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Abortion and Free Will

It’s not about “a woman’s right to choose” and it never has been. That’s one of those cleverly crafted Progressive catch phrases, like “climate change” that belies the truth. If it were about a woman’s right to choose then there would be an uproar every time a woman chooses to have her breasts removed because she is predisposed to the BRCA gene, or chooses to have her uterus removed because she no longer needs it, or chooses to have her face lifted, breasts enhanced or her thighs reduced by liposuction.

LifeWhy do you suppose there is never picketing at those medical procedures? You know why? Because everyone agrees that women have the right to choose to do whatever we want with our bodies.

What we don’t have the right to do is harm another body that is inside of our own. Which is why when those medical procedures occur, and 55 million of them have occurred in this country since 1973, lots of people get very upset. They have been upset about the killing of those bodies for quite some time.

Now, it seems, they are upset about profiting off of the sale of internal organs from those bodies that have been, and continue to be, wantonly killed. Killed in a brutal and merciless way that does the job without diminishing the profits.

I’ve been thinking a lot about abortion the past few days as I approach the Jewish holiday known as Tish b’Av. Saturday, July 25th will be the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Av. It is a tragic day in Jewish history as it commemorates, in the Book of Lamentations, the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem, destruction of the Temple, and exile of the Israelites to Babylon and into slavery for 70 years. The Prophet Jeremiah forewarned the people that unless they altered their ways and returned to God, tragedy awaited them. It seems he specifically mentioned the “sacrificing of their children” on the altars of the pagan god Baal.

Here in the United States, we began to take God out of the schools and, later, out of public discourse in the 1960’s. In 1973, we legalized the beginning of what has become the sacrifice of 55 million lives to the gods of Self-Satisfaction and Convenience. There is no Jeremiah warning us of impending tragedy but if you listen carefully, the echo of history can be heard none-the-less.

Abortion is murder and Planned Parenthood conspires daily to commit it. But they are not the problem…only its means of perpetuation. We are the problem. For deluding ourselves that something other than the slaughter of innocents, in a most cruel and pain inflicting manner, is taking place all around us every day in every city. We are…for deluding ourselves that we can defy God’s will and survive our own arrogance.

Yes, Free Will exists. But it’s not about a woman’s right to choose; it’s about knowing where our power stops and God’s begins.


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