By Billy Ashworth
The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to review the Roe vs. Wade decision of 1973, a fateful decision that the termination of unborn life is a legal right. The Court ruled that a woman had a “right of privacy” broad enough to include abortion, her basic constitutional right. The Court ruled further that “legal personhood does not exist prenatally.” Consequently, it is now affirmed that “abortion on demand,” a law brought about by judicial fiat, not the due process of the elected legislature, has produced over 20 million abortions since 1973. That is one child’s “right to life” denied by judicial decree every 20 seconds! Hitler’s Holocaust claimed the lives of “only” six million Jews. Compare that with the American Holocaust of the 70s and 80s.
But oh, the hue and cry of the liberal, humanistic feminists who are terrified at the possibility of losing their “judicial progress” in the matter of a woman’s right” to abortion on demand. I applaud the nine Supreme Court Justices’ courage to review Roe vs. Wade; I just hope they will not abandon that courage and cave in to the threats and attempted intimidation by the blatant rants of the liberal feminists and their colleagues in crime, including some officials in high political office as well as some physicians who allegedly are honor bound to relieve suffering and save lives. Instead of that high calling from a human standpoint, a physician stoops to encouraging a woman to abort (murder) an innocent person with the physician as the executioner.
But how did Hitler and the abortionists in the United States ever reach such a degraded state? They have embraced the false premise of organic evolution and secular humanism (atheism) who seek to push God out of the universe which he created (Gen. 1:1; Acts 17:24) and deny his “Right” to rule over humanity which he created in his own image (Gen. 1:26, 27). Therefore, they have a calloused view of life while we believe that God is (Gen. 1:1) and that all life originated in him and emanates from him (Gen. 2:7; Acts 17:24, 25). Life is a precious, sacred gift from God, and no one has a “right” to take human life (Gen. 9:5, 6). This prohibition includes people of the highest positions of authority, medical doctors, and any one else acting on his own volition. Only civil government has such a “right” and then only after an accused has due process of law – heard, judged and condemned by a jury of one’s peers (Gen. 9:6: Exod. 21:12; Rom. 13:1-4; 1 Pet. 2:13, 14). It is not strange that the very people who so blatantly affirm the “right” of a woman and her doctor to abort (murder) an unborn child (who never sinned and never had “due process of law”) will deny the “right” of civil government to execute crimnals (murders) who have been tried, convicted and sentenced to death by a court of their peers?
Pro-abortionists and anti-capital punishment advocates deny the “right” of civil government to execute convicted and sentenced criminals (a “right” ordained of God and revealed through the Scriptures) but fervently defend the “right” of a woman and her doctor to decide to abort (murder) a defenseless, sinless child in his mother’s womb. And to what “rights” do these people refer? Obviously their false claims are made, not on “rights” that inhere in God, but “rights” that human courts grant when they cave in to such evil demands, thinking that the claims of advocates of abortion (murder) that a majority of Americans favor abortion are true. They attempt to avoid the moral issue involved by glibly talking about social issues. This is a result of their rejection of Jehovah God and his divine decrees, and their embracing the moralism of the secular humanists.
Morality vs. Moralism
Morality is the proper conduct of human beings between themselves. Being made in the image of God, they are expected to hear and obey the laws promulgated by God and revealed in his word, the Bible. Moralism is the “ethical” conduct based on human wisdom divested of every precept of God. Consider the two divergent solutions proposed by theists and humanists (atheists):
Theist. His solution to unwanted pregnancies and prevention against venereal diseases, including AIDS, is abstinence. This is, of course, God’s solution who ordained marriage between one man and one woman, and revealed that sexual intercourse is permissible only in this holy union. Fornication is an abomination before God, and all fornicators will “have their part in the lake of fire and brimstone, which is the second death” (Rev. 21:8). The Lord, the Righteous Judge, will not listen to all the assertions of “rights” granted by manmade laws.
Atheist. His solution to unwanted pregnancies and prevention against venereal diseases, including AIDS, is the use of contraceptives. Condoms are promoted and advertised over TV and in magazines as the best way for “safe sex.” There is never a reference to the moral precepts of God. Atheists, including humanists, treat moral principles with contempt. The idea is that “there is no evidence for belief in the existence of a supernatural; it is either meaningless or irrelevant to the question of the survival and fulfillment of the human race. As nontheists, we begin with humans not God, nature not deity. . . No deity will save us; we must save ourselves” (Humanist Manifesto A P. 16). These foolish ones (Psa. 14:1) have been exposed and shown to be totally impotent to effect their blasphemous assertions by the AIDS epidemic which is raging unabated and has millions of people wringing their hands and demanding that the U.S. government expend billions of dollars to find a cure for this dreadful and fatal disease. The vast majority of AIDS victims have been diagnosed among male homosexuals, with a much smaller group being users of needles contaminated by diseased drug addicts. But the tragic result of being a victim of AIDS is found in hemophiliacs who have been contaminated by blood donated by the carriers and/or victims of the dread disease. It seems that the humanist/atheist has been quiet as can be on their assertion that “no gods can save us; we must save ourselves.” I am sick and tired of their blatant denials of God and evil claims of what they are going to do. Let them get busy and quit trying to shift the blame. After all, they have embraced “situation ethics” and “neither do we wish to prohibit by law or social sanction, sexual behaviour between consenting adults . . . individuals should be permitted to express their sexual proclivities and pursue their lifestyles as they desire” (Humanist Manifesto II, p. 18).
An example of the confused attitudes in America concerning morality vs. moralism, is shown in the results of a recent poll by the Los Angeles Times. The poll showed that a majority of respondents believed that abortion is wrong, but a majority thought a woman should have the “right of choice” whether to abort (murder) her unborn child.
Does Abortion Leave Psychological Scars?
A few months ago, Dr. Koop, then Surgeon General of the United States, was quoted as saying in effect that there is no clear evidence of psychological scars from having an abortion. I wonder what “evidence” the good doctor was referring to, as “evidence” to the contrary abounds. Numerous accounts can be given, but I believe that an article written by a young woman, a Christian now married and the mother of two children, will suffice to show Dr. Koop’s evidence is flawed! I am submitting the article with this manuscript. Her story tells the psychological effect on this young woman far better than I can. Read it and weep.
“Thoughts of an Unborn Child”
Today I came to be – Although, only as a seed.
But it wasn’t long until my tiny heart began to beat.
I can’t wait for my mommy to see me,
Oh, she’ll be so proud.
I can faintly hear her voice now,
Whenever she talks out loud.
I hope she takes me shopping and buys me lots of toys.
I know that she won’t mind when I make a lot of noise.
The things we’ll do together, like going to the park.
And how she’ll hold and comfort me when I awaken in the dark.
I have lots of time to think in here,
While mommy waits for me.
And I’ve been thinking of things I’ll do and what I’ll grow to be.
I can’t wait to play outside and pick for her a flower,
Or sit with her with my blocks and build a great big tower.
Maybe she’ll push me on my swing,
Or fly a kite with me,
Or maybe we’ll just watch the birds,
As she bounces me on her knee.
I can’t wait till I can hug her neck and see her pretty face,
And thank her for the gift of life into the human race.
Mommy’s going out today, I bet its to the store.
To buy a brand new outfit for me to wear when I am born.
I’m looking forward to all of God’s wondrous world to see,
To tell my mommy how I love her;
Of the friends that we will be.
I guess I’ll never smell a flower or be bounced upon her knee,
She’ll never know how much I loved her.
Today she killed me.
Guardian of Truth XXXIII: 13, pp. 404-405
July 6, 1989