Abortion is Murder, It Is That Simple

Given the March for Life in D.C. over the past week, the subject of abortion has taken center stage on Facebook, and we are witnessing some truly clear arguments against the wicked practice, as well as some typical muddled thought. I usually stay out of the fray because my friends and family do such a wonderful job in destroying the pro-murder’s arguments for the grizzly practice. But this week, I felt there needed to be some clarity. First, my friend’s post was sharing something from Matt Walsh on the March for Life, to which, she added:

I’d be there today if I could.
“Yes, every child should be given a chance to live. Yes, we affirm the sanctity of life at every stage. Yes, a child is entitled to live the life God gave him. Yes, he is, according to our country’s own founding documents, endowed by God with an inherent dignity that no one on Earth — not even his own parents — can deny him.”

One of her respondents wrote:

Without judgement of what is important to others, please. This issue is multifaceted and so personal that we cannot claim to individually understand or have a more just cause than another. Godspeed!

Do you see the problem with this argument? This woman is a basically white-washing the murder of the unborn by throwing out how “multifaceted and so personal that we cannot claim to individually understand…” She is trying to water down the issue by telling us it is too complicated for comment or cause.

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Tuininga on Abortion

From Matthew J. Tuininga’s blog post, Donald Trump and Sexual Assault: What Else Are Evangelicals Willing to Accept.

Abortion is a horrific, deeply rooted moral problem. Terrorism and violence seem to claim more lives every day. But every two minutes in this country another woman – or a child – is sexually assaulted. These are our wives. These are our children. These are our neighbors. What else do we have to say? Who else are we going to throw under the bus while claiming that all of this somehow helps us save the lives of the unborn? And can we really say with a straight face that hitching our wagon to Donald Trump is good for the cause and credibility of religious liberty?

Overturning Roe v. Wade is Not Our Primary Goal

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When it comes to the battle for the right to life, one assumption that we make in the evangelical world is thinking that we must elect one degree of despot over and against another despot in order to get the Supreme Court we need to overturn Roe v. Wade. For those of you who are just waking up to social issues, Roe v. Wade is the Supreme Court ruling that legalized the murder of children in the womb of their mothers.

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A Response to Ru

Sometimes it is just easier to respond to someone’s comments in a post instead of in the comments thread. I felt like Ru needed a full response. Ru was commenting on my post Snow White and the Abortion Queen. This post will help us think through some of the issues.

Ru writes:

I just wanted to say that I was confused by this post. I’m not sure what’s being argued.

The idea behind the post was very simple: my 6th graders clearly saw the wickedness of a mother murdering her own child in order to remain the most beautiful woman in the land. My hope is that when they are introduced to the concept of abortion, a mother murdering her unborn child, they will find it just as repulsive since it is the same thing.

Women who get abortions because they’re afraid of losing their ‘beauty’? Or women who simply choose to do so because they cannot be ‘burdened’ by caring for them? Considering that you take several broad statements, without any thought of delving deeper into the situation, reflects a lack of a deeper investigation into our culture. And how this impacts christians in terms of what the bible/scripture says in response?

I’m not sure why you would be so concerned that I delve deeper into the situation of a woman killing her child and/or culture. The Bible is quite clear about murder, it’s a sin against God at all times. Finding out the reason for the sin does not lessen the sin nor make it OK. It’s still sin, regardless of the reasons.

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Bishop E.W. Jackson Points Out Inconsistency of Democratic Party for Christians

The Bishop E.W. Jackson speaks out against the Democratic Party, saying that it is antithetical to those of us who are Christians. I’ve been saying it for years, how can the party that cherishes killing the unborn have anything to do with the Light of the World? How can the party that recognize two men in an unholy relationship have anything to do with the ONE who said it was an abomination to Him? How can the party the cherishes every level of sinful and rebellious behavior have anything to do with the One who submitted Himself to the death of the cross out of humble obedience?

The Democratic Party and Christianity are incompatible with one another. Christians should leave the party and not vote for those who stand with them.

Here is the Bishop E.W. Jackson saying the same thing from his perspective as a black Christian. I truly am encouraged by his words. Even though he is speaking mainly to black Christians, he reminds us that we need to stand with God, not some political party or candidate. God is the One who will take care of us, not the fallen government. Speaking of which see the second video in which Dr. Barbara Beller points out just how ridiculous it is for us to think that Obamacare will take care anyone at all.

Big Abortion Has Its Way with Susan G. Komen

For those of us who are pro-life, we had a roller coaster ride with Susan G. Komen Foundation last week. We cheered as the Susan G. Komen Foundation pulled funding for Planned Parenthood. This is due to the fact that the Planned Parenthood offers no services such as mammograms to women, pretty much just abortion services. This has been pointed out time and time again by the opponents of PP. They are in the business of killing babies, not helping women.

Because of this truth, those on the right have been after the Komen Foundation to pull funding, since it has been shown that having abortions leads to higher risk for breast cancer. If you are going to say that your organization’s purpose is the health of women, then it seems very contradictory to that purpose to support another organization that causes an increase in the disease you are trying to wipe out. In view of that, the Komen Foundation pulled funding from Planned Parenthood, or so we thought.

But alas, the Komen Foundation couldn’t stand up against Big Abortion. The power’s that be, namely liberal, feminist women, cannot have anyone dissenting and pressured the Komen Foundation into returning its funding. Komen caved.

This should not surprise us. The Susan G. Komen Foundation, while seemingly very noble in it’s pursuit, is only seemingly noble. We tend to forget that these organizations are not born out of that which is moral or biblical, therefore they have no grounding in that which is righteous, namely, God’s word. Therefore when the pressure began to build from every left-wing institution against Komen, there was no foundation of truth to keep them from being swayed. Komen exists and thrives on popular opinion. It has never made strides in its quest based upon doing what was right, but doing what was expedient.

In the first part of the week, they were merely giving in to us on the right in pulling the funding in the first place, it wasn’t a stand in true righteousness. So when the left threw its hissy fit, Komen had to give into the intolerant leftl. In other words, the lack of a moral foundation led them to be blown by every wind of doctrine, even though one breeze that blew them this week was grounded in God’s word.

This is true of every organization that is not grounded in God’s word. Doing what right is not the cause of so many organizations, doing what is expedient is. The organization may begin with altruistic motives, but altruistic motives never last when they are not grounded in truth. To the world that fails to see these contradictions, Komen can continue on seemingly looking out for the best interest of women with their right hand, even though the left hand is killing future women and leading to the defeat of the very cause in which it was started.

I like what Mark Steyn had to say about it as well:

Liberals take the same view as the proprietors of the Dar al-Islam: Once they hold this land, they hold it forever. Notwithstanding that those who give to the Foundation are specifically giving to support breast cancer research, Komen could not be permitted to get away with disrespecting Big Abortion. We don’t want to return to the bad old days of the back alley, when a poor vulnerable person who made the mistake of stepping out of line had to be forced into the shadows and have the realities explained to them with a tire iron. Now Big Liberalism’s enforcers do it on the front pages with the panjandrums of tolerance and diversity cheering them all the way. In the wake of Komen’s decision, the Yale School of Public Health told the Washington Post’s Sarah Kliff that its invitation to Nancy Brinker to be its commencement speaker was now “under careful review.” Because God forbid anybody doing a master’s program at an Ivy League institution should be exposed to anyone not in full 100 percent compliance with liberal orthodoxy. The American Association of University Women announced it would no longer sponsor teams for Komen’s “Race for the Cure.” Sure, Komen has raised $2 billion for the cure, but better we never cure breast cancer than let a single errant Injun wander off the abortion reservation. Terry O’Neill of the National Organization for Women said Komen “is no longer an organization whose mission is to advance women’s health.” You preach it, sister. I mean, doesn’t the very idea of an organization obsessively focused on breasts sound suspiciously patriarchal?

As Kate Sheppard, the “reproductive rights” correspondent of Mother Jones, tweeted triumphantly, “Overheard in the office: ‘Come at Cecile Richards, you best not miss.'”

Indeed. If you strike at the King, you must kill him. If you merely announce that, following a review of grant-eligibility procedures you’re no longer in a position to make your small voluntary donation to the King, your head will be on a pikestaff outside the palace gates. By Friday morning lockstep liberalism had done its job. All that was missing was James Carville to declare, “Drag a hundred-dollar bill through an oncology clinic awareness-raising free mammogram session, you never know what you’ll find.” After 72 hours being fitted for the liberals’ cement overcoat and an honored place as the cornerstone of the Planned Parenthood Monument to Women’s Choice, Komen attempted to chisel free and back into the good graces of the tolerant: As Nancy Brinker’s statement groveled, “We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives.”

Congratulations! Planned Parenthood certainly raised Nancy’s awareness. I wonder what color ribbon that comes with? Black and blue?

In other words, don’t mess with Big Abortion. If you disagree with them, you will pay, especially if you happen to lack any moral standing for righteousness. The Komen Foundation was built with good intentions, but good intentions are not grounded in Scripture. Since they have no moral grounding in Scripture, they are subject to blow with the winds of political correctness as we saw this past week. They will bow at the altar of feminism, holding hands with the left, and sacrifice more children on the altar of sexual freedom, even though doing so leads to defeating them in their overall purpose of providing health care for women.

Pro-Abort Groups Have Crisis Pregnancy Centers in their Crosshairs

Al Mohler Jr. has a good piece on how the city councils in New York, Baltimore and San Francisco are trying to shut down Crisis Pregnancy Centers saying that women get counseling there that could lead to something other than an abortion.

First in Baltimore, and then in New YorkCity, municipal governments passed laws intended to shut down or curtail the work of crisis pregnancy centers in their cities. The crisis pregnancy centers have been among the most important platforms for saving unborn human lives and reasserting human dignity. This is especially true in more recent years, as many of these centers have begun using sophisticated ultrasound imaging technologies in order to show pregnant women the unborn babies within them.

These centers are staffed by brave workers and an army of volunteers who are committed to counsel women against killing their unborn babies. The ultrasound images have been massively important in this counseling process. Once the woman sees the unborn life within her, the chances of that baby surviving to live birth are tremendously enhanced.

As one abortion rights activist famously declared, “The fetus beat us.” When the fetus is seen for what is really is, the mother has a much harder time deciding to abort it. Crisis pregnancy centers generally offer a variety of services, ranging from counseling and adoption services to medical care and support for new mothers. All this is too much for the abortion industry, which rightly sees crisis pregnancy centers as their increasingly powerful opposition.

The pro-abort crowd cannot handle the reality that the “fetus” is actually a baby. Fetus is from the Latin word that means “little one” so even those pesky Italians understood that the thing growing inside a woman’s belly was actually a baby and not just “pregnancy mass” as the pro-abort crowd tried calling it back in the 1990s. The last thing they want is a woman having an ultra-sound in a Crisis Pregnancy Center showing the woman that the pregnancy mass is actually a baby. That destroys every last shed of the lie put forth by the pro-abort crowd (notice, I refuse to call them pro-choice because the only choice they ever really offer is that of abortion).

Mohler continues by showing that the attack on the Crisis Pregnancy Center’s is by saying that the center’s operate on propaganda, something the pro-abort crowd never do.

Now, city officials in San Francisco have launched their own effort to shutter crisis pregnancy centers, claiming that staff at the centers impose “anti-abortion propaganda and mistruths on suspecting women.”

As if the Planned Parenthood groups were also set forth to tell the truth. Just their cry to be referred to as “pro-choice” shows the hypocrisy in any references to the truth.

Note the reference to anti-abortion arguments as “propaganda,” as if there could only be one side to the issue. Dennis Herrera, the San Francisco city attorney who is running for mayor, called the crisis pregnancy centers “right wing” and “politically motivated.” There was no acknowledgment of the fact that pro-abortion groups such as Planned Parenthood are “left wing” and “politically motivated.” Furthermore, given the millions of dollars of income made by Planned Parenthood and other major components of the abortion industry, the phrase “financially motivated” should be added as well. Where are the calls for honesty from Planned Parenthood?

Mohler concludes:

This is the logic of the Culture of Death laid bare for all to see. Crisis pregnancy centers deserve the support of all who cherish the sanctity of life, the defense of the unborn, and the right of free speech. As defenders of life, crisis pregnancy centers should be committed to nothing less than comprehensive truth-telling. It is the Culture of Death, and not the Culture of Life, that fears the truth.

These groups will do whatever it takes to silence those of us who fight for life and speak the truth. The truth is far too damaging to their cause and their sick view of life. We must continue to speak the truth about abortion no matter how ugly the truth may be. After all, it is killing the next generation. God will certainly not continue to bless us as a nation as long as we are destroying little ones that bear His image.

George Bush and Chick-fil-A Remember the Imago Dei!

Twice now in a span of a week I have read words that were music to my ears.

The latest: Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy pointed out the reality that we are all made in the image of God, therefore we are all worthy of respect and dignity. He was talking about the reasons that his company had increased in profits over the past 48 months, while the rest of the country has struggled in the business arena. Read full article here.

Cathy said his company has focused on applying the principles of Matthew 5, 6, and 7 to the business model in order to make the customer feel just as special while spending $6 as if they were spending $25 on a meal. (Funny, but every time I take the kids to Chick-fil-A I end up spending about $25… but maybe he is talking per person. I’m not sure I’ve been in a restaurant like that in years). The point is that Cathy is taking the principles of the Sermon on the Mount to the business place and it has improved sales. Then he said what is music to my ears:

“Here’s the deal. All of us were created in God’s image,” said the Chick-fil-A CEO. “Because we are created in God’s image – [who] is to be treated with honor, dignity, and respect – we desperately in our deepest part of who we are … desire to be treated respectfully and with honor and with respect.”

I love it! This is how we are all to treat one another because of the fact that we are made in God’s image. While Cathy was not saying this, I will, this is the very reason aborting our children is so heinous. We are aborting those who are made in the image of God. Children, the moment they are conceived, are image bearers and worthy of life.

The other place I came across someone who gets it was in George W. Bush’s book, Decision Points. In his chapter on “Stem Cells” he writes:

“The abortion issue is difficult, sensitive, and personal. My faith and conscience led me to conclude that human life is sacred. God created man in His image and therefore every person has value in His eyes. It seemed to me that an unborn child, while dependent on its mother, is a separate and independent being worthy of protection in its own right.”

Amen, and amen. I’m glad he knows that and wrestled with the embryonic stem cell issue. While many of us have concluded that he came to the wrong decision in the matter, it has turned out for good. Because of Bush’s policy of only providing federal funding for a limited number of stem cells (I believe 60 embryos), doctors and scientists have discovered that stem cells from the umbilical cords provide far more benefits than any embryonic stem cells. Read the NY Times article here.

It was also interesting that Charles Krauthammer recognized the correlation between Bush’s stance and the scientist discovery. He ended up writing, “The verdict is clear: Rarely has a president–so vilified for a moral stance–been so thoroughly vindicated.” Read his article here.

Did the President make the right decision? I don’t know about that. But God still used it for good and hopefully, all Bush’s critics will step back and recognize that Bush had the right view on life. Each child is made in the image of God, therefore worthy of life. Each life is precious and we need to remember that.

Both Bush and Cathy are Christians and applying biblical principles to their lives. Both are also being blessed because of it. Amen and amen once again.

Hearbeat Bill

I love what the Ohio Legislature will be considering under a bill proposed by State Rep. Lynn Watchmann. His bill seeks to ban abortions the moment a heartbeat is detectable. This is absolutely wonderful, especially given the fact that a heartbeat can be detected at 18 days after conception. This means that before most women know they are pregnant, abortion would not be an option for birth control.

State Rep. Lynn Wachtmann is planning to unveil the “Heartbeat Bill” and a legislative aide for the Republican tells Fox News that 42 of the 99 representatives in the Ohio state House have signed on to the bill, which would make an exception to the heartbeat rule only in emergency medical situations.

According to 2009 data from the Ohio Department of Health, 56.6 percent of abortions in that state occur in the first nine weeks of pregnancy. And since the fetal heartbeat appears on monitors by six weeks into gestation in most cases, supporters of the bill believe that it could prevent thousands of abortions.

“When the Heartbeat Bill passes, it will be the most protective law in the nation,” Janet Folger Porter, president of conservative advocacy group Faith2Action, said in a release. Porter helped craft the bill, and was also instrumental in passing the nation’s first ban in partial-birth abortion when she was legislative director of Ohio Right to Life.

While the legislation must still be proposed in the state Senate and a court challenge could derail the plan, advocates for the bill hope that if the Ohio measure is successful, other states will follow suit with similar laws. A website created to tout the bill urges supporters to send heart-shaped balloons to the governor and state representatives by Valentine’s Day. A music video on the site features babies dancing to the tune of Nena’s “99 Red Balloons” — retooled with pro-life lyrics.

I love the fact that the group has borrowed Nena’s tune for their pro-life measures. That has to anger the libs behind the original song. Kind of a sweet irony when you think about it.

Please remember that I don’t argue for this bill based on science, but on the truth of God’s word. Children are fashioned in the image of God in the womb’s of their mothers, and therefore, are valuable in God’s site and should be in ours as well. Every image bearer has value.

Abortion Doctor Admits He is Killing Children

It’s what those of us in the pro-life camp have been saying all along. Abortion kills babies, and here is an abortion doctor that readily admits it.

The sad reality is that he continues to go on with the procedures, even knowing that he is killing innocent life. If you listen, he gives some lame excuse about praying the babies soul get tossed back into some sort of spiritual soup. Sort of like the pagan American Indians believed before Christians arrived to help them see the truth.

Ron Kirkland is Pro-Choice

Don’t get me wrong. Ron Kirkland is a fine and honorable man. He will make a great congressman if he wins the primary against Stephen Fincher. But he is not as pro-life as one might think.

A sweet friend of mine called up a radio show where Kirkland was being interviewed and asked the following question: “If I were raped and became pregnant during that rape, what should I do?” (loosely paraphrased). She was trying to find out if he was truly committed to life. As usual, he beat around the bush for a while and finally gave the answer that showed his true commitment to life: “that’s a decision that is between the woman and her doctor.”

That is not a pro-life stance. This is a pro-choice stance that shows he does not understand the fundamental issues about life. He is basically saying “it’s OK to kill a baby if rape is involved.”

NO IT IS NOT!

His answer shows that he does not understand the fundamental issues of life, and shows his view on life because not every child is precious in his sight, only those conceived in manners of wedlock and romance.

What he, and others, fail to understand is that even though a child may be conceived during the act of rape, that child still has infinite worth and value because that child is made in the image of God. The Imago Dei needs to be the driving force behind our argument for it shows that everyone has intrinsic worth. Kirkland has served as a deacon in his church and he needs to know this truth. Otherwise, you end up with positions like his.

What is sad is that this position fails to see the silver lining in the rape. Yes, rape is horrible and the rapist should be dealt with according to the laws of our land. Yet even in this horrible event, a blessing has come about. I know the argument goes that every time the mother looks at the child, she will be reminded of the terrible event that led to that child.

This again shows a terrible misconception(no pun intended). It shows that life is not valued at some fundamental level. Yet all children are a blessing to the Lord, not just the healthy ones, or the wanted ones, or the ones conceived in wedlock and romance, but all of them. Only those who understand this and believe it will fight for life when it counts.

This is why it is so important that Kirkland holds that all life if valuable.

We have far too many Congressmen who hold to the same position as Kirkland. Since that is the predominant view, then nothing will ever change. We need men in Congress who will admit and see that EVERY child is precious because of the Imago Dei, and that EVERY child should be protected. Unless they have that view, they are going to go along with the status quo. The status quo is leading to millions of children being killed every year. The status quo leads to a Congress that is controlled by Republicans that does nothing! We had this during the Bush administration and nothing changed. Why?

The Democrats get control and they bring all kinds of change. Bad change yes. But they still do it. What is it with Republicans that get control and sit on their backsides trying to cross the aisle so they will be liked by Democrats? I don’t want Congressmen who will vacillate on this issue because in the end, they do nothing. We need Congressmen who have a strong conviction concerning life, so that they will do something if their party returns to power. We must have men who understand that every child is valuable. Every life is made in the Imago Dei. Every life has intrinsic worth, even those conceived during the horrible act of rape.

Now what about the woman involved? Are we going to let her go through with an abortion? I hope not. I hope that the body of Christ would surround her and help her see that while the rapist meant it for bad, God meant it for good and help her get through that horrible event. After all, if she goes through with an abortion, not only will she suffer from the reality that she has been brutally violated, but she will have to live with the guilt of killing an innocent child and the rapist wins again.

Don’t give the rapist that much control. Yes, what he did was heinous. But don’t add to that crime by aborting the child. God is the One who ultimately brought about that conception, see Psalm 139. He is the One that allowed the evil, so that He could do good because life is always good. We need to help the woman who has gone through that see the blessing in what has happened to her.

As for Ron Kirkland, I plan on sending his website the link to my post and maybe he will see the error in his position and clarify it. That way if he does win in the primary, he will actually stand for the life of the innocent.