Wayne's recent Newsletter Column
Abortion: Defending the lie
FORTY YEARS of death of the unborn child, the precious gift of life given by almighty God, has just been “celebrated” by our newly reelected president and his pro-choice followers. They presumably see abortion as a constitutional right for women. He continues a long line of misguided government, medical and legal professional leaders in defending the lie that this landmark decision is in the best interests of our society.
January 22, 2013 marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the infamous Supreme Court decision that has over time eventually allowed virtually unlimited abortions to become the law of the land. The result these many years later is the death of more than 56 million unborn American children. In the process, the ruling overturned state-passed pro-life laws in most states across the country. Thus, the law to protect life was replaced with the law to take life.
Here is the statement issued by the president on January 22:
“On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we reaffirm its historic commitment to protect the health and reproductive freedom of women across this country and stand by its guiding principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters, and women should be able to make their own choices about their bodies and their health care. Today and every day, my Administration continues our efforts to reduce unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and minimize the need for abortion. On this anniversary, we recommit ourselves to supporting women and families in the choices they make and redouble our efforts to promote safe and healthy communities.”
How is it that government should not intrude on such a private matter by passing laws by states to protect the unborn, but can intrude by passing such a federal universal law that allows the “freedom” to take a life? Why does the abortion-favoring crowd not realize and acknowledge that a fetus has a beating heart as early as 18 days into pregnancy? It’s the same beating heart found in the just-delivered baby, the toddler, the teen and the adult. They continue to defend the lie.
Another question or two: what specific efforts are made to reduce unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health and minimize the need for abortion? What is actually being done? Possibly the answer is aggressive, outright support of mega-abortion agencies such as Planned Parenthood. Possibly it’s more regulations that make contraception far more readily available. Maybe that’s why kids as young as 12 are practicing sex, which leads to more abortions, because, as the president stated in his last two campaigns, he would not “punish” his children with a baby should they make a mistake and become pregnant. Another defense of the lie.
The lie is that the ruling to allow abortion as a woman’s choice was to be limited to 28 weeks; today it is unlimited. The lie is that the ruling was meant to prevent back-alley self-induced abortions and therefore protect the health of women. Such back-alley abortions continue. The lie is that the ruling would eventually lead to safer practices and better policies for women’s health. Clinics and organizations built for that purpose often end up specializing in abortions.
The real lie is that we as a country and as individuals can write and pass laws such as Roe v. Wade and not suffer the spiritual consequences. The law of God says you shall not kill. There are no what ifs, ands or buts; simply, you shall not kill. It is truth.
We should not be celebrating 40 years of freedom to abort. We should pray without ceasing for the victims of abortion, which is the unborn child and the deceived mother, who will never fully recover without the compassion of the same living God who gives life.
The peace, grace and love of Jesus be with each of you.