As most of you are probably aware, yesterday a ban on partial birth abortion was upheld by the US supreme court in a 5-4 decision.
Most pro-lifers are hailing this as a wonderful thing, and while I think it would have been completely sick and disgusting if it HADN'T been passed, I'm far less optimistic than those who say that it will lead to fewer abortions, changes in abortion laws, etc. There are a number of reasons for this.
The first is that the ban only takes issue with the actual procedure being performed on a "living fetus." The procedure itself is not banned. This means that instead of delivering the child and murdering him by shoving the scissors into his head, he can just be murdered before labor is induced. Thus, the same gruesome procedure will be performed. It's just that the child will be murdered first.
The second reason is that even if partial birth was banned, that is--the procedure itself made illegal, women could just change their appointments to a different type of late term abortion. I would be incredibly (and pleasantly, of course) surprised if the number of late term abortions went down due to this ruling. There are so many possible ways to do a late term. At Orlando Women's Center, labor is induced and women deliver a premature infant. There doesn't even legally have to be an abortionist ("Doctor") present for the process. Another process is where they rip the baby apart and pull her out piece by piece. That is not illegal, even though it's just as gruesome. The whole thing is like illegalizing beating your wife by throwing bricks at her, while keeping it legal to beat her with a baseball bat or a chair. It's just ridiculous.
Each baby butchered at the hands of abortionists comes out equally dead, regardless of the procedure used. That, my friends, is the problem. America needs to repent of the sin of abortion in its totality...not just the "procedure" that happens to sound the most gruesome.
For those of you who think this, or any limitations on abortion, puts a damper on women's rights, kindly think again. God forbids the shedding of innocent blood. Abortion being legal does not make it right. It was legal just 3 generations ago to own black people; it was legal to lynch them. Was it right? Absolutely not. In Germany, just decades ago, it was legal to murder Jews. Was it right? Absolutely not. In both situations, it was because black and jews, respectively, were seen as sub-human that they were "allowed" the be slaughtered. Why is abortion legal? Because unborn babies are seen as less human. That's why the government sanctions their slaughter. Is it right? Absolutely not.
Women should not have any right to murder their children. The concept of abortion being constitutional due to right to privacy is absolutely ludicrous. The idea that it should be legal to protect women from back alley abortions is equally ludicrous. Why should murderers be safer while they murder? Maybe we should have little buildings all across town for moms to bring their 2 and 3 year olds into when they get stressed and don't feel like they are ready to be a Mom, so they can pay someone to kill them. It's no different. Abortion is this country's sacred cow. People know it's wrong; the conscience of every individual bears witness to that, until it becomes seared. And yet, because it's not "politically correct" to speak out against, people don't. They are cowards.
Abortion will not end until the hearts of Americans are changed by a Holy God. The hearts of Americans will not be changed by a Holy God until the hearts of professing Christians are changed by a Holy God. As David said, "Then will I teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall be converted unto thee." It is only when people who profess to know God actually KNOW Him, and live in obedience to His command to preach the gospel to EVERY creature that people will be saved. Revival has to start in the churches, just as the cleansing in Ezekiel started in the temples. Until people fear God and preach repentance in His name (as Christ commanded) to those who are perishing, the slaughter of innocent children will continue in this country.
"And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent: Because he hath appointed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness..."
Galatians 1:10 "...if I still pleased man, I would not be a bondservant of Christ."