Summary: There is a connection between Racial Harmony and Interracial Marriage and Abortion and our understanding of Christ. Jesus delivers the babies, the mothers, the abortion providers, the irresponsible boyfriends. He loves and saves every sinner who trusts
Sanctity of Life Sunday Exodus 1__1-22
There is a connection between Racial Harmony and Interracial Marriage and Abortion and our understanding of Christ.
When interracial marriage is rejected, it is often because the reproductive effect of it is offensive to the dominant race. That is, for example, the children of marriages between white and African American or white and Asian or white and any other ethnic group are not white enough. As soon as we say it like this, we can begin to see the connection between abortion and the racism implicit in this attitude to interracial marriage.
If non-whiteness is viewed as an undesirable outcome of an interracial marriage, could it be that this view may also express itself in the use of abortion to reduce the prevalence of non-whiteness in a dominantly white culture?
Closely related to the racial implications of abortion are the gender implications. And I don’t simply mean that the issue revolves around a woman’s right over her own body—as we are often told. I mean that millions of abortions around the world are done for sex selection. Female babies in the womb are systematically destroyed because male babies are preferred. This is a fact of death in many cultures.
Millions of Abortions Around the World Are the Outworking of Sexism and Racism
By “outworking” I mean that these abortions have roots in racism and sexism, and the fruit is what racists and sexists would want—namely, fewer blacks (as in the United States) and fewer girls (as in India and China).
“Sexism is an explicit or implicit belief or practice that qualitatively distinguishes or values one sex over the other.” This doesn’t mean that there are no differences between the sexes. Nor does it mean that these differences are insignificant. They are very significant! It means that the differences are valuable, and when all the differences are added up on each side of the male and female ledger, the quality-sum and value-sum at the bottom of the ledger is the same for male and female.
It is equally precious to have a girl baby as to have a boy baby. Male personhood and female personhood are equally sinful and equally valuable in God’s sight. Both, when redeemed equally, reflect the worth of God equally.
Traditionally in cultures the roles that women and men play in society have varied a great deal, and I do not presume to be wise enough to know all the ways in which the roles should work out in every corner of the world in every age.
My aim today is to expose the evil of abortion and there are many in the way it hurts women, and hurts babies, and hurts men, and hurts society, and dishonors our Lord and Creator. In the light of Scripture—the light of Jesus Christ’s teaching I wish to show how millions of abortions around the world are the outworking of racism and sexism.
The Four Increasingly Radical Measures in Exodus 1:1-22 amply illustrate what I’ve said. In Exodus 1:1-22 it is written that the dominant ethnic group, the Egyptians, take four increasingly radical steps to eliminate the threat of another ethnic group, Israel.