The United States of America has a stain that is as black as hell and as cold and cruel as the worst that history has to offer in the realm of human suffering: the stain of abortion. Proverbs 6:16-18: “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief…” When I became pregnant with my first child is when I truly understood the bone-chilling horror of abortion, and realized that evil has an incredibly strong foothold in the supposedly civilized West if this barbaric practice has been going on for almost fifty years.
I believe the abortion debate is hurting and will continue to hurt the Democratic party. Framing abortion solely as an issue of women’s rights misses the mark with virtually all who oppose it: the real question is, when do you believe a life begins? If at conception, it would be near impossible to be complicit in the slaughter of children. To call someone of genuine conviction a hateful and patriarchal misogynist because they are pro-life is certain to isolate large swaths of the public. The Americans of flyover country are not as stupid as the coastal elite believe them to be, and convincing them that unborn babies are not in fact babies has proved harder than they expected. It seems that Harvard, Yale, and Princeton et al have the monopoly on pomposity and disdain, but are sadly lacking in the impartation of common sense.
It is so important to understand absolute truth and its central role in a stable society. To those who believe in absolute morality, murder is a grave offense against God because he has created every person in his own image, making human life sacred. Only the secular mind, so relative and fickle, can somehow frame abortion as anything other than murder. Society does not get to choose the value of certain human lives, nor does the legality of a practice justify it. Not so long ago Americans legally bought and sold men, women, and children (and defended the practice); by preaching that black people were subhuman, they got free labor. This country has already incurred God’s anger for the hellish crime of slavery. Now the modern woman considers her option to “end a pregnancy” a human right, and lawmakers have found a way to justify yet another horrific crime against God and humanity.
Let me conclude with a very personal anecdote. I was about 20 years old and discussing abortion with some coworkers. I explained that I was absolutely pro-life, but that I knew that oftentimes the women who choose abortion are in difficult circumstances, and often deal with emotional trouble afterward. A coworker I loved dearly turned to me. In that moment she was so personal and so hurt, and I will never, ever forget when she said to me, “I’ve had four abortions. The doctors never told me how much they would hurt me emotionally. No one warned me.” Many women who consider abortion, or have already had one, are in need of the loving and helping hands of Jesus, through his people. Shame on me and other American Christians who cry against the horrors of abortion but have done nothing to help these women in their difficult circumstances. We can minister to them, show them the love and light of Jesus, both during their pregnancy and after the child is born. We can save these childrens’ lives and their mothers’ souls: these women need discipling, as will their unborn children.
I challenge anyone who disagrees with this to do some serious research on abortion practices. Watch the videos, look at the pictures. For one second, put aside your pretenses of liberal highmindedness. If you still have no conviction in your heart, God help you.