Conscience Still Smarts over Abortions
22, 1973 was the infamous day on which the United States Supreme
Court handed down its decision now known as Row vs. Wade. In this
one ruling, the highest court of our land struck down all state
laws that unreservedly outlawed abortions. Abortion promoters
believed that the day would come when the vast majority of Americans
would uniformly agree that abortion was the right of any and every
woman regardless of circumstances, just as, in modern times, the
majority of Americans agree with civil rights for all racial minorities.
However, those abortion activists were badly mistaken. After 30
years, the majority of Americans still believe abortion is wrong.
in March, the Rasmussen Reports polling organization made an amazing
revelation: despite the fact that 61% of Americans know someone
who has had an abortion, 55% still believe that abortion is morally
wrong most of the time. Only 32% disagree with that
opinion, leaving 13% non-committal on the issue. Another surprising
statistic is that Americans below the age of 55 are more likely
to believe abortion is wrong than their elders. 47% of Americans
believe abortions are too easy to get and only 21 % believe they
are too hard, leaving 21% believing the balance is about right.
someone who firmly believes that abortion is murder, I am slightly
tempted to be glad over these statistics, simply because it reveals
that perhaps there is still some conscience that is left to be
pricked in the hearts of the majority of Americans. However, it
also reveals a great inconsistency, because polls continue to
indicate that even though the majority of Americans believe abortion
is wrong for themselves personally, the majority also supports
the right of a woman to choose for herself whether or not she
should destroy the baby within her own womb. Needless to say,
the morality of the issue has nothing to do with the polls. Abortion
would still be wrong even if 100% of us believed it was right.
There is absolutely no way to get around the fact that human life
starts at the point of conception, and there is absolutely no
difference in the destruction of the human fetus in the womb and
the murder of any child or adult. It is a lie from the pits of
hell that causes some men and women to believe that the fetus
is no more than a mass of tissue that can be cut out
of the body like a surgeon would remove a cancer. As a result,
it is now a statistical fact that the womb of an American mother
is more dangerous than service in the United States armed forces.
God help us.
Americans now believe that there is hope on the horizon. Two new
Supreme Court justices have ascended to the nations highest
bench, which have the general reputation for conservative decisions.
It is thought by many that the possibility exists that Roe vs.
Wade might be overturned. There are two states that are courageously
working the system to rid our nation of abortion and are wasting
little time about it. South Dakota has recently passed a law that
bans all abortions, even pregnancies resulting from rape or incest.
The provision makes no exceptions for a womans health, but
it is reported that no prosecutions will occur based on abortions
occurring for that reason. Before they even passed the law, South
Dakota officials knew higher courts would strike it down, but
sponsors hope through repeals that the US Supreme Court will use
it as a vehicle to overturn their 1973 decision. Also, there are
legislators in the State of Mississippi who are working to legally
ban abortion. Although there is still some disagreement over the
final provisions, state authorities hope to pass the measure into
law in the near future. Let us hope and pray that the Supreme
Court acts responsibly using at least one of these two states
measures, as quickly as possible.
is true that America remains inconsistent and hypocritical about
their ideas regarding abortion. However, no matter what happens
in the future, in our hearts, we will always know that abortion
is wrong and it is murder. Have we, as a nation become so cold
and calloused that we can no longer hear the cry of the tiny child
for protection in its own mothers womb? Lo, children
are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his
reward. (Psalm 127:3) Surely, the day will come when our
nation will arise out of its ungodly stupor and realize that abortion
is the murder of our nations most valuable resource, our
own precious and beloved children.