by Robert Johnson
The woman once known as “Jane Roe”
has asked the Supreme Court to overturn its landmark decision, which legalized
abortion 32 years ago. Norma McCorvey, whose protest of a
“Undue harm”? It is estimated 208 abortions occur each day
Those in favor of abortion try to anesthetize the process by calling unborn children “a mass of tissue,” and declaring a woman has the right to remove from her body that which is unwanted. This is all deceptive propaganda. Children in the womb are human beings, with all organs functioning and all systems intact at 56 days. In fact, a child is not a malignant tumor to be removed; he/she is a human life. “For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb, I will praise You, because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well. My bones were not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was formed in the depths of the earth Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began” (Psalm 139:13-1 6).
As if this were not enough, the way of abortion continues to draw society deeper into a dark abyss of evil. Not content with the taking of life before birth, Dutch medical authorities have proposed guidelines for performing euthanasia on newborns who are deemed terminally ill. The “mercy killing” of infants is just a step away from deeming it necessary to practice such on more mature individuals, even older adults, who are deemed terminally ill, or who no longer have a quality of life that fits society’s standards.
Joseph asked his brothers, “Am I in the place of God?” (Genesis 50:19), when they asked for mercy from him at Jacob’s death. This question would guide us all to the truth of our existence, its origin and purpose, if we would but stop and ask. Should Roe vs. Wade be reconsidered? For the sanctity of all human life, the answer is unequivocally yes.