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Summary: Children, both born and unborn, have a special place in God’s heart—and the ill treatment of these little ones will bring about God’s judgment upon society.

Listen to the Psalmist in chapter 127:3 (NASB)

“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; The fruit of the womb is a reward.

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior, so are children of one’s youth.

How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;

They shall not be ashamed, when they speak with their enemies in the gate.”

Then from the New Testament, listen to the words of Jesus.

In Matthew 18, we read

“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

And He called a little child and had him stand among them, and He said,

“I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

Then in Matthew 19:13 Some time later in the ministry of Jesus… we read

“That little children were brought to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.

When He had placed His hands on them, He went on from there.”

Then back in Matthew 18:10 Jesus gave this stern warning;

“See that you do not look down on (“despise”-NASB) one of these little ones.

For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.”

“See to it that you do not despise one of these little ones…”

Children, both born and unborn, have a special place in God’s heart—and the ill treatment of these little ones will bring about God’s judgment upon society.

But society today, has tried to make a distinction – at least these past 25 years – between the born and the unborn.

A distinction, which puts to the test, logic even of the strongest pro-abortionist.

Some time ago I read about a father who was present for the delivery of his son.

And he took that newborn baby boy and he hurled him against the floor of the delivery room, killing the infant instantly.

You say, “What a heinous crime that was.”

And it was!

But also, it’s the basis for an interesting contradiction – don’t you think?

That man was charged that day with murder!

For he had put to death his baby… who one day earlier… one day earlier…

Or hours earlier… could have been put to death legally… through a therapeutic abortion.

As barbaric a thing as it was, I suggest to you that what that

father did was not one bit more barbaric… than killing the

infant in the mother’s womb.

Even Pro-abortionists see the logic…

…That if a mother may legally choose to destroy her child within the womb

obviously… she can destroy it outside the womb... logically speaking…since –

biologically – there is no distinction there is no difference between a

“fetus” and a “baby”.

And thus Abortion leads… inevitable leads also to Infanticide.

Infanticide is already happening with alarming frequency in America

Though it’s not legally sanctioned – it is legally tolerated.

As today, “less than perfect babies” are simply allowed to die – by denying them proper medical attention.

But back to abortion - each day, in America, over 6,0000 babies are legally put to death – under the protection of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe –vs- Wade decision.

Back then, abortion was presented as the “last resort of a desperate woman.”

We now know even the story was a total lie – that was presented before the Supreme Court.

But today, it is estimated that 95% - 95% of all abortions are done simply for convenience.

Abortion has become a primary means of birth control!

Nothing more – nothing less

Someone has written a poem called, “A Second Opinion”

And it certainly illustrates this point.

There’s a little guy somewhere, Waiting to appear;

Curled up inside his mother’s protective atmosphere.

He’s the one they didn’t plan on, He’s an extra mouth to feed,

a little inconvenience neither of them need.

He’s doctor’s bills and formula, He’s sleepless nights and stress,

He wet and dirty diapers, And a home that is a mess.

He could have been a newer car… or a cabin with a view,

Or a cruise or clothes or Vegas shows, Or other dreams come true.

So they talked about abortion, As the alternative,

For that fetal imposition, Who would change the way they live.

He isn’t really human, Why, he doesn’t even breathe,

He was just a misadventure, They happened to conceive.

So they sit there in the waiting room, With papers they must fill,

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