Roe v. Wade & We the People
Is God ignoring legalized massacre of unborn millions?
On January 22, 2013, pro-choice organizations celebrated 40 years of Roe v. Wade. The Center for Reproductive Rights posted a video online called "Happy 40th Anniversary, Baby," wherein actor Mehcad Brooks speaks seductively to his "baby," which in this case is the Constitutional right to have an abortion, as decided by the Supreme Court in 1973. The video trivializes and sexualizes abortion as a flippant joke, which would be offensive to both pro-life and pro-choice advocates. Abortion is neither glamorous nor sexy, and post-abortive women do not look upon their abortions as celebratory acts. The Center for Reproductive Rights quickly pulled the video from their media sites, perhaps knowing that it had made a mockery of the very pro-choice message they were trying to convey. I believe this video is an example human depravity taken to a new low.
Since passage of Roe v. Wade, unborn millions have been flushed down toilets, cremated, or discarded in landfills. Were there ever flowers, funerals, or last words for these little ones? Were there mourners, obituaries, or headstones to remember their brief time on earth? Sadly, they have no name, no birthdate, and no record of ever existing. Analysis from the National Right to Life Committee estimates more than 50 million unborn children have been ruthlessly aborted since this fateful legislation.
The legal massacre of the innocent unborn in America has been ongoing for 40 years by many of the same people who chant "God Bless America," some of whom go to church. In 2009, Dr. George Tiller—a Kansas doctor who performed late-term abortions—was slain in his church while serving as an usher. A mournful family member went on record to say his death was especially difficult because he was killed in a place of peace and worship. Would not a mournful Jesus go on record to say the deaths of these innocent ones are likewise difficult? Did not Dr. Tiller end their innocent lives before they could begin? Were not these innocent lives also in a place of peace (womb) waiting for the moment of birth?
There was a time when I blamed government for the atrocity of abortion, but not anymore. Our government is a republic ruled by We the People. We vote, and by majority rule, elect men and women to high offices in the land, where they are supposed speak for the people. Is this what Christians are asking for? Are they partly responsible for the infanticide taking place in America? Though believers have faithfully petitioned year after year to end abortion through legislative means, they have failed because the morality of We the People is no longer grounded in the Bible.
Is God ignoring the legalized massacre of unborn millions? Will He allow this violence to continue, unchecked and unpunished? Yes, God is merciful and forgiving but He is also enraged with wrath against those who devise and carry out murderous plans against the innocent (Proverbs 6:16-19).
If there is a silver lining in the dark cloud of genocide over America, it would be that the "unborn innocent" are in glory (Matthew 19:14). Even though these unwanted children have no names, God knows each one. In their mother's womb, He formed their inner parts (Psalm 139:13-16) and numbered the very hairs of their head (Luke 12:7).
The unborn children will have no memory of life on earth, of their tragic end, nor of their assassins. They have ascended on the wings of angels to a place of love, joy, and peace never to return (2 Samuel 12:23). They live in glory, with no memory of this spinning orb having ever existed. They will not be required to endure the pain and anguish and madness on the earth because they will have already lived it—if only so briefly.
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