Forty years of discussion and debate over the issue of a woman’s “right to choose” verses a child’s “right to live” has resulted in nothing more than millions of helpless and voiceless babies being aborted. Regardless of one’s faith position on this matter – it is at least a human matter of urgency and concern. What this 40 year decree, and the resulting infanticide, says about our nation is indescribable. Words fail to fully convey the anguish and grief in my soul over this horrible reality.
The sanctity or “sacredness” of human life is not one of the issues – it is the primary concern. If a person is not granted the privilege of the most basic human right – the “right to life” than we have no real fabric left in our society. The foundation has eroded for all of us. When something is legal, but immoral, voices of reason must continue to protest. The sorrow around this topic from my faith perspective is that all human life is seen as a gift from God – I can site many examples from Christian Scripture.
We have chosen to treat the symptom of “unwanted pregnancies” in our culture with a legally justified death sentence upon the innocent. I fear that the sins of our nation will soon be called into account on this very matter and the weight of God’s judgment will be more than we can bear. Something is terribly wrong in our world; may God have mercy.