded by our tax dollars and piles of crooked blood money has placed us squarely under God’s wrath. I am not one to advocate for Christians to spend inordinate amounts of time stumping for certain politicians or political platforms. It pains me to see some believers spending countless hours working for a political party while their children remain untaught in the Bible, family worship is not present in their homes, and the local church and its mission to reach the world with the Savior’s gospel go mostly ignored. But this one issue – the killing of millions of unborn babies, all of them Divine image-bearers – is truly a watershed issue. We must not grow weary in this fight!
As a pastor, it occurs to me that some of my part-time pastor friends may soon be forced into a major dilemma. If I understand the new health care package, if they do not currently have insurance, they will have to buy it from Uncle Sam, or face large tax penalties. If they buy the socialized insurance, their money goes directly to support the dismantling of babies in the womb. But wait, if they refuse and pay the large tax fine, some of that money also goes to fund the slaughter, both at home and abroad. Sounds like a lose-lose, especially for babies.
Oh, America, America, oh church, church, “Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness” (James 4:9).