On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled in the landmark Roe v. Wade case that abortion, was a woman's constitutional right, under the 14th amendment regarding not depriving anyone of their liberty (from which they somehow deduced a right to privacy). The relevant part of the 14th amendment reads this way, " nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." I'm certainly not a constitutional scholar, but is there anything ironic about that to anyone else?
President Obama recently spoke on a nation's obligation to protect its children.
This is our first task, caring for our children. It's our first job. If we don't get that right, we don't get anything right. That's how, as a society, we will be judged.
This is of course taken out of context (ht: someone who created a video with excerpts from Obama's speech and put them in the context of abortion), but he's right: we're not doing enough, and we will have to change.
What's the point of writing about this subject? We could say many things, but here are two.
1. I hope and pray that our nation will very soon look back on what we have done with our unborn children and realize that treating a child in the womb as less human than a child outside the womb is as heinous as treating Jews or people with black skin as less human than those of a different race or color of skin. Make no mistake, this is a blight on our nation; a wicked evil in the eyes of the holy God.
2. Until that day, what a mercy that there are groups who seek to not deprive any person of life by helping moms and dads choose life for their unborn babies and helping them through that process before and after the birth of their baby. Heartline Pregnancy Center is the organization in my community that is doing this good work. Such organizations are salt in our decaying world and are worthy of your volunteer time, donations, and prayer.
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