LETTER TO THE EDITOR – Forty years ago, January 22, the U.S. Supreme court contended that abortion is an implied “right of privacy,” one that had previously been hidden in the U.S. constitution. Abortion on demand has been a legal practice ever sInce. A practice that is with cost. The greatest cost being the loss of life, 53 million babies. Other line items on this invoice, regret and guilt experienced by mothers and families victimized by this unjust law.
God has much to say about life, after all He is the author of it. Life is precious to God, so much so that the penalty given for willful taking of life is a capital crime (Genesis 9:5-6). Please understand it is not the job of the individual to take up this gauntlet, it is the duty given to the state (Romans 13:1-6). Life must be regarded as the precious gift that it is. The problem at hand is that our government seeks to punish the innocent, and protect the guilty. Recently we’ve seen this tendency in the push to ban certain firearms. Even Jesus advocated a place for defense, He asked His disciples if they had a sword, they had two, and He praised them for it (Luke 22:36-38).
Lets now examine the crisis at hand. Surgical abortion has taken 53 million human lives, an average of 3,630 babies a day. Planned parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, recently released its annual report. They received $542 million from government sources in 2011-2012 while performing 995,687 abortions from 2009-2011. In 2011 alone, its clinics performed 333,964 abortions. When we break this down to an approximate annual basis, they received $1,622 in government funds for every abortion performed, one abortion every 94 seconds. This is the picture of abortion on demand.
The above information is only half the story, for Planned Parenthood also provides birth control pills. These pharmaceuticals allow for conception to occur, but not implantation in the uterus. This is an abortion. They also provide the morning after pill, this is an abortion as well. We can only imagine what the actual abortion story holds. The number of deaths is staggering. I can only assume the numbers associated with it. This year a baby in its mothers womb has a 40% chance of experiencing live birth. This a staggering statement, but given the variables stated above I believe it to be a fair assessment, not a pleasant one.
The answer to our quandary is personal sacrifice, and personal responsibility. As a nation we must endeavor to be just. Abortion on demand is not just, it is symptomatic of a greater ill. Humanity! We are the problem! If we model our laws after the Lawgiver, we as a people will be blessed, if we don’t we will be cursed (Deuteronomy 28). The hurdle we must overcome is that we by our very nature do not seek God (Romans 3). We need God to act upon us and gift us with faith (Ephesians 2:8-9). We cannot boast in our greatness as a nation, while this cancer of the heart eats away at our families, our economies, our next generation.
We must understand, God will not be mocked. He demands that we as a nation repent! (Acts 17:30-31). The judgement of abortion is a generational problem, many of the aborted children would be working, getting married, having children, inventing, solving, blessing, and being blessed. Instead we are in massive debt, taxed at greater levels than Roman tyrants dreamed of, elderly are being abandoned, and children are seen as a hindrance to drywall. In 1900 the average home was 900 sf and the birthrate was 3.8 children per household. Today, 2000 sf. and 1.6 children per household. We’ve doubled our drywall and divided our children, this is a curse indeed!
It is for this reason, concerned citizens all across the nation will be gathering to speak for those unable to speak for themselves. Cross Point Christian Fellowship and Desert Ridge Baptist Church believe it is our duty to invite our community to join this stand for life.
Date: January 22, 2013
Time: 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Place: 595 S Bluff St., St. George, Utah
I want to be clear, this is a peaceful gathering! We are not showing up to be a blight, but a light.
If you share our concern for this war on the unborn, we implore you come. Please come and assemble for the sake of standing for justice. The violence was begun by the black robed knights of 1973. Let the healing be done in peaceful demonstration and the petitioning of our sovereign God. Here we stand we can do nothing else. God save us! Save our nation from our nation.
Ed. Note 1: The writer reports government sourced revenue reflected in Planned Parenthood’s 2012 Annual Report, next aggregates the number of abortions over three years, 2009-2011, at 995,687; he next gives the the number of abortions performed attributable to the 2012 Annual Report, 333,964. Click here to view the full 2012 report.
Ed. Note 2: An alternative gathering, Affirmation of Choice, will also be held on the Roe v Wade anniversary. See Letter to the Editor of concurrent date for details and invitation.
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