As we live, we celebrate many different dates. We celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, dates of employment, cancer-free dates, and many other days on our calendar each year. Sunday, January 22nd, was one day that many people celebrate while others see it as a sad birthday in American history – the anniversary of Roe v Wade – January 22nd 1973.
It was on that day when Roe won a controversial decision in a 7-2 majority that changed the landscape of American history. That decision alone opened the door for the freedom to kill unborn children by calling it “a woman’s right to choose” and protecting it under the Constitution of the United States. Rather than just hammering abortion by calling it a sin (which is the truth according to Exodus 20:13), why should we oppose abortion in America? Why should Americans rethink abortion and be willing to change our mind about this hotly debated issue?
REASON #1 – The Issue of God
God is the beginning and end of all things. We should view life from the perspective of God as center and supreme. We exist because of God, and we will continue to exist in eternity because of God. God is the source of all creation (Genesis 1-2) and one of the reasons that the secular culture refuses to admit that abortion is wrong is because they have a skewed view of God. If God is creator and sovereign ruler of the entire universe, it goes without saying that all of humanity will stand before God and give account of our lives. One reason people support abortion is because they deny the existence of God (Psalm 14:1) – or they deny His absolute sovereignty over all things at all times (Philippians 2:5-11). One reason that we should change our mind about abortion in America is because of the absolute reality that it displeases God. If God was angry with Cain when he killed his brother Able – imagine how He feels about the abortion industry in America and around the world? John Piper said:
The root cause of abortion is the failure to be satisfied in God as our supreme love. And, for all the great legal work that needs to be done to protect human life, the greatest work that needs to be done is to spread a passion – a satisfaction for the supremacy of God in all things. That’s our calling.
REASON #2 – The Issue of Life
In America we have been extremely blessed with technological advancement and achievement. This advancement in knowledge and technology has allowed us to see cures to disease, information that has led to prevention of disease, and great milestones in the medical fields. However, one great tragedy in our modern age is the fact that our politicians have pressed an agenda of ignorance rather than knowledge and truth related to abortion. With 4D scans and other tests that are available, it can be easily proven that the “thing” inside a mother’s womb is an actual baby. As early as 11 weeks, a fully formed baby can be seen in the womb. Rather than believing the lie that from conception the baby is merely tissue that evolves into a living being at a certain stage – we must embrace the reality that from conception a baby is truly alive and deserves to be treated as a human being.
In a culture that fights for human rights in our own nation and around the world, why would we continue to refuse to take the lead in this area of humanitarianism? Why would we as Americans change our mind about slavery but be unwilling to stand up for the rights of unborn humans? Why would we be willing to call out the harsh treatment of women in foreign lands but be willing to advocate the execution of 138 babies every hour in America? Why would we fight wars for human rights in Iraq and Afganistan, but be willing to keep the butchering of little unborn infants a free choice for women? If we expect other countries to take us seriously on human rights, sex-slave trafficking, child labor laws, and the unjust treatment of women – we must change our mind about abortion.
Current Abortion Rate (as of 2012):
- 1.21 Million Babies Killed Each Year (In America)
- 3,315 Babies Each Day
- 138 Babies Each Hour
REASON #3 – The Issue of Family
All throughout history, Satan has been on a brutal attack against the family. He fostered the attack of Pharaoh against the Jewish babies in Egypt (see Exodus 2). Satan pushed the attack of King Herod against the Jewish babies born around the same time as Jesus (see Matthew 2:16-18). That same attack continues in our present day. It surfaces history in brutality such as China’s strict “family planning policy” laws or through a decline in birth rate in America due to economic challenges and career planning. The Satanic threat against the family is one that surfaces itself all throughout history and it continues to have a central platform in America through abortion.
- Why do we not see more Down Syndrome people in our communities? FACT: 84-91% of all children diagnosed with Down Syndrome are killed by abortion before birth (Life Issues Connector).
- Why do we continue to see a decline in birthrate in America? FACT: 30% of all babies conceived in America are killed by abortion (Exposing the Dark Work of Abortion – by: John Piper).
- FACT: Adolescents aged 15–19 years accounted for 16.2% of all abortions in 2008 (CDC).
- FACT: Every day 1,300 black babies are killed in America (When is Abortion Racism? – Sermon January, 2007 – John Piper).
REASON #4 – The Issue of Law
Do you find it strange that you can be prosecuted for the killing of a Bald Eagle, but a woman can go to a clinic and allow a doctor to kill her baby (while inside her womb) under the same banner of law that governs America?
Do you find it strange that Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the case of Michael Jackson’s death for giving Michael medicine, by request, that led to his death, but doctors several blocks away from that same house where Michael Jackson died were free to slaughter babies in a women’s clinic?
Do you find it strange that a DUI driver can be charged with a crime for killing an unborn child during an accident in 38 states in America but in each of those same 38 states the mother of that same baby could have killed it by abortion the day before the DUI accident occurred?
Do you find it strange that we as Americans oppose slavery and have laws that prevent us from purchasing another human being, but we will not fight to protect unborn babies in their mother’s womb?
Do you find it strange that a mother can drown her baby in the bathtub 11 weeks after giving birth and go to jail, but she can freely kill her 11 week old baby in her womb through abortion? John MacArthur writes:
America, as a nation, is highly committed by law and by practice to a form of mass murder…. This nation, which certainly prides itself on its humanitarianism, is in a murderous cycle of violence that makes the Nazi Holocaust look mild by comparison. Nearly 2,000,000 babies are aborted a year in America. Every third baby conceived now is being murdered. Among teenage women there are 736 abortions for every 1,000 births. Among married women abortions now exceed births! More babies are killed than are born. Some would tell us that there is an abortion about every 15 seconds in America.
We view the Nazi Holocaust as an evil act of brutality and senseless murder of human beings. We view the 9-11 attacks as a violent act of terror that has crushed families, bankrupt businesses, and changed the skyline of an American city forever. We stand opposed to the brutal treatment of women and children around the world. We must abort abortion and be willing to lay aside pride. That is exactly what we had to do with slavery in America. That is exactly what we must do with abortion in America. The scars of slavery still exist today in our country – imagine how many years it will take to unravel the scars of millions of babies being butchered under the banner of “a woman’s right to choose.” We must choose life. May God awaken America to this truth.
- “Choose Life” a page on the Pray’s Mill Baptist Church website. It is often updated with important information and articles.
- Down Syndrome and Abortion – by: Susan W. Enouen, PE
- The Unbearable Wrongness of Roe – by: Michael Stokes Paulsen
- Exposing the Dark Work of Abortion – by: John Piper
- Abortion Regrets – by: (Abort73.com) – Letters from women who regret having an abortion