Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the abortion rate fell to an all time low of 5%. Factors for this drop include a significant 8% decline in birth rates and ultra-sound images clearly showing life inside the womb causing people to decide not to abort their baby.
Forty years have worn people, politicians and protests out to the point that the young generation is indifferent to the debate. The anniversary of Roe v Wade brings pro-life marches and rallies across the country often at each state’s capital. Typically, I join these marches in support of protecting life.
Our nation is inconsistent with its law regarding life in the womb. A woman can choose to terminate her pregnancy which ends the life of the baby and it is her legal freedom to do so. If a woman is harmed in a way that directly ends her life and the life of the baby in her womb it is a double homicide charged to the offender.
One life is ended legally and the other life is ended illegally.
May God grant us the wisdom to realize the schizophrenic position we have taken as a nation.
A pro-choice king in the Bible wanted baby boys killed and girls saved to secure his throne. God honored the midwives who protected life. May their tribe increase.
15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 16 “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” 17 The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. 18 Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”
19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”
20 So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.