And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. (Genesis 4:10)
America has recently passed a gruesome milestone, we have had the fifty millionth abortion. It is staggering isn’t it? Fifty million boys and girls since 1973. They would range in age from 1 to 38 years old, had they been allowed to live.
Fifty million people! By now they would have been husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, skilled and unskilled laborers , professionals, scientists, ministers, leaders, who knows what we have forfeited ?
Fifty million human lives snuffed out, for what? Convenience? Liberation? Liberation from what? Liberation from Love? From the beauty of womanhood? Liberated from marriage? In truth we have liberated ourselves from decency, commitment, and innocence.
Let us not forget that every abortion not only kills the precious baby in the womb, but also the mother who either willingly or is subjected or pressured into the barbaric procedure. She too is unalterably deadened to true femininity, tenderness and the natural affection God puts into all female hearts.
Thus we have the specter of the tough, steely, masculine woman, out to prove she can do it better than any man, she is liberated from the feminine, she “can have it all”! Abortion was to be the sacrament that would liberate women everywhere, “You’ve come a long way baby!”.What a cruel, cruel hoax.
The greatest suffering would be borne by women (After the baby of course). How many spiritually and emotionally scarred women there are, bearing the guilt and shame, all because they believed in the feminist propaganda. In allowing the murder of their own child, they have killed something in themselves.
How many young girls have been put under pressure by immoral “boyfriends”, or by cruel parents and even husbands to abort the life God has vouchsafed in their own womb? Shattered and ruined, many of these are on tranquilizers, many more are in some form of fruitless counseling, others have hardened themselves , seeking solace in the ever increasingly shrill and overly defensive feminist movement.
The plague of homosexuality comes out of the ethic that gave us abortion. Abortion was supposed to equalize the genders, women were going to throw off the shackles of pregnancy, and be just as free as any man to be promiscuous. Women have become more like men, because our perverted generation despises the God assigned role of a woman as supporter, nurturer and life bearer.
They have broken the link between sex and fruitful marriage, but the unforseen consequences have proven that they have also broken the link between sex and love. The abortion culture has cheapened sex, marriage, women, human life,commitment,tenderness, and everything that makes human life noble and honorable.
By now we have begun to reap the consequences of the sexual liberation movement, and its ugly, misshapen offspring, abortion on demand. The explosion of sexually transmitted diseases, the millions of shattered families, the debasement of motherhood, and of womanhood in general, were all made much more likely by the tragedy of Jan 22, 1973.
On top of that the loss of 53 million Americans. Who knows how rich, how secure, how robust our nation would be if we had an ethic of life and not death? We certainly wouldn’t have a Social Security problem, nor would we have an illegal immigrant problem. Death is never the answer, Life is. We need more of the Image of God not less.
God is an avenger, especially of the fatherless and most helpless. That is why I believe we are already experiencing God’s righteous judgment. Blood spilt on the ground cries out to Him, and we should not imagine He doesn’t regard. A sparrow cannot fall out of a tree somewhere without God’s attention, a baby is worth much, much more than a sparrow.
On this anniversary of Roe v Wade, 53 million innocent lives and 38 years later, I tremble when I remember that A Holy God knows still, what a millstone is, and which people and nations deserve to wear one and be thrown into the sea.
We have in Kermit Gosnell a perfect and fitting poster child for the monsters the culture of death has made us into. This Philadelphia “health provider”,(Don’t you just love the Orwellian Newspeak), running a squalid abortion mill in Philadelphia, actually delivered eight full term babies and killed them with scissors. He would often use those scissors to break the infant spines in their mother’s wombs. He was only brought up on murder charges when a young patient of his died in a botched abortion.
Behold the human face of Roe v Wade! Full sanctioned and licensed by the Government, running a clinic so squalid they found a collection of thirty aborted bodies in it, yet it passed all health inspections until the “botched” abortion killed a young woman.
This bloody and deceitful monster is a sign to us that God’s judgment is coming on this evil generation. We have sold out our christian heritage for a mess of pottage, and the monsters are beginning to emerge. God just thrust a mirror into the face of pro-choice America, the Image is doctor Gosnell.
Francis Schaeffer warned us that rejecting the Christian absolute that was the bedrock of our culture would have unthinkable consequences,
If man is not made in the image of God, nothing then stands in the way of inhumanity. There is no good reason why mankind should be perceived as special. Human life is cheapened. We can see this in many of the major issues being debated in our society today: abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, the increase of child abuse and violence of all kinds, pornography (and its particular kinds of violence as evidenced in sadomasochism), the routine torture of political prisoners in many parts of the world, the crime explosion, and the random violence which surrounds us.
(Francis A. Schaeffer and C. Everette Koop, Whatever Happened to the Human Race?, Ch. 1)
We need to mourn our nation and preach the gospel while there is time.