Summary: Through the years, we pastors at Hosanna Church have focused from time to time on the American tragedy of Abortion. This is the latest look into this matter for 2017
GOD IS AGAINST ABORTION
Dallas E. Henry & Eric J. Hanson (2017 update)
44 years ago today, on January 22, 1973, The Supreme Court made an incredibly poor decision. In deciding the case of Rowe vs Wade, The Court struck down the abortion laws in all 50 states, deciding that a woman’s right to privacy gives her the right to abort her unborn child. In the Court’s opinion, an unborn child was not a person as defined by the Constitution and was therefore not entitled to or guaranteed the right to life. Instead, the baby was nothing more than the property of the mother, to choose, along with her doctor, whether the child lives or dies.
Just one year earlier, in 1972, the Supreme Court amended the Bald Eagle Protection Act of 1940 authorizing fines up to $500,000 in addition to jail time for destroying an unborn eagle in its egg.
It is very interesting that today, in all 50 states, if a pregnant woman is murdered, the suspect will be charged with two counts of murder. This is blatant doublespeak in the law. Either the unborn child is not a person, as Row vs Wade posits, or that child is a person, as the double murder statutes state.
Percentage breakdown of abortion “reasons”:
Babies that are aborted because of rape or incest is 1%.
fetal defects, 1%.
mother’s life endangered, 4%.
financial instability 66%.
interference with life choices 76%. (Some people indicated more than one reason.)
Abortion is the greatest of human tragedies – nothing compares to it – not even war: Counting all of America’s wars from 1775 to present we have lost 1.1 million Americans to battle. Hitler’s Holocaust of the Jews claimed 6 million lives. The total dead in all theaters of World War II was 66 million people. The abortion total in our nation alone, since the 1973 legalization is already around 64 million. Worldwide, the numbers are more than 10 times as much!
The Abortion procedure is a modern-day holocaust. It is largely a holocaust against Black people, whose abortion rates are sky high. If you are an unborn baby, conceived to a black man and woman in New York City today, your chances of making out of the womb alive, are less than one in two. More than 60% of all such pregnancies get “terminated”.
God sees each unborn child as a person who is created in God’s image. Genesis 1:26-28 states “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created man; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.’”
We are all created in His likeness – Body, soul, and spirit, intentionally created for a relationship with God.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made Psalm. 139:13-16: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
We were known before being formed in the womb Jeremiah 1:5 states “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
God sees each unborn child as His possession. Psalm 139:13 states “For You have possessed my inward parts; You have covered me in my mother's womb.”
As the One who authors life, God does not just know every part of me, He possesses me. I am His divine creation. I only have life because He breathed life into me.
God sees each unborn child as purposeful. (Psalm 139:16) The days of my life have been mapped out in advance beginning with my embryonic members and each stage of my development process.
A well recognized professor at a world famous medical school proposed to his class an ethical question. Mother has TB. Father has syphilis. They have four children. One is blind, one has died, one had TB, and one is deaf. The woman is informed that she is pregnant. The parents come to you and want to know if they should have an abortion. What advice would you give them? Every group advised the parents to have an abortion. With that decision, they would have aborted Beethoven.