SANCTITY OF LIFE REVISITED
“There are six things which the LORD hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood…” Proverbs 6:16-17
Forty-six years ago, on January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two rulings that have changed American history forever. The Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton decisions legalized abortions in America.
For those of you who are much younger than me, while growing up, I never thought I would ever see the day that abortions would be legalized or homosexuality would be acknowledged as acceptable behavior. Yet, in my thirty-sixth year of life, babies were having their lives legally terminated in the womb.
On Sunday, March 17, I shared about abortion from a biblical perspective and that life begins at conception. I have shared on numerous occasions that I don’t believe that one should base their conclusions on such matters from scientific “evidence”. We should always begin with the Word of God; then look to science to support the Word.
It is interesting to note what Pastor John Piper wrote about science and life in the womb.
“Ultrasound technology has given a stunning window on the womb that shows the unborn at eight weeks sucking his thumb, recoiling from pricking, responding to sound. All the organs are present, the brain is functioning, the heart is pumping, the liver is making blood cells, the kidneys are cleaning fluids, and there is a fingerprint.”
Again, you should not draw a pro-life conclusion solely from scientific evidence any more that you should validate abortion from scientific findings. Draw from the Word of God.
I personally believe that the abortion issue is no longer a moral issue for many of those who support the killing of babies. It has, however, become a tremendous financial issue.
Many of you know that I was a pharmaceutical representative from 1972 to 1977. I remember calling on one tiny hospital that was run down and about to go out of business in 1972. I didn’t visit the hospital again for years.
The next time I was there, it had received an entire facelift. It had become a very profitable enterprise. When I inquired what transpired, the answer was chilling. They began to do abortions. They told me how profitable abortions are. It saddened my heart because, in America, if something is profitable, morality usually goes out the window.
What to do? Pray and get involved. I believe that tide of killing babies in the womb has turned somewhat due to efforts of organizations like Options, A Women’s Care Center. On the other hand, laws permitting full-term abortions are now getting passed.
More than ever, we need to get involved by writing to our elected representatives about the legislative bills regarding abortion and by discovering the position of candidates on this issue and voting accordingly.
Views are hopefully changing amongst young people. Who knows, legalized abortions may cease in my lifetime. I doubt it, but then again, I never thought they would become legal in my lifetime.
Something to think about…