This week the ‘angel of light’ steps into the spotlight with such a compassionate position that surely no one could disagree. It is a woman’s right to choose what happens with her body and that right should not be limited by government or religious authority. A pregnant woman has a right to privacy. A fetus is not a human life. What concern is it of our society, after all it’s just the woman that’s involved? What’s the ultimate goal though? Could it be to kill the most innocent and defenseless of all humans: unborn babies? Might this be evaluated as using one wrong to correct another wrong? The Bible says, “These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood.” [Proverbs 6:16-19].
This may be one of the most defining and important issues of our time. God requires that we take a stance on issues of importance and not remain neutral. Taxes can be raised and lowered, laws and executive orders can be overturned, but you cannot get back an innocent life once it is taken.
A previous president became the first to address abortion provider Planned Parenthood. At the end of his speech he said, “Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.” For some reason I doubt God took this blessing on. A prominent leader in congress said, “…it is my view that it is up to a woman to have her own right to choose the size and timing of her family.” A liberal Supreme Court justice went further to say, “The emphasis must not be on the right to abortion but on the right to privacy and reproductive control.” How do I read these positions? It is OK to use murder to make adjustments to one’s surroundings and self control should not play a part.
Is it really our body and we can do with it what we please? I don’t think so. If what you desire to do with your body infringes on the rights of another, then your rights end. You have the right to walk down the street, but you do not have the right to assault someone. The whole argument is founded on the lie that an unborn baby is just a mass of tissue like a tumor that must be removed, because it is dangerous to the mother…will hurt her in life. What are some of the facts, though? The human heart begins to beat at 18 to 21 days after fertilization; there are brain waves at six weeks; and at eight weeks…two months…there are fingers and toes. Just a mass of tissue…absurd! I once read a story about a medical school class on ethics. The professor told the class of a woman who had had three children, all of whom had serious birth defects and died shortly after birth. He then told them that once again she was pregnant and went to see her doctor. She wondered what she should do? He then asked the students what their recommendation would be? Almost to the individual they all recommended abortion. The professor then congratulated them for their decision…they had just aborted Beethoven. This was a true story. I cannot help but wonder how many ‘Beethovens’ have been aborted for convenience sake?
Next is the argument of right to privacy. The right to privacy emanates from the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution…”The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” In the 1973 case, Roe v. Wade, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the constitutional right to privacy included a woman’s right to decide whether to have an abortion. Satan can even twist the Constitution. As Americans, we have a constitutional right to privacy. Once you infringe on the rights of another, even within that privacy, your rights end. The right to privacy cannot be used as a defense when the rights of another are being harmed. Only if an unborn human is not considered to be human can the Constitution be twisted to support abortion. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said, ” The Constitution contains no right to abortion.” At least one justice understood the Constitution.
Most liberals who support abortion do so based on the view that the ‘unborn’ is really just a ‘blob’ of tissue, even if that ‘blob’ has a beating heart and has been in the womb for 9 months. This is an example of deception. Just as one might expect, Satan lies and deceives. To make abortion…the murder of an innocent baby…more acceptable, words and meanings are changed. “Baby” is changed to “fetus”. Do you know where the word ‘fetus’ comes from? It is Latin. It means an ‘unborn baby’. If molecules were discovered on another planet in the solar system, it would be declared that life exists! Yet a baby with a beating heart still in the care and protection of its mother’s womb is not considered life by pro-abortion liberals. Just as the word ‘baby’ has been changed to ‘fetus’, ‘abortion’ has been changed to ‘choice’ and ‘reproductive rights’. It is done to deceive and encourage you to support what is wrong in the eyes of God. An unborn baby has separate DNA, a separate heartbeat, and sometimes different sex from the mother. As a result an unborn baby is a separate life and should be treated as a separate life.
Next week we will look at the hypocrisy that exists within the liberal political platform. Certainly this should be the subject of at least one sermon from the pulpit every year. Do most pastors have the fortitude to do so or do they fear offending a member of their ‘audience’ with the truth?
– Bob Munsey
Many of today’s laws and our government organizations are based on fear of a tyrant…everyone is a potential terrorist”.