Seeking Common Ground on Abortion
Pro-abortion advocates would have us believe they should be respected for their attempts to find “common ground” in the abortion debate. They can hardly be commended for seeking common ground though.
Where is the common ground between life and death?
I would only remind those pro-abortion advocates that “Abortion Kills!” There is no common ground for a dead baby. Unlike the position Pro-aborts take, Pro-lifers don’t just prefer life to death – the sanctity of life is a conviction.
Abortion is wrong. It will always be wrong. Nothing can change that.
What common ground do they seek?
It couldn’t be the following because they don’t support them:
- The “Woman’s Right-To-Know” law would have required full disclosure of the name of the doctor performing the abortion, they type of procedure to be used, the age of the unborn baby, printed literature on fetal development, the risk of abortion compared to child birth, community resources available should she decide to carry the child to term, information on adoption and the father’s liability for child support?
- They oppose a Parental Notification Law that would require one-parent be notified before a minor could undergo an abortion. They claim this bill “potentially protects abusive parents, allows parents to dictate the school curriculum on an individual basis and challenges the judicial bypass that allows teens to seek waivers to parental notification.” (Wichita Eagle, Feb. 5, 1995).
- A “Post-Viability Law” that would ban all abortions after the 23rd week of pregnancy, except to save the life of the mother.
- A law that would prohibit an abortion by burning the baby with a saline solution?
- A ban on the late term Partial Birth Abortion of a viable baby moments before its live birth.
- A law requiring that abortions be done in a licensed ambulatory surgical center?
- A law that would require the Attorney General to bring before the Kansas Supreme Court the medical and scientific facts of when human life begins?
- It wouldn’t be the law which passed requiring abortionists to report the number of abortions performed to the Department of Health and Environment.
- Surely it isn’t the so-called “Miscarriage Bill” that makes the death of a “product of conception,” (not “human being”) if in connection with another felony or misdemeanor, a crime. Pro-aborts strongly opposed that bill, saying that while they didn’t oppose the concept, the measure went too far because the wording of the bill might include death by abortion.
That leaves only legislation that passed in 1992 which placed some restrictions on abortion but kept legal abortion on demand for most cases. House Bill 2646 requires doctors to notify at least one parent of a girl younger than 18 who is seeking an abortion and would require minors to receive counseling before and after an abortion. It would make it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion after the fetus is able to survive outside the womb unless it was necessary to save the woman’s life.
Many loopholes exist for doctors to avoid notification of a minors parent.
- The counselors providing counseling to the girls include professionals that do not necessarily have the minor’s best interests at heart.
- Few fetuses qualify for “viability” under the definitions of this law.
- Local communities are not allowed to regulate or restrict abortions.
- The loose definition of “the life of the mother” allows for the “pregnancy ” itself to be a threat to a woman’s life.
- The law further criminalizes “interfering with access” by instituting statewide penalties for those who block access to an abortion clinic.
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. [Isaiah 5:20]
We must remember the people who want to promote unrestrained sexual license have made abortion on demand a universal right with Roe vs. Wade, and history will record – if anyone survives to write it – that the holocaust of abortion has far surpassed the Holocaust of Nazi Germany in the sheer number of innocent victims.
Have we really become desensitized to the scope of that horror?
- It’s been estimated that over 6 million Jews died in the Nazi concentration camps.
- Some calculations put nearly 43 million deaths due to democide inside and outside the Soviet Union during Stalin’s regime.
- It is widely regarded by historians that The Great Leap campaign led by Chairman Mao Zedong in Communist China resulted in tens of millions of deaths. A lower-end estimate is 18 million, while extensive research by Chinese historian Yu Xiguang suggests the death toll from the movement is closer to 55.6 million.
- Estimates put the number of deaths by abortion in the U.S. since 1973 to be more than 60 million.
Endgame – Eugenics Pt.1 (Introduction)
Liberal politicians and other pro-abortionists continue to speak glibly of “a woman’s right to choose.” Do they understand that the “choice” which they defend involves violent death on a scale unknown in human history?
Protecting the innocent and vulnerable in society.
We must worry about a society that allows harm to come to the innocent with impunity. At a National Prayer Breakfast, Mother Teresa rebuked then President Clinton and the nation, when she said,
“The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?”
She further argued, “By abortion the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. And, by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world…So abortion just leads to more abortion. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want.”
The test of a civilized society is how it treats the most vulnerable – the old and sick, the young and ignorant, the poor and disabled, the homeless and despised, the dispossessed and imprisoned. The least among us. Once upon a time there would have been no hesitation to include in such a category life in the womb. Now there is a “serious” question about whether it is human life at all. At one time, blacks were not recognized as human beings. This was the rationale behind the slave trade that brought black Africans to the United States. They were transported in slave ships that held them confined in the same manner that livestock is confined when shipped to the slaughter houses. In Nazi Germany, only the Aryan race was considered human, and we know the consequences of that thinking. The treatment of Jews and other non-Aryans was similar to that of animals. And the Nazi genetic experiments remain a source for horror stories even today.
Abortion is not only a religious issue, as some might argue. It’s a question of basic humanity which concerns the entire civilized society we live in. It is an issue of who lives and who dies. Loss of respect and elimination of safeguards protecting human life at early stages progresses to a greater loss of respect and safeguards for the protection of life at other stages of development.
As Rush Limbaugh reminded us in his book “The Way Things Ought To Be, “It is incumbent upon us all to be concerned about the world we will leave behind. We also should be concerned about the values we transfer to succeeding generations. When we take actions that cheapen life, we are contributing to an overall decline in our society’s moral values. By allowing abortion we are indirectly promoting values that encourage crime, illegitimacy, the dissolution of the family, and callousness toward the living, especially the elderly.”
Our Declaration of Independence declares that we have an “inalienable right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Thomas Jefferson defined government’s role, “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.” President Reagan called it “the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning.”
The Right To Life IS the “pivotal” human rights issue today, because once we abandon the basic democratic principle of equality – that ALL human beings deserve the protection of the law no matter what their size, their age or their degree of dependency – then the rights of all of us are less secure.
The real difference between Pro-Lifer’s and Pro-Abort’s is not simply a political difference. It is a difference in world view. It’s the view that God created man in His image versus the view that man himself is a god. The bottom line is that it is an issue of idolatry – the same sin that has plagued man since the beginning of time and the same sin that had destroyed ALL civilizations who uphold it.
When Western culture began diminishing the Christian principles of createdness and the exalted individual, the worth and dignity of people began to diminish accordingly. Abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, and physician-assisted suicide testify to our world’s devaluation of human life. This loss of absolutes destroys all grounds for the immeasurable dignity of every person. And despite their claims to the contrary, secular philosophies fail to provide a sure foundation for freedom against tyranny. When the state rejects God and attempts to assume His authority, it ultimately rejects the freedom and dignity of the individual. Fear, oppression, and persecution quickly replace freedom.
The real agenda behind the pro-choice movement is that abortion is the sacrament of their religion of feminism. Their agenda is to see that there are as many abortions as possible – this is their primary mechanism of asserting their power. The second part of their agenda is that there is a huge amount of money involved. Abortion is a huge business in this country. It is probably the largest uncontrolled industry in our nation. With more than 1.5 million abortions a year at, say, $300 each equals $450 million a year. That’s a lot of money being made on abortions.
Abortion advocates and those who at earlier times became victims of the temptation to abortion ought to know that there is still hope for them. Sin has a terrible price, but the blood of Jesus Christ offers mercy, compassion and hope! While we cannot go back and change the past, we do not have to be the slaves of sin. In Christ there is true freedom from sin and shame (John 8:31-36). Though our sins be many, God’s grace is more abundant in Christ (1 Tim. 1:12-16). There is forgiveness, even for the taking of an innocent life.
Without Jesus Christ, we can only expect barbarism. It may be the barbarism of an India out of control. Or, closer to home, it may be the barbarism of an ethos in modern American culture that so values fornication and technical control that we kill with impunity. But it is barbarism nonetheless. Without Christ, there is only decadence, debauchery and death.
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