"If this is not the most important issue for the church today, I would be amazed. The killing of babies is horrific - the blind acceptance of it by the people of God is almost just as bad."
For those who are venturing out to church on this rainy morning, it will be interesting to see how many hear anything preached from the pulpit about our "war on the unborn". Why talk about it in church? This is not as much a legal issue, as it is a moral one. And to see how the states are evolving (or devolving) on this issue is more than interesting.
Abortion. One of the great divides in our great nation. The killing of the unborn. I know - many say this is not really killing of anything, as the fetus is not yet viable. Not yet a baby. A human. Then there is the other side which takes extreme exception to that viewpoint. Who believes that life begins at conception. And somewhere between conception and birth is where many states are staking their claims at the present time.
It seems the states which have recently stated that fourth term abortions (infanticide) would be okay, have set off a backlash in some of the southern "red" states. Hold on just a second before we go any further! What about Roe v. Wade? Who cares what each state thinks? The Constitution cares. Seems Roe should have never been tried by the Supreme Court. It is a violation of the 10th Amendment. A states rights issue.
Anyhow, a handful of southern states have passed "beating heart" laws. If a beating heart is detected prior to an abortion, then the abortion is murder and the doctor performing the procedure could be liable for murder, punishable by decades in prison. Another proposal is the ultrasound proposal. Whereas before an abortion is performed, an ultrasound is performed and then shown to the mother. Why? Many times it is the slap of reality for what the mother is about to do. Kill her own baby.
Many of us feel that abortion has been the scourge which has tainted our land. Yes, as bad as slavery was, abortion is far worse. This killing of the unborn continues today. A large portion of whom are black babies. Some know that, some do not. Where is the "black lives matter" movement? Buckle up for this one. Pro-Michigan estimates that 19 million black babies have been aborted since 1973, the year Roe was adjudicated. That is like the total population of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas combined.
By the way - I have mentioned this before. Muslims do not believe in abortion on demand. That is - for Muslims. If we cull our own, they could care less. Every time we kill one of our unborn, we take one of our seed corns away. Forever. Gone. Not to mention that God created that person who never had a chance to be born for a purpose. A purpose now unfulfilled.
If abortion is not mentioned this morning, the next time you see your pastor or priest, ask why not. If this is not the most important issue for the church today, I would be amazed. The killing of babies is horrific - the blind acceptance of it by the people of God is almost just as bad.