This is in response to this article where the author claims that abortion clinic protesters haven’t thought deeply about the message they are proclaiming. She saw a man protesting at an abortion clinic, but she judges him as having failed to put himself in the shoes of the abortive mothers. He didn’t hold up signs showing distraught women saying “This is the hardest decision of my life.” Nor did he have pictures of impoverished families suffering financial strain from raising multiple children or a sad child wondering why his rape victim mother doesn’t seem to love him.
Every single argument the author makes is moot if the unborn baby is a human being (as opposed to some sub-human species). However, if the author were to acknowledge that the unborn is human, then her arguments for the freedom to murder apply to people of all ages.
Here’s a thought experiment for you. Imagine if the euthanization of infants were legalized.
The mother heading off with her 1-month old to the euthanization clinic could use all the same arguments as the author uses for abortion. Maybe she thought she could care for her baby conceived in rape, but the baby reminds her of the rapist. She should have the freedom to put the child put to death, right? The baby uses his mother’s body like a parasite. He can’t even roll over. He is completely dependent on his mother for food and shelter.
Euthanizing her son was a difficult decision–one she didn’t arrive at lightly. Maybe her friends and relatives will shun her, but the baby makes demands that are too great. Do you know how much diapers cost? Do you know what it’s like to feed a baby every 3 hours, night and day with no days off and no vacation in sight?
The child, being the illegitimate offspring of a rapist, is going to live a terrible life of poverty. He’s going to cost his mother the chance at a good job and a college education. This trip to the clinic is really for his own good. If he only knew the life he’d be facing, he’d be thanking his mother for this mercy killing.
That is the end of the bone-chilling, disgusting thought experiment. Now, we can come back to the bone-chilling, disgusting reality where the murder of the unborn is perfectly legal.
The truth is that some of the greatest people in history have grown up in poverty. Their parents struggled to feed them, and they went without food occasionally. I seriously doubt there are children going hungry in America today except for those whose parents are mentally ill or abusive. Would those children who are having a tough time be better off dead? The author claims they would be.
The truth is that humans are created in God’s image. Babies in their mother’s womb have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, regardless of what the Supreme Court says. How dare those of us who have been born deny that privilege to others.
Hitler decreed that Jews were sub-human and the US Supreme Court has said the unborn are sub-human. Abortion is no less evil and no less murder than Hitler’s gassing of Jews.
However, amazing grace earned for us on the cross is available to those who have taken part in murdering their own children, but only to those who are willing to admit they committed a grave sin and turn to Christ for forgiveness. Those who make excuses don’t need Him.
I can assure the author of this article that the protester hasn’t taken the content of his signs lightly. I would bet that he would be honored to help mothers in difficult circumstances, and would experience great joy if a woman with murder in her heart turned to Christ. True Christians are the least self-righteous of all, because we know that any righteousness we have is a gift from God. We know that apart from Christ we are no different than the worst sinners. But we must stand up for the unborn and warn those who would murder children that the lake of fire awaits them.