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41 Years and Counting Posted 1.23.2014

This week marked the 41st anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision.  It is said that 56 million babies have been killed since that landmark ruling.  That is a lot of babies.  I saw some poll numbers this week indicating that the support for abortion has been falling over the last couple of years.  Credit was given to the role of modern technology in letting us actually “see” a baby at 20 weeks.  And then there was the Dr. Kermit Gosnell trial, which woke us up to the ugly reality in at least one abortion clinic in America. 


Of course, the President weighed in this week with these words: “We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to…the right to reproductive freedom.  And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children.  Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.”


Note the phrase, “Everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.”  Really?  Everyone?  Well, not the babies of America.  Not since 1973.  A woman’s “rights” trump the rights of the unborn who cannot speak up and are never even given the chance to dream.


Today, walk by our nursery or find a baby as you eat lunch.  And just stop for a second.  Look at the eyes and ears and tiny fingers of that infant.  One baby.  Completely adorable.  Completely human.  Then in your mind fill up the Rose Bowl, not with cheering fans, but with 100,000 tiny babies crying and gurgling and looking around wondering where’s Mom and what is all this fuss about.  That’s a lot of crying.  But then imagine 559 more Rose Bowls, all packed with screaming babies. 56 million abortions means 560 packed Rose Bowls, filled to the brim with babies.  But the stadiums are silent.


We have lost so much in the last 41 years on the altar of woman’s rights.  You see, abortion is not a political issue, but a moral issue.  And to live at the altar of choice, we must destroy life. 


After four decades of legalized abortion in America, it seems like the tide may be turning as more and more people are recognizing that the developing fetus is not a blob but a baby. TIME Magazine ran a cover story last year about how the pro-abortion side is losing the abortion debate. Here’s the headline: “40 Years Ago, Abortion Rights Activists Won an Epic Victory with Roe v. Wade. They’ve been losing ever since.”
The debate itself is not complex. Either you believe that each and every human being has an equal right to life or you do not.  It has become so contentious and we think it is so complicated that we check out of the debate. Either the baby in the womb is a distinct, living, and whole member of the human species, or it is not.  It is that simple.  So we must speak up for life.  The unborn cannot.


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