Mike, regarding your theory on abortion, let me suggest we expand it to include all murder. After all, if a man itches to slay someone, he’s going to find a way to do it, regardless. We could call that his right, if we want to. But then there is that pesky fetus–sorry, victim and its rights as well, I guess.
Abortion may not be a major problem in America to those whose mothers weren’t homicidal, but I guarantee you its millions of casualties would radically disagree—if they could. We should also recognize that like “transgenderism,” abortion is a relatively recent phenomenon. Only within the last century have a subset of Marxists, a.k.a. feminists, persuaded women to view children (and family in general) not as their most precious and valuable achievements but as dire enemies to exterminate.
The historical attitude differed diametrically. Indeed, at the end of this month, the “Feast of the Holy Innocents” memorializes how fiercely mothers once loved their infants. When Herod, temporal ruler of Judea, learned that a Heavenly King had been born, he massacred all babies “in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under” to preserve his throne. And just as the prophet Jeremiah had foretold hundreds of years before, “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.” Now, if abortionists are correct that women not only own but crave the right to slaughter their infants, these mothers should have welcomed Herod’s very late-term abortion. Instead, they “refused to be consoled.”
When it comes to abortion (and transgenderism, sodomy, and the other pathologies of our time), most folks slide along with the trend instead of thinking independently. We should never encourage such evil (much of which the State engenders and then tyrannically supports); rather, let us staunchly oppose it. Abortion is utter, unmitigated wickedness; a good case can be made that it is genocide since most of the American babies it kills are black; above all, it points to mankind’s desperate need of Jesus Christ. Thank God we will soon celebrate His advent to a mother who loved and protected Him!7:07 am on December 15, 2018 Email Becky Akers