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U.S. Abortions Hit the 50 Million Mark

In Bible Study, Love, Political Issues on January 27, 2010 at 8:40 am

In some of the most disturbing news in some time, America has passed the 50 million mark in the number of abortions performed. While we often hear how difficult an issue this is for our society, in the eyes of God and for the Christian it’s not difficult. When a woman is pregnant, she has a child inside of her. A human life. From the moment of conception. And thus ending that life, is killing another human being. The Lord stated: “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19). God cherishes life and certainly cherishes the life of the unborn.

God loves us so much that he inspired David to record his love for us before birth:

Psalm 139:1 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether…
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

The Lord thinks about us so much, we cannot even count the times. That is love. He spent time creating every part of our body, recording them before we were even formed in the womb. We are wonderfully made by Our Creator who wants us to grow and know everything about us.

And that is our example. We are supposed to love and care for others whether they are family, friend, neighbor or enemy. Many people who criticize the Bible, love to show the Bible’s alleged “cruelty” by quoting the “eye for an eye” verse. But let’s look at that verse in its context:

Exodus 21:22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, 24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

What this passage is in reference to is an Old Testament law for when someone violently attacks a pregnant woman and kills her child as a result. Is that a crime that should be taken lightly. When we read news stories about a woman who is one month pregnant being brutally attacked and murdered and both she and her baby perish, do we ever doubt that the killer should be charged with double homicide? No. We demand it! Why? Because two lives were ended. We all know it. And such an act demands justice. Now if you have been involved in an abortion this is not a condemnation. It’s a call to repentance. The Bible is clear that all sins are equal, so no one sinner is any better than the next. But we receive that forgevness through faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior.

Abortion is not only the killing of a life, it was promoted in America as a tool of racism and genocide. The following are quotes of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood and the Negro Project. By reading this, the agenda of the abortion movement in America should be quite obvious:

“The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922.

“Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need … We must prevent multiplication of this bad stock.”
Margaret Sanger, April 1933 Birth Control Review.

“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon’s Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.

“The marriage bed is the most degenerative influence in the social order…”
Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922.

“Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.”
Margaret Sanger. Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York: New York Publishing Company, 1922. Page 12.