Abortion in America
Abortion – The Roe v. Wade Decision
Proverbs 6:16-19 says,
These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
2019 will mark the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade that established a woman’s constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy before viability of the fetus. Viability is the point when the baby could survive outside its mother’s body.
After the infamous Roe v. Wade and subsequent companion decisions, abortion is legal in America but may be regulated by the states as long as the regulations do not violate the 14th Amendment. State regulations may require licensed doctors to perform the procedure, patient counseling and health risk information, parental notification or consent if a minor is involved, a 24-72 hour waiting period, or that a woman have an ultra-sound.
Even with all of these regulations in place, there have been over 60 million abortions in the United States since Roe. What does it say about a nation that has legalized the shedding of innocent blood of 60 million babies? More importantly, what does God say?
In the Beginning: Cain and Abel
The first account of the shedding of innocent blood recorded in the Bible is the story of the two brothers Cain and Abel.
Genesis 4: 8-10, “And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. And the Lord said unto Cain, where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? And he said, what hast thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.”
God’s judgments fell on Cain for murdering his brother. He became a “fugitive and vagabond in the earth.” Even though Cain protested, “My punishment is greater than I can bear,” God put a barrier between himself and Cain to avenge the murder of Abel. If God heard and avenged the cry of the blood of one murdered soul, how much greater and deserving of revenge is the cry of 60 million aborted babies?
It is naïve to believe that God will not judge a nation where citizens demand and leaders legislate the shedding of innocent blood.
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