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"She says she hoped to inspire other women to not feel guilty about making the decision to have an abortion. 'Our society breeds this guilt. We inhale it from all directions. Even women who come to the clinic completely solid in their decision to have an abortion say they feel guilty for not feeling guilty,' Letts wrote. 'I didn't feel bad . . . and I am grateful that I can share my story and inspire other women to stop the guilt'" ("New Jersey Abortion Counselor Films Own Abortion," NBC News, May 6, 2014).

Abortion is not merely a political issue. It's a moral issue. When a convicted murderer shows no remorse concerning a victim, he or she is labeled as psychotic. Abortion has become so commonplace in our society that few feel remorse in ending the life of a prenatal baby. That was Ms. Letts' goal—to help those who have aborted their unborn children feel less guilty.

The prophet Jeremiah spoke a warning message to a nation that had drifted from all that was right and just. He proclaimed: "'Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed; nor did they know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time I punish them, they shall be cast down,' says the Lord" (Jeremiah 6:15).

There is very little blushing in our modern world. Nothing is taboo any more. We have been desensitized to many abominations the Bible speaks against. If you voice the opinion that such things are wrong or mention that the Bible calls certain actions sin and evil, then you are labeled an intolerant hater.

This blatant display of sin without remorse should tear at our hearts. Society cannot be our moral compass. The Bible should be our compass. It is grounded and unchanging. Those who look to the Bible as their guide will live a fruitful and sound lifestyle that cannot be understood by those who cast every care to the wind. As we see nations drift more and more from the biblical standard, the conclusion of Jeremiah's statement regarding punishment from our Creator will come to pass. (Source: NBC News.)