A shameful benchmark came and went yesterday: the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. The Court ruled 7-2 that a right to privacy under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion. Since 1973 about 52,000,000 children have been aborted (translation: murdered). This is more than 3,300 deaths per day. These were viable new lives in the womb. They were simply terminated.
You can sanitize the language but its still murder. Abortion has desensitized us to the reality of what is happening when an unborn life is terminated. How long before the judgment of God comes upon a people who do this?
Imagine being under the age of 14, pregnant due to rape and/or incest, and not knowing where to turn. This topic is often brought up during discussions on abortion. It is during situations like this that many people feel abortion would be acceptable. What do you think?
Finally, after days of deliberating the jury returned a guilty verdict in the trial of Dr. Herbert Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of running a filthy charnel house euphemistically called an "abortion clinic". All done of course under the protective cloak of law that allows doctors to rip human life from the womb of a mother. I hope he spends the remainder of his life behind bars dealing with the consequences of his actions, and maybe by the grace of God coming in time to a measure of guilt, the first step toward redemption.
What does it say about a society when, on the grounds of protecting citizens' health, a city bans the sale of large sweetened drinks, but it allows, and even pays for, abortion-inducing drugs for its schoolchildren?
I was unprepared for the scene before me. To my right, a woman in her forties sat cross-legged on the floor, leaning into the TV screen as she enjoyed her daily cartoons and cereal. She gave my class a shy wave; we were touring the care facility that she had called home for many years. We heard a soft, pitiful cry of a newborn as the six foot tall man in the next room had his diaper changed.
A few weeks ago, my friend Brittany told me she wasn't going to be buying stuff from Whole Foods, Starbucks or Olive Garden. Her reason? They each support Planned Parenthood. Bizarrely enough, I had actually been to both Starbucks and Whole Foods that same day. "Interesting," I said. "Let's talk about that when I see you next."
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