“I Love Abortion”

In the year 1 B.C., under Roman Rule, the letter from a husband contained this directive: “Know that I am still in Alexandria…. I ask and beg you to take good care of our baby son, and as soon as I receive payment I shall send it up to you.  If you are delivered (before I come home), if it is a boy keep it, if a girl, discard it.”  The Twelve Tables of Roman Law held that, “Deformed infants shall be killed.”  The Tables permitted a father to subject any female infant to “exposure.”  That is, to abandon the infant by “exposing” it to the elements and animals.  In other words, dump it outside of town, alive, that is.

So it was in Greece and Rome at the time of Christ.  Even though in Leviticus God forbade the sacrifice of babies to the god Molech, it wasn’t until the spread of Christianity that a serious challenge to widespread infanticide was made.  Infanticide was “common in all well studied ancient cultures, including those of ancient Greece, Rome, India, China, and Japan (Wikipedia).”  In other words, most of the entire known pagan world.  According to historian Christopher Price, “Christianity eliminated the promotion and encouragement of infanticide by government and leading societal institutions in Western Civilization.”  That is, until now.

Voices in favor of infanticide have been growing louder and louder since its reintroduction in 1973 (Roe v. Wade). The only thing that kept the voices down for the last two centuries was the majority of Christians in the U.S. whose influence had a moderating effect on all of society.  Then the pagans learned that in our post-Christian society the first amendment included anything, and along with that the opposition was so weak as to be almost non-existent.  Not only did the Christians lose their voice, but also they joined in with the baby murderers (Roe vs. Wade) by voting them into office.  Here are some current voices that represent the neo-pagans of our time, and the resurgence of murdering babies.

Peter Singer, current professor of bioethics at Princeton University, advocates a thirty-day grace period after a baby is born to decide whether or not it should live.  Since, in his opinion, the baby lacks “self-awareness” it may be a human, but not a person, therefore is fair game.  Woe to the baby with any birth defect, or maybe cries too much.  I know many adults who lack “self-awareness,” should they also be fair game in the future.  The neo-pagan leaders would like that definition to be for everyone, especially since they would scheme to be in control of the panel.

On March 9, 2012, a couple was awarded three million dollars in a “wrongful birth lawsuit.”  A botched test by a lab concluded that the baby would be free from Down Syndrome, which it was not.  For the baby’s sake, not the parents, one can only hope there will not be a later understanding of the murderous intent of the parents.  When Pat was expecting our late-in-life “icing on the cake” child, doctor’s asked if she had an amniocentesis test performed.  Pat said no, that it would have made no difference.  Sarah Palin has been criticized for having knowingly delivered a Down Syndrome baby.  He is the delight of their lives.  But then again, they are Christians.  To paraphrase Mother Teresa, “If people can abort a baby, they can kill anyone.”

A newspaper article on March 16, 2012, reports that two physicians filed a lawsuit challenging an assisted suicide law in New Mexico since it does not refer specifically to any “physician providing aid in dying to a terminally-ill and mentally-competent person.”  Only Washington and Oregon have laws legalizing such assistance.  One of the doctor’s recently moved from Oregon to New Mexico.  The key term that sounds harmless is “quality of life.”  Purveyors of death work hard to convince the populace that “quality of life” is the important quantity.  That is a lie.  The only criterion is “life.”  Who gets to define “quality?”

And finally, Jessica DelBlazo, a pro-abortion activist writes on the RH Reality website on March 14, 2012: “I love abortion.  I don’t accept it.  I don’t view it as a necessary evil.  I embrace it … I love abortion.”  Never have I read or heard anyone make such a statement.  When Bill Clinton stated in 1992 that he wanted to make abortion “safe, legal and rare,” everyone seemed to run with what seemed the best explanation to justify murdering babies.  It was sort of like, “It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it.”  Now along comes Jessica who dispenses with niceties, and just speaks from her heart, “I love death.”

For a real up to date view of “loving death,” I just read a review from a parent to the administrator of her child’s Christian school pointing out the moral error of a recommended reading from the school of “The Hunger Games.”  Even secular reviews have stated the content of these books, and now movies, is not something to which parents want their children’s minds subjected.  Murder and mayhem is now celebrated, enjoyed and without a doubt an attempted duplication.  The Roman Coliseum games were child’s play compared to reports of “The Hunger Games.”

When I first read the following Scripture decades ago, it seemed a little strange to me, but as we continue to move inexorably toward judgment, Satan finds voices to proclaim what used to be covert operations.  His plan to “kill, steal and destroy,” becomes more obvious.  The Scripture is found in Proverbs 8:36: “But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death.”  It is not very complicated.  In a strange perverted way, death becomes the preoccupation of those who hate god.  From the ancient world, to the French Revolution, to all of the atheist regimes that have slaughtered hundreds of millions of people, to the American Holocaust that has murdered some fifty million babies, death is the method of dealing with people who get in our way.  Demonic activity consumes the blood lust heart…”I love abortion.”

What a contrast to God’s love for His creation.  God has necessarily exacted a heavy toll on our resistant existence but led us to a place of having out hearts changed.  Not by coercion, but by a deep desire to know Him and to experience His presence:  Psalm 139:14, “We are fearfully and wonderfully made;” Job 31:15, “he who made me in the womb;” Isaiah 44:24, “your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb.”   And Jesus’ words in Mark 10:14, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these,” and again, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10b).

Those who love God, love life because He is the author of life, but those who hate God love death, because the father of lies controls their hearts.

 

 

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  1. Rachael says:

    a powerful article Granddad. 🙂

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