Sunday, January 22, 2006

Abortion: Reflection and Prayer

From The New York Times:

"ON THIS DAY -On Jan. 22, 1973, in its Roe vs. Wade decision, the Supreme Court legalized abortions, using a trimester approach. "

Thirty-three years later, perhaps forty million abortions later, we stand as a nation guilty before a holy and Almighty God. We are guilty of neglecting and even killing "the least of these," the most vulnerable among us. May God have mercy on us and may God bring restorative justice to the land. May Christians, the people who are taught to believe that all humans bear the image of God (Genesis 1:26), rise to the challenge by teaching and preaching the truth about abortion. May we rise to the challenge to pray that Judge Samuel Alito may be confirmed to the Supreme Court, since his philosophy of law (is constitutional and) would thus likely turn back Roe vs. Wade if given a chance. May be counsel people to honor and protect unborn life. May be give our time and money to that great end. And may we offer forgiveness through our loving Savior for those who have performed and had unnecessary abortion performed on them. May they repent, be forgiven, and be restored to newness of life in Jesus Christ. Amen


BJS said...

A solemn Amen to your prayer.

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Here are some sobering facts to remember on this most sorrowful of anniversaries:

-- 1 out of every 4 deaths in America is an American Abortion.

-- Half of the deaths in the world are from abortions.

-- Abortion is the leading cause of death in the world. It kills as many people as ALL of the other causes of death combined.

-- We have lost more Americans through abortions (64 times more) than we did in all of our wars (12 wars) combined.

I echo your prayer for God's mercy upon us. How have we let this happen? We pray for justice and mercy.

N~K~D~S said...

I have thought about the abortion issue a lot over the years... trying to figure out how something so obviously wrong can be perceived as acceptable and even a "right" by so many people.

I have come to the conclusion that it is nothing more than selfishness that has brought us to this state.

Selfishness in the sense that people don't want to deal with the consequences of their actions. To back up this selfish attitude they have created arbitrary points in the development of the human fetus and declared that it is ok to terminate before this point.

As a way to illustrate the arbitrariness of trimesters to the "pro-choice" person, I've come up with an analogy using the evolution of humans. (This in no way indicates I believe in evolution, but pro-choicers generally believe in it so it gets them thinking)

Take a line and draw it on a piece of paper. The left point of your line is the magical single cell that formed and evolved into humans. The right point is the human of today.

Although science has come up with different terms to describe the various creatures that populate this line from single cell to human, there is nowhere on that line where we can draw another line and say "all creatures before this line are animal, and all creatures after are human". Although looking back over supposed millions of years it is easy to decide that this species is human and this one is not, but at some point that means deciding that some humanoid is not human, and it's child is.

If we were living at a moment on our evolutionary line, that is the decision we would have to face.

The evolution of man has taken place slowly and gradually over millions of years, so this "drawing a line" is not possible, and yet this is what pro-choicers do when they take a fetus and decide that one day it can be terminated and the next day it is a baby.

The human growth chain starts as one cell and progresses slowly, with no definite points where these changes can be segregated into trimesters. The decision to make these points where none exists is one of the biggest lies science has ever perpetrated... and because people want to do whatever they wish and not face up to the consequences, they agree with it.